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RoBerT Federer Picture (and Appreciation) Thread!!!!

Bibberz
10-23-2008, 12:49 AM
Okay, so I don't support Roger--at all. His father, however, is awesome. :D I'll get us started:

Classic Robert:

http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/41263000/jpg/_41263301_parents_getty.jpg

Leisurely Robert:

http://is.blick.ch/img/gen/U/S/HBUS0lHI_Pxgen_r_370x354.jpg

Sleeping (?) Robert:

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1008/1355803265_91565ef012.jpg?v=0

I found some other photos online, but they seem private, so I won't post them here. :p

I encourage others to contribute. :D

partygirl
10-23-2008, 12:54 AM
Both of Roger's parents seem cool though, i like Robert he laughs like Roger...or Roger laughs like him:scratch:

wildegirl05
10-23-2008, 12:58 AM
this is such a great idea :inlove: if only they gave out awards for coolest tennis parent ever :sad:

my favorites:

deep thoughts robert :(
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e32/wildegirl_05/robert4.jpg

life is beautiful robert :)
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e32/wildegirl_05/robert3.jpg

bursting with pride robert :inlove:
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e32/wildegirl_05/robert2.jpg

giving bond a run for his money robert :cool:
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e32/wildegirl_05/robert1.jpg

Bibberz
10-23-2008, 01:00 AM
WG, that second picture is awesome! I think that's the happiest expression I've ever seen on a grown man. :D

wildegirl05
10-23-2008, 01:03 AM
i think the glasses really add some je ne sais quoi, don't you think?

i wish robert did more pressers. i recently saw an interview of lynette in brazil but they didn't interview robert :awww:

Bibberz
10-23-2008, 01:07 AM
i think the glasses really add some je ne sais quoi, don't you think?

i wish robert did more pressers. i recently saw an interview of lynette in brazil but they didn't interview robert :awww:

The glasses make him look even more distinguished. :) I only really hear Robert speak when there's a "Behind the Music" on Roger.

I'll change the title so this also doubles as a "RoBerT Appreciation Thread." Then people can post Youtube clips if they're so inclined. :p

wildegirl05
10-23-2008, 01:13 AM
The glasses make him look even more distinguished. :) I only really hear Robert speak when there's a "Behind the Music" on Roger.

I'll change the title so this also doubles as a "RoBerT Appreciation Thread." Then people can post Youtube clips if they're so inclined. :p

that would be really nice. i did a quick search and couldn't find anything. maybe folks on RF.com know of some :awww:

elessar
10-23-2008, 01:16 AM
You're crazy :lol:

Blondie1985
10-23-2008, 01:35 AM
he's cute!!!!!!

Robert and lynette are divorced, right???? They seem to be friends!!

partygirl
10-23-2008, 01:38 AM
He is cute adorable....i have a long simmering thing for Tennis daddy's its weird but now its coming to light:o

Corey Feldman
10-23-2008, 01:41 AM
its always nice to know what Roger will look like in 30 years

i like how he talks about Roger on 'making of a champion'
saying how Rog never gave them any peace at home always banging balls of the wall hehe

he's cute!!!!!!

:spit:

dootsiez
10-23-2008, 04:56 AM
They're divorced? Didn't know that. I remember Robert clapping and congratulating Nadal when he won Wimbledon and climbed up to his box. You can't get much classier than that.

Arkulari
10-23-2008, 07:53 AM
and I read the Federer/Nadal families send each other christmas cards or plan to do so, don't remember where :scratch: :scratch: :scratch:

Roger is a taller hotter version of his dad and Diana is a blonde version of their mother (both women are quite beautiful if you ask me) ;)

are the Fedparents divorced? I've never heard about it :shrug:

http://img72.imageshack.us/img72/7393/73102516mz1.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img186.imageshack.us/img186/2914/53191420bp7.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

fedsfan1
10-23-2008, 10:20 AM
nice thread :)

I have met him at the USO & he is very sweet man.
Like father ...like son :worship:

as far as I know, Lynette & Robbie are not divorced

trickcy
10-23-2008, 11:40 AM
I don't think Robert and Lynette are divorced.. Never heard about it..

Robert and Lynette both seem like very nice down to earth people who have done a great job of raising their children.

nobama
10-23-2008, 12:12 PM
he's cute!!!!!!

Robert and lynette are divorced, right???? They seem to be friends!!No, Roger's parents are not divorced.

Blondie1985
10-23-2008, 01:16 PM
really?? well I'm sorry, I really thought they were!

Lynette come to Brazil alone this year
http://video.globo.com/Videos/Player/Esportes/0,,GIM897906-7824-MAE+DE+ROGER+FEDERER+VEM+AO+BRASIL+E+APROVEITA+PAR A+JOGAR+TENIS,00.html

and everybody was talking they were divorced!

SUKTUEN
10-23-2008, 02:31 PM
what ?they are divorced??

Oh that's not good~~:sad:

Sunset of Age
10-23-2008, 09:45 PM
what ?they are divorced??

Oh that's not good~~:sad:

It's pure NONSENSE, Suk. I hope that story goes back to wherever it came from - the gutter. ;)

nobama
10-23-2008, 09:54 PM
^^
That reminds me of when someone doesn't see Mirka in the crowd or Roger shows up somewhere and she's not with him....right away people assume somethings wrong. :lol:

Sunset of Age
10-23-2008, 09:56 PM
^^
That reminds me of when someone doesn't see Mirka in the crowd or Roger shows up somewhere and she's not with him....right away people assume somethings wrong. :lol:

:lol: - It's 2008 right now, but the concept of a man and a wife/GF having their OWN interests and businesses at times apparently still is a shocker to some. :rolleyes:

Minnie
10-23-2008, 10:14 PM
But Mirka is ALWAYS with him, isn't she? I didn't think she had another life ...

Sunset of Age
10-23-2008, 10:32 PM
But Mirka is ALWAYS with him, isn't she? I didn't think she had another life ...

I remember Cincy 2006, Roger - Muzza: one of his five losses that year. Apparently Mirka knew what was coming. :o

SUKTUEN
10-24-2008, 03:27 PM
It's pure NONSENSE, Suk. I hope that story goes back to wherever it came from - the gutter. ;)

oh ......if it's not true will be good~~:D

chocc0
10-25-2008, 06:50 AM
Can I just say that Robert Federer's moustache is pure awesomeness!!!

Arwyn_75
10-25-2008, 07:34 PM
From Davis Cup:
http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj302/mathy_75/p_7188-199108201605p.jpg

SUKTUEN
10-26-2008, 02:33 PM
:devil: very funny pic~~

juninhOH
10-26-2008, 03:58 PM
WAIT A SEC.

is Robert and Lynette divorced OR NOT?

the ESPN comentator in brazil said they ARE divorced.

juninhOH
10-26-2008, 04:04 PM
http://img220.imageshack.us/img220/8480/robert2qv7.jpg

Sunset of Age
10-26-2008, 05:13 PM
WAIT A SEC.

is Robert and Lynette divorced OR NOT?

the ESPN comentator in brazil said they ARE divorced.

