Roger Federer is making his Grand Slam debut of 2021 playing at the French Open 2021 where he chases his 2nd French Open title and also his 21st Grand Slam.
Federer had been absent on the tour for almost 15 months after playing at the 2020 Australian Open due to his knee surgery and subsequent rehab. He made his season debut at the 2021 Qatar Open in Doha and later played at the 2021 Geneva Open going out in the 2nd round before he travelled to Paris for the Grand Slam.
In a recent interview he answered some fan questions presented by the ATPTour.com to him. He spoke about spending time with his kids after having been for more than a year with them due to his injury break and Pandemic that halted all tennis activities for 5 months.
Roger Federer talks about his lockdown hobbies with kids
Roger Federer and Miroslava “Mirka” Federer became parents for the first time in 2009, when Mirka delivered their 1st set of identical twins, girls Myla and Charlene. They became parents for a second time in 2014, this time being blessed with identical boys named Leo and Lenny.
“It’s all about my children really. Being a dad, being there for them. I like building Lego so that’s been a bit of a hobby of mine during the lockdowns, it was easy to sit down and take time to build a Harry Potter castle. That was some hard work there.” said Roger about spending time with his kids during the lockdown last year.
Federer tells who is the easier set of kids to manage
Roger Federer has faced many challenges on the court, but his toughest was a fan question which asked who amongst his kids are easier to parent.
“I’d say right now the girls, but it hasn’t always been like this,” Federer said. “I think it depends on the daily mood. There are some serious mood swings going on from time to time, so it’s a battle but it’s a good one.”
While Federer’s retirement remains one constant question among tennis circles, there is a certain excitement as well whether the junior Federer’s will follow their parents footsteps into the game of tennis.