Roger Federer in an interview with CNN ahead of the Australian Open, has revealed more details about his life on and off the court than he has at any point in his life. In an earlier snippet of the interview, Federer revealed, breaking down, at one point of the interview how the death of his mentor Peter Carter impacted his career.
Federer has now opened up even more in the same sit-down talk show, revealing how he first wooed his future wife Mirka Vavrinec during the Sydney Olympics in 2000.
Federer also revealed that a group of wrestlers in the Olympic village dormitory in Sydney egged him on and urged him to go for it when it came to his first kiss with Mirka.
Federer said in the interview with CNN, “We were both playing for Switzerland in tennis 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.”
Federer then revealed the details of his first kiss with Mirka, revealing how a wrestler told him to go for it, “He said, ‘Hey, kiss her now.’ And I’m like, ‘No, I don’t know, maybe, should I?'”
Federer then concluded, “So, anyway, I did.”
Federer who is a couple of years younger than Mirka also made the revelation that he lied about his age after their first kiss. “She told me I was so young when she kissed me. I tried to tell her I was almost 18-and-a-half. I tried to sneak in a quarter year.”
Watch the video of Federer speaking about Mirka here:
Roger Federer discusses his first kiss with his wife Mirka at the Sydney Olympics — and the role a wrestler played in it https://cnn.it/2ABnuVa
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Ever since starting a relationship in 2000, the pair has been going strong to this very day. Mirka has been a real pillar of strength for Roger who has embarked on a career which has undisputedly made him the greatest player in the history of the game.
The pair got married in 2009 and have four kids together. They have twin daughters named Myla Rose and Charlene Riva who were born in July 2009. They then they had another set of twins, two boys named Leo and Lennart in May 2014.
Federer will now be gunning for the 21st Grand Slam of his career at the Australian Open where he will be the defending champion.