One of the greatest players ever to grace the game, Roger Federer is widely regarded by many as the God of Tennis. The superstar holds the record for the maximum Grand Slam titles with 20 to his name so far. He has achieved everything in tennis. The former world number one player is second in the list to hold the world number one spot for most consecutive weeks.
But where is he from? Who are his parents are? Where does he live? Let’s take a look back at history and try to find out the answer to some of these questions.
Early childhood of Roger Federer
Roger Federer was born on the 8th of August, 1981 in the city of Basel Switzerland. His father’s name was Robert Federer and he was a Swiss citizen while her mother Lynette Federer was from South Africa. He has an older sibling Diana, who is also the mother of twins.
During his teenage Roger Federer was subjected to compulsory military services as it is compulsory for all the Swiss citizens there. But in the year 2003, he was declared unfit, and hence military obligations were not required of him. Rodger Federer currently holds two citizenship and are Swiss citizenship and South African citizenship as his mother was a South African.
He grew up near the French and German borders in Switzerland so that’s a major reason why he knows the German and French languages. But his native language is German. During his childhood, Roger Federer used to serve as a ball boy at the Basel tournament.
The Happy Family of the Swiss Star
Federer married Mirka Federer in the year 2009 whom he met while they were representing Switzerland back at the 2000 Olympics. Mirka had to retire in the year 2002 after she suffered from an injury. Though she could have made a comeback but seeing the fact that Rodger Federer was performing way well she decided to back off in order to protect the relationship between them.
Roger Federer is a proud father of a pair of twins. He was blessed by two girls on 11th April in 2009 and a similar thing happened when he became a father of twins in 2014 but this time they were boys.
We have to thank the Federer family because they are a big reason why @rogerfederer still waves his Wilson wand.
You can’t celebrate Federer without celebrity Federer, the Father & Family Man. He has adorable set of twins!!!#RogerFederer #HappyBirthdayRogerFederer pic.twitter.com/PiuUbJ71S4
— Neel Lohit Pandey (@lohit_neel) August 8, 2021
Where will Roger Federer play next?
Roger Federer has currently withdrawn from the Cincinnati Open and the Toronto Open due to an injury that he suffered after the Wimbledon 2021. This injury forced him to pull out from the Tokyo Olympics 2020 as well. If the reports are to be believed Rodger Federer is a return in the US open that is supposed to happen in just a few days.
— Roger Federer (@rogerfederer) July 13, 2021
If he takes part in US Open, then this will be his 6th major tournament of the season after he withdrew from the Olympics as well.
Will Roger ever retire?
Roger Federer is still going strong at the age of 40 years and still, he has shown no signs of retirement. Though the players suffered from multiple injuries in the year 2021, he is determined to make a strong comeback and win the upcoming US Open. Though it will be a tough test for him, we know the capabilities that the former world number one player possesses.