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Roger's future plans: to be a hubby and daddy

nobama
07-08-2005, 07:00 PM
Just imagine a mini Rogi on the court some day. :D

http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5744,15862359%255E23216,00.html
Swiss rolled me over
By Fox Sports' John Casey
July 08, 2005
JUMPING out of an airplane provides an experience far too elusive for words.

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Class act ... Wimbledon champion Roger Federer. Pic: Reuters

Sadly, even those involved are sometimes denied part of the thrill because the human senses become so overloaded that the mind temporarily shuts down.

This brief blackout is usually broken by the noise of the parachute racing off your back up past your ears to leave you (hopefully) suspended in your own little Utopia, alone except for the wondrous views and the noise that nothing makes - and it is the most beautiful sound.

Astonishingly, at this year's Wimbledon championships, I found myself transported again to that sensual El Dorado, this time by the performance of Roger Federer.

It was not so much by his near flawless execution of Andy Roddick to claim his third Wimbledon crown, for that was shared by some two billion viewers in 170 countries around the world and can be quantified by a litany of statistics.

Losing just one point on serve in the first set is one example, as is a three-year, 36-match unbeaten streak on grass and a 21st consecutive final win.

No, it was hours after that virtuoso Centre Court display that Federer rose to even greater heights, and for me it was a two-minute personal joy flight that made parachuting feel like jumping off the dunny roof on to broken cardboard boxes.

Somehow, the Swiss maestro checked the emotions which had brought him to tears on match point and graced the world's media with his presence - and there is an aura.

As he was shuffled from room to room, respectfully listening to the same questions in English, Swiss, French and German, he calmly responded with considered, genuine answers to people he had just met, but who then left the room feeling as though they had walked on water.

At one point he politely requested a Coca-Cola. When it wasn't immediately available he poured himself a plastic cup of water. Later, when the soft drink materialised, a security guard begged his boss to be able to pass it to him.

Whereas earlier in the day Federer had glided around the court wielding his racquet like a conductor's baton over an unforgettable symphony of stroke play, now he was serenely floating above the post-match mayhem.

Dressed in designer jeans the man moved like a whisper, while those around him fought like fish on a chopping board to be part of the action.

Fox Sports was No.6 on the list of 20 individual television networks, and the only Australian channel that would be given an exclusive audience with Federer.

But I refused to move any further than one metre from the studio door, fearing that somehow I could lose my opportunity.

As my turn drew nearer, more than 20 years media experience was leaking from my body in beads of perspiration, paranoid that the interview would not go as well as planned.

Perhaps this is similar to the intimidation Federer's opponents feel. After all, even the biggest names in tennis have been unable to cope with his game.

He has defeated Lleyton Hewitt eight times in a row, Roddick nine out of 10.

Agassi has enjoyed success only three times in 10 starts and Safin's Australian Open triumph back in January was only the second occasion he had claimed victory in nine encounters.

Pete Sampras played Federer once and lost as well - at Wimbledon no less.

As our conversation unfolded, Federer told of his satisfaction that his victory had been in partnership with coach, Tony Roche, who was previously 0-6 in Wimbledon singles finals.

Roche lost as a player in 1968, and as coach for Pat Rafter in 2000-2001, Ivan Lendl in 1986-1987 and Chris Lewis in1983.

Earlier, in his general press conference, Federer corrected an Australian journalist who had left the word "singles" out of a question regarding Roche.

"He's won more grand slam titles here than me," the learned Swiss replied, referring to the five doubles titles Roche had annexed at the All England Club.

Federer also shared his future plans to be married and become a father. But, like everything else in his life, that must be done to a certain standard of excellence and at the moment his touring commitments would "not be fair" as an environment to be bringing up children.

Federer and his girlfriend Miroslava "Mirka" Vavrinec have been together for five years now, meeting while both were representing Switzerland at the Sydney Olympics. She reached number 76 in the world before injury ended her career, so it is a deep gene pool for the future descendants to draw from.

My two minutes with the champ were over seemingly before they had started, but I'll look forward to renewing my acquaintance with Federer at the last major of the year, the US Open in New York which starts on Fox Sports in late August.

Maybe I'll ask him if he has ever contemplated jumping out of a plane. But then, with the front row seats his senses enjoy on a daily basis, why would he need to.

SUKTUEN
07-08-2005, 07:24 PM
Roger will be a good father in the future~!!!

Dirk
07-08-2005, 07:29 PM
Roger is smart for putting it off till he is done with his career. His kids can watch him kill on the senior tour. :)

SUKTUEN
07-08-2005, 07:31 PM
Little Federer will be very Cute like his father!!

Roger marry after 4 years is good~~ like Sampras

Skyward
07-08-2005, 07:39 PM
I must admit that the title scared me a little. A nice, extended family http://bestsmileys.com/family/8.gif is a great thing but not till he's done with tennis. I hope Mirka is willing to wait. :angel:

Nathy
07-08-2005, 08:05 PM
Nice to see that Roger has that in mind too for some years later! I am sure he will be a good father (and Mirka a good mother) and, if they have a boy, maybe he could follow Roger's steps :)

But that's music for the future....

