Roger Federer reveals the best advice he got from his 6 year old twin daughters
Roger Federer came up with an impressive performance to beat the Belgian David Goffin in straight sets 6-2 6-2 6-4 in Melbourne. Sunday’s fourth round men’s singles matches were exciting and a lot of matches went till the end. But Federer was dominant in the last match of the day at Rod Laver Arena and finished the match within one hour and 28 minutes.
There was not much to talk about the match as it was fairly one-sided, so the press conference was not about his performance but about the family. Federer was asked whether his daughters shared any advice to him about tennis.
The Swiss replied, “Yeah, the one thing in tennis they tell me is I should -- once they told me I should play on the lines. They think that's a good thing. I was like, Okay, I'll try that. The other one said that maybe you should look that way and play the other way. I said, Okay, 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."
Mirka, Federer’s wife, often take her daughters to watch their father play. Federer was questioned whether they miss a stable home environment at this age and how they balance the situation. The 17-time champion said he was used to that for the past twenty years, and feels the worldwide friendship they get is the most important thing right now.
“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 okay. But, of course, there are 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.”