According to some media, Fed and Mirka have been getting married for at least twenty times already, not to mention the three or four kids they'd be having if all the rumours were true. I'd put that comment in the same category as the ones I mentioned above. ;)

nobama
10-26-2008, 06:15 PM
WAIT A SEC.

is Robert and Lynette divorced OR NOT?

the ESPN comentator in brazil said they ARE divorced.Don't know where they got that from. Seems like nonsense to me.

nobama
10-26-2008, 06:16 PM
According to some media, Fed and Mirka have been getting married for at least twenty times already, not to mention the three or four kids they'd be having if all the rumours were true. I'd put that comment in the same category as the ones I mentioned above. ;)Apparently the Mirka preggers rumors are out there again as some posts about it keep appearing on rf.com and keep getting deleted straight away. :lol:

Arwyn_75
11-15-2008, 01:28 PM
I do like Rogers' dad very much, but I also admire his mother(I think she is a very active and a strong woman), when I see her I think she is a very caring mother and she also help Roger as much as she can, she is helping Roger with the Management coordination and with ROGER FEDERER FOUNDATION . I think for Roger the familly is very important, you can see his mother and his father always supporting him and sometimes his sister too.
http://i33.tinypic.com/34ih4l1.jpg
http://i37.tinypic.com/xc94oz.jpg

Roger Federer is a great persone, man and athlete, one of the greatest ever(that is something nobody can deny it), but he is also a very lucky one to have such a lovely, loving and caring family, girlfriend and also friends!

nobama
12-06-2008, 09:11 PM
Roger's parents at the Swiss Sports awards tonight.

http://pics.eqimages.ch/archive/p_33174-612108224407.jpg http://pics.eqimages.ch/archive/p_96183-612108225408.jpg

trickcy
12-07-2008, 05:37 AM
:D Good to see them all so happy.. Thanks MY :)

Rita
12-07-2008, 08:21 AM
Robert :awww:
always a smile on his face :awww:

SUKTUEN
12-07-2008, 01:22 PM
nice pic!!

Rita
07-26-2009, 06:53 AM
http://is.blick.ch/img/gen/w/O/HBwOHQfM_Pxgen_rc_500xA,500x363+0+0.jpg (www.blick.ch/people/schweiz/so-fuehrte-roger-die-welt-an-der-nase-herum-124462)

Robert and co leaving the clinic :awww:

trickcy
07-26-2009, 07:00 AM
Robert :inlove:

timafi
07-26-2009, 01:29 PM
grandpa Robert :awww:

SUKTUEN
07-26-2009, 02:29 PM
So where is Roger?:confused:

fnuf7
07-26-2009, 09:22 PM
^ Hopefully staying with his wife & babies :)

lunahielo
07-26-2009, 11:40 PM
Happiness all around! Wonderful!! :)

duong
07-27-2009, 01:15 PM
I do like Rogers' dad very much, but I also admire his mother(I think she is a very active and a strong woman), when I see her I think she is a very caring mother and she also help Roger as much as she can, she is helping Roger with the Management coordination and with ROGER FEDERER FOUNDATION .

What I heard about his mother was also very pleasant.
She sounds very sensible.

I read in a French newspaper a journalist from Basel who said that, as when Roger was young, he was used to getting very angry and bashing rackets, his mother asked the journalist to write something about it, something unpleasant, to let Roger realize.

Now she spends a lot of time for Roger's foundation.

Also Roger seems to love his mother very much.
Some words in an interview which I don't remember,
and also the fact that he said he danced with his mother to celebrate his win in RG.

As for Robert, I guess some of you had heard that he got a sickness problem before the final in RG and could not see the final.

Both mother and father look quite nervous about their child's achievements, and probably more since it has become more difficult.

MatchFederer
07-28-2009, 04:51 PM
Mario.

trickcy
08-23-2009, 08:25 AM
http://i25.tinypic.com/14d2hlf.jpg

:hearts:

SUKTUEN
08-23-2009, 03:34 PM
:worship:

trickcy
08-23-2009, 05:17 PM
Robert :D :dance:
http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn108/trickcy2/USO08_Wed903_2s.jpg

Oh and Reto :hearts: :hearts:

Hunny
08-24-2009, 02:49 AM
http://i25.tinypic.com/14d2hlf.jpg

:hearts:''Where was this pic taken?

Dini
09-02-2009, 11:29 AM
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b199/krist1124/USO09/Tue_0901/krist_USO09_0901_6.jpg

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b199/krist1124/USO09/Tue_0901/krist_USO09_0901_P3.jpg

SUKTUEN
09-02-2009, 01:37 PM
two cute father Federer~~~:devil:

Dini
09-03-2009, 02:15 AM
This made my day. :angel:

http://d.yimg.com/a/p/sp/getty/de/fullj.fb77200e65dc6de230b2dfe5ef1012a6/fb77200e65dc6de230b2dfe5ef1012a6-getty-83372630bg300_us_open_day_3.jpg

Quite a smile, that. Even his eyes are smiling. :lol:

partygirl
09-03-2009, 02:55 AM
http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-happy032.gif
(http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-happy032.gif)

xohxmyx
09-03-2009, 05:14 AM
Roger federers dad has always reminded me of super mario:lol:
speacially when he wears that red RF hat actually, i just think if super mario was a real person thats exactly what he would look like when he was papa feds age:yeah:

fnuf7
09-03-2009, 09:43 AM
^ :lol: I can see the Super Mario look too

SUKTUEN
09-03-2009, 02:48 PM
2 Federer also very cute~~~~ > 0 <

Dini
09-04-2009, 10:52 AM
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b199/krist1124/USO09/Thu_0903/krist_USO09_0903_P111a.jpg

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b199/krist1124/USO09/Thu_0903/krist_USO09_0903_P18a.jpg

I think Robert is taking this photography thing quite seriously. :rocker2:

Still not over the horrendous Fed t-shirt. :help:

:unsure:

Dedicated to Val:

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b199/krist1124/USO09/Thu_0903/krist_USO09_0903_6.jpg

Rob's smile :)

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b199/krist1124/USO09/Thu_0903/krist_USO09_0903_P9b.jpg

Mr. Cool :cool:

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b199/krist1124/USO09/Thu_0903/krist_USO09_0903_P95a.jpg

:haha: :haha: :haha:

The expression on their faces :spit:

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b199/krist1124/USO09/Thu_0903/krist_USO09_0903_P96a.jpg

SUKTUEN
09-04-2009, 03:00 PM
Oh my!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Robert looks like a fan of Roger!!:eek:

Dini
09-05-2009, 09:46 AM
He's at it again. :rolleyes: :lol:

http://bbs.tennis.com.cn/uploadFiles/2009-09/5_10357737_2.jpg

http://bbs.tennis.com.cn/uploadFiles/2009-09/5_10357737_4.jpg

SUKTUEN
09-05-2009, 03:14 PM
very cute father~~

Bibberz
09-05-2009, 11:20 PM
Okay, Robert might be getting a bit carried away with his camera....

http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj60/bachelordandy/MTF%20-%20Random/RobertFedererSphinx.png

http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj60/bachelordandy/MTF%20-%20Random/RobertFightingLions.png


http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj60/bachelordandy/MTF%20-%20Random/RobertFedererTheKiss.png?t=1290290424

http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj60/bachelordandy/MTF%20-%20Random/RobertFedererMoon.png

http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj60/bachelordandy/MTF%20-%20Random/RobertFedererRaiders.png

SUKTUEN
09-06-2009, 05:45 AM
:eek::eek:

Fed Express
09-06-2009, 09:18 AM
:haha::haha::haha:

Dini
09-06-2009, 09:20 AM
:spit:

Hilarious photoshopping :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: Gotta love the moon landing one. :lol:

SUKTUEN
09-06-2009, 01:58 PM
I love the lion one~~

Fed Express
09-07-2009, 10:33 PM
http://i25.tinypic.com/qnofn9.jpg

It's me, Mario!

fnuf7
09-08-2009, 10:31 AM
^ :spit: to all the pics just posted, perfect!

