Roger Federer’s wife, Mirka, has been ever-present in the stands throughout the Swiss legend’s career, and this year’s Australian Open was no different. A former tennis player herself, Mrs. Federer lives every point her husband plays, with tension, and joy etched across her face at varying moments.
When the review of Rafael Nadal’s challenge of the final shot of the Australian Open final came in, confirming that Federer had hit one last pristine winner to claim the title, Mirka let out a roar just as her husband did on the court.
Federer soon found his way to his wife in order to celebrate his 18th Grand Slam title, one that both may have occasionally doubted would ever come.
Soon after, when the trophy presentations were done, Roger and Mirka were able to meet properly, as the champion walked back towards the waiting rooms to be greeted by his entire team. The two shared a hug and a kiss in a special moment for the couple, celebrating one of the greatest achievements of Federer’s glorious career.