Roger Federer Reveals How His Children Reacted When He Left for Qatar Open 2021

Published 03/07/2021, 10:39 PM EST
Roger Federer celebrates victory during his mens singles first round match against Lorenzo Sonego of Italy during Day one of the 2019 French Open at Roland Garros on in Paris, France. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)


Roger Federer will soon get the ball rolling in Doha, Qatar Open 2021. However, after spending more than 13 months at home, his leaving part was not easy on his four children.

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Previously, the Swiss maestro shared more than a few instances of quarantining with his children. Despite chasing the kids, he confessed that those were some of the best days of his life.

Thus, it only makes sense that when the 39-year-old decided to go on Tour, his children got emotional. Here’s how his children reacted when you left for Doha.

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Tennis is a sport that demands constant traveling, and Roger Federer has been giving in for more than two decades. But with the global pandemic, everyone, including the victor of 20 Grand Slams, stayed at home.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – JANUARY 20: The children of Roger Federer of Switzerland, Charlene, Myla, Lenny and Leo are seen during the Men’s Singles first-round match between Roger Federer of Switzerland and Steve Johnson of the United States of America on day one of the 2020 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 20, 2020, in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Moreover, the Swiss maestro had taken a break from tennis last year to operate surgeries on his knees. It gave him enough opportunity to spend time with family, unlike ever before.

Fast forward to 13 months showed that Federer is excited about joining tennis, but his children were not. So, when they stopped him, here is now the current World No. 6 responded.

“I am always happy when the children say: don’t go! That means they like me, love me. But I said to them: I’ve been home for so long now. And I’ll be back soon,” the maestro said.

Presently, Federer has reached his second home, a tennis court. In one short glimpse of his training, he will be a massive threat. However, his opponents are also an upright challenge.

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MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA: Roger Federer of Switzerland plays a forehand in his third-round match against Taylor Fritz of the United States during day five of the 2019 Australian Open at Melbourne Park in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

As the second seed of the tournament, Federer received a bye in the opening round. He is waiting in the Round of 16 for the winner between Dan Evans and Jeremy Chardy.

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Interestingly, the 8-time Wimbledon champion was also practising with the British No. 1 in Grand Slams, Evans. It will be a test for Federer to find his game again.

The main draw of Qatar Open has also managed to rope in Dominic Thiem, Andrey Rublev, Stan Wawrinka, and others. If Federer wins every match, then he will face the reigning US Open champion in the final.

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Purav Joshi

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Purav Joshi is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports. Having a degree in Films, Television and Media Production, he guided his passion for writing and journalism into the sport of aces and rallies. With over 2 years of experience as a copywriter, Purav has authored over 500 tennis articles.

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