SUKTUEN
09-08-2009, 03:24 PM
very funny!!!!!!!!!
Haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa~~~

xohxmyx
09-13-2009, 01:07 PM
@Fed Express: :worship::worship:thats gold....pure gold! lol i swear they modeled mario off papa fed, i mean even his mustache is a different colour to his hair just like mario...thats awesome lol

Bashak
09-13-2009, 01:17 PM
:haha: best thread ever :kudos:

Rita
11-27-2009, 07:51 PM
Robert :lol:

IcO1SNV195s

clever1980
11-27-2009, 10:08 PM
:awww: Robert sounds like Roger.. :lol:

SUKTUEN
11-28-2009, 03:02 AM
:devil:

trickcy
11-28-2009, 03:45 AM
Robert :inlove: :hearts:

tennis2tennis
11-28-2009, 04:53 AM
:awww: Robert sounds like Roger.. :lol:

I think its the other way round :lol:

trickcy
01-31-2010, 12:42 PM
http://d.yimg.com/a/p/sp/getty/a4/fullj.c38cb1c31457caae51239b742ac67bdd/c38cb1c31457caae51239b742ac67bdd-getty-96067565mb370_2010_australi.jpg

:D :D

SUKTUEN
01-31-2010, 12:58 PM
Hallelujah !!!!!!!!!!Hallelujah !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Hallelujah !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Hallelujah !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Hallelujah !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Hallelujah !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Hallelujah !!!!!!!!!!!!Hallelujah !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Hallelujah !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Hallelujah !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:worship::bounce::bounce:

blizzardtomato
03-19-2010, 05:10 PM
http://d.yimg.com/a/p/sp/getty/a4/fullj.c38cb1c31457caae51239b742ac67bdd/c38cb1c31457caae51239b742ac67bdd-getty-96067565mb370_2010_australi.jpg

:D :D Would be hard to try to demonstrate that they are not blood related. :)

Eden
11-20-2010, 07:36 PM
http://img545.imageshack.us/img545/7547/483009d1jw6dbksqjg1buj.jpg

Did Robert had to stay up in the night to look after the twins? :lol:

Fed_Ds
11-20-2010, 08:28 PM
Robbie :lol:

SUKTUEN
11-21-2010, 05:20 AM
:d:d:d

Eden
06-29-2011, 11:05 PM
http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/0bZxbkU9wG5TC/610x.jpg

http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/0dNV5bS9Ua9Vf/610x.jpg

Eden
08-08-2011, 03:09 PM
I translated the following interview with Lynette and Robert:

„We never saw Roger as a future Wimbledon champion“

On the 30th birthday of Roger Federer his parents Lynett and Robert walk down memory lane. They talk in this interview about the youth of the tennisstar, his birthday wishes and their pride.

http://files.newsnetz.ch/story/2/0/9/20989630/20/topelement.jpg

The most eminent Swiss athlete in the history gets 30 years old today. Roger Federer – jetsetter which he is as a tennisworldstar - celebrates far away from home in Montreal where the Rogers Cup takes place, Federers first tournament after a four weeks break since Wimbledon. His parents aren’t in Montreal for the special birthday, but therefore they talk in this interview about the birthday of their famous son and the last 30 years.

Lynette and Robert Federer, you can’t have a common birthdayparty with your son because he is in Montreal today.

Robert Federer (RF): We already celebrated before in Zurich. It was a surprise party for Roger and he was really happy about it.

What do you give someone as Roger Federer, who can buy everything materially, on his birthday?

RF: It doesn’t matter what it costs – what counts it that it is original.

Lynette Federer (LF): I want to give him something which I know he can’t give to himself. For example all the collected reports of the „Basler Zeitung“ since his first Wimbledon victory 8 years ago. This article collection is a present which nobody can give to him otherwise.

Are presents your charge as a mother?

LF: No, no, Robert also has good and original ideas. We are really different and his ideas are different as mine. But that is good. It’s funny for Roger that mom makes this and dad that.

What kind of presents did you gave him in the younger past?

LF: Once I got really old videocassettes from Wimbledon with Borg and Connors. I knew that they were originals. Those are special presents.

What is Roger’s favorite cake?

LF: He likes cake, for example marble cake. For his birthdays I always baked him a chocolade cake and decorated it.

When was the last time when you baked a birthday cake for him?

LF: For his 19th or 20th birthday. We sang in 12 languages „Happy Birthday“. It were that many nations sitting around the table.

RF: Roger even sung in Swedish.

Do you have a deal that Roger doesn’t exaggerate it when he gives you something for your birthdays?

LF: Because Roger wasn’t at home at festive days when he was 14 years old those days don’t have such a big meaning. He gives us something when the opportunity aries.

RF: That’s how I got my Harley-Davidson.

LF: We celebrate those festive days when we get the chance. Then we meet spontaneously with 20 or 30 friends and relatives.

How does it normally work when you want to go to a tournament?

RF: We are principally invited to every tournament.

By Roger?

RF: Yes – well, it isn’t the case that he always invites us. But when I want to go to the tournament in Rome for example I say it – and it always works then.

Has there ever been a time when he didn’t wanted to have you around?

RF: 1998, when he won the juniors title in Wimbledon.

Why?

LF: I think because he was on a great run and didn’t wanted to change anything. He tried not to lose his focus. At that time I was still working for Ciba, so it was just about the weekend anyway. I talked to Roger on the phone and he said: „No, no, everything goes fine and you don’t have to come!“

How was it back then when Roger played?

LF: We followed the liveticker on the computer and always had to go to the office for this. In one corner of the screen there was always the liveticker open.

RF: At that time we didn’t had an own computer at home.

LF: We also followed the juniors Wimbledon final that way.

RF: The liveticker is a real torture. It takes sometimes an eternity until the Score changes and that’s difficult to endure.

And today? Do you have a subscription on your TV so that you don’t miss any of Roger’s matches?

LF: Yes, we have it but we can’t see every match. The matches of the Masters tournaments get broadcasted most of the time, the matches at the Grand Slams anyway, when we aren’t there. But there are matches which don’t get broadcasted and a few which we can’t watch.

RF: Especially when they are time delayed, for example the Australian Open. We don’t get up there every time because otherwise we won’t sleep then. But I often sleep restless when I know that Roger is playing.

Are you nervous in front of the TV?

RF: I’m always nervous.

