Originally Posted by EternalxJourney
Guys, please don't hang me for asking this but what does this pregnancy mean for Roger's tennis career? Would he take a paternity leave after birth? How would this affect his concentration on the court? I'd always thought Roger would retire from the tour before starting a family but I guess life doesn't always turn out the way you planned.
I feel like a bad fan because I'm not exactly over the moon about the news although I have not a single doubt in my mind that Roger is gonna make a fantastic father. I just hope this doesn't derail his ambition to get #14.
If my post offended anyone, I apologize in advance.
The way I see it is that Mirka will be the person mainly in charge of bringing up the child i.e. probably less travel around the world with Rog. She is older than him after all and Roger has time and time again stated that he wants to play on tour whilst he is well into his 30's (around 35, can't remember exactly). So by the time Roger retires, Mirka would be older than she would probably prefer to be a mum. At 30 now I think is the perfect age for her to be full of energy and for Baby Fed to grow up with a mother that is not toooo much older than him or her.
I can't see why it would derail his ambition, if anything it would give him more inspiration and he will certainly find the joy of the sort he has never felt before. Why not let him feel that happiness? I think a lot of people have overreacted pessimistically if I am honest, I don't feel its appropriate to be even judging him like that. The thing that saddens me is that people are actually still questioning his passion for tennis. His tears at the AO for both his wins and losses shows you how much it means to him and would take a super gigantic miracle to make Rogi hate what he has been all about for nearly all his life.
From what I have seen, Roger is a very happy man at the moment. And for that I am so thankful. Didn't think I'd see the sparkle in his eye back again this soon after that painful loss. It is easy to feel selfish about it all, but I believe Roger deserves to have a beautiful life off court as well. Tennis shouldn't mean the end of your own life, and your own life shouldn't mean the end of tennis. Same applies to every profession.
Roger is special, very special and he is not about to give up his motivations now.