Federer Reveals on Christmas Eve that Mirka is Pregnant Again

Mirka and I are very happy to share the news that Myla & Charlene will be big sisters in 2014! Happy Holidays…

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Before I continue with my post let me first of all wish you a merry Christmas. I hope you all had a blessed time with your loved ones and that none of you were alone. But if you were then let me remind me of the Fedfamily here on my blog who cares and who are all connected thanks to Roger Federer. I spent the day with family myself but I felt the need to connect with you guys as well, who have been such loyal and faithful followers of my blog. My blog reaching an age of 5 years and a million views recently is a tribute to all of us. Those things would not have happened if there wasn’t something special about this blog. So I think we can afford to feel proud of ourselves for these achievements. All of us. Whatever the future holds it has been a great ride full of ups, downs, passion, intensity, interesting discussion, friendship, and much more.

Well then. Full of surprises this GOAT, isn’t he? Let me say congratulations to the Federer’s for expecting their third child. As I’ve always said there is never a dull moment in the Federer camp. There is always something happening. Even in the off season. I can’t speak for others but I’m sure there are quite a few people who hopes this will be a boy. It would just balance things out a bit after the twin girls and may be someone who follows in Roger’s footsteps. At first I wasn’t sure what to make of this new development but I’m sure Roger knows exactly what he is doing, and if anything it will just improve his tennis. And if it doesn’t it won’t matter either. There are more important things to life than tennis(I’m serious!). It is exciting either way and of course Roger has no shortage of ‘help’ when it comes to the children.

With a fan in Dubai

He is so wealthy that he can have the best of both worlds. That’s why probably it is positive for his tennis if anything. He is in a great position in his life where he can be a good parent and a professional sportsman at the same time without either of the two negatively influencing the other. Of course cash plays a role in this and Roger is an exceedingly wealthy man. And he deserves every penny. Roger did not become one of the wealthiest sportsman in history through greed and selfish motives. He has given joy and inspiration to countless fans around the world and entertained them to no end. He has treated other people as equals and tirelessly given of his time and energy to the public. In a society driven by idol worship he is one of the extremely rare idols who actually deserves that status.

He was named the second most respected and trusted personality in the world second only to the late Nelson Mandela in 2011. I never said anything about Mandela’s passing in my blog but believe me it was felt here in South Africa, as I’m sure it was all over the world. Either way it says a lot about Roger to get elected for such an honor behind someone like Mandela. And he may as well be the most respected and trusted person in the world at this point. And I didn’t even mention his foundation which recently celebrated its 10th year of existence. The man is a true inspiration. Always sees the glass as half full. Always bounces back from adversity. Always respectful and giving tennis a good name. One doesn’t even want to think about the void it would leave the day he leaves the sport.

Well it’s not long before Brisbane now, is it? Just 5 more days and the man is back on court! I’m very excited to see the ‘new’ Roger in action and whether he has a few more surprises in store for us. Will he have a new racquet? Will he serve-and-volley more? Will his confidence keep increasing from where it left off in London? Can he start the 2014 season with a title? All these questions will be answered and I am waiting in anticipation and excitement. Maybe the expectancy of an addition to the Federer household will also serve as an inspiration for Roger to rise to even bigger heights. Children makes one feel young after all, especially if you can afford to pay others to do some of the more energy sapping work. What do you guys think? Do you think this new development will inspire Roger or do you think it could interfere with his tennis?

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16 Comments

  1. Merry Christmas to you Ru-an and a Happy Holiday To Everyone. I Hope 2014 Brings You All Health, Peace and Happiness. I am thrilled about the new baby, if a boy he will be followed in the coming years with much curiosity and anticipation should he pick up a racket. The girls may play too, who knows after all they are all Federers.

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    Susan Reply:

    LOL geesh, almost forgot to wish Roger a great 2014, let the tennis begin.

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    Ru-an Reply:

    Always nice to hear from you Susan. All the best in the new year to you. I will probably make a new year’s post as well. Guess I’m in a generous mood these days! Haha.

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  2. Hi Ru-an seasons greeings and a Happy New Year to you and all your many readers. Isn’t it good that amid all the comments about Fed good and bad, that he just gets on with his life in the most natural way! We as fans wish him and his family all the best and hope to see him play well and stay healthy
    in 2014 and of course …win

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  3. Dear Ru-an, Greetings, Merry Christmas and the Happiest of New Year to you and to all many, many Fedfans that come to your blog.
    Your blog about Roger and Mirka’s exciting news said it all! There is nothing I would want to add. Beautifully stated as to who Roger is. May the new baby, boy or girl, to join their family be a healthy baby. My earnest wish for them.
    Ru-an, a belated congratulations to your 1 million views on your blog, am not surprised. Good news travels fast and so it has.
    Most of all, I wish you the best on your new life in Thailand. Take good care of yourself.
    Roger will be doing well in 2014, I have good feelings about it. Ups or downs, we will stand by him, he is, after all our Champion, the Tennis Champion of the world.
    Kindly,
    Dolores

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  4. Happy new year to you, Ruan! and congrats on your blog’s success. I was actually quite happy to hear of the addition to Fed’s family. I think he is such a family man that this will only inspire him to play better in his last few years. He looks happy and excited in all the press coverage leading up to Brisbane, and one can only hope for the best. If anything, I think fans will just have to enjoy whatever he throws at us. My sense is that Edberg will join the team– and Fed will show us something slightly different at Brisbane –not sure what it is. But I have been watching all his old Wimbledon victories and hoping that now that his back is better, his old accurate and well-placed serving will win him some cheap points.