LF: It never changes and sometimes we both suffer.

How good do you remember the day when Roger was born?

LF: It was a Saturday.

RF: I was playing a doubles tournament before and after the birth. Roger was born on Saturday morning and in the afternoon we won the tournament.

At what time Roger was born?

RF: At 8.30.

How large and heavy has he been?

LF: 3610 gram and 54 cm. He had huge feet. (laughs)

How has Roger Federer been as a baby?

LF: Until he got two years old Roger had problems to sleep through the night, just as our daughter Diana. He was always awake very early. Sometimes he couldn’t fall asleep again at 5 o’clock in the morning. Such days were really long. But Roger was easy care nevertheless.

He is extremely strong coordinately. Was he able to walk already very early?

LF: About when he was 11 months.

RF: He could play football really soon and catch balls. We always played with Roger – football, table-tennis, later on squash. There are lovely pictures where he can barely look over the table when he played table-tennis.

LF: When we went to the playground we always had a ball with us. You could throw the ball to Roger and it immediately came back whilst the other children throw the ball into all directions.

Was there a moment where you noticed that your son would become a star?

LF: We get asked this question a lot. But honestly said: We never saw Roger as a future Wimbledon champion or a good footballer as Gerd Müller, even though we knew of his coordinate strengths.

RF: Other people seemed to notice it way more. The breaking point for us was probably Roger’s victory at the Orange Bowl, the most important juniors tournament. He was already 17 years old. On the other hand: When Roger was 14 years old we renounced a change in our job because of Roger’s tenniscareer. We could have worked in Australia back then.

Did you have to make many sacrifices like this for your son?

LF: Because it is your own child you don’t see the investated free time as a huge sacrifice.

How much money did you invest in Roger’s career?

RF: Lynette started to work more again so that we got enough money. When Roger was between 13 and 17 years old we paid about 30 000 Swiss Franks in a year for his career. But we also got supported by the Swiss tennis federation.

Did Roger ever wanted to pay you back for this money?

RF: That has never been a topic for us. Roger already spoils us enough.

How did he celebrate his birthday as a child? Did you have the classic kids birthday party?

LF: He has birthday at a very good time of the year. In August you can celebrate outside. We liked to go to the wood. There was a nice fireplace where we celebrated Roger’s birthday with his friends with sack race and paperchase.

What kind of presents the young Roger Federer wanted to have?

LF: The gameboy was really popular.

RF: But the best was his first mobile phone. It was really large for todays’s standards.

How old was Roger when he got his first mobile phone?

LF: I think 15 years.

Was he playing tennis on his gameboy?

LF: No, his favorite was Super Mario. Roger liked to play with friends on the computer – for example football games or an Indiana Jones game. When he got older he started to play several sports on the consoles. With Peter Lundgren he had some ice hockey duels which were pretty intensive.

As a baby Roger was easy-care. Also as a teen?

LF: He was a very lively child with lots of energy. It was strenuous that he was always searching the limit. He often tested how long he could do something and I got peeved. But he was doing this with everyone. He had a huge endurance in this kind of thing.

We don’t know your son like this. He isn’t seen as a provocateur on the court, quite the contrary.

LF: He meant no harm. With his funny, open, friendly way it took long until the explosion.

RF: That wasn’t also easy sometimes for the teachers.

What punishment did he got for his behaviour?

RF: He had to pick up stones in the garden.

LF: Exactly, in the vegetable garden.

What kind of things Roger didn’t liked as a child?

LF: Homework he never liked. I was glad when he finished school. It probably didn’t interested him that much. Therefore I’m surprised how good Roger speaks French. He didn’t liked to learn vocabularies.

Did Roger smoked secretly?

LF: I don’t think so.

RF: I don’t think so either. But we always get to hear stories: How he got chased away from practice or how they have been to the gambling room.

Did he ever came home drunk?

LF: Never. But he didn’t lived with us anymore when he was 14.

RF: Roger has always been staid.

When does Roger need his parents today the most?

RF: When he needs a babysitter (laughs).

LF: He likes to talk with us when he has to make big decisions.

RF: But he isn’t someone who needs the parents the whole time. He already made his own important decisions when he was young – for example when he went to Ecublens into the intensive training centre when he was 14.

What makes you the most proud when you think of your son?

RF: How he gets welcomed worldwide in the stadiums. That’s why I’m mostly early on my seat. The applause for Roger touches me. And of course I was very proud when he won in Wimbledon fort he first time.

LF: I’m extremely proud how he has developed. When he moved out when he was 14 we opened him a chance. He had to find his further way alone.

RF: Or how he now deals with the children. He is incredible gently with them. It’s sometimes not easy with all the travelling.

Is there something which Roger Federer could make better?

LF: It would be easier if he would make decisions sooner. He has to be quick on the court as well.

A late decision was his rejection to play against Kazakhstan in the Daviscup 2010 .

RF: I also didn’t liked how he handled this. But the discussions with Swiss Tennis seemed to be clarifying.

Is there something which you learned from Roger?

RF: (long pause) To drive disciplined. (laughs) He gets sometimes bugged when I don’t keep enough distance.

LF: His ease of mind is great. Not only me but many people can learn from his way how to treat other people.

Robert Federer, what does Roger have from his mother?

RF: When he was young he played the backhand like his mother: Lynette doesn’t have the drive, she also always played with much slice.

And what does he have from his father?

LF: He looks like his father. From the personality he isn’t like Robert at all.

RF: He got the balltalent from me (laughs).

LF: Roger always says that he has the serenity from me and the discipline from his father.

How does he call you today? Does he still say Mom and Dad?

LF: Yes.

And how do you call him? „Rotschi“ like Mirka?

RF: He is „Rotsch“ for us.

When did you have the most palpilation because of Roger?

RF: When he had mononucleosis. There are people who always get this disease back. Fortunately Roger was never really heavy injured.

LF: You have palpilation several times. For example when it went into a 5th set in Wimbledon.

Do you get recognized yourself on the street?

RF: Yes, especially me (laughs)

Do you feel watched during the matches?

RF: During the Australian Open 2009 there was a camera focusing on us. You have to check yourself in those moments. In one of his matches Roger was hitting a really important ball out and I yelled „Damn it!“ Just in this moment the camera was showing me. I immediately received some textmessages where I got addressed on my crude language.

When you lean back: Do you feel sometimes that the last 30 years have been like a dream?

LF: Yes, it is not self-evident what Roger has achieved. It is just great.

RF: I always said: Let’s enjoy these great years. When tougher times should come you can remember those moments. When they write disrespectful about setbacks one should always think back of the time when Roger dominated tennis. The problem is: Everyone wants to be the first one who predicts the end of Rogers career. Therefore with each loss they write about the end. Five times it wasn’t true but maybe it happens with the sixth time.

What apart from health and luck do you wish Roger on his 30th birthday?

LF: Satisfaction.

RF: Also with the family.

No Grand Slam titles?

RF: That would be great, sure. But it gets more difficult. Today he travels and lives with his family. The constellation is different.

Swiss source: http://bazonline.ch/sport/tennis/Wir-haben-Roger--nie-als-kuenftigen-WimbledonSieger-gesehen-/story/20989630

Bibberz
08-08-2011, 05:22 PM
RF: He got the balltalent from me (laughs).

