If you are a Roger Federer fan, you want to read this latest story from Chris Clarey of the NY Times.
In the article published today, Federer talks about how much he likes having his family with him when he goes to tournaments. With the girls turning six later this year, Federer revealed that he travels with multiple nannies and even a kindergarten teacher to keep the girls up-to-date with schoolwork.
They also manage it now that Charlene and Myla are of school age, with the help of a kindergarten teacher who accompanies Federer and his wife, Mirka, on the road and instructs the girls most mornings in hotel rooms or other spaces converted into classrooms.
Federer said that the kindergarten teacher had a degree for teaching primary school and that the plan was for the girls to begin the equivalent of first grade on the road later in the year.
“It seems like the right thing to do, so we can all stay together,” Federer said. “I wasn’t sure if that was what I really wanted for the kids at the beginning, but I must say it keeps us together.
“The girls enjoy it, and I love being with my family, and so does Mirka. She loves being with me, so we get to see each other every single day, basically, and I think that’s more important than being apart from each other and them going to normal school at the moment. But things can change very quickly.”
Federer added that his goal is to win Wimbledon and returning to No. 1 would be a dream. He also talked about Davis Cup and his desire to visit new countries like Istanbul and hinted at a possible exo African tour. (Federer once said he wanted to travel the world as a backpacker when he retired!)
Federer is in New York the next few days for Tuesday night’s MSG exo against Grigor Dimitrov. Then he’s off to Indian Wells.
For more read Clarey’s excellent story here.
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