SUKTUEN
07-08-2005, 09:01 PM
Mirka please wait~!!!

nobama
07-09-2005, 05:28 AM
I must admit that the title scared me a little. A nice, extended family http://bestsmileys.com/family/8.gif is a great thing but not till he's done with tennis. I hope Mirka is willing to wait. :angel:Well I did put the word "future" in the title. I doubt there will be any mini Feds walking around anytime soon. Roger's smart. Now Lleyton on the other hand... :scratch: I just hope that if/when it does happen it is with the lovely Mirka. I think they make a wonderful couple and hope it will be a long lasting relationship. Already going on 5 years is amazing in this day and age.

nobama
07-09-2005, 05:38 AM
Roger is smart for putting it off till he is done with his career. His kids can watch him kill on the senior tour. :)Yes I believe the words Mary Carillo used to describe him were thoughtful and bright. I'm just amazed at how grown-up Roger is for his age. I mean a lot of 23-year-old guys would be more interested in partying and getting laid than anything else. Roger is focused like a laserbeam on his tennis but still makes sure the woman who is there at every tournament supporting him gets his time and attention and that her needs are met too.

MissMoJo
07-09-2005, 05:38 AM
Nice to see that Roger has that in mind too for some years later! I am sure he will be a good father (and Mirka a good mother) and, if they have a boy, maybe he could follow Roger's steps :)
And if they had a girl, so could she ;)
It's a good decision to wait until retirement before taking up fatherhood...another aspect of Pete's career i'd like him to duplicate :)

SUKTUEN
07-09-2005, 07:45 AM
ďI'm happy when my girlfriend's happy. It's great when I can make her feel good because around the world she does everything to make me happy.Ē -- Roger Federer

That words of Roger is show HOW HE LOVE Mirka is~! :bounce:

nobama
07-09-2005, 02:44 PM
And if they had a girl, so could she ;)
It's a good decision to wait until retirement before taking up fatherhood...another aspect of Pete's career i'd like him to duplicate :)Well he didn't say he was going to wait until retirement. He said "at this moment". We don't know how long he'll be playing. Look at Agassi, he's 35 and is still playing. I doubt Roger will wait until then to have a family. Especially if it's Mirka he plans on having a family with because she is several years older than him.

Fedex
07-10-2005, 05:26 AM
Roger is smart for putting it off till he is done with his career. His kids can watch him kill on the senior tour. :)
I agree with him waiting till after his career is over to have kids. It would take some of the focus off his tennis, so that's a smart move.

MissMoJo
07-10-2005, 07:28 AM
Well he didn't say he was going to wait until retirement. He said "at this moment". We don't know how long he'll be playing. Look at Agassi, he's 35 and is still playing. I doubt Roger will wait until then to have a family. Especially if it's Mirka he plans on having a family with because she is several years older than him.
Then hopefully not while he's at his peak, which could be for the next 3-4 yrs barring injury :shrug:

lunahielo
07-10-2005, 10:52 AM
Women are having children later and later these days.
Mirka still has plenty of good years ahead of her. :)

SUKTUEN
07-10-2005, 05:12 PM
Women are having children later and later these days.
Mirka still has plenty of good years ahead of her. :)

If Roger can Win 10 Grand Slam one day~~ :D :D

I will support He get Marry with Mirka and have child~~ :devil:

nobama
07-11-2005, 04:04 AM
Roger's smart. He won't do anything to wreck his career - or as he said unfairly bring a child into the world when he's on tour for most of the year. But from a couple recent interviews he's given it's obvious his gf is the light of his life. So if she decided she didn't want to wait any longer, didn't want to be just his gf anymore, I could see him scaling back his career for her. But at the moment it appears she seems content with things as they are.

Shabazza
07-11-2005, 12:01 PM
I think Mirka will wait at least another 3 years - then she would be 30? :unsure: , which is enough time - about the marriage, I'm not so sure, could be sooner than expexted ;)

nobama
07-11-2005, 12:11 PM
Yes just because you get married doesn't mean you have to have children right away. I guess we'll see what transpires. Who knows maybe 2-3 years from now they won't even be a couple anymore. I think they will be because their relationship appears to be very solid. But anything can happen of course.

Minnie
07-11-2005, 02:42 PM
Don't know if this has been posted before elsewhere but thought it might be worth repeating in the context of this thread. Its not new (I think Oct 04) from an interview that Mirka did. Anyway, it seems relevant ..

"Marriage can wait: Rogerís only 23, weíre in no hurry. But we are both family-oriented, and would love to get married and have children. Roger loves children ó he does sports programs for them almost every second week."

SUKTUEN
07-11-2005, 06:09 PM
I think Mirka will wait at least another 3 years - then she would be 30? :unsure: , which is enough time - about the marriage, I'm not so sure, could be sooner than expexted ;)

Mirka will be a Beautiful 30 years old Wife~!! :D :D :devil:

a girl 13
07-11-2005, 06:59 PM
I have read in an interview that Mirka and Roger will visit India after Roger retires. I think thats also a time for children. But , don t keep me wrong. Its can be earlier than expected.

