- Roger Federer has been married to his wife, Mirka Federer, since April 2009.
- Though Roger (who is currently competing in the 2019 U.S. Open tournament) is a tennis legend, he credits much of his success to his former pro tennis star wife.
- Roger plays his first-round match against India’s Sumit Nagal on Monday, August 26 at 8:15 p.m. EST.
Roger Federer almost won his ninth Wimbledon championship, but now he’s setting his sights on the U.S. Open. No matter what, there’s one person always cheering him on: his wife, Mirka. Miroslava “Mirka” Federer (née Vavrinec) was a tennis star in her own right, and now she is her husband’s No. 1 supporter and a loving mom to their four children. He’s credited her as his “rock,” and is the one who keeps the Federer family together, even with her husband’s demanding schedule.
Together for nearly two decades, there’s so much to say about this aspirational couple. And as Federer prepares for his first round match against Sumit Nagal on Monday night, we’re swooning over his love story.
Roger and Mirka met in 2000
While competing for Switzerland in the 2000 Sydney Olympics, Roger told CNN’s Christina MacFarlane that the trip culminated with a life-defining kiss. If you look closely at the image below, you can spot both of them in the Swiss team’s photo: