Roger Federer is the kind of guy who actually marries the girl he knocks up. Hurray! Good to know, right? Roger announced on his website that he and long-term girlfriend Miroslava “Mirka” Vavrinec were married on Saturday. Roger is 27 years old and Mirka just turned 31 years old. It is the first marriage for both.
The two have been dating since 2000, and they announced Mirka’s pregnancy in March. My guess is that Mirka is due in late summer or early fall. It’s good that she finally got Roger down the aisle, though I doubt he was really one of those commitment-phobic men. Roger has always seemed so nice, very much a gentleman. Never a whiff a scandal, never a temper tantrum – he’ll be a good dad, I’d bet.
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.
From People Magazine
Roger is Swiss through and through, but Mirka was born in Slovakia. Her family immigrated to Switzerland when she was only two years old. From what I could find of the tennis ranking systems, Roger seems to currently be ranked the number two player in the world, behind Rafael Nadal. Roger is worth more than $60 million through prize money endorsement deals. Mirka is worth far less, and I would guess that Roger has supported her financially through much of their relationship. However, many sources indicate that she is and has been a vital part of “Team Federer”, acting at times as his manager, his assistant, his cheerleader and moral support. They seem like a really genuine, sweet couple. Congratulations to Roger and Mirka!