Roger Federer Could Miss The French Open Or Wimbledon For Birth Of Third Child
by Staff | April 16th, 2014, 5:34 pm
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Roger Federer and wife Mirka remain mum on the due date of their third child, but Federer hinted today that he would skip tournaments like the French Open to be by his wife’s side.

“So we’re just waiting,” Federer told the AP on Wednesday. “It’s a priority for me trying to be there, trying to support my wife. I’ve played enough tennis matches. Missing a tournament or missing a match wouldn’t change anything for me.”

When asked if it could mean missing a Grand Slam like the French, Federer said it wouldn’t matter.

“Yeah, let’s talk about it when it would happen. At the moment we hope it’s not going to be that way,” Federer said. “If it is, that’s what it is, you know.”

Federer and Mirka announced they were expecting a third child on December 24.

Federer has played a record 57 straight Grand Slam tournaments.


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20 Comments for Roger Federer Could Miss The French Open Or Wimbledon For Birth Of Third Child

Humble Rafa Says:

Oh please! This just gives Arrotard another excuse.

You will hear:

Humble won more slams because the Arrogant One was with his wife for children number 3,4 and 5.


Ben Pronin Says:

Humble Rafa, you are hilarious!


skeezer Says:

At least Fed has a ligiimate excuse to miss tournaments. Hehe…unlike…..

Fed could break anither record winnin a Slam one day with the most kids, lol.


Leo Says:

Would hate to not see him at the French, but it looks like he has his heart in the right place! Hopefully the baby arrives after Wimbledon ;-)


Ben Pronin Says:

Ditto, Leo! It would be a shame and weird if Federer missed any slam. How long was she pregnant for before December? C’mon Rog!


Nirmal Kumar Says:

I just hope Roger does not miss Wimbledon. If he can keep his health good, he would have a real good chance this year.


Eric Says:

Kudos to Roger for implicitly reminding some people about what it means to lead a successful life.


metan Says:

He is showing a good example for being a husband and daddy as well. That’s all the wife and the kids wanted. 😄


Michael Says:

So far, Roger has an impeccable record in majors where he has not withdrawn either due to injury or familial driven problems. I hope this incredible streak continues for the sake of Roger.


Josh Says:

Rog never mentioned the possibility of missing Wimbledon – I think the baby is due earlier than that. In a way, it wouldn’t be so bad if he missed the French – it would give him more time to practise, get used to the grass and have a real shot at the Grand Slam he has the most chance of winning (defo. one of the top contenders there)


queen Says:

stay home and take care of ur family fed. That’s what decent people do.


Humble Rafa Says:

He is showing a good example for being a husband and daddy as well. That’s all the wife and the kids wanted

The Arrogant One can be a good daddy and a husband. Don’t use the birth of his baby as an excuse to undermine my Humble record.

That’s all I ask for from Arrotards.


Humble Rafa Says:

but it looks like he has his heart in the right place!

I leave my heart in Mallorca.


rafaeli Says:

I’m sure the baby is due mid July after Wimbledon. Neither FO nor Wimbledon will be affected not unless it’s early.


contador Says:

@rafaeli,

I am guessing they waited at least 8 weeks before making a public announcement. In fact, they may have waited 16 weeks. If you are her age, usually an amniocentesis at around 16 weeks assures everything is okay. It is a conservative choice, but yeah, they might have chosen to wait until almost 2nd trimester before telling the world.If he is alerting the public that he might miss RG, that is my guess.

Mirka is in safe hands, getting the best care possible, be assured. : )


contador Says:

They probably know the sex and how many buns she has in the oven, so to speak. They are good at keeping a secret, for sure. I am just happy he is talking about it publicly – that is a positive sign, to my mind.


Humble Rafa Says:

If he planned his pregnancy like I play my forehand, the baby would land between FO and Wimbledon.

#shankybackhand#
#no timing#


Purcell Says:

Queen…….Fed is an extremely decent person so what are you on about?


Tennis Fan Says:

Too bad about Nadals
#earlyexit
#arthriticknees
#inappropriateweeping

I have always liked the guy … but he seems to be going in the wrong direction lately ….


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