:worship:

Thanks for translating, Doris. :yeah:

partygirl
08-08-2011, 07:39 PM
LF: He likes cake...:aparty:

RF: Roger even sung in Swedish.:lol::hearts:

RF: We are principally invited to every tournament.:yeah:

LF: We followed the liveticker on the computer and always had to go to the office for this. In one corner of the screen there was always the liveticker open.

RF: The liveticker is a real torture. It takes sometimes an eternity until the Score changes and that’s difficult to endure.:rocker2:


At what time Roger was born?

RF: At 8.30.

How large and heavy has he been?

LF: 3610 gram and 54 cm. He had huge feet. (laughs);):haha:


LF: When we went to the playground we always had a ball with us. You could throw the ball to Roger and it immediately came back...:D:worship:


Do you get recognized yourself on the street?

RF: Yes, especially me (laughs):p:devil:

ufiors
08-08-2011, 08:52 PM
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b199/krist1124/USO09/Thu_0903/krist_USO09_0903_P111a.jpg

This is awesome :D he's talkink to Kim about his life

Kat_YYZ
08-09-2011, 01:03 AM
Was he playing tennis on his gameboy?

LF: No, his favorite was Super Mario. Roger liked to play with friends on the computer – for example football games or an Indiana Jones game. When he got older he started to play several sports on the consoles. With Peter Lundgren he had some ice hockey duels which were pretty intensive.
wonder why! :haha: :haha:
http://i25.tinypic.com/qnofn9.jpg

Thanks for the interview translation; it's lovely! :D

Fed_Ds
08-09-2011, 04:24 AM
thanks for the translation :)


Do you get recognized yourself on the street?

RF: Yes, especially me (laughs)



Robbie :sport:

trickcy
08-11-2011, 12:12 PM
:inlove: with that article :hearts:

Kat_YYZ
09-12-2011, 05:32 AM
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/11/sports/tennis/2011-US-Open-semifinals-djokovic-federer-nadal-murray.html?_r=1
Federer looked as if he might have had another good cry in the locker room. Certainly his father, Robert, was distraught while he waited outside for a tournament official to let him in. While he did, mumbling to well-wishers about his son’s having “been so close,” Djokovic walked by, his bag over his shoulder.

“Novak, congratulations,” Robert Federer said.

They shook hands and a respectful Djokovic said, “Thank you, sir.”

Robbie :worship:

Pirata.
09-13-2011, 01:28 AM
:awww:

soraya
09-13-2011, 05:27 AM
Great interview, thanks Doris.

Fed_Ds
11-23-2011, 07:24 PM
nnMli8I-FMg

:bigclap:

Fujee
11-23-2011, 07:32 PM
Robert is such a nice man :)

interviewer on the other hand, asking stupid questions and asking for stats

solowyn
11-23-2011, 07:40 PM
^^ :D He's so sweet.

Do you have a deal that Roger doesn’t exaggerate it when he gives you something for your birthdays?

RF: That’s how I got my Harley-Davidson.
omg :rolls:

partygirl
11-23-2011, 09:40 PM
I never heard him speak before.:hearts:
i love both Rog's & Rob's English.

Pirata.
11-23-2011, 10:50 PM
Roger and Diana's little twins are so lucky to have such a cool grandpa :cool:

Eden
11-24-2011, 09:53 PM
I never heard him speak before.:hearts:
i love both Rog's & Rob's English.

Haven't you seen this interview with Lynette and Robert from last year's WTF, Larah? :)

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Here's a nice facial expression of Robert during Roger's match against Mardy Fish :lol:

http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/0d091MUe2pfsZ/610x.jpg

partygirl
11-24-2011, 11:30 PM
Haven't you seen this interview with Lynette and Robert from last year's WTF, Larah? :)

I didn't. thank you for that.
Robert is like a better version of Santa Claus.:angel:

Arkulari
11-27-2011, 04:46 AM
Robert is funny, classy and has been a great role model for Roger :worship:

kissakiss
11-27-2011, 01:05 PM
Papa Robert enjoyed his hotdog while watching Arsenal vs Dortmund.

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Was he looking for a rubbish bin here after Roger gave him all the hotdog wrapping bags?

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Fed_Ds
12-08-2011, 12:14 PM
from Wertheim's mailbag yesterday

Is Federer's father, Robert, THE nicest guy around the ATP Tour? Anyone who mans up enough to congratulate players who have just broken the heart of his own son (Rafa at 2008, Wimbledon; Novak at 2011, U.S. Open, among others), yet always remains the son's biggest fan, rates very highly in my book.
-- SPress, Vermontlandia
• No doubt. Robert Federer looks a lot like my late father, so I was always predisposed to liking the guy. But you're absolutely right to rate him highly. One of the more poignant tennis moments: After Nadal beats Federer in that episodic 2008 Wimbledon, Nadal scales the wall to meet his group. Who's there clapping as lustily as anyone and, at one point, helping Nadal maneuver?
Also, before Federer plays night matches at the U.S. Open, you can bet on Robert sitting in the beer garden, often alone, having a cold one. He goes unrecognized -- which says something. Then when he sits in the stands, he often wears one of the AMEX ear-pieces, Steve Bartman style, a wonderful bit of unpretentiousness. He's sitting a few feet from the court, near Anna Wintour and Gavin Rossdale, and he's choosing to listen to Robby Koenig's commentary.


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Robbie knows best :lol:

Read more: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2011/writers/jon_wertheim/12/07/bogomolov/index.html#ixzz1fwr8I8T0

Kat_YYZ
12-09-2011, 02:30 AM
^^ Robbie :hearts:
Roger serving four aces in a row :hearts::hearts::hearts::hearts:

EternalxJourney
06-27-2012, 09:57 PM
Love Roger's parents. Robert in deep thought.

http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee223/eternalxjourney/Screenshot2012-06-27at34213PM.png

SUKTUEN
06-28-2012, 02:17 AM
:worship::worship:

Fed_Ds
06-28-2012, 05:18 AM
Love Roger's parents. Robert in deep thought.

http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee223/eternalxjourney/Screenshot2012-06-27at34213PM.png

Me too! Robbie looks like a President :D.

nobama
06-28-2012, 12:04 PM
Dd he shave his mustache? It looks like it in that photo but is hard to tell.

SUKTUEN
06-28-2012, 01:49 PM
:worship::worship::worship:

EternalxJourney
06-28-2012, 06:35 PM
Dd he shave his mustache? It looks like it in that photo but is hard to tell.

It's still there, albeit slightly trimmed.

http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee223/eternalxjourney/Screenshot2012-06-27at34216PM.png

Kat_YYZ
06-28-2012, 09:29 PM
hadn't seen Robbie for a while; glad to see he's well ;)

AntiTennis
06-29-2012, 04:47 AM
talking with Stefan :hearts:

http://i.imgur.com/OReXH.jpg

SUKTUEN
06-29-2012, 04:13 PM
:worship::worship:

Sunset of Age
06-30-2012, 01:11 AM
Robert was very adorable today with his red RF-cap. :hearts:

mlrf11
06-30-2012, 09:45 AM
When Roger won anfter that battle and was going out of the court the camera showed him, so cute. He was as going to cry.

