Roger Federer’s wife, Mirka, and their four children — Charlene Riva, Myla Rose, Leo and Lenny — recently participated in the popular Course de l’Escalade race in Geneva, which had over 45,000 participants.
The 44-year-old Mirka, her 13-year-old twin daughters Charlene and Myla, and eight-year-old twin sons Leo and Lenny, participated in three different categories at the 4.8 km race. While Mirka ran in the Women III category, Charlene and Myla raced in the Schoolgirls A category. Leo and Lenny, on the other hand, graced the Chicks A8 one.
Completing the race in 25 minutes and 22 seconds, Mirka finished a creditable 27th among 900 participants, as per the Swiss-French language newspaper Le Matin. The report did not state anything about how the two sets of twins fared. Federer himself, evidently, did not participate in the event.
Considered one of the best players of all time, the 41-year-old Federer announced his retirement from the sport this year after an illustrious career spanning 24 years.
To my tennis family and beyond,
Having not played competitively since his Wimbledon quarterfinal defeat to Hubert Hurkacz last year, Federer suffered multiple injury setbacks in his quest to return to action. Following a third knee surgery towards the end of 2021, Federer ramped up his rehabilitation with a view to returning during the grasscourt swing.
But that didn’t happen, with the eight-time Wimbledon champion gracing the Centenary celebrations of Centre Court merely as a visitor. It marked the first time Federer had missed the tournament since debuting in 1999.
The Swiss announced before the 2022 Laver Cup that he would play his last match at the event, albeit in doubles. He and his good friend and arch-rival Rafael Nadal teamed up one last time, but the legendary duo squandered a match point on Federer’s serve before going down in a match tie-break.
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