The Australian Open is underway, and Roger Federer has already hit the ground running. The Swiss will be hoping to win his 7th Australian Open in Melbourne Park, a court he considers to be his hunting ground. Judging by his opening tennis match, he seems committed to winning his 21st Grand Slam title. The 38-year-old beat Steve Johnson 6-3,6-2,6-2 to kick-start his Aussie Open campaign.
However, the likes of Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and the ambitious next-generation tennis players will obviously give the world number three a run for his money. Rafael Nadal will be looking to make it 20 grand slam titles won hence he got all the reasons to take this competition seriously. On the other side, Novak Djokovic wants to reclaim the world number one spot he lost to the Spaniard. Last but not least is the next generation crop of tennis players who want to replace the current regime. With all that, the Australian Open is expected to be pretty interesting and exciting.
Roger Federer’s family
His family has partly contributed to the success that Roger Federer has achieved throughout the years. It is for this reason why the 20 Grand Slam winner highly regards his family and considers it while planning for his tennis season. His wife, Mirka Federer, has been very supportive of his tennis career. The two first met during the 2000 summer Olympics where both were representing their country, Switzerland. Unfortunately for Mirka, she had to quit playing tennis following a chronic foot injury.
Federer and Mirka got married after nine years of dating in a colorful wedding hosted at Wenkenhof Villa in Basel. Together they have four children-two sets of twin boys and girls. They have occasionally been seen attending some tennis tournaments, for instance, this year’s Australian Open. However, the children will only be allowed to watch the first rounds of this tournament when tension is less according to the organizers.
Roger Federer was brought to tears after winning his hometown Swiss Indoors title for the 10th time in front of his four children 😢 pic.twitter.com/K7MVatP32m
— ESPN UK (@ESPNUK) October 28, 2019
Who are Federer’s twins
Roger Federer takes pride in her four children who have become an essential part of his life and tennis career. He and Mirka have two sets of twin girls Charlene Riva and Myra Rose who were both born in 2009. The other set of twins are boys, Leo and Lennard, born in 2014. “They are so cute, well-educated, they like traveling, they get excited when they go on a plane or when they come to the zoo or even tennis with me,” said Federer.
Federer at the Australian Open, ranking, and results in 2020
Ranked no.3, the Swiss has a 1-0 win-loss record in 2020. The Swiss is currently playing at the Australian Open where he defeated Steve Johnson 6-3 6-2 6-2.
The Swiss won 103 titles in his career: 47 on hard courts, 11 on clay courts, 21 on indoor courts, 5 on carpet courts and 19 on grass courts. (See the list of his titles)