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When Roger Federer was going through a Grand Slam drought it was his wife Mirka that encouraged him to keep going. Federer also broke down in tears as he thanked Mirka for her support after his retirement at the 2022 Laver Cup. Now as the Swiss maestro gears up for his much hyped documentary following his retirement, he again revealed how Mirka’s surprising contribution left him emotional.

The official X account of Deadline Hollywood recently shared a clip of Roger Federer speaking about his upcoming Amazon documentary Federer: Twelve Final Days. While Federer spoke about how the documentary will cover his retirement journey from its announcement to the final celebration and other aspects. During the brief interview, Federer also talked about how it will mark his wife Mirka Federer’s debut media appearance for an exclusive interview.

My wife hadn’t spoken to the media in fifteen years, so she also said that it is okay to give an interview. So I think that was also very emotional, very nice from her and that’s a little bit of what you can expect if you watch it “- said the Swiss former tennis legend.

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Directed by Asif Kapadia and Joe Sabia, Federer’s documentary will offer his fans a journey to his final days on the court during the Laver Cup. Along with fans, the moment was very emotional for Federer’s wife, who left her tennis passion to support her husband and family. When Amazon Prime released the documentary’s trailer, fans could spot Mirka Federer commenting with flooded emotions, “It’s been an incredible journey”.

Federer always admired his wife’s support in his career. “She’s been there when I had no titles and she’s still here 89 titles later, so she had a big part to play in [the win],” said the Swiss legend after winning the Australian Open in 2017. This win was special as the Swiss star was without a Grand Slam title from 2013 to 2016. He also had an injury in 2016, leading many to believe that his time was up. But his wife believed him and pushed him to return.

This was followed by Federer winning three more slams and becoming the oldest world no. 1 in the process in 2018. Federer thanked his wife after his retirement in 2022 following the Laver Cup and said, “She could have stopped me a long, long time ago but she didn’t. She kept me going and allowed me to play, so it’s amazing – thank you,” as tears rolled down his face with Mirka staying firm as ever in a quite symbolic gesture.

Even Federer’s coach Paul Annacone has acknowledged Mirka’s role in the success of the 20-Grand Slam winner’s career. Speaking on the ‘Rock n Roll Tennis’ podcast he said, “Mirka doesn’t get enough credit. She’s amazing. She really is someone that understood tennis and understands her husband so well, not only with the tennis but also with who he became as an icon. She’s incredible that she managed all that.”

Roger Federer’s happiness about Mirka contributing to his documentary represents the love between this power couple. His respect and acknowledgement of his wife’s efforts shows his humble and gentlemanly side of his personality.

Talking about his upcoming documentary, Federer is all set to take his fans on a tour of his much-awaited behind-the-scenes journey of retirement.

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Roger Federer’s upcoming documentary is a “hardcore and interesting” “snapshot” of his life

Known to keep his life private, Federer’s news about his documentary baffled the fans. However, the world’s former number one revealed that for this film, the crew received “unprecedented access” to his house. Along with capturing this legendary Grand Slam champion’s intimate retirement moments, this documentary will feature behind-the-scenes from Federer’s Laver Cup tour with exclusive interviews from his competitors like Murray, Nadal, and Djokovic.

“It’s a snapshot of my life over those 12 days, which is pretty hardcore and interesting,” Federer said back when the plan of the docuseries was first announced. He also said, “I never let anyone come into my house… It’s a very personal film.”

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It’s looking deep into another layer of the tennis tour—how the camaraderie is a good one on the tour, Yes, here are rivalries, but off the court there are friendships and respect.” he said.

Roger Federer’s delight about having Mirka on board for his upcoming docuseries was visible during his brief interview As this movie is scheduled to air in 240 countries worldwide, fans will witness the tennis legend’s life up close and personal.