Roger Federer last played at Wimbledon 2021 when he lost in the quarter finals against the young Polish player, Hubert Hurkacz. Hurkacz earned the biggest win of his career when he beat the eight-time champion in straight sets. The 24-year-old beat Federer 6-3, 7-6(4), 6-0, giving the Swiss maestro his first ever bagel at Wimbledon.
While the Olympics are due to start this week, Federer was spotted in Croatia with his wife, his longtime coach, Ivan Ljubicic and former footballer, Thierry Henry.
Federer and his wife, Mirka were seen enjoying some time away at a restaurant in Mali Lošinj on the island of Lošinj. They were joined by Federer’s long-time coach and friend, Ivan Ljubicic and his wife and former France Striker, Thierry Henry and his partner, Andrea Rajačić.
A video on social media has now emerged of the 20-time grand slam champion participating in some tennis drills with his daughter, Myla Rose and former football, Thierry Henry.
Federer training daughter and Henry at the Lošinj academy
Federer stepped onto the court first, dressed in an all-white attire and chose to wear a white cap instead of his regular headband this time. The tennis champion alternated between his forehand and backhand starting from the baseline and then slowly made his way up to the net.
Former Arsenal striker, Thierry Henry gave it a shot next. The footballer was not able to make very good contact with the ball with most of his shots going on the net. In the video, you can hear people in the background encouraging him by saying “try to hit the ball” and “Go Henry”. After hitting just one shot, Henry amusingly asked Federer, “what did you do after that”. The coach told him “let’s go forward” and Federer can be heard saying “move towards the net”.
With everyone laughing at the end of Henry’s turn, Federer encouraged his daughter, Myla Rose to go next. The 11-year-old showcased impressive forehand and backhand strokes which she coordinated with her footwork. She seems to have picked up her skills from her parents but is seen playing a two handed backhand instead of her father’s famous one -handed backhand strokes. Federer praises his daughter for her shots at the end of the video by saying “nice” and “good job Myla”.