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  5. Dear Ruan,
    A belated congratulations to your million views on your blog.
    You’ve indeed created a real community of readers here, a family of brothers and sisters from all over the world connected around Roger Federer and his journey, and around you.
    You brought us together not based on status, gender, ethnicity, culture or whatever human criteria, but just out of love for tennis and affection to Roger Federer as well as our desire to be informed and better understand tennis.
    Your posts proof you are a firm, but critical believer in Roger Federer.
    At the same time you didn’t keep at bay critical thinking from the side of your commenters, which is a unique quality I think.
    Whilst at the start your sense for truth and honesty as well as your emotional engagement to Roger Federer made you write in a very negative way towards Roger’s nemesis’s (whose conduct doesn’t shy away from crossing the lines of fair play and the rules of the book), you’ve gradually learned to express your views in a more moderate way now.
    It opened up more space for differentiated views, which is good I think, but which made you also lose some fans.
    Some of them were very good commenters, and I miss them.
    That’s a bit sad, but such is probably inevitable as you can’t please everybody.
    But your blog continues because you love it and you don’t give up like Roger Federer.
    I can only say :“Mil fois merci” for all this, Ruan, duizend maal dank !
    I’m happy Roger is expecting another baby.
    Can’t wait to see him play at the Brisbane event.

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    Ru-an Reply:

    You’re welcome Wirlfried. It is indeed nice that everyone are equals here no matter what our differences may be. As for Nadal you said it well. I have changed my attitude and I know I did the right thing. Criticizing others is not a good quality no matter who they are. Our duty is to work on our own faults and weaknesses and eradicate them. There is a power which will make everyone face the consequences of their wrongdoings so it is not our job to make that happen. We are best advised to set ourselves right so that we wouldn’t have to face any negative consequences ourselves. If someone was here only to criticize Nadal then they don’t belong here anyway. This blog is not about obsessing over Nadal(and looking like bad losers in the process), it’s about celebrating Federer. I think you summed it up well in the words ‘you are a firm, but critical believer in Roger Federer’. That is probably the best anyone has ever summed me up as a writer. I do have a huge amount of faith in Roger, or this blog wouldn’t exist after 2013. But I am also very objective and criticize when neccasary. This was never gonna be another blind Federer worshiping blog. It was gonna be about critical and intelligent thinking. I believe this is not only the best Federer blog there is but also the best tennis blog. Duisend dankies aan jou ook :-)

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  6. Merry Christmas and a happy new year to Roger, Ruan and all of us Federer fans.

    I think the news of an additional child is actually going to inspire Roger. Until 2013, 2008 was probably the most disappointing year in Roger’s career. Nadal’s 2009 Austrailian open win was like a knife in all our hearts esp after his wins at Wimbledon and FO. But then we learnt of Mirka being pregnant and suddenly 2009 became his greatest year and only a lucky JMDP stopped him at the US open else he would have had a Roger Slam. In some ways, I am seeing a trend – 2013 has been his worst year and he doesn’t own any GS titles anymore – cycle of life anyone?? Bigger racquet or not, bigger family for sure and with it a bigger heart!!! Watch out for Roger in 2014!!

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  7. Ruan, Congrats to the million hits. Also, all the best in the new year. I’ve felt this year you have been too critical of Roger. We don’t really have a clue what is happening in his life and we always have to give him the benefit of the doubt. He suffered back issues most of the year and in turn changed his play to protect his back. Instead of playing again his opponent he was playing to protect his back.
    I know he always does his best with what he has out on the court….he loves the game too much to do otherwise.
    We have to understand, he’s only working with what he has at any given moment, just like the rest of us.

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  8. Roger on his Facebook: “I am happy to announce that beginning in Melbourne, Stefan Edberg will join Severin Lüthi on my coaching team. Severin, who has been part of my team for the last 7 years, will do most of the weeks and Stefan has agreed to work with us for at least 10 weeks starting at the Australian Open in Melbourne. Stefan was my childhood hero, and I am really looking forward to spending time and learning from him”.

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  9. Federer said in his interview that Mirka is doing well and that he hopes it stays that way, and that her previous pregnancy in 2009 didn’t prevent her to assist the dramatic Wimbledon final in 2009 between Roger and Andy Roddick, which wasn’t evident at all in her situation.
    The ATP-events calendar fortunately allows you to react and adapt your personal calendar he added. When something important happens like the birth of a child I’ll play a bit less during some weeks, to play more afterwards. This year (2013) I added spontaneously Hamburg and Gstaad to my program. Next year will happen most likely some changes to my program as well, he added.

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