Roger Federer has no problems if his kids turn to business, finance

Updated: Jan 22, 2018, 12:29 IST | AFP

Roger Federer says he's a big believer in kids playing sport, but he's not keen on his own children following in his footsteps

Swiss tennis ace Roger Federer's children (left to right) Myla Rose, Charlene Riva, Lenny and Leo. Pic/Getty Images
Swiss tennis ace Roger Federer's children (left to right) Myla Rose, Charlene Riva, Lenny and Leo. Pic/Getty Images

Roger Federer says he's a big believer in kids playing sport, but he's not keen on his own children following in his footsteps. The Swiss great and wife Mirka had identical twins Myla Rose and Charlene Riva in 2009 and another set came along five years later, Leo and Lenny. They are seen watching their dad ply his trade, but after years travelling the world on the tennis tour, Federer, 36, would prefer not to have to do it all over again.

Roger Federer
Roger Federer

"I hope they don't just because we don't need another 25 years on tour," he said when asked if he would encourage them to be professional players. "No, I'm just a supportive parent. I can't tell which direction they're going to go. If there's going to be anything in sports or in finance or business, I have no idea where they're going to go. All I know is I'll be supportive of them."

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