Who are Roger Federer's children? Eight-time Wimbledon champion's kids revealed

Joshua Rogers July 1, 2021
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Tennis legend Roger Federer has returned to Wimbledon this year looking for Grand Slam number 21.

Federer is currently on 20 Grand Slam titles, a record he shares with rival Rafael Nadal.

With RF back at his second home in south London, people are curious to know more about his family life and kids (and if they’ll ever turn pro).

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Roger Federer returns to Wimbledon in 2021

Eight-time champion Roger Federer has returned to Wimbledon in 2021 for what may be one last push at title number nine.

The Swiss great turns 40 in August, and knee injuries and subsequent surgeries have affected the twilight years of his career.

On Tuesday, 29 June Federer returned to the grass courts of SW19 for the first round of the Championships.

He won via a walkover after Adrian Mannarino retired from their match in the fifth set.

Federer then thrashed French player Richard Gasquet in the second round winning 7-6, 6-1, 6-4 on Centre Court.

Fans’ loyalty will be split for Federer’s third-round match as the Swiss star takes on a Brit in the form of Cameron Norrie!

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Federer’s children: 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 the couple 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

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.”

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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.