By the way , it would be so amazing as Roger and Mirka have children!!! :worship: :worship: :worship:

nobama
07-12-2005, 05:48 AM
Don't know if this has been posted before elsewhere but thought it might be worth repeating in the context of this thread. Its not new (I think Oct 04) from an interview that Mirka did. Anyway, it seems relevant ..

"Marriage can wait: Rogerís only 23, weíre in no hurry. But we are both family-oriented, and would love to get married and have children. Roger loves children ó he does sports programs for them almost every second week."Do you know what interview that was from? Was it in a magazine or newspaper?

SUKTUEN
07-12-2005, 03:33 PM
I have read in an interview that Mirka and Roger will visit India after Roger retires. I think thats also a time for children. But , don t keep me wrong. Its can be earlier than expected.

By the way , it would be so amazing as Roger and Mirka have children!!! :worship: :worship: :worship:

That's Great!!! :D :D

Minnie
07-12-2005, 11:38 PM
Do you know what interview that was from? Was it in a magazine or newspaper?

The interview was in the Hindustan Times dated 4 October 2004. It mentions about the 2 of them wanting to visit India when Roger retires. Anyway, here's the full transcript.

"Roger! Itís match point for the ace

Tennis champ Roger Federer enjoys love games even when heís off the court. He has a swell reason: Girlfriend Mirka Vavrinec, once ranked 70th in womenís tennis. In a chat with HT City, Vavrinec talks of her world-beater boyfriend and more.
On Federer: Iíve known Roger for four years. Having been a professional tennis player, Iím able to help him. Heís been the same ever since. I tell his mother that she gave birth to a very happy boy. What I donít like about Roger is that he simply wonít listen to me when heís watching TV. What I like about him is his honesty.
Happy family portrait: I come from near Lake Constance, one-and-half hours away from Rogerís hometown Basel. Iím the only child, Roger has a sister. I love his mom ó sheís a caring person.
On a wavelength: We share interests. We both love music and beaches, and enjoy trying out different cuisines. Iím fond of Indian food and Ayurveda. We both love spending time at home. We also like spending time in a quiet hotel on a lush beach. Maldives is our favourite destination.
The champ in real life: Roger loves to eat Cordon Bleu with French fries and Cheese Fondue. Sparkling water is his favourite drink. He doesnít touch beer, but sometimes enjoys a cocktail. Heís taking interest in fashion only now. Generally, he sports casual outfits, a jacket with jeans maybe. He likes to mix and match his clothes.
Bitten by the travel bug: Given his hectic schedule, we travel a lot. We love it because on long flights we are alone together. We hope to visit India when he retires.
Marriage can wait: Rogerís only 23, weíre in no hurry. But we are both family-oriented, and would love to get married and have children. Roger loves children ó he does sports programs for them almost every second week."

Seems they have much to look forward to! ;) :)

nobama
07-13-2005, 04:24 AM
Why do they have to wait until he retires to visit India? You'd think they could find some time in his schedule to go on holiday there.

SUKTUEN
07-13-2005, 05:12 PM
Thankyou so much of the interveiw!! :bounce: :worship: :worship:

Mirka is So lovely Girl~!!! :hearts: :kiss: :inlove:

Minnie
07-14-2005, 11:48 PM
Why do they have to wait until he retires to visit India? You'd think they could find some time in his schedule to go on holiday there.

While Roger is so concentrated on his tennis career, I can understand that he prefers to sit on a beach and do absolutely nothing for a couple of weeks. Besides, he can concentrate on making Mirka happy, can't he!! :devil: :smooch:

bavaria100
07-15-2005, 01:25 AM
Well he didn't say he was going to wait until retirement. He said "at this moment". We don't know how long he'll be playing. Look at Agassi, he's 35 and is still playing. I doubt Roger will wait until then to have a family. Especially if it's Mirka he plans on having a family with because she is several years older than him.


Mirka is older than Roger ??? :eek: I didnīt know that! How many years ? Well anyway, I think Roger will be a great father and a wonderful husband. :hearts: The girl who will be Rogers wife in a few years, should know how lucky she is to be married to such a nice and kind person like him.

Nathy
07-15-2005, 09:57 AM
Mirka is older than Roger ??? :eek: I didnīt know that! How many years ?

She is 27 I think and he will soon be 24 so I would say 3 years older

SUKTUEN
07-15-2005, 05:07 PM
She is 27 I think and he will soon be 24 so I would say 3 years older

Yes, Mirka is older than Roger 3 years~ :devil:
They Lokks Great together~! :bounce: :inlove:

tennis2tennis
11-18-2006, 05:16 PM
Federer also shared his future plans to be married and become a father. But, like everything else in his life, that must be done to a certain standard of excellence and at the moment his touring commitments would "not be fair" as an environment to be bringing up children.




interesting, he probably thinks he needs to be 100% focused on his tennis or his kids but can't do the two...do you think once players become fathers their form dips? Sampras, Agassi and Hewitts did. what do you guys think can you have you all?

Coop
11-18-2006, 06:03 PM
I cant imagine a better husband and dad than Roger :)

SUKTUEN
11-21-2006, 10:55 PM
he will be a wonderful Father!!!!!!!!:devil: