Roger and his wife Mirka are expecting their first baby next month, and while he may be a whiz with a racket, he admits he needs a few pointers when it comes to Daddy duty.
“I’ve not yet changed a nappy, I’ve been saving myself,” he says. “I have to practise. I have to go and ask for some advice from some people. Tiger Woods and I spoke about it a bit. He said it would be fine, but exciting, different. It’s good and nice.”
Though he knows life will change once he’s a father, (“Maybe I’ll get up earlier for practice, do things a bit different and not be so crazy as a professional,” he says) tennis fans needn’t worry: Roger’s competitive streak remains firmly intact.
“I can’t just be at home for the next six months. Mirka wouldn’t let me. She wants to see me play and I want to be with her on the tour instead of just sitting at home. That is not life for me.”