HomeТеннисAgassi, Federer and other tennis dads who won the tournament “Grand slam”
We already wrote about how tennis players return to the tour after the birth of children. Some of them even win titles, and in some cases win the tournament “Grand slam”. Tennis dad, of course, win more often. But those who win the majors, you can count on one hand. After 1980, the figure was 12.
During his career, the Serb Novak Djokovic has won 17 tournaments of “Grand slam”, and most of them – after he became a father. In October of 2014 from Novak and his wife Helen had a son, Stefan, and after the Serbian tennis player became the winner of the Australian Open in 2015, 2016, “Roland Garros”-2016, Wimbledon and the US Open in 2015. In September 2017 Djokovic for the second time became a father, his daughter Tara. After that Novak has won five tournaments of “Grand slam” — Australian Open 2019, 2020, Wimbledon 2018, 2019 and the US Open in 2018. Thus, the first racket of the world Novak Djokovic is the champion by quantity of the won titles on the “helmets” after the birth of children.
The Swiss Roger Federer – father of many children. He and his wife Mirka have four children – two sets of twins. Girls, Charlene Riva and Mila-rose were born in July 2009, and boys Leo and lenny in may 2014. Just after the birth, Federer has won 5 tournaments of “Grand slam” or two after the birth of daughters (Australian Open 2010 and Wimbledon 2012) and three more after the birth of sons (the Australian Open in 2017, 2018 and Wimbledon-2017).
In February 2010, Stan Wawrinka married to Swiss TV presenter and former model Ilham Vuyo daughter Alexis, but after a while, the couple broke up. When the girl was four years, Stan won his first tournament of “Grand slam” — Australian Open 2014, and then won another two (“Roland Garros”and US Open the 2015-2016).
Stan Wawrinka daughter
Briton Andy Murray won three titles career Grand slam, and the last of them (Wimbledon-2016) – just after he was born his eldest daughter, Sofia (in February of the same year). Now Andy and his wife Kim have three children: the second daughter Edie was born in 2017, and son Teddy in 2019.
Jimmy Connors (USA)
Ex-first racket of the world, 8-times champion of tournaments of “Grand slam” of American Jimmy Connors the last three of his majors were won after the birth of children (Wimbledon 1982 US Open-1982, 1983). In 1979, he married the model of “Playboy” Patti McGuire. The couple have a son Brett (born in 1979) and daughter Aubrey (1984).
Andre Agassi (USA)
Another eightfold champion of tournaments of “Grand slam” and the former leader of the world ranking American Andre Agassi won his last major (the Australian Open in 2003) after they have with Steffi Graf had a son, Jayden Jill (October 2001). The daughter of jazz Ellie was born in October of 2003, 9 months after winning the Andre in Melbourne.
One tournament “Grand slam” has won after having children, Boris Becker, Yevgeny Kafelnikov, Patrick Cache, Andres Gomez, Petr Korda and albert Costa.