The 20-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer‘s family is based in Switzerland. He was born to Robert and Lynette Federer in the Swiss town of Basel. His father is a Swiss-German from Berneck, Switzerland and his mother is an Afrikaner from South Africa.
Roger Federer’s parents
His father served as an executive at a pharmaceutical firm Ciba-Geigy. He met Lynette on a business trip and she was also working for Ciba-Geigy. Later, after they got married, Lynette gave birth to Diana and Roger who grew up in the town of Munchenstein, just outside the city of Basel. His parents introduced Federer to tennis but they also let him play squash, basketball, soccer, and other sports.
Tennis was a common interest in their family and everyone enjoyed the sport. Roger was talented enough to earn an entry into Basel’s junior tennis program at the age of eight. Taking up tennis professionally was Federer’s personal choice and he received unconditional support from his parents.
“The children have to put their hearts and souls into it,” said Lynette. “They cannot be forced to do it, not by the mother, the father, the school, or the coach.”
Roger Federer’s sister
The Swiss maestro has one sibling his older sister, Diana. She was born in 1979 (two years before Federer was born). Diana works as a nurse in Switzerland and looks like the gene for twins runs in the family. Diana is also the mother of a set of twins.
Roger Federer’s Family (Parents and Sister)
Roger Federer’s wife
The former WTA player Mirka Vavrinec met Roger Federer during the 2000 Summer Olympics. That’s where everything between the two started. Back then, Roger did not have any ATP titles.
“We were both playing for Switzerland in tennis,” Federer once said. “And then we spent two weeks together in those dorms. We were together with the wrestlers and all the other cool athletes. I guess over the two weeks, we built up some chemistry.”
After dating for almost nine years the couple got married at Wenkenhof Villa near Federer’s hometown Basel in 2009. The same year Mirka gave birth to their identical twin girls – Myla Rose and Charlene Federer.
Mirka retired from the professional tennis tour due to a foot injury.
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Roger Federer’s kids
Roger and Mirka are parents to four children. The set of twin girls, Myla Rose and Charlene Riva were born in 2009. The set of twin boys, Lennart and Leo were born in 2014. All their kids are home-schooled.
“They are so cute, well-educated, they like traveling, they get excited when they go on a plane or when they come to the zoo or even tennis with me. I never saw myself in a vision as a tennis player and father and husband at the same time,” Federer once said.
His girls aren’t really interested in tennis, but one of his boys shows some interest in the sport. “Yeah one of them, the other three (gesturing dicy). One is on a strike right now, he hasn’t played tennis in two months, doesn’t want to do it, you know which one,” Federer said.
What languages do they speak at home?
Federer hails from a region bordering France and Germany. With his country of Switzerland having four officials languages that make him a polyglot. He is fluent in English, French, German and Swiss-German. Swiss-German is his native tongue. Federer’s mother being South African, English could also serve as his native language).
He can also speak functional Swedish and Italian. He can also speak functional Swedish and Italian.
His twin girls speak Slovakian to Mirka (since its Mirka’s native language) and they read Slovakian storybooks. The girls also speak Swiss-German and English (their nanny is English).
CONTROVERSY. Naomi Osaka’s boyfriend Cordae brags his relationship with the world no.2
Naomi Osaka has been dating her boyfriend Cordae for more than 2 years often sparking some controversy. Cordae is an up-and-coming American rapper that loves sending strong messages. Last year, on the occasion of the US Open, he was wildly criticized for showing the middle finger when taking some pictures with Naomi Osaka after she won the trophy. That looked extremely inappropriate also because he was stealing the scene of his girlfriend with that questionable gesture.
Cordae has just launched a song, “More Life”, boasting his relationship with Naomi using the following (strong) words: “My girl a tennis star, you niggas out here marrying hoes.”
According to the comments, many people didn’t really like this.
