Who is Roger Federer’s wife? All about Mirka Federer

Roger Federer met his wife Mirka long before his first major win. Both tennis players met when they represented Switzerland at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney.

After nine years of relationship, Roger and Mirka tied the knot in 2009 and have since had two identical twins.

The tennis star attributes his longevity in the sport in part to Mirka’s support. “She was there when I had no titles and she’s still here 89 titles later, so she had a big role to play [the win]’ he reports told the press after winning the Australian Open in 2017.

Who is Roger Federer’s wife? Here’s everything you need to know about Mirka Federer.

She married Roger in 2009

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Mirka and Roger met at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, where they both represented Switzerland in tennis. They started dating and married that same year April 2009.

The couple married in Roger’s hometown of Basel, Switzerland.

β€œThis morning Mirka and I got married in my hometown of Basel, surrounded by a small group of close friends and family. It was a beautiful spring day and an incredibly joyful occasion,” Roger wrote on his blog at the time.

she is a mother

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A few months after their wedding, Roger and Mirka welcomed their first babies – identical twins Charlene Riva and Myla Rose – in July 2009.

“This is the greatest day of our lives,” the tennis legend said in a statement. “Mirka, Myla and Charlene are all healthy and doing very well.”

in the 2014They welcomed another set of identical twins, boys Leo and Lenny.

“Having kids and now being a father and being married makes everything better,” Roger once said ESPN.

She supports Roger in his matches

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The mother of four regularly takes her children to Rogers matches. When Roger won Wimbledon in 2017, Mirka and both sets of twins stood in the stands and cheered him on.

“I looked at the stands and saw my kids… then I started to realize that I really was a Wimbledon champion,” Federer said today after the win.

He continued, “I saw the boys for the first time and [seeing] them coming to center court and knowing how much center court means to me and looking at them like they don’t know what’s going on. And then the girls were there too and my wife was emotional. It just hit me right.”

She is a former tennis pro


Mirka – who competed under her maiden name Vavrinec – was a professional tennis player and represented Switzerland at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney. She was forced to retire from tennis after a career-ending foot injury.

She is a philanthropist

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The former tennis pro has supported Roger’s philanthropic endeavors throughout their relationship. 2020 the couple donated more than $1 million to Swiss families affected by COVID-19.

“These are challenging times for everyone and no one should be left behind,” Roger wrote in an Instagram caption announcing the donation.

The couple have also donated more than $1 million to education in Africa through the Roger Federer Foundation. At the time of the donation, Roger said he hoped it would set the stage for his daughters to continue the couple’s philanthropic work when they grow up.

“I definitely want to show them that this world also exists,” he says worked out. “There’s no way around it for them because I’m going to travel.”

She helps Federer stay humble

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Roger has been open about his desire to remain humble despite being one of the world’s top tennis pros and he says Mirka has a lot to do with helping him set his priorities.

“Never forget your roots, remember how important family is, your friends are and take care of them. You want them to take care of you too when you’re not doing so well,” Roger said.

According to the Grand Slam winner, Mirka is also responsible for maintaining his style. After post a throwback photo of himself as a teenager on Instagram, poking fun at his look and captioning it: “Reminding everyone that better days are ahead 😜 😁 #weekend #vibes #premirka #teen #wearingmyfirsttie.”

She is a dog mom

In 2022, the couple took on another role: dog parents. In an Instagram post, Roger revealed that they recently welcomed a dog named Willow into the family. “We gave in… πŸ˜„ But we couldn’t be happier, Welcome to the Willow family,” he said wrote in the caption.

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