During the awards ceremony at Wimbledon, Myla Rose and Charlene Riva, the two young daughters of Roger Federer, were in the stands to cheer on their dad.
A couple of years ago, Roger was asked whether his retirement was imminent, but the Swiss insisted that it was not. 'I want my daughters to see me lift an important trophy,’ he said.
Although the twins are still very small (they will be three-years old on the 23rd of July), that desire for them to witness their father lift the trophy seems to have come true, even though the two are obviously not aware of everything it meant.:
“They understand the difference between a workout and a real game. Victory or defeat? They do not realize if I win or lose and that's a good thing. After the victory at Wimbledon I did not seen them until the following morning. I just woke up; I went to them and asked if they remembered anything of what had happened. One replied yes, the other did not, but they both remembered that they clapped their hands. I can’t tell what they saw; they were busy with games (laughter).“
"In 2003 when I won Wimbledon for the first time, I never imagined that one day my daughters would be sitting there, it is something fantastic."
"During the awards ceremony I was very moved. I tried to hold back tears because I did not want them to be scared seeing their father cry."