We have often talked about the flawless love stories of famous people around the world. Their perfect wedding ceremonies, to adorable proposals and even the decades of unconditional love, are few of many things that win our hearts.
One such story is that of tennis legend Roger Federer and his wife Mirka. One of the greatest to ever play the sport, there is no tennis fan in the world who might not know of his career achievements. But his greatest feat might still be managing to marry his gorgeous wife Mirka. But how did this love story begin? Read on.
How did they meet?
The young adorable couple met way back at the 2000 Sydney Olympics. Mirka at the time was actually engaged to an Arab, according to Italian publication Gioia, but eventually started dating Roger.
Federer had also once revealed that the couple shared their first kiss on the last day on the Sydney Olympics in 2000. The couple tied the knot back in 2009. Though Roger might be the king when it comes to the tennis court, but the world has repeatedly been in awe of his adoration towards Mirka.
Who is Mirka?
Mirka is a former tennis player who managed to reach an career high ranking of 76 way back in 2001, just after meeting a young Roger Federer. Born in Slovakia, her family immigrated to Switzerland when she was just two.
A persistent foot injury forced Mirka to quit the game in 2002, after which she became Roger’s public relations manager and handled most of his media affairs.
As if the couple isn’t picture perfect enough, four little children make for the amazing Federer clan. A month before they got married, the couple had announced that they were going to be parents, to the surprise of having their first set of twin daughters, Myla Rose and Charlene Riva. The beautiful boys were then born in 2014.
Though Mirka is currently busy with the kids, initially she never missed any of Federer’s greatest moments on the court. Clearly a sign of a true supporting partner.
Even though Roger spends most of his days away on tennis duties, the 37-year-old great is known to insist that his family travels with him for his games, so he can be closer to them.
Earlier this year, Federer spoke to The Sunday Times and mentioned that changing “a ton of nappies” between matches was worth to live his “dream” with Mirka.
Federer also said that he has a strong rule of sleeping by Mirka’s side all the time. Something he stands by very strictly.
The story of Roger and Mirka Federer will always bring a smile to our face, and make us want to believe in true love unconditionally.