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At tonight’s final, all views will be directed to one place: There is a SPECIAL MATCH and only one winner!

The rivals Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer are playing a historic match tonight at the Finals of the Masters in Cincinnati. All of Serbia is on its feet because Nole has the opportunity to become the first player to win all the masters tournaments, but another duel is expected with excitement.

While Nole and Roger will play on the court, their more beautiful half will have their own duel from their seats. Of course, this is about the fashion match between Jelena Djokovic and Mirka Federer, who never disappoint us with their dress combinations and always provoke vicious reactions.

Before the match tonight, let’s remember the most impressive editions of the famous tennis player’s wife, and maybe we already decide in advance which of them deserves the title of “Queen of the seats”?

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Roger Federer backs gay players: ‘Coming out makes you feel better’

Brian Vahaly will hold an event in New York on August 23 to talk about his story. Vahaly, who achieved a career-high singles ranking at no. 64 in 2003, will speak about his story as a gay person, a husband (to another man) and a father of two kids. Kevin Anderson backed the initiative through Twitter. ‘Words that come to mind when I think about people who are Out: courageous, strong, progressive, fearless and leaders. Very proud of my friend Nick for embodying these attributes and I hope you will support his cause if you are in NY on August 23rd,’ wrote Anderson. In Cincinnati, Roger Federer was asked why there wasn’t any openly gay player on the ATP Tour and also if the ATP is a safe and receptive place to come out.

‘Yeah, I think no problem at all,’ Federer said. ‘Yeah, it’s true we have not had it. Don’t know why, you know? Have we not had any, or some players have just chosen not to do it? I think it would be totally accepted, no problem. I’m all for it; it’s a good thing… it doesn’t matter where you come from, who you are, I’m all for it that you’re open about it. I think you’ll feel better in the process, to be honest, and everybody should support one another on this planet.’

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The amazing birthday party for Roger Federer held by Mirka and children

In an interview shared on his Facebook account, Roger Federer revealed a great birthday party was held last week by his family to celebrate his 37th birthday. It was extremely funny, as the Swiss player himself told. ‘My wife said, Just let’s keep it simple, super relaxing. 37 is not 30, is not 20, is not a big one, so let’s keep it simple, we have enough busy days in my life,‘ Federer admitted. ‘I had a super funny cake they created for me. I think I was on the cake playing tennis with my wife and all the four kids. I remember my calf was so big, I was really proud of my calf. We had an easy time. In the evenings we had a dress-up, so we all looked very funny. They wanted me to dress like a Superman and Mirka was WonderWoman, and all the kids were Supermans and the women too. I was like, Oh my God, the kids look so good. She (Mirka) looked amazing, I was looking like a Superman coming from the beach.’

Federer has a ton of fans around the world, but what is the Swiss player fan of? ‘I like FC Basel, my soccer team back home where I grew up, I followed them, I watched their matches on Livestream on Sunday,‘ Federer said. ‘I like art, food, going for nice dinners, with my friends, my family, my wife sometimes, you know, romantic of course, I like it when we go out to a beautiful restaurant. And I just like being in the city centre of these big cities and going for a walk and seeing what the vibe is all about, and then, of course, I do love Switzerland so much, worth a trip, come to Switzerland! That’s the message for you.’

Federer is with his family in Cincinnati, like in 2015, the last time he competed there. ‘We like an easy week as a family before we go to the New York City which is such a different life’, he said.

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Roger Federer: ‘I admired Mirka’s effort in tennis. I couldn’t do like her’

Roger Federer recalled the old times when he started dating his wife Mirka and seeing how much effort she was making to improve her tennis. Mirka achieved a career-high singles ranking at No. 76 in 2001, then the year after, in 2002, she retired.

Asked about what he learned from her, Federer said: ‘I didn’t learn that much because I knew I couldn’t do it. I was just watching her train and go like, It’s incredible how you can put your head down, train for five, six hours straight without losing interest. I was losing interest within an hour. I was more just admiring it rather than thinking I could do the same one day, to be quite honest. I had to go my path. My path was different. It was left and right and trying to adjust and find myself, deviate again. Eventually, I found the joy in working hard and feeling the pain, understanding why I’m going on the treadmill, why I’m going to the weight room.

I needed everything to be explained to me. When finally the penny dropped, it was very clear to me, why I was doing the off‑court work for the on‑court. Then also I think actually Tony Roche helped me in a big way, just getting my mind right in the sense, sort of old school, just being able to do hour after hour after hour. Ever since, it’s not been a problem to do that now. I actually have my coaching team slowing me down, Severin (Luthi) telling me, It’s okay, you don’t need to do more than two, three hours straight any more. When Tony asked me, Can you play seven times five sets? That was the question. I looked at him, I go, I don’t know. He said, You want to be able to answer that question, Yes, with no problem. That’s what I’ve worked for. Ever since then, I’m confident I can do it.’

