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‘Sang the Backstreet Boys in Falsetto’ – Wife Mirka’s Adorable Revelation on How a Young Roger Federer Swooned Her

Published 01/08/2023, 3:53 PM EST

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The Swiss tennis legend, Roger Federer, with his courteous and elegant playing style, has charmed the whole sporting realm. However, the 20-time singles Grand Slam champion’s latent talent for singing is something that the fans are unaware of. The fans were surprised to know that it was Federer’s singing talent and not his tennis that impressed his wife, Mirka.

Federer’s wife has recently made a surprising revelation by saying that her husband made her fall in love with his singing talent. Mirka further revealed that Federer singing the Backstreet Boys in falsetto made her fall for him.

Mirka talked about her husband, Roger Federer, and his latent talent for singing


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The Swiss tennis legend and his partner have been involved in a romantic relationship since before getting married, in 2009. Their relationship dates all the way back to the early 2000s when they traveled together for various tournaments. There is further a very intriguing story behind the beginning of their love story during that period.

It all started when Roger and Mirka traveled together for the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. They both represented their country, Switzerland. However, their performances were not up to the mark as they both suffered early-round defeats at the tournament.  Mirka, with her decent performance, faced a first-round defeat. However, Mirka stayed there to support him during the event.


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It was when they realized that their relationship with each other was more than a friendship. Mirka further opened up about an intriguing story behind their love story in his biography, The Master: The Long Run and Beautiful Game of Roger. She said, “Roger sang the Backstreet Boys in falsetto, and I was already in love!” A trick that worked very well!

It was the songs from the American group, Backstreet Boys that did the “trick” for the Swiss tennis legend. That’s when Mirka fell for the 20-time singles Grand Slam champion.


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Mirka constantly supported her partner

The biography of Roger Federer “The Master” by Christopher Clarey has lavished praise on Federer’s wife. Mirka has always been a “rock” when it came to came to supporting the 20-time singles Grand Slam champion.

She was often spotted on the side of her partner while they traveled together for various tournaments. Even after their marriage, Mirka has often traveled alongside Federer to show her support during different tournaments. The Swiss tennis legend has further admired her for an important role in his stellar journey on the court.


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Anurag Gusain

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Anurag Gusain is a Tennis Author at EssentiallySports. He has completed his Bachelor’s degree in English from Delhi College of Arts and Commerce, Delhi University. Being a huge tennis fan, he enjoys watching superstar Rafael Nadal play.

Edited By: Tony Thomas