Roger Federer Says One of His Four Children Is ‘Getting Serious’ About Playing Tennis (Exclusive)

Roger Federer poses for a photo with his family prior to the F1 Grand Prix of Miami at Miami International Autodrome on May 07, 2023 in Miami, Florida.
Roger Federer poses for a photo with his family prior to the F1 Grand Prix of Miami at Miami International Autodrome on May 07, 2023 i. PHOTO: CLIVE MASON – FORMULA 1/FORMULA 1 VIA GETTY
Roger Federer may be one of the greatest tennis players of all time, but one thing he’s not? A pushy sports parent.

“No, I never pushed my kids into it,” he tells PEOPLE of getting his kids into the game. Of course, coming from such active parents — their mom is his wife and former Slovakian tennis pro Mirka Federer — they’re athletic kids nonetheless.

“They do play tennis, and we ski, and we’re all learning to golf. We recently tried scuba diving. But the girls were never passionate about tennis, and I was relieved about it,” Federer says of twin girls Charlene and Myla, 15, and twin boys Leo and Lenny, 10.

“The boys love their soccer. Leo is starting to show interest in getting serious about tennis. Lenny is much more creative, he’s very into drawing, reading.”

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