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Offline Yomi

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Roger Federer Family: 5 Facts You Need To Know
« on: November 12, 2015, 02:05:40 PM »
The father of four, who has been married since 2009, has a reputation as one of the most prominent family-men in all of sports. It isnít unusual for Federerís wife Mirka to be front and center in the stands of international matches with the pairís twins, two boys and two girls, trailing behind.

Check out 5 interesting facts about his family after the jump.

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Re: Roger Federer Family: 5 Facts You Need To Know
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2015, 02:08:42 PM »
1. Roger & Mirka Met at the 2000 Olympics & Got Married in 2009

Mirka Federer, Switzerland's Roger Federer's wife, attends his semi-final singles match against Switzerland's Stanislas Wawrinka on day seven of the ATP World Tour Finals tennis tournament in London on November 15, 2014.

The pair met when they were both competing for Switzerland in the 2000 Olympics, sparking a relationship that would last for nine years before they tied the knot in 2009.

The ceremony, which was first announced on Rogerís website, was a small event in his home town of Basel, Switzerland. Mirka was already pregnant with the coupleís first set of twins at the time.
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Re: Roger Federer Family: 5 Facts You Need To Know
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2015, 02:12:15 PM »
2. The Pair Welcomed Twin Daughters in July 2009

Mirka Federer (rear C), wife of Switzerland's Roger Federer, and their two twin daughters wave from the stands during the men's singles final of the Brisbane International tennis tournament against Milos Raonic of Canada in Brisbane on January 11, 2015.

Roger and Mirka became first-time parents to twin daughters in 2009 when they welcomed Myla Rose and Charlene Riva that July. The twins were born just a few weeks after Federer had won his sixth Wimbledon title and his 15th overall Grand Slam title.

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Re: Roger Federer Family: 5 Facts You Need To Know
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2015, 02:16:47 PM »
3. Mirka Gave Birth to Twin Boys in May 2014

It was all love-love for the Federer family last year when Roger and Mirka announced that they were expecting their second set of twins. The couple welcomed twin boys in May 2014, Leo and Lennart. Federer withdrew from the Madrid Masters tournament when Mirka went into labor.

Federer joked about having a third set of twins during a recent Twitter Q&A:


The twins made their first courtside appearance in January when Federer competed at the Australia Open.
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Re: Roger Federer Family: 5 Facts You Need To Know
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2015, 02:18:42 PM »
4. Federer grew up in Switzerland with his parents

Federer was born on August 8, 1981 and grew up in Switzerland. His father, Robert, grew up in Berneck near the borders between Switzerland, Austria and Germany. His mother, Lynette, meanwhile, was born in South America and Federer holds dual citizenship from both Switzerland and South Africa. Lynette also works on the Board of the Trustees for the Roger Federer Foundation.

Federer was raised as a Roman Catholic and actually met Pope Benedict XVI while competing in the 2006 Inernatzionali BNL díItalia tournament in Rome.

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Re: Roger Federer Family: 5 Facts You Need To Know
« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2015, 02:23:44 PM »
5. Rogerís Older Sister, Diana, Also Has Twins

Swiss Roger Federer (R) celebrates with his wife and daughters after winning the final tennis match of the Madrid Masters against Czech Tomas Berdych on May 13, 2012 at the Magic Box (Caja Magica) sports complex in Madrid. Federer won 3-6, 7-5, 7-5.

Federer has just one sibling, an older sister Diana, who is 20 months his elder. She works as a nurse in Switzerland and, much like Federer, is also the parent of twins.

Diana is mother to a set of fraternal twins, a boy and a girl, and the trend seems to run in the Federer family. Roger told The Telegraph that his maternal grandmother was also a twin, adding, ďI guess that we jumped a generation.Ē


Source: http://heavy.com/sports/2015/07/roger-federer-family-wife-mirka-kids-children-twins-wimbledon-photos/
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Re: Roger Federer Family: 5 Facts You Need To Know
« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2015, 02:30:58 PM »
Two set of twins? This guy is really a sharpshooter, on and off the court. Bonkers!
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Re: Roger Federer Family: 5 Facts You Need To Know
« Reply #7 on: November 12, 2015, 02:31:58 PM »
Two set of twins? This guy is really a sharp-shoot, on and off the court. Bonkers!

Indeed, he is.

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Re: Roger Federer Family: 5 Facts You Need To Know
« Reply #8 on: November 12, 2015, 02:33:59 PM »
Arguably the best tennis player IMHO. Love his humility.

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Re: Roger Federer Family: 5 Facts You Need To Know
« Reply #9 on: November 12, 2015, 02:37:11 PM »
Arguably the best tennis player IMHO. Love his humility.

Most likely. Still incredible the amount of time Nadal owned him.