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Originally posted 01/15/2010 09:15AM
Tiger Woods's pal Roger Federer has spoken to the elusive golfer and believes his scandal-plagued friend will soon return to the sport.
Federer predicts in an interview with French sports paper L'Equipe published Friday that Woods will make a comeback "as the wonderful golfer we know."
Federer also says he told Woods he'll support him. "The tabloids are going crazy, sponsor contracts are falling apart," Federer says. "I've always been aware that the image you patiently construct for an entire career can be ruined in a minute. It scares you a bit, but that's the way things are."
He adds that Woods's November car accident and subsequent stories about extramarital affairs have been rough on the golfer.
Originally posted 09/08/2009 08:00AM
Roger Federer may be the world's top tennis champion, but when it comes to changing diapers as a first-time dad, he says he is still capable of a double fault.
"Thank God nobody is judging me on it," Federer told PEOPLE at a press conference Monday following his victory over Spain's Tommy Robredo at the U.S. Open in New York. "It's hard! But I'm still trying to be good at it."
The Swiss pro, 28, and his wife Mirka Vavrinec welcomed twin girls Charlene Riva and Myla Rose on July 23 in Switzerland.
Originally posted 08/10/2009 02:20PM
When news broke that Roger Federer and wife Mirka had welcomed identical twin daughters Myla Rose and Charlene Riva on July 23, it caught many off guard.
Acting on medical advice, the couple initially chose not to disclose that the pregnancy involved more than one baby, and Federer tells The New York Times he decided to "just play along until the very, very end" after reporters had failed to ask whether twins were, in fact, on the way.
The tennis ace, 28, very nearly spilled the beans, himself, however – and on more than one occasion.
Originally posted 07/24/2009 05:00AM
There's a new doubles team in town: Roger Federer and wife Mirka are the proud parents of twin girls, the tennis star announced early Friday on his Web site.
Daughters Charlene Riva Federer and Myla Rose Federer arrived late Thursday evening in Switzerland, Federer, 27, shares.
"This is the greatest day of our lives," the Grand Slam champ and No. 1 player in the world said in a statement. "Mirka, Myla and Charlene are all healthy and doing very well."
Originally posted 04/11/2009 06:10PM
Roger Federer is officially off the singles market. The tennis champ announced on his Web site that he married longtime girlfriend and former WTA tennis player Miroslava "Mirka" Vavrinec in Switzerland on Saturday.
"Earlier today, in my hometown of Basel, surrounded by a small group of close friends and family, Mirka and I got married. It was a beautiful spring day and an incredibly joyous occasion," Federer, wrote on his blog. "Mr. and Mrs. Roger Federer wish all of you a Happy Easter weekend."
Last month, Federer, winner of 13 Grand Slam singles titles revealed that he and Mirka are expecting their first child this summer. The couple met while at the 2000 Sydney Olympics where they both represented Switzerland.
– Antoinette Y. Coulton
Originally posted 03/12/2009 03:55PM
There's going to be another kind of racket around Roger Federer's house.
The Swiss tennis star, 27, announced on his Web site that he and his longtime girlfriend are expecting their first child. Federer, who has won 13 Grand Slam singles titles, has been with former Women's Tennis Association (WTA) player Miroslava "Mirka" Vavrinec since the 2000 Sydney Olympics, where they met while representing Switzerland.
"Mirka and I are excited to let you know that we will be parents this summer!" Federer writes on his blog. "Mirka is pregnant and we are so happy to be starting a family together. This is a dream come true for us. We love children and we are looking forward to being parents for the first time. Mirka is feeling great and everything is going well."
Originally posted 06/25/2008 04:00PM
Roger Federer has some famous cheerleaders in the stands Wednesday at Wimbledon: Gwen Stefani and her husband Gavin Rossdale, took in the Swiss star's match (against Robin Soderling) from a private box alongside Vogue's Anna Wintour.
And the famous friends have been spending time together away from the lawns of the All England Club. On Tuesday, Federer accompanied the Stefani-Rossdale clan – including 2-year-old son Kingston – to the London Zoo, enjoying a day off after winning his Monday match against Dominik Hrbaty.
Originally posted 06/23/2008 10:30AM
Tennis goes green for the next two weeks as Wimbledon starts on the lawn courts of London – and Venus Williams hopes she'll be able to claim her fifth women's title.
In fact, she says, last year's win gives her a slight mental edge.
"The advantage is that you won last year and it will never be taken away from you," Williams told reporters before the tournament began Monday. "It will always be yours, and you can hug the plate at night if it gets cold." (Venus's younger sister Serena has won the title twice. Together, they've also claimed the doubles title twice.)
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