Detail in Roger Federer’s wife Mirka’s outfit sends internet into meltdown, goat sweater vest, Australian Open
Goat, but make it fashionable.
That must have been the assignment for Mirka, Roger Federer’s wife, after she set the internet to ashes with an outfit that can only be described as iconic.
While the eyes of the tennis world are on the Australian Open, Federer is enjoying retirement life and appearing on the other side of the world at Paris Fashion Week.
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Stepping out in Paris, the Swiss maestro looked sharp as usual in a combination of a navy turtleneck and two-piece suit.
But it was his wife Mirka who stole the show, wearing a sweater vest with an unmistakable blue goat on the front, worn over a patterned dress.
Sure enough, tennis fans immediately lost their collective minds over what many suspected was a conscious decision by Mirka to recognize her husband as the GOAT – the greatest tennis player of all time.
Others have pointed out that the cardigan may have just been a nod to the animal of Mirka’s zodiac sign Aries, which is a ram.
The Federers were also spotted working with Vogue magazine editor Anna Wintour and Australian film director Baz Luhrmann.
Federer retired from professional tennis last year after a brilliant career in which he won 20 grand slam titles.
Rafael Nadal leads all newcomers with 22 grand slams and could well be matched by Novak Djokovic if the Serb wins his 10th Australian Open title this weekend.
But despite being third on the leaderboard, Federer is still seen by many as the greatest tennis player to ever play the game.
Djokovic paid tribute to Federer on Wednesday after his dominating Australian Open quarterfinal victory over Andrey Rublev.
The nine-time Australian Open winner extended his unbeaten streak Down Under to 26 matches, removing Andre Agassi’s all-time record.
His dominating win leaves the rest of the draw as he moves into his 44th career Grand Slam semifinal, just behind Federer’s record of 46 semifinals.
Djokovic recalled the first time he faced Federer in a grand slam semifinal.
“I think it was the US Open in 2007,” he recalls.
“It seems quite a long time ago. But yeah. I was lucky enough to win that semi-final. You know, in the final I lost to Roger.”
The crowd at the Rod Laver Arena cheered at the mention of Federer’s name and Djokovic urged them to keep going.
“Let’s give Roger a big round of applause, let’s go.
“He deserves it. I’ve had some great fights with Roger over the years, that’s for sure.
“Tennis definitely misses him. I’ve seen him dress up very sharply for fashion week, I saw him the other day (on social media).”
Jim Courier asked Djokovic if he had seen a video of Federer skiing with his family.
‘I’ve seen him skiing. I want to challenge him to a little ski race in a few years,” he said.
“He certainly enjoys life. It’s nice to see that. It’s clear that for tennis he’s been one of the most important players to ever play the game. So, you know, big greetings to him and his family.