Roger Federer: 'We try to help them as much as we can together'

Roger Federer continues to follow tennis with great interest

by Simone Brugnoli
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Roger Federer: 'We try to help them as much as we can together'
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Roger Federer has decided to take up golf. The Swiss star posted on his personal Instagram profile a video in which he performs showing off his swing. The 20-time Slam champion and 8-time Wimbledon king, performs one of his first shots as a new golf enthusiast-player.

Of course, the elegance that was Federer's own on the tennis court is also confirmed on another, slightly different green lawn from the one that in fact has long been his backyard. The post of Federer switching from tennis to golf triggered as imaginable a myriad of social reactions.

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Federer's post in addition to the video reads “Trying to take up a new hobby. Wish me luck... Any suggestions?" In a long interview with Extra, the former World No.1 talked about his wife Mirka Vavrinec.

Roger Federer is a true legend

Roger Federer talks in an interview with Extra about the importance of having Mirka Vavrinec in his life: "The good thing is that we started dating when I was 18/19. I was super young at the time, so we've spent our whole lives together, practically. The first half of my career without children, the other half with children, which required crazy logistics. Now life is different, we're happy to get back into the best routines, with no match or training the next day. We're more relaxed, although our children make us very busy, it's a busy time at school. We try to help them as much as we can together."

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The 42-year-old from Basel, a 20-time slam champion, related that the match he remembers most fondly is the round of 16 he won against Pete Sampras at Wimbledon in 2001.

A young Federer, in his first appearance in the British slam, defeated what was the absolute ruler on the grass at the All England Club, who had lost only one of his last 57 matches played in London.

"I was junior champion at Wimbledon a couple of years before and that was the only time I faced him. It was a dream come true. Looking back, that might be my favorite match.”

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