Kat_YYZ
07-11-2012, 06:39 PM
Love Robbie's excitement when Roger won :D
http://i50.tinypic.com/c19p1.jpg

SUKTUEN
07-12-2012, 01:49 PM
:worship::worship:

EternalxJourney
07-13-2012, 05:36 PM
Love Robbie's excitement when Roger won :D
http://i50.tinypic.com/c19p1.jpg

Reminds me of this:

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_TgIKAZUYD2U/SYMOLNSpb4I/AAAAAAAAAqk/gK7EACpZQLI/s400/b_verdasco_28_06.jpg

SUKTUEN
07-14-2012, 06:21 AM
:worship::worship:

EternalxJourney
09-04-2012, 04:26 AM
I feel like a slight creeper every time I screencap him, but it's just too delicious not to. Robert in the da house!!

http://i50.tinypic.com/2ihpaaq.png

http://i48.tinypic.com/59ufsm.png

Kat_YYZ
09-04-2012, 04:28 AM
:hearts:

Looner
09-04-2012, 11:58 AM
Man, Roger's going to be the same when he's 60 years old. They're both adorable when they laugh but Papa Federer is just :lol:.

SUKTUEN
09-04-2012, 01:36 PM
:worship::worship:

Fed_Ds
12-08-2012, 08:21 PM
From Maria's FB :hearts:
"Sandwiched in between the two RF's after my match today. Thank you Sao Paulo for a nice stay. Wish I could visit longer!"

http://i.imgur.com/izloA.jpg


eating a lemon sorbet at Maria's match

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Kat_YYZ
12-08-2012, 08:33 PM
oooh, I was just thinking about putting that pic in here!
based on the audio of the grunting, I don't think that's during Maria's match. Sounds like a men's match.

SUKTUEN
12-09-2012, 09:15 AM
:worship::worship:

duong
12-15-2012, 02:55 PM
it seems that Robby absolutely wanted to enjoy this trip to South America, even his wife is not there, it seems :lol:

Kat_YYZ
06-02-2013, 03:56 AM
:D
http://i840.photobucket.com/albums/zz326/cornnn92/Roland%20Garros%202013%201%20June/IMG_4308_zps4d173442.jpg

SUKTUEN
06-02-2013, 02:34 PM
:worship::worship:

Eden
06-06-2013, 09:50 PM
Robert Federer: An Unquenchable Thirst for Travel

Marco Falbo

04.06.2013

Thanks to his father's globetrotting lifestyle Switzerland became home to the most successful player in the history of tennis. In this portrait, the 66-year-old talks about his thirst for travel, how he moved to Basel at the age of 20, before finally heading for South Africa, where he met his wife-to-be.

https://www.credit-suisse.com/media/production/articles/news-and-expertise/images/2013/06/robert-federer/federer-robert-big.jpg

"Talent" That's Robert Federer's immediate response when asked which of his own traits he sees in his son. But it's accompanied by hearty laughter, drawing his eyes into narrow slits and raising his bushy brows. This is a man who laughs a lot, and who knows how to look on the bright side of life at all times. It's true that he got his wife Lynette – and thus, indirectly, his son as well – into tennis. But he also knows that she provided the better genes as far as athletic talent is concerned. "She was already an outstanding field hockey player when I met her," he recalls. "But she had problems with her legs because of all the hits."

Wife Lynette Is the Better Tennis Player

Robert Federer – "Robbie" to his friends – was an avid tennis player. His playing ability (R3) made him an above-average recreational player with an aggressive, attacking style. "But Lynette was always better than me," he concedes. She continues to outclass him – though these days it's with the golf clubs. Her handicap is 13, compared with his 20. "I would love to play a bit more, but I'm not a golf obsessive," he says. In tennis, things were different. Even on the weekend when his son came into the world he was busy playing in a tournament.

Birth of "Rotschi"

On the night of August 8, 1981, a Saturday, he was out with his tennis colleagues when the club house received an urgent telephone call for him after midnight. "It was Lynette, saying: You better come home now," he recalls. He rode home – he still had a small motorcycle at the time – before continuing to the hospital in Basel. "Rotschi" – as he calls his son – was born at 8 that morning.

Passed on Not Only His Looks But Also His Thirst for Travel

There is no doubt he passed on his looks to his son. "If my father, Rotschi and I were to stand side-by-side, we would all look the same. All of them have those distinct eyebrows, the same look around the eyes. In the past people told me I was the spitting image of my father, and with Roger it's exactly the same." Something else he passed on to the record-setting tennis ace was an urge to discover the world, to travel, and to not allow himself to feel constrained in his outlook.

Apprenticeship As a Lab Technician

This is perhaps connected to the fact that it was in Berneck, in the parochial, slightly remote St. Gallen Rhine Valley, that he came into the world on June 18, 1946. His father worked at Viscosuisse, a rayon factory in Widnau known by the locals as simply "Viscose." Robert Federer also served an apprenticeship there. "But at the age of 20, I wanted out," he recalls. 1966 saw the lab technician move to Basel, the capital of the chemicals industry, where he found work with the firm Ciba.

South Africa – and an Important Coincidence

In 1970, the small group of friends he had made went their own way and he was once again seized by the desire to travel. But where to? Australia? America? Israel? "I decided on South Africa. At that time, it wasn't a land of immigration. I obtained a visa, and flew to Johannesburg." He was to live there for three-and-a-half years, and would soon get to know his future wife – in the company cafeteria. The fact that the firm in question was Ciba once again was a major coincidence. "It was weird," he says. "I'd already found a job in a factory when I went to register with the consulate. They had a few job ads in which Swiss firms were looking for people. I saw that Ciba also had vacancies, and began working there again. And I remained with that company until my retirement." He and Lynette were members of Johannesburg's Swiss Club, where they were soon playing tennis on a regular basis. As to why they decided to leave South Africa and return to Basel in 1973, Robert Federer is no longer sure exactly. "There wasn't really any reason. At some point we just got the feeling that it was time to come home." What he does remember clearly, however, is his initial, strong feeling that the decision to return to Basel had been a mistake. "I had my head in my hands, and was saying: Heavens, why have I come home! We'd had a good life down there." But the young couple did stay on in the Basel region. They married in 1973; Diana was born in 1979, followed by Roger 20 months later.

Spending the Night Among Lions and Elephants

The freedom-loving father and now grandfather of four, who can still be found riding a Harley-Davidson on occasion, has retained his love for and attachment to southern Africa. "I absolutely adore being there," he says. He is fascinated by wild animals and landscapes, including on television. "Traveling with friends to countries like Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, South Africa, and Zambia and spending the night practically among the lions and elephants gives you an incredible feeling," he explains. His father was also an avid traveler, "even though he only rode around Switzerland on his moped," he explains. "Our family has travel in its blood." He himself regularly took two years' vacation all at once, so that he could stay in Africa for five or six weeks – usually over Christmas. "Lynette then flew out ahead of me with the children, to spend time with her siblings and relatives."

