Students of the French department at First Baptist School ponder some of the weird, lofty, intriguing, and revolutionary aspects of French culture.
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Roger Federer, Le Joueur au Tennis de Switzerland
Roger Federer was born and raised in Basel, Switzerland on August 8, 1981. He grew up speaking Swiss German and later picked up German, French, and English. As a young athlete when he was on the train ride back and forth from his academy, Roger was surrounded by only French speaking people. This almost forced him to pick up the language. After making the choice of playing tennis instead of soccer, he began his incredible career. In 2007 alone he made $10.1 million, just enough to raise a family.. So on April 11, 2009, Roger and Mirka Vavrinec got married. Shortly after, on July 23, 2009, they had twin girls, Myla Rose and Charlene Riva.
Il a joué au tennis et au soccer depuis l'enfance. Comme un professionnel, il a gagné dix-sept Grand Slam titles dans neuf ans. Ces Grand Slam titles ont un French Open title, quatre Australian Open titles, cinq US Open titles, et sept Wimbledon titles. Roger Federer continue à faire du l'histoire tous les jours.