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‘Not going to work out’: Roger Federer spills on sad family dilemma

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Roger Federer has opened up about being away from his family for the French Open and Wimbledon, saying restrictive bubble protocols at both events forced his hand.

Federer’s wife Mirka and their four children have been regulars at his matches over the years, particularly at his favourite grand slam Wimbledon.

However the 20-time grand slam champion has been forced to leave them at home in Switzerland this year due to the tricky Covid-19 situation.

“For me, it’s not a problem to come to Paris and do [the bubble] for two weeks, going from hotel to club,” Federer said at the French Open.

Sam Goodwin
Sam Goodwin·Sports Editor
Wed, 23 June 2021, 9:48 pm·4-min read
Roger and Mirka Federer, pictured here at the Met Gala in 2017.
Roger and Mirka Federer at the Met Gala in 2017. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)
Roger Federer has opened up about being away from his family for the French Open and Wimbledon, saying restrictive bubble protocols at both events forced his hand.

Federer’s wife Mirka and their four children have been regulars at his matches over the years, particularly at his favourite grand slam Wimbledon.

However the 20-time grand slam champion has been forced to leave them at home in Switzerland this year due to the tricky Covid-19 situation.

“For me, it’s not a problem to come to Paris and do [the bubble] for two weeks, going from hotel to club,” Federer said at the French Open.

“You can go for an hour’s walk, but I’m not really taking advantage of it.

“But having four kids in a bubble isn’t really going to work out for me, so we have this situation here and we’ll have it again at Wimbledon, and maybe also at the Olympics.”

Federer said he and Mirka had decided to see how things pan out at Wimbledon before making a call on the Tokyo Olympics.

“My first thought with Mirka is to get through Wimbledon, see how that feels and how that goes, and we’ll go from there,” he said.

“Our initial goal was to get in shape for the grass-court season, and for Wimbledon in particular, but so far, so good, everything is ok at home from everything I hear with Mirka.

“She’s got things under control and the kids are not completely misbehaved yet and I’m not worried here.”

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Question looms over Vanessa Bryant lawsuit against Los Angeles County: What does she want?

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The widow of Kobe Bryant wants retribution for what happened last year after her husband and daughter died in a helicopter crash.

But what kind of retribution? And how much?

Vanessa Bryant is suing Los Angeles County, accusing county sheriff’s and fire department employees of improperly sharing photos of dead bodies from the site of the crash that killed nine, including the NBA legend.

As the case heads to trial in February, perhaps the biggest question hovering above it is what her goal is for it.

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Andy Murray’s wedding ring and shoes returned following Indian Wells disappearance

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Andy Murray’s wedding ring and tennis shoes have been recovered after they seemingly disappeared in the California desert.

The three-time major winner is preparing for action at the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells and left his tennis shoes outside underneath his car to dry out overnight – but they were nowhere to be seen when he returned in the morning.

And it was only when his physio asked about his wedding band that he realised he had left the ring tied to his shoes.

In an Instagram video posted late on Thursday, which was shared on Twitter by the ATP Tour Murray said: “I just want to send a quick message to say a huge thanks for all the messages and also to everyone for sharing the story about the shoes and the wedding ring.

“(I) had to make a few calls today and chat to the security at the hotel and everything.

“Little update for everyone,” he said as he raised the shoes into view.

“Would you believe it, they still absolutely stink but the shoes are back, the wedding ring is back and I’m back in the good books. Let’s go.”

The shoes are back. 👟
The ring is back. 💍

Let’s go, @andy_murray!!! 💪#BNPPO21 pic.twitter.com/hA5VKX98mm

— ATP Tour (@atptour) October 7, 2021

In an earlier post, Murray light-heartedly appealed for the return of the ring – to help him smooth things over with his frustrated wife.

He explained leaving his shoes to dry out under his car as “I have no balcony in my room and I didn’t want to leave them in my room as it would stink the room out”.

Murray married his long-term girlfriend Kim Sears in 2015 at Dunblane Cathedral. The couple now have four children.

The Scot is due to play France’s Adrian Mannarino in the first round at Indian Wells on Friday.

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NASCAR Star Has Brutally Honest Admission On Michael Jordan

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Legendary Chicago Bulls star Michael Jordan has a very commanding presence, both on and off the basketball court.

In recent years, Jordan has gotten involved in other sports, namely NASCAR. The NBA Hall of Famer is part owner of 23XI Racing, which is co-owned by Denny Hamlin.

The NASCAR team features Bubba Wallace and is adding Kurt Busch for the 2022 season.

Busch, a veteran NASCAR driver, had a brutally honest admission on his meeting with Jordan.

“I mean he is the GOAT. The situation, the way it all came together, it was this impressive meeting out in Sonoma earlier this summer. Right away, I got along with him. Just with the way he was chill but also presented this aura about him. ‘We will win. We are here to win. This is what this is about,’” Busch remembered in an interview with SiriusXM. “And it was like, ‘Yes sir.’ He’s like, ‘Don’t call me sir.’ I said, ‘Alright, let’s win.’”

Busch is excited to get going for 23XI Racing.

“It was just easy right away to piece together what the contract is,” he recalled. “Monster Energy was incredibly excited about it. Toyota, they were the ones behind the scenes, kind of pushing for a veteran to jump in the program and move the needle with 23XI. I’ve raced a long time for a lot of different legendary owners and Hall of Famers in NASCAR. MJ definitely has a different presence about him.”

The 2022 season should be a fun one.

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