Traveled the Entire African Continent

Roger's first visit to South Africa came before his first birthday, as Robert also traveled far and wide through his job as a lab technician specializing in paper. He traveled the entire African continent, including Arabic countries, from Morocco through Egypt to Israel. "I traveled often to Eastern Europe, Russia, and Poland," he recalls, "As well as Greece, India, and Australia." He once spent three months working in Melbourne, and also three months in Sydney in 1995. "Toward the end of that time, Lynette came down with the children, and we spent our vacation together." Roger was barely 14 at the time, and was about to complete his "Tennis Etudes" program at the Swiss National Tennis Center in Ecublens on Lake Geneva.

Sydney – and a Tearful Decision

Robert Federer actually had an offer of a permanent job in Australia from Ciba. If he took it, he and his family would have to leave Switzerland. "It did appeal to me. Sydney is one of the most beautiful places in the world," he says slightly wistfully. It was one of the most difficult decisions of his life. The entire family was involved, "for four weeks we were torn in different directions." Two factors ultimately made them decide to stay in Switzerland: "First, we'd have lost our entire circle of friends. Second was Roger: He was already a top talent in Europe at that time, and we asked ourselves: Would he have equally good opportunities in Australia? We were very lucky with the support Swiss Tennis gave us, and everything was working well." A little world fell apart for Roger and his older sister Diana when we made that decision. "But I think we made the right choice," he says today.

Excited by South America

Robert Federer filled in one of the last gaps on his globetrotter map last December when his son accompanied him on a 10-day tour of South America that took in Brazil, Argentina, and Colombia. He raves about the warmth and exuberance of the people, scenic attractions such as the Iguaçu Falls, and a brief stay in Rio de Janeiro. He took the short trip from Săo Paulo to the home of Sugar Loaf Mountain by helicopter, across the Brazilian jungle and fascinating coastline. "It was great getting the chance to discover something new again," he says. There's no doubt that being the father of an international star has its advantages.

Source: https://www.credit-suisse.com/ch/en/about-us/sponsorship/roger-federer/news.article.html/article/pwp/news-and-expertise/2013/06/en/robert-federer-an-unquenchable-thirst-for-travel.html

SUKTUEN
06-07-2013, 02:55 PM
:worship::worship:

Kat_YYZ
06-16-2013, 07:08 AM
Happy Father's Day, Robbie :D
https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc3/998243_547333701980960_1376284710_n.jpg

SUKTUEN
06-16-2013, 01:49 PM
:worship::worship:

StingSuperior
06-16-2013, 03:12 PM
Roger Federer ‏@rogerfederer 21m
Yeeeaaahhhh, I am so happy winning the title in Halle. Thanks for all your support

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BM46Yx2CcAIVUUh.jpg:large

Kat_YYZ
06-17-2013, 07:48 AM
Robbie's face :awww:
http://img40.imageshack.us/img40/3597/wku.png

SUKTUEN
06-17-2013, 03:58 PM
:worship::worship:

Eden
06-26-2013, 10:24 PM
Tweet from Sara Foster:

Classy Robbie Federer applauding Stakhovsky long after roger has already left the court. love that man.

Anyone seen that scene as well?

Kat_YYZ
09-02-2013, 06:11 AM
http://i.imgur.com/ipgi9FH.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/HpXztpq.jpg

SUKTUEN
09-02-2013, 10:43 AM
:worship::worship:

EternalxJourney
09-05-2013, 03:50 AM
Robbie is the best. Thanks for the article and all the amazing pictures!

Eden
12-01-2013, 03:40 PM
There is an interview with Lynette and Robert in Swiss media today.
Here is my translation:


„ I didn’t let him win when he was a young boy“

Lynette and Robert Federer tell how their son Roger still surprises and impresses them today and what they think he is still capable of

http://www.sonntagszeitung.ch/fileadmin/user_upload/bilder/2013/48//KW48_Sport.jpg

By Simon Graf and René Stauffer

Zürich

A tranquil Advent season is imagined differently. On Tuesday Lynette and Robert Federer returned home from the Maldives where they spent a few days with their son and his family, on Wednesday they were guest at a charity event in Geneve, on Thursday the interview with the SZ is scheduled in Zurich.
Back home in Bottmingen meanwhile 3 boxes with fanmail from all around the world are waiting which they response to personally. The Roger-Federer- calendars, of which 16 000 were printed; have to be sent before Christmas. Tomorrow on Monday they are on the road again for the Federer foundation of which they are members of the board of trustees. Then they will travel to Dubai where their son is preparing for the new year.


You are 61 and 67 years old but the career of your son is keeping you busy nearly every day. Is it never getting too much for you?

Robert: Sometimes I would like to have more time to play Golf or to have days where I don’t have to do anything. We don’t have them at the moment.

Lynette: Let’s not forget that you were recently in South Africa for 3 weeks… We are very flexible in our work-sharing and when we go on holidays some things are left behind.

Robert: But we are well attuned. Normally the fanmail is answered in between two, three days. My main problem is that I must have enough signed autograph cards. I need about 15 every day.

How do you feel about it that Roger has become such an important part of life for so many fans all around the world?

Robert: The biggest compliment for us is how he is received in the stadiums, even when he plays in France against Monfils or in England against Murray. That’s why I most of the time go into the stadium 5 minutes before him. What really surprised me was the standing ovation which he got in Basel after the lost final. I still ask myself why. I have never seen something like that in this extent.

Lynette: I felt it as a profession of sympathy and appreciation. And maybe as an incentive that he plays longer. Although he never said he would stop playing soon the people feel that he gets older and they think that he will say one day: That was it.

What does your feeling say? Does he still enjoy tennis in such a difficult year as this one or could he have enough soon?

Robert: No. I recently talked to him and he is convinced that he can come back again…

Lynette: . . . and that there is still left much in him.

Robert: He doesn’t say a word about retiring but: I need to have a bit more time, then I will be back.

Lynette: He has still a huge motivation and passion and is willing to give everything. He does everything to get fit and strong again. I really admire this. Tennis never gets too much for him in any moment.

Robert: Despite the kids.

Could the back problems harm his motivation?

Lynette: That could be. But in the last months he could play without any problems.

Robert: As fast as they come they disappear again. That’s why you can always hope. He already had back problems 10 years ago when he won Wimbledon for the first time. It’s just a pity that he sometimes can’t fully practice because of this and therefore has a training deficit.

What do you expect from him next year? Are you also as optimistic as him?

Lynette: At the last tournaments he sometimes looked like at his good times. When he stays injury free I would count on him every time. It is a thing of confidence and he needs good matches as against Djokovic or Del Potro lately. I hope for him that he has a good start into the season. He wants to set an example.

Do you think he is capable of winning more big titles or even getting back to #1?

Lynette: #1 probably not. But when he plays good again a lot of things are possible.

Robert: #1 is unrealistic. Nadal and Djokovic are too many points ahead. It is important first of all that his preparation for the new season works according to plan.

Do you travel less to tournaments meanwhile?

Robert: We are still there often, especially at the Grand Slams, in Basel and at the WTF in London.

Lynette: Sometimes he says spontaneously: Come with us, for example to Halle. We are welcomed every time.

Robert: When we want to see him, Mirka and the girls we have to travel as they are so seldom in Switzerland.

