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Mon, 5 Nov, 2018Danielle McCarthy

Roger Federer reveals the one thing he refuses to do without his wife

Roger Federer reveals the one thing he refuses to do without his wife

He is widely considered to be the greatest male tennis player of all time and now, fans have gotten a glimpse into the romantic side of Roger Federer.

The 37-year-old Swiss champion has confessed that he refuses to sleep in a bed without his wife of nine years by his side.

Speaking to The Sunday Times, Federer explained that his wife, Mirka, and their children travel everywhere with him when he is on tour.

The couple’s four children – twin girls Myla Rose and Charlene Riva, 9, and twin boys Lenny and Leo, 4 – are home-schooled so they can travel across the world with their parents.

Federer admitted that he has had to change “a ton” of nappies between matches but there is one thing that he will never compromise.

“I refuse to leave the bed with my wife. We always wanted to have kids, but my dream was to be with [her] and not in another bedroom on another floor,” he said. 

“I'd rather sleep with kids screaming than away from my wife,” he added.

Although he’s currently accompanied by his children’s nanny and teacher when he tours, the World No 3 said he will enroll his children into a mainstream school in Switzerland when he retires.

However, the tennis legend refused to reveal whether he had any plans to walk away from playing competitively.

Federer said that all he cared about were his “wife, children and friends”, and if he won more tournaments “fantastic” but if not “it’s all good”.

Federer has won 20 Grand Slam singles titles, the most in history for a male player.