Roger Federer and Mirka have officially married in Basel, Switzerland!

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  1. Mansewerz

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  2. Aeropro master

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    congratulations to Federer but wont this be even more distractions for fed? why now? im sure he could have waited till the offseason
     
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    Congrats Roger and Mirka. I wish you guys all the best. Lets get to 15 :)
     
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  4. Wow!! Congratulations to the champ!
    Roger is a married man,many many married men have won Grand Slams!:)
    Lets go Roger lets go and get nr 14 and nr 15!!
     
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    He's a Catholic and did it for obvious reasons. However, i think it was at a bad time, and maybe could affect him. I wish him all the best in his personal life

    IF i was a tennis player, and i really wanted to win, i would be in Monte Carlo getting ready.
    Clearly he has other things on his mind
     
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  6. Since its bad luck in some countries in Europe to have a baby before you are married i guess this could be part of the reason,it just looks a lot better to be married when having kids,a bit old-fashioned? Perhaps.
     
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  7. batz

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    Congrats to them both.
     
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    Honeymoon in Monte Carlo? Seems like a nice place. lol.
     
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    Congratulations to Roger and Mirka, that's wonderful to hear :3
     
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    Rafa was the best man.
     
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    I think this will take a big load off his shoulders.
     
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    congrats to mr. roger federer.
     
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  14. I think thats a good point...a lot of players have played better as married men or as fathers. Finding the harmony.
     
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  15. Roger is not Catholic! He is protestant
     
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    of course not...he's very much Catholic .Check wiki.
     
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    Very happy for Roger and Mirka.. :D
     
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    Focus on tennis God damn it Federer get the 15 slams then do whatever you want
     
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    Let the sectarian mud slinging commence! hahaha
     
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    How is this supposed to be a distraction for him? He had a small ceremony with friends and family, the planning is one of the hardest parts of a wedding and that's over now. He and Mirka will continue to travel together, as they have always done. The 'distraction' already happened when she got pregnant and they seem to have adjusted to that now.

    Congrats to Roger and Mirka. Have a good week in Monte Carlo (just win the damn thing already).
     
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    Yeah, I think that's what it was.
     
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    I sympathize with the way they handle the whole deal. Being Roger Federer he could have Madonna singing the Ave Maria but instead did a very private, small wedding.
    Now that Roger and Mirka are not longer living in sin, maybe God would allow him to win against Rafa on clay lol (j/k I'm not religious at all)
     
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    LOL!!!!

    Why do I doubt that? ;)
     
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    Congrats. Hope Roger didnt just feel the need to do it because Mirka is pregnant.

    Anyways congrats Roger and Mirka:)
     
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    I think the pregnancy pushed it but it's not like they hadn't been planning it I think they were just looking for the right time.
     
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    Youre prolly right. Its just funny they have been together this long and they didnt get married until Mirka got pregnant.. Ahh well none of my business.
     
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    HAHHAHAHAHAHAHAAHA
     
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    Congratulations to Mirka and Federer.
     
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    I hope when priest or whatever the hell he is, asked does anyone object that they get married, Rafa didnt hell "No?"
     
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    Federer is a mess. This will only affect him more. AND, I feel he probably did it just for the reason of getting that weight OFF his shoulders. Its all wrong.

    Expect an early round loss....
     
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    After nine years as a couple, it is about time Mirka made an honest man out of Fed. ;o)

    In addition to his slight (and inevitable) latter twenties decline, Fed will have to contend with the distractions of a wife and kid. That seems to always take a considerable toll on top players who must be extremely single minded/focused/selfish to maintain their highest level of play.

    Sampras' GS record is now officially safe (unless Rafa, Murray and Joker suddenly disappear.) ;o)
     
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  32. GameSampras

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    well marriage and kids can affect people differently.. At least the focus. Marriage to Bridgette screwed Pete up IMO from 00 on. But Marriage to Graf did help Andre I think
     
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    Falling to plan-one destructive step after another!Now on to Murray-Djokovic is safe for now! :twisted:
    Just kidding. Congratulations to the happy couple!!

    I wouldn't like for a guy to marry though just because he got me preggers.:(
     
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    Andre and Steffi were married in 2001. AA only won only one more major thereafter (2003 AO).

    The baby is due "this summer." Fed will be lucky to make it past the semis at Wimby. (I hope I'm wrong.)

    Tennis isn't everything. Even if RF never wins another major title, he has had a tremendous career.
     
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  35. GameSampras

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    But werent Andre and Graf together like a year or two before that? I thought Andre played some of his best tennis when he was with Stefi. Much better than when he was with Brooke Shields. She really screwed Andre's head up
     
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    Roger will be alright.. Its not like marriage is the death sentence for ever player. Roger has lost his grip or stranglehold of the competition because Nadal has peaked and good solid players like Djoker and Murray came along . Nothing more nothing less. it was foreshadowing even back 2-3 years ago. You knew once Nadal tweaked his game and matured he would become the best. No one dominates forever. And great players always come along.

    Plus Fed is only 27. Its not like hes in his 30s. He still has some gas in the tank
     
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    He didn't want his baby to be a *******.

    Congrats to Mr and Mrs.Federer
     
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    AA had an incredible 1999 which is the year they started dating (right after he won the French Open). Dating and married with kids is a bit of a difference. ;o)

    And yes, Brooke completely destroyed AA. He got fat and his ranking fell to 137(?), He was playing challengers and not winning.
     
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    Grats Roger and Mirka!!!!! Hope the baby is born healthy!
     
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    Congratulations to Federer and Mirka.
     
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  43. Cyan

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    Sampras just won 1 more slam after getting married... Just saying... :shock:
     
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    But Federer's been as good as married for many years. A piece of paper doesn't make much difference to the situation. A baby, however, is rather a big change!
     
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    The thing is though some it prolly depends on who you marry. Stefi Graf was involved in tennis. Mirka was and is involved in tennis. Bridgette Nielson wasnt involved in tennis but the movie business. Brooke Shields was involved in the hollywood scene. I dont think Marriage to Mirka will be that big of a deal to Roger. Having a kid is another story however. Andre's focus went off of tennis onto a different scene for a few years there when he was with Brooke. Once he got with Stefi he recommitted himself to the game. She may have been instrumental if Andre doing that. Who knows. Its easier I think if you meet a girl who actually is involved in the game in some fashion not something else like the hollywood scene. Its easy to lose focus that way
     
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  46. Cyan

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    Oh that also :shock:
     
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    Why can't you people just be happy for them? Congratulations Mr and Mrs Federer
     
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    Andre was already into his 30s by that point though.. You cant ask for too much out of a player at that point in his career. Andre's top level of tennis ended in 1999 IMO. He was very solid after but couldnt duplicate what he did that year. What hurt Andre was what were supposed to be his best years, he went MIA
     
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    You know how we are. LOL
     
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    Isn't Nadal also entered?
     
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