Family Man Roger Federer Moved Heaven and Earth to Keep Children Close to Him During Playing Days – ‘I Wasn’t Sure If..’

Published 11/19/2023, 1:09 AM EST

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The moment came out to be an astonishing one for the fans when the insightful pages of Christopher Clarey’s biography, ‘The Master: The Brilliant Career of Roger Federer,’ unfolded unheard tales behind the Swiss maestro’s glorious career. Roger Federer, a figure, famously known for the records and achievements that he earned during his professional tennis career, also bears a daunting journey to keep up with his family.

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Along with carrying a glorious career that brings name, fame, and money into the house, it becomes hard to stick to a single destination. Tennis legend Roger Federer’s story happens to be a perfect example of managing the hustles of keeping up with his wife and kids besides a career that demanded regular travels. The tales of his hard-to-maintain schedule, coming in the form of a biography, happened to be a point of surprise for the fans.

Roger Federer and his struggles to keep up with the family

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Federer, telling the biography author about his situation back in 2015, shared, “I wasn’t sure if that was what I really wanted for the kids at the beginning, but I must say it keeps us together.” Despite the uncertainties of a stable location, the Federers mostly managed to stick together, with Mirka and their four children being the strong support system for Roger’s tennis journey.

The biography also included the details of the Federer family’s approach to education for the kids. They had to hire an accredited teacher to travel with them so that their kids could keep with regular classes in hotel rooms to ensure that formal schooling did not separate the family. Federer mentioned, “It seems like the right thing to do, so we can all stay together.”

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As Federer’s achievements blessed the tennis world with an unforgettable era of countless elegant rallies, the book by Christopher Clarey unfolded the challenges and triumphs of maintaining a family that had to navigate along with the tennis star, throughout his career.

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With more turning pages, the book unfolded another tale of moving and shifting as Roger Federer had to go on a six-month-long break in 2016. His children, who were used to traveling, repeatedly asked, “When are we leaving again?” Narrating a story of the frequent schedule changes that the kids had to undergo, the tennis icon shared, “Kids get used to everything, but the girls were asking, ‘When are we going next time to Australia? Or when are we going next time to New York?’ And I’m like, ‘Not for a little while.'”

As his regular quest of traveling to different parts of the world continued, Federer shared a fact that the fans found quite intriguing. “In the twenty years I’ve been on tour now, I’ve got to know a lot of people; in every city we know somebody, and we are always happy to catch up with them,” Federer revealed, as he explained that the key reason behind making the regular switches in locations easier.

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As the tennis star now stays involved in other aspects of his life after retiring from his professional career, the revelations in the form of unheard stories from the 42-year-old came to be nothing less than a pack of great surprises for the fans.

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Akshay Kapoor

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Born into a family that practically breathes tennis, I spent my early childhood days huddled together with my loved ones, watching the electrifying rallies of the legendary Rafael Nadal. Such a unique experience forged a lifelong love for the sport in me. Before joining EssentiallySports, I honed my skills while working for a regional website, covering a variety of sports.
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Ananya Giri

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