There are many components that have allowed Roger Federer to win so much and above all to have such a long career. The Swiss champion, who will turn 39 in less than a month, is preparing for the last glimpse of his glorious epic, which began back in 1998.
The decision to undergo a double surgery on his right knee testifies to his desire to return 100% in 2021, having already targeted Wimbledon and the Tokyo Olympics, two targets that vanished this year due to the Coronavirus emergency.
There is no doubt that his wife Mirka Vavrinec was fundamental, allowing the former World number 1 to find the motivations even after the most painful defeats. The 20-time Grand Slam champion, interviewed by the Times in recent days, has reiterated all his gratitude to Mirka, who has been following him around the world for almost two decades.
Federer on his wife Mirka
“She has been wonderful in terms of support," Roger Federer said. "It was amazing how easily she walked away from tennis and retired, never really tried to come back. You know what, I’d rather have helped you have an amazing career (than) me having some kind of a career and we won’t see each other and we’ll grow unhappy and maybe we’ll break up because we won’t see each other enough.
We just love our time together and that’s still the case,” Roger Federer said. After dating for 9 years, the two married in 2009. After their marriage, Mirka also became Federer’s manager. However, she has since left that role to focus on raising their two sets of twins – Myla and Charlene, 10, and Leo and Lenny, 6.
Federer and his wife Mirka have donated one million Swiss Francs (USD $1.02 million) to vulnerable families in Switzerland in the global fight against COVID-19. “These are challenging times for everyone, and nobody should be left behind,” wrote Federer on his Instagram feed.
“Mirka and I have personally decided to donate one million Swiss Francs for the most vulnerable families in Switzerland. “Our contribution is just the start. We hope that others might join in supporting more families in need.
Together we can overcome this crisis! Stay healthy!” There are more than 8,000 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Switzerland, claiming 66 lives. Their relationship is based on mutual admiration, trust, and unconditional love. Federer couldn’t have asked for a better partner than Mirka.