“As Busy as Ever”: Roger Federer and Andy Roddick’s Amusing Conversation on Their Daughters

Published 09/26/2021, 1:37 AM EDT
WIMBLEDON, ENGLAND – JULY 05: Roger Federer of Switzerland and Andy Roddick of USA pose for photographers after the men’s singles final match against on Day Thirteen of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 5, 2009 in London, England. Federer won 5-7, 7-6, 7-6, 3-6, 16-14. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)


Swiss tennis star Roger Federer and American former Grand Slam champion Andy Roddick have been involved in many historic matches over the years. Their rivalry began during the mid-2000s and after all these years, they have managed to remain good friends. 

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Recently, Roger Federer and Andy Roddick were spotted engaging in an amusing conversation at the Laver Cup. The topic of the discussion was their respective daughters. While the Swiss maestro was revealing how naughty his set of twins were, Roddick was complaining about the issues he faces with his child. 

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Roger Federer and Andy Roddick are on the same boat

The conversation between the two went as follows:

RF: They are as busy as ever. I don’t know, there’s no slow days. I don’t know if it’s the same in your life, I’m sure. The girls are unbelievable. 
AR: I get dominated by somebody this big every day.
RF: Wait till they are here! They hardly talk to you anymore. You’re almost on the verge of, like, actual problems. You wait until they come back from school… And then you’re like, so excited and they are like, eh. 
AR: My kids actually still like me most of the time. We’re good, we’re good… 
 
NEW YORK, NY – AUGUST 23: Rafael Nadal of Spain; Roger Federer of Switzerlan and Andy Roddick wait to go on stage during the ATP Heritage Celebration at The Waldorf=Astoria on August 23, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
 

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Coming back to tennis, Federer began his season in Doha and he lost in the initial rounds. After that, he took a brief break and returned to the clay courts of Geneva. Next up for him was the French Open. Federer reached the fourth round before withdrawing because of a lack of match fitness.
 

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At the Wimbledon Championships, his journey ended in the quarterfinal as he lost to Hubert Hurkacz. Subsequently, he decided to end his season in order to undergo another knee surgery and come back stronger for the 2022 season.

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Rohan Kollare

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Rohan Kollare is a tennis author for EssentiallySports. Rohan has a post-graduate diploma in Sports Management and a trophy cabinet adorned with accolades won in district and state-level tennis competitions. He has previously worked in Content Operations for Disney’s Hotstar for over a year, covering tennis and Formula One.

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