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Roger Federer Enjoys Retirement: ‘Super Happy’ Raising His Four Kids

Tennis legend Roger Federer is thoroughly enjoying life off the court. The former world No. 1, who retired in 2022, has smoothly transitioned into retirement and relishes his role as a dedicated father to his four children with his wife, Mirka.

In a recent interview with Extra at the June 10 premiere of his new documentary, “Federer: Twelve Final Days,” Federer shared his contentment with his new lifestyle. “Retirement is great. It was smooth,” said Federer, 42. “Super happy in my life. We have four beautiful children. There are twin boys that are 10, twin girls that are 14, and then my wife. We’ve just been traveling around the world, having the best time, and obviously helping them with school, and then having projects like this one. So, I’m keeping busy with that and it’s been wonderful.”

Federer officially retired following the Laver Cup in September 2022. However, his preparation for life after tennis began earlier, following two knee surgeries in 2020 and 2021 that limited his time on the court. “I had a little bit of luck — unfortunate luck — with my knee. My knee was getting worse and worse, so I think I got a feeling and a taste of how life was going to be once I’m retired, being home more and so forth,” Federer explained.

In his new documentary, which chronicles the end of his illustrious career, Federer becomes emotional when contemplating life after tennis. “I always felt that my career could always end with any injury — and it’s only tennis, I always tried to remind myself,” Federer said at the premiere. “Every time I won a match or a tournament, especially a tournament, I knew it could be my last, and so you always have to live it in a way where one day you’ll be home and then you will not be a tennis player anymore. You will only be a former tennis player. And I think that mindset has helped me not being too worried about the afterlife of tennis.”

Federer’s pragmatic approach to the end of his career has helped him embrace his new life with ease. He described the transition as a positive and fulfilling experience. “It’s been a great transition. I’m very happy and I’m happy it was the way it was supposed to be for me,” he said.

Since retiring, Federer has been dedicated to his family, spending quality time with his children and traveling with them and his wife, Mirka. His twins, Myla and Charlene, are now 14, and his twin sons, Lenny and Leo, are 10. The family enjoys their time together, exploring new places and creating lasting memories.

In addition to his family life, Federer remains engaged with various projects, including his new documentary, which offers an intimate look at the final days of his professional tennis career. This project has allowed him to stay busy and connected to the sport that defined much of his life.

Federer‘s journey from tennis superstar to content retiree serves as an inspiring example of how athletes can gracefully transition to life after sports. His focus on family, personal growth, and new ventures has enabled him to find joy and fulfillment beyond the tennis court. As he continues to navigate this new chapter, Federer remains a beloved figure in the world of sports and beyond, cherished not just for his incredible achievements on the court but also for his admirable approach to life after retirement.

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