Federer, Lochte, Gay celebrate Father's Day

June, 17, 2012

Ahead of Father's Day, sporting champions Roger Federer (tennis), Ryan Lochte (swimming) and Tyson Gay (sprinting) joined for a Gillette campaign, one that celebrates the roles of dads in their lives.

Reminiscent of the "Thank You, Mom" campaign that also involved Lochte, this movement asks fans also to take to Twitter and share their favorite bits of fatherly advice, under the hashtag #herestodad. Gillette also is offering a Facebook poll for fans to vote on the best bit of advice.

Now let's remember a couple of special father-son moments from the lives of these athletes.

Robert, Roger Federer 120616Clive Brunskill/Getty ImagesRoger Federer and his father, Robert, celebrate after Roger won the 2010 Australian Open.
Ryan LochteAl Bello/Getty ImagesRyan Lochte's father, Steve, and family congratulate the swimmer after his record 200-meter win in 2008.

And the elder Lochte tells the Morning Swim Show about watching his son win in Beijing:

Patrick Dorsey is a Los Angeles-based writer and editor for ESPN.com. He has worked for the Web and newspapers. He also played in one Division-III golf tournament (he shot 105).



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