Everyone has been wondering, for years, when Roger Federer will say goodbye to tennis, being punctually then denied by the Swiss Maestro, which has still continued to win and amaze. Until now there has been no official discussion on the date of his possible retirement but the Swiss champion, 20 times winner of Grand Slam tournaments and absolute protagonist of the last 15 years of tennis, could retire between this year and next season.
Through the social world the Swiss communicates that he is training and that he is working hard, but in the last two years Roger has only played a couple of tournaments and after Wimbledon the tennis player could definitely exit the ATP ranking.
A sad situation but that everyone is waiting for now, to close his fantastic story in the best possible way. During a recent interview at the Italian newpaper Repubblica, the former American champion John McEnroe talked about many issues and also commented on Roger's situation, with quite clear ideas about it: "Five or six years ago he had already taken six months off and no one thought he would go back to winning a Grand Slam, yet he did.
Now it seems impossible and he said he will play in Basel. I could be wrong but I have a feeling he will say goodbye to his home in Switzerland. Then who knows. We'll see what really makes him happy. "
Roger Federer and the relationship with his wife
During an interview with Caminada's microphones, Roger talked about the relationship that has linked him for so many years to his wife Mirka and publicly praised her: "When I got engaged to Mirka, I had not yet won any title.
She is a very strong and intelligent woman, and she has had a huge impact on me both on and off the court. She trusted me and taught me to always do my best. Also, she has been close to me after every defeat. She has never allowed my professional player activity to interfere with our daily life."
Roger and Mirka have four children: they are twins Myla Rose and Charlene Riva, born in July. Five years later another couple of twins, this time two boys: Leo and Lennart.