Who are Roger Federer's kids as tennis legend announces retirement?

Joshua Rogers September 15, 2022
Who are Roger Federer's kids as tennis legend announces retirement?
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Fans want to know more about Roger Federer’s kids after the tennis legend announced his plans to retire after next week’s Laver Cup.

Swiss tennis legend Roger Federer has announced his retirement from tennis at the age of 41. He will retire from official competition next week following the Laver Cup in London.

The 20-time Grand-Slam champion has struggled with knee issues for the past few years and fans wondered if he’d ever return to the top of the sport.

Federer made the announcement on social media, saying: “To my tennis family and beyond. Of all the gifts that tennis has given me over the years, the greatest, without a doubt, has been the people I’ve met along the way: my friends, my competitors, and most of all the fans who give the sport its life. Today, I want to share some news with all of you.”

Wimbledon, where he won eight titles, issued an emotional statement: “Roger, Where do we begin? It’s been a privilege to witness your journey and see you become a champion in every sense of the word.

“We will so miss the sight of you gracing our courts, but all we can say for now is thank you, for the memories and joy you have given to so many.

Roger Federer’s kids – he has two sets of twins

Roger is married to former WTA player Miroslava Federer (née Vavrinec) after they met while competing for Switzerland at the 2000 Olympics.

The couple married in 2009 after nine years of dating, tying the knot at Wenkenhof Villa in Riehen, near Basel, surrounded by close friends and family.

Mirka – as she is more widely known – and Roger Federer had twins shortly after marrying.

Charlene Riva Federer and Myla Rose Federer – twin girls – were born on 23 July 2009. They are currently 11 years old.

Five years later Federer welcomed sons Lenny and Leo – also twins. The boys were born on 6 May 2014 and are therefore seven years of age.

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Rogers on his children and the possibility of them turning pro tennis players

In 2017, both sets of Roger Federer’s twins made the news after appearing at Wimbledon.

They have been spotted travelling with their father on many occasions, but at the time Roger told the BBC his then three-year-old boys had no idea what was going on.

He said of them going around the world with him: “They are so cute, well-educated, they like travelling. They get excited when they go on a plane or when they come to a [zoo] or even tennis with me.”

However, the chance of them pursuing tennis as a career, like their parents, may be a bit of a stretch as it stands.

“All my four kids play tennis,” said Federer. “I didn’t want to be the only guy whose kids didn’t play tennis. Especially with my background and that of my wife.

“I promoted tennis in my household with games against Rafa, Novak and so on. But they don’t care.

“We tried to put a racket in their hand and a ball in the other and see what happens.

“But what can you do? Honestly? You can just go out there and try it time and time again.”

There’s still plenty of time yet!

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Joshua is a senior sports writer with over four years' experience in online writing. He graduated with a BA in Ancient History from The University of Manchester before receiving an MA in Sports Journalism from The University of Central Lancashire. He became a trending writer for a leading social publisher and later spent time covering the 2018 World Cup for The Mirror Online. He then moved to a social marketing agency where he acted as website editor. His specialties on The Focus include F1, tennis, NBA, NFL and combat sports.