Roger Federer was ‘Advised Against’ Relationship with Mirka Says Agent

Published 05/07/2020, 12:55 PM EDT


Roger Federer and Mirka Federer have been married to each other since 2009. However, their fairytale love story started two decades ago when the Swiss maestro was just 18-years-old. Funnily enough, to one’s surprise, everyone had advised Federer not to start a relationship with Mirka.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Roger and Mirka met at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney when they were both representing Switzerland at the Games. The pair also shared a dorm room in the athletes’ village during the Olympics. It was then the two fell in love with each other.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Everyone told Roger Federer not to be with Mirka

However, Sven Groeneveld has revealed that Federer took advice from the people around him, before expressing his feelings to Mirka. Incidentally, everyone told him not to start a relationship with Mirka. However, Sven admitted that Federer made the best decision of his life by disregarding everyone’s advice.

“He asked everyone if he should go with her. Everyone advised him against. And that Federer did it was the best decision of his life,” Sven said on Kasi Live on Tennisnetnews Instagram account.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

DIVE DEEPER

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal Did Not Agree With Novak Djokovic, Says Vasek Pospisil

about 1 year ago

After dating for 9 years, the two married in 2009. After their marriage, Mirka also became Federer’s manager. However, she has since left that role to focus on raising their two sets of twins – Myla and Charlene, 10, and Leo and Lenny, 6.

Federer certainly took the best decision of his life. Mirka has been the only constant in Federer’s journey from one achievement to another. She has stuck with him during his ups and downs. Hence, she is certainly one of his biggest supporters. Even today, you’ll see her present at every single one of his matches.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Their relationship is based on mutual admiration, trust, and unconditional love. Federer couldn’t have asked for a better partner than Mirka.

SHARE THIS ARTICLE :

Varun Khanna

1304 articles

Starting off as a tennis author in 2018, Varun Khanna has gone on to contribute to EssentiallySports in various capacities. After setting up interviews with the likes of Serena Williams’ coach Patrick Mouratoglou, Alizé Cornet, and Noah Rubin, Varun is now part of all major ATP and WTA press conferences and has gone on to pen more than 1300 articles for EssentiallySports. He now heads the tennis and NBA division of the organization.

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT