My wife Mirka is extremely competitive: Roger Federer
Bern: Swiss tennis legend Roger Federer has said his wife is a competitive individual who fights for every point even in friendly knock-ups against him during holidays.
Roger and Mirka Federer. Pic/AFP
Federer's wife Mirka played the game professionally, attaining a career-high singles ranking of World No 76 in 2002, but was forced to retire in 2002 due to a persistent foot injury.
She met the 17-time Grand Slam champion during the 2000 Olympics and married him in 2009. Federer said his wife's tennis was rhythmical and he finds it difficult to counter, especially when on holidays when he is in a relaxed mood.
"She plays a very rhythmical game and me... not so much," Federer was quoted as saying by the Herald Sun on Thursday. "So, I avoid playing tennis too much on holidays because you don't want that kind of competition while relaxing." The couple has four children — two pairs of identical twin girls and boys.