Roger Federer may be a tennis champion but that doesn’t stop him from listening to advice from his 6 year old twin daughters.
Myla Rose and Charlene Riva have been giving their famous dad pointers on how he can improve his tennis game.
When a reporter recently asked Federer if his daughters ever offer any advice he said they sure did. Federer proceeded to detail the very unusual advice his children had passed on to him to add a little more action on court.
“Yeah, the one thing in tennis they tell me is I should … play on the lines. They think that’s a good thing. I was like, ‘OK, I’ll try that,’” the 34-year-old father explained.
“The other one said that maybe you should look that way and play the other way. I said, ‘OK, I’ll try that, too. It’s not as easy as you think it is, but I’ll try.’
“That was actually quite funny. When they came to practice the other day, they asked me to do the trick. I was like, ‘Which one?’ ‘The one where you look the one way and play the other way.’ So they have given me advice, if you like, yeah. They’re good coaches, yeah (laughs).”
The reporter then continued to ask how their family life is affected with all the tennis:
Reporter: “With the girls, and the [twin] boys, too, do you feel there’s anything they’re missing in a stable at-home environment? You get to take them out on the road and they get to see the world, but is there a flipside to that?”
Federer: “Yeah, it would be great to have the same bed for three months in a row, which would help with sleeping rhythm or whatever it is. But we’re used to this life. It’s the only thing they know and I know really for the last 20 years, if you like.
“So it’s OK. But, of course, there is benefits of being in one place, or for us now only being in Switzerland would be beautiful. We could go much more in the countryside, catch up with where you put them in a proper school and all that.
“Then again, we have tons of friends and family that come join us on the road. Honestly, they’re not just all by themselves and all that stuff. They’re kept very busy. They have a ton of friends on the road, which I think is really important for them.”
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