After Maria Sharapova, Roger Federer, Wife Mirka, and Soccer Legend Thierry Henry Vacation in Croatia

Published 07/20/2021, 12:30 PM EDT
ENGLEFIELD, ENGLAND – MAY 20: Swiss tennis player Roger Federer and his wife Mirka arrive at St Mark’s Church ahead of the wedding of Pippa Middleton and James Matthews on May 20, 2017 in Englefield, England. Middleton, the sister of Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge is to marry hedge fund manager James Matthews in a ceremony Saturday where her niece and nephew Prince George and Princess Charlotte are in the wedding party, along with sister Kate and princes Harry and William. (Photo by Kirsty Wigglesworth – Pool/Getty Images)


Two names, Roger Federer and Thierry Henry composite a great deal of sports history and world records. Along with championing the tennis and the soccer world, respectively, they continue to mesmerize the entire globe with their charm. But who could have imagined the duo enjoying lunch together with hardly anyone noticing them?

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Soon after his Wimbledon 2021 QF loss, the 20-time Grand Slam champion withdrew from Tokyo Olympics. For the same, Federer cited his unfit knee as the cause.

Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – July 7, 2021 Switzerland’s Roger Federer walks across the players bridge Pool via REUTERS/Ben Solomon

Now, Federer is in Mali Losinj, Croatia, with his wife Mirka and coach Ivan Ljubicic to recover. But apart from reviving on the coast, the Croatian coach Ljubicic’s tennis academy’s opening was another reason for this vacation.

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Interestingly, only recently, retired five-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova shared vacation pictures of her trip to Croatia. It is the beauty and quiet of the place that usually attracts celebrities.

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Roger Federer meets and dines with Thierry Henry in Croatia

The natural coast of Mali Losinj sees many famous faces every year, including Cristiano Ronaldo and Novak Djokovic. However, the list has now turned rare with the presence of Federer and Henry in it.

Notably, the all-time top goal scorer for Arsenal, Henry, had visited Croatia on a few occasions. This year, he regained his job as Belgium national soccer team’s assistant coach and guided them until the QFs in Euro 2020. After that, even he flew to Mali Losinj for rejuvenation.

Soccer Football – Euro 2020 – Belgium Training – La Cartuja Stadium, Seville, Spain – June 26, 2021, Belgium assistant coach Thierry Henry during training REUTERS/Marcelo Del Pozo

Indeed, the stars had aligned magnificently as Federer and Henry lunched together with family and coach Ljubicic. Before this, the duo has made quite a few appearances together, most famously, for a Gillette commercial. Not to mention the many times the French soccer star sat in the crowd cheering for the Swiss maestro.

A report states that it was a cloudy day, and hence, the star family went unnoticed. Additionally, the news also stated that the family enjoyed quality time in peace. Undoubtedly, it is one of the rare sporting occasions that happen once in a lifetime. (Translated via Google Translate).

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What’s next for Federer in 2021?

Following the Wimbledon loss, many tennis experts have raised doubts over Federer’s career ahead. But the fact remains, the Swiss maestro can still pull off even the inexplicable on a tennis court.

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As per the entry list, Federer will be participating in the Rogers Cup 2021, where the big three will again collide. Moreover, the 39-year-old would be hoping to find the one last glory at the US Open 2021.

Hopefully, Federer will be back on the court soon, whereas Henry will find himself on the sidelines mentoring the next generation. Above all, there would not be a single sports fan who could get enough with Federer and Henry.

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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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