Roger Federer: 'My children'd better not watch my Wimbledon matches now'

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Roger Federer: 'My children'd better not watch my Wimbledon matches now'

In an interview to Tages Anzeiger, Roger Federer commented on his daughters Myla and Charlene and kids Leo and Lenny watching his Wimbledon matches. The boys are more interested than girls. "That's absolutely important for us, more important than any other thing.

We try to create a home-away-from-home-feeling anywhere we go. That's the most important thing - that we enjoy as a family. So that only happens in Cincinnati, Indian Wells or just Wimbledon." "They like being in Wimbledon.

Because we have a house, that's very different than a hotel room. You have the feeling of being home. They do not consistently watch my matches. For daughters, ten minutes are okay, so they can leave. That's why they do not often come to play tennis.

They should make their choice, if coming or not. But in the late stages, friends and team may feel tense. So my kids'd better not come there." In an interview to Omnisport the former world No. 4 Tim Henman recalled his four-set 2001 Wimbledon quarter-finals win over Roger Federer.

The Swiss had just beaten his childhood idol Pete Sampras in the fourth round. "There is one backhand pass he hit, and I've seen it a few times since. I felt I volleyed as well as anyone and remember I hit a volley in one of the tie-breaks and he hit this backhand pass, which is one of the fastest shots I have ever seen.

I've only seen it on television, I don't think I saw it go past me! It's funny that stands out, but obviously getting the victory and being through to the semi was a great memory. At the time he was a top-10 player on the up, but now I can look back and say it's nice to have a victory over Federer on Centre Court on your CV", said Henman.