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Roger Federer reveals how he spent his 37th birthday

Roger Federer had a nice and relaxing day, that’s what it seems, on his 37th birthday. The Swiss player is currently near New York to practice ahead of Cincinnati Open, and his wife Mirka and four children – daughters Myla and Charlene, sons Leo and Lenny – were probably there. On Facebook, on August 9 in the morning, when everything finished, Federer wrote: ‘Thanks for all the wonderful birthday wishes. Had a great day with plenty of cake….’, he wrote adding some funny emojis.

In 2014, Federer celebrated his 33 years of life in a much more different way, on court in Toronto finishing his quarter-final match against David Ferrer past midnight. A cake was given to him after the match. ‘Unusual, to say the least. I think it happened in Montreal also once. I remember if I was playing Stan (Wawrinka)? I’m not sure. Maybe it was. Well, you’ve got to try to stay focused, but at the same time, clearly it’s very much appreciated. It’s so nice, you know, seeing so many people care for you and wishing you all the best and all that. I think Canadians in particular are very open with their emotions. They make me feel very welcome here. Definitely one of the reasons I try to come back as much as I can every year. I’m really having a great time here again this week with my family. Everybody is super nice. I do feel the love, no doubt.’

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Roger Federer: ‘If my wife Mirka and children are happy, I can play better’

Roger Federer is very popular wherever he goes, and having him in a tournament makes the environment completely different, both on practice courts and central courts. The Swiss always gets the maximum support, and he feels okay dealing with his popularity.

‘I prefer playing matches in front of thousands of people and on legendary courts rather than practicing in front of nobody‘, the 37-year-old admitted. ‘But even that I take pleasure from, as well. I don’t feel like I need it necessarily to live, otherwise I feel like I’d be in the wrong place, playing for the wrong reasons. I got a lot of great moments away from the matches and the practices and away from the tennis with the life, with my wife and my family, my friends. The traveling we do there as well, the time we spend together there is equally as nice, if not nicer. If I can do it hand‑in‑hand, have sort of two lives at once, it’s unbelievable. As long as my wife, my kids enjoy it, I’m the happiest guy out there. So also I can play better tennis. But, yes, it’s very cool to play matches like today or the other day. Then of course, winning is more fun, getting another chance to up your level round by round. It’s a great feeling. It’s a payoff for a lot of hard work also on the practice courts.’

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Roger Federer turns 37: When Swiss legend was forced to clean toilets for a week!

Roger Federer was known to be extremely temperamental as a teenager.

Roger Federer birthday: One of the greatest players to have played tennis, Federer is celebrating his 37th birthday. In an interesting stat, the Swiss marvel was once made to clean toilets!

Swiss tennis legend Roger Federer, who arguably is the greatest tennis player of all time, is celebrating his 37th birthday on Wednesday. At a time when most of the tennis players are struggling with injuries, Federer is playing some of the best tennis ever. While wishes are pouring in from all corners on Federer’s 37th birthday, one interesting stat about the tennis marvel which his fans might not be aware of – is the fact that he was once made to clean toilets for a week as a part of a punishment.

One of the most respected figures in the tennis fraternity currently, Federer is also known for his calm-headed attitude on court – where he remains to be an idol for youngsters across the globe. But during his early days, Federer was known to be an aggressive teenager and he was even made to clean toilets for a week after smashing his racquet to rip a courtside curtain in Biel –Switzerland’s national tennis centre.

Federer, in his teens, was nowhere close to what he is now. While he threw his racquet every now and then, his coaches had a tough time dealing with his temperament. It was in the year 1997 that Federer started to make the right noises by earning praise from all corners with a stupendous show in the junior tennis world.

Today, a teenager who was temperamental still continues to show glimpses of his aggression on the court – but he has channelised the energy in the right direction to entertain tennis fans across the globe with some breathtaking tennis. Federer currently has 20 Grand Slam titles to his name – the most by any male tennis player.

While he has won eight titles at Wimbledon – the most prestigious of the four Grand Slams, he has won Australian Open on six occasions and US Open five times. Federer has won the French Open just once as Rafael Nadal has dominated on clay like no other tennis player. Federer is married to Mirka, who was a tennis pro from Switzerland when the two met in 2009. The couple married the same year and have four children – Myla, Charlene, Lenny and Leo.

In order to ensure that he continues to play tennis – a sport he loves so much, Federer has been picking and choosing tournaments. He was knocked out in Wimbledon 2018 by South Africa’s Kevin Anderson, who defeated him 2-6, 6-7 (5/7), 7-5, 6-4 in the quarter-final. Federer has also pulled out of the upcoming Rogers Cup. Federer had earlier pulled out of French Open 2018 to be in the best possible shape for the Wimbledon.

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