Mirka and Roger Federer’s $92 Million Dream Project Encounters a Serious Dilemma

Published 04/24/2021, 7:13 AM EDT
LONDON, ENGLAND: Roger Federer of Switzerland reacts following defeat in his Men’s Singles final against Novak Djokovic of Serbia during Day thirteen of The Championships – Wimbledon 2019 at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in London, England. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)


Tennis fans are quite happy after Roger Federer announced that he’ll play at the French Open 2021. They were eagerly waiting to watch him play at a Grand Slam, and they’ll be able to witness the same soon. However, even before that, he’ll also be exhibiting his skills at the ATP 250 Geneva 2021.

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Even though Roger Federer is returning to the court again, everything is not well for him. He and his wife Mirka Federer received an enormous shock recently, as there are some obstacles in the construction of their new home.

Roger Federer of Switzerland looks on during his Men’s Singles Semifinal match against Novak Djokovic of Serbia on day eleven of the 2020 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 30, 2020, in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Daniel Pockett/Getty Images)

The couple is planning to build a house in Rapperswil-Jona, a municipality in the Wahlkreis of See-Gaster in Switzerland. It will be on the shores of Lake Zurich and will cost around $92 million in its complete construction. However, things are not going as per their plan at the moment.

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Roger and Mirka received a number of setbacks that might delay the construction or can even permanently stop it. They were hoping that the house would be completed by the end of 2021. However, that doesn’t look a certainty any longer.

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What’s causing the trouble to the future house of Mirka and Roger Federer?

As per reports, authorities have found out contaminated land near the construction site, which is not ideal for sustaining the house. Apart from it, the area had ‘scrap and rubble’ throughout which caused the suspension of the building application.

2019 US Open Tennis Tournament- Day Nine. Roger Federer of Switzerland during his loss against Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria in the Men’s Singles Quarter-Finals match on Arthur Ashe Stadium during the 2019 US Open Tennis Tournament at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 3rd, 2019 in Flushing, Queens, New York City. (Photo by Tim Clayton/Corbis via Getty Images)

Besides this, many environmental clubs and organizations have raised their concerns over the construction of the house at the lakeshore. Water protection organization Aqua Viva is leading the campaign, arguing that the construction might contaminate the lake.

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Under these circumstances, it’ll be tough for the Federers to build their home. However, there is no legal action against the construction of the house as of now.

As far as tennis is concerned, Roger Federer will soon play at the Geneva Open 2021. After that, he’ll head to Paris, where he’ll be eyeing his second French Open title. Will Federer be able to win his 21st Grand Slam title in Paris this year?

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Anshul Singh is a tennis author at EssentiallySports, currently pursuing Journalism Honors from Delhi University. Having significant experience with content, Anshul has authored over 500 tennis articles. He has previously worked as a writer and an editor for DU Express, penning riveting articles on sports, politics, and culture.

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