They say that behind every great man there’s a great woman which is perhaps why everyone is always interested in the partners of the world’s greatest sports players. Behind Roger Federer you will find his beautiful wife, Mirka Vavrinec.
Mirka was born in 1978 and she immigrated to Switzerland with her parents when she was just a few years old. She loved to play tennis and experienced some great success, it is even reported that she was given some encouragement from Martina Navratilova. Mirka went on to enter the world of professional tennis and she managed to rank at number 76 in the world. Sadly her career was cut short when problems with her foot caused her to retire back in 2002.
In 2000 Mirka and Federer Began Their Journey Together.
Federer and Mirka began dating after attending the 2000 Sydney Summer Olympics. At that time Federer was still young and was yet to make an impression on the tennis world. Mirka help to release his potential by managing his career along with his commitments with the media and travel. Currently she is no longer the major player in his management as Federer has been able to take on new employees, but she is still very much in the picture when it comes to organising his schedule and working on his sponsorships and his very successful clothing and product lines.
The couple have twin daughters who were born in 2009. The twins travel with the family and are almost always present when their dad plays in his tournaments. Federer has said that if his family were not there with him he wouldn’t be so interested in competing for the trophies. Other tennis players have chosen to take their families with them on the road, such as Andre Agassi. By travelling together the family are able to spend almost all of the year together, spending as little as one or two weeks apart. Federer likes things this way and Mirka does too so it seems to work very well for them both.
As Mirka was a player herself she understands the world they find themselves in which is one of the reasons their marriage is so strong. Mirka is able to respect the hours that Federer has to put into practice and by travelling together they are constantly together as a family, building even stronger ties and experiencing the world together.
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