Will you also be in Australia in January?

Robert: I would like to. But as our daughter moves at the beginning of the year she needs us. I hope that he plays in 2015 and then I’m going to Australia for sure.

Do you follow his matches meanwhile a bit more relaxed?

Lynette: I still suffer vicariously with him. But when I notice that things don’t work it isn’t a debacle for me. Losses like in Wimbledon or the USO hurt though.

Robert: I plan to be more calm but then I got extremely nervous when Roger was close to winning Wimbledon in the 4th set in 2012. That was the worst. But I already knew before that one day tougher times would come.

Why do you never sit beside each other during the matches?

Robert: My wife doesn’t want to. (laughs)

Lynette: That’s how it developed within the years. It is more pleasant like this. I know his comments and depending on the matches one feels tense anyway already.

Are there negative sides to be parents of a world star?

Lynette: We take it easy. You get recognized quite often but the people don’t bother us. They just want to congratulate you or take a picture.

Robert: I get recognized because of my markedly head, even in New York.
But I don’t have a problem with it.

How is the contact with the parents of the other top players as Nadal, Djokovic, Murray or Wawrinka?

Robert: I like to have contact with them. I have a good relationship to Judy (Murray), also to the Nadals. When Roger plays against Nadal we are congratulating each other afterwards. The sister, the father, the uncle, the whole clan. We don’t have any fears of contacts at all. With the parents of Stan we have a good relationship for a long time already.

Lynette: With Djokovic’s coach (Marian Vajda) we also have a good contact. He is a very friendly guy. You don’t avoid each other.

How is it with Djokovic’s parents?

Lynette: I haven’t seen them often that close. But we don’t have problems with the parents of other players. That was already the case during the junior days.

Is it familiar on the tour?

Robert: Familiar is exaggerated. The competition is there. But that doesn’t mean that you have tobe at enmity. I think that Roger brought this into tennis. The contact in the locker room today is much more different as in the times of players as Connors, McEnroe and Lendl.

Atmospheric disturbances have been in Basel though, the home tournament. How did you felt it this year when Roger played without a contract?

Robert: The situation was totally different. We just sat in the box and saw the matches. That was it. We didn’t have any contact to the tournament leadership. We have to wait and see how it will go on.

Lynette: I worked 10 years for the tournament and know many people from back then. But many didn’t knew how to react towards us. I think that’s really a pity. I always liked to go to the Swiss Indoors.

Another controversial topic is Federer’s often non-attendance in Davis Cup. What is your position in this? Do you talk with him about it?

Robert: I don’t want to say something about this in the newspaper. It is Roger’s business.

Did he change a lot in the last 10 years? For example regarding his decisiveness?

Lynette: He really grow up in those 10 years. He became a father, had success. We always admire how professional he is in everything. May it be a photo shooting or at the interviews. He put the bar high for the younger generation in tennis. You can see that Nadal and Djokovic orientate on the way he started. I wouldn’t say that he changed but he developed in his new surroundings. He feels at ease with his decisions. He always remained true to himself.

You, Lynette, once said that you would be especially proud about his ease of mind. Where does he have it from?

Robert: From me (laughter)

Lynette: You have to write this (laughs)

Robert: No, seriously: I’m always amazed what he has to look after. He has his family, the nannys, his team, he builds, he has to accommodate all his sponsors, then he is the president of the player’s council. I think it’s crazy. I remember when he was for hours on the phone when the increase of price money at the tournaments was discussed.

Of whom does he have the winning mentality?

Lynette: I always had this ambition to win. I never let him win when he was a young boy, not even at the football matches which we had after lunch in the kitchen when he went to primary school. It was a tough battle every day and nobody gave in.

Robert: Lynette did way more sports during her youth then me. I didn’t have time for it. Just when I was 17, 18 years old I was at the FC Widnau and I started with tennis when I was 24.

Aren’t you afraid that the amount of commitments could be too much for him?

Lynette: No, not really. He always manages to keep a cool head. Even when he knows that he has to make an important decision he can totally block it out on the court.

Robert: We have to say that he has a very experienced manager with Tony Godsick who knows the métier and advises him well. But in the end Roger decides, not Godsick.

Does he ask you before a decision like the separation from his coach Paul Annacone?

Robert: He wants to know what we think about important decisions.

Lynette: Our opinion is important for him, I think that’s nice. But that doesn’t mean that he always decides like we want to.

Does he still surprise you sometimes after all those years?

Lynette: I know him nearly too well for this.

Robert: I’m always surprised about his deep sense of family. That he says: Come with us to the Maldives! Not the whole 2 weeks but for one week. That shows us that we are on the right way as a family. For us all, also for our daughter Diana, who also has twins, it is important that we have a strong solidarity. Roger attachs great importance to the fact that everything works in his team. With Seve (Lüthi), Stéph (Vivier), Pierre (Paganini), Oaul Annacone. Ok, Paul Annacone isn’t there anymore now but the separation from him went in a friendly way. A good atmosphere in his team and in the family is very important for Roger.

Has the relationship to his sister Diana suffered because he is a world star?

Lynette: Roger already moved out from home when he was 14. They went totally different ways. She is 2 years older and a completely different character. She never searched the limelight. That’s why she never gave interviews.. She gets asked to but she will surely never do one in her life. It’s great that they are both parents now, both parents of twins. The little ones love to meet each other. At the moment Roger, Mirka and Diana have a common topic. The communication is very active. They can talk for hours about how to do this or that. Her twins are 14 months younger, which means that Roger can give her tips and say when she has to set limits.

Do you have trouble to distinguish the twin girls?

Lynette: No, no problems. They are identical twins but I can already distinguish them from their way to run. They are the same height and similar build but when you see them from front it’s easy.

And from character?

Lynette: They are totally different, two different people.

You talk to them in Swiss-German?

Robert: Yes,that’s important for us. The girls always drop back to English.

English?

Robert: Yes, because the nannys talk English. The girls talk a wonderful British English. One day they will use Swiss-German but surely keep English. At the latest when they will go to school.

Original source: http://www.sonntagszeitung.ch/sport/artikel-detailseite/?newsid=268460

SUKTUEN
12-02-2013, 12:46 PM
:worship::worship:

Fed_Ds
12-05-2013, 06:29 PM
Doris-thanks a lot for translating/ sharing this interview with us.
The Federers are so classy :worship:
I saw them at the first match at Wimbledon and they were sitting in the royal box
and Robbie was wearing a suit. He even stayed to watch the Sharapova and Murray matches :)



English?

Robert: Yes, because the nannys talk English. The girls talk a wonderful British English. One day they will use Swiss-German but surely keep English. At the latest when they will go to school.

Original source: http://www.sonntagszeitung.ch/sport/artikel-detailseite/?newsid=268460

soo cute!!

alypen
12-05-2013, 10:19 PM
Oh yes, I'd forgotten that. Good job it was the first match, as it turned out :(

Kat_YYZ
04-09-2014, 04:33 AM
:) at the Davis Cup QF in Geneva:
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BkjtxNHCYAEHWVm.jpg

SUKTUEN
04-09-2014, 02:07 PM
:hearts::hearts::hearts: