Mirka Vavrinec Federer Roots for Roger

05/29/2009 at 03:00 PM ET
Juan Soliz/Pacific Coast News

Pregnant Mirka Vavrinec Federer — wife of tennis star Roger Federer — cheers on her husband during the French Open 2009 held Thursday at the Roland-Garros stadium in Paris.

The couple, who are expecting a baby boy this summer, haven’t chosen a name for their son yet, and consider it a daunting task!

“You know, we’ll see,” Roger said recently. “There’s quite a few books around that are that thick, so we’ll see where it takes us. But, no, we haven’t decided anything yet. I have no clue right now myself. Thank God we have time left to decide.”

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alguien on

They can name the baby Rafael as Rafa Nadal.😉

Alex on

I’m not hugely familiar with Mirka….is she a tennis player as well? Pregnancy looks good on her!

Tess on

Alex – yes, she’s retired from tennis. She and Roger met at the Sydney Olympics.

MZ on

She’s very pretty! Pregnancy suits her.

Aniah on

So this is the woman who took my man. Just kidding lol.

I can’t wait to see this baby!

CelebBabyLover on

Where is Mirka from (I’m asking because her name sounds like it could be Czech or Russian or something)?

Trulla on

@ CelebBabyLover: she was born in slovakia and left the country when she was two years old.

lele on

did the confirm they are having a boy? if so when? he said he an interview but i considered that just calling the baby something instead of it.

Ariel Lee on

Yes, pregnancy does become her. She looks so cute in her maternity wear. All the best to the new family.

CelebBabyLover on

Trulla- Thanks!🙂

Trulla on

@ CelebBabyLover: no worries

and btw she took roger’s last name so she’s mirka federer now.

Ariel Lee on

I wish the new family all the best and I am so happy for Roger winning the Grand Slam on all surfaces. What a wonderful career accomplishment for him. He is truly an awesome, classy player. His moves are athletic yet artistic. There really is no one else who can move with such grace Even though some may win matches with him, no one can match the way he plays tennis, not by a long shot. He is such a true gentleman, as is his main rival, Rafa Nadal. We are fortunate to have these people in the sport.

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