THAT'S how to wind down after Wimbledon! Roger Federer and wife soak up sun on luxury yacht… as Andy Murray battles rain in Britain
15:37 GMT, 12 July 2012
Roger Federer showed he is a man who knows how to live the high life as he wound down after his Wimbledon victory with a luxury holiday in Sardinia.
While his rival Andy Murray battled the rain in Britain, signing autographs for fans and shopping for groceries in a damp and grey London, Federer jetted off with his wife for a holiday in the upmarket Italian resort of Costa Smeralda.
The man who earns 30m a year through his record-breaking sponsorship took his wife Mirka on a day-long yacht cruise, setting sail from Porto Cervo off the northern coast of the Italian island.
This is the life! Roger and Mirka enjoyed a cruise in the turquoise waters off the coast of Sardinia yesterday
Winding down: Roger Federer and Mirka had a well-earned rest after the hectic schedule that preceded Wimbledon
As a man celebrating his seventh
Wimbledon victory and his first Grand Slam win in two years, he looked
fittingly relaxed, and the two, dressed in laidback summery clothes,
loaded up their boat with supplies before setting off for a cruise in the jewel blue waters.
The couple left their twin daughters Myla Rose and Charlene Riva, two, behind,
enjoying some well-deserved time together – no doubt much needed in the
wake of what would have been an intensive training schedule for Federer
Stylish: Roger's off-duty outfit was classic
summer sophistication, while Mirka went for cool cottons donning a D&G yellow paisley print dress to protect her
shoulders from the sun
Day trip: The couple brought plenty of supplies on board before they set sail
Setting sail: The two left their twin daughters, Myla Rose and Charlene Riva behind as they enjoyed the adults-only trip
MEANWHILE, BACK IN BRITAIN…
again Andy Murray and girlfriend Kim were caught in the rani yesterday as they went shopping on West London's Kensington High Street
Downcast: Andy looked fed up to have yet another
day blighted by the British weather, after rain stopped play in so many
of his Wimbledon matches – including his final with Roger Federer