Cordae and Naomi Osaka are a power couple pic.twitter.com/o8PIpGLpfa
— brown (@BrownRapFan) April 22, 2021
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ABC gave more details on Maria Francisca Perello, Rafael Nadal’s longtime girlfriend and future wife. Maria studied Administration and Direction of companies in the Balearic Islands University. She did not make people notice she was Nadal’s girlfriend.
Then she started working in the department of Communication in Palma de Mallorca. Then she worked in London for Mapfre, which is connected to Nadal. She is currently the director of social integration of the Rafa Nadal Foundation which is based in Barcelona and ran by Nadal’s mother Ana Maria Parera.
In 2013 the couple bought a €4 million worth chalet where they live. Maria understands the sacrifices that her future husband does to keep competing at the highest level. They started dating each other in 2005. She rarely speaks about their relationship.
In 2011, she told John Carlin, writer of Rafa: My Story book, explaining why Nadal often goes to the tournaments being alone: “Travelling around the world would not be good for me and him either. If I followed him everywhere, I think we could stop getting well each other.”
A close source to the couple told ABC: “She gave him his room to relax and not feel tense. When one like Nadal goes through so much pressure he needs to be calm.” In an interview to TODAY Serena Williams was asked her thoughts on her sister Venus as an auntie.
The 23-time Grand Slam winner praised what she considers her best friend. “She’s great. None of us grew up! We’re all just a bunch of kids having fun”, said Serena who became mother of a daughter called Olympia in September 2017.
I feel like things should have changed more,” said Serena, who added: “I feel like the older (Olympia) gets, the more I go back to being how I was. I don’t know if that’s normal, but that (pre-baby life) started coming back for me.”
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Naomi Osaka boyfriend: Osaka’s boyfriend – Cordae – was unaware of her tennis fame until after they started dating in 2019 and attended the US Open.
In a few years, Naomi Osaka has made herself at home in everyone’s hearts. She has bagged four Grand Slam titles and is without a doubt one of the best tennis players in the world. Her boyfriend, however, remained unaware of her being a tennis star until after he started dating her.
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As of now, the 23-year-old tennis star is dating Cordae Amari Dunston – mostly known as Cordae. While Naomi Osaka Cordae have been dating for quite some time now, Cordae was not really aware of Osaka’s tennis fame. “It’s not my sport,” the Grammy-nominated artist said during an interview. “If you asked me about tennis, before being immersed in it because of Naomi, I could only give you Venus and Serena Williams, you know? Because they’re just a part of the culture.”
Later, the rapper even admitted that he felt out of place during the 2019 US Open. “I don’t know if I ever told Naomi this or not, but I felt really out of place. Like, that was my first time being in an environment like that in my entire life,” he said while talking to GQ. He added that it was his first tennis match, and he went to schools where the majority of the kids were Black. As a result, it was “weird” for him to be in that space.
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Cordae, a rapper, moved to LA after college for his career. He released mixtapes as a teenager, going by the name of “Entendre”. He worked on raps as a hobby till 2018, slowly gaining interest later. He was a TBN collective member and was “YBN Cordae” while with them. Last year, he was nominated for Best Rap Album at the Grammys.
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The couple, per reports, met in 2019. They dated in secret for around a year, before going for a date at a LA Clippers game. “I just remember seeing that there were so many people who wanted to take a picture with him,” Osaka said about their first date. ” And I just thought it was really cool how friendly and welcoming he was with everyone”.
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Osaka also revealed that she has been on tour with Cordae, which was like a fun adventure for her. Since then, Osaka has been introduced to a lot of older music by Cordae, which she said was interesting about him, “He knows the whole catalogue of everyone,” she said. “I feel like the knowledge that he has about his craft and his passion is so much more vast than mine”.
It’s Naomi Osaka walking infront of her billboards while wearing Cordae’s record label @hilevel merch for me!! 🤩 pic.twitter.com/qkgXior7oN
— UnapologeticAyesha (@AyeshaAlerts) May 21, 2021
Cordae also spoke about them keeping their relationship private, and how they rarely post intimate moment which they consider sacred. “A relationship is really a sacred thing. Once you let outside influences get into it, it becomes less sacred”.