Roger Federer's Twin daughters at Australian Open

They may seem a little young to appreciate a game of tennis - but Roger Federer's twin daughters loyally turned out to support him at the Australian Open.

Two-year-old Myla Rose and her sister Charlene Riva looked adorable in matching pink dresses and white cardigans as they cheered Roger on during his warm-up.

Luckily for Federer though, the girls left as the match got underway - and were nowhere in sight when he lost out on the title in the semi-final against Rafael Nadal.

The girls were not with their mother Mirka, a former tennis player who married Federer in 2009, who did attend the match but sat elsewhere - later burying her head in her hands as she watched her husband in frustration.

Federer versus Nadal remains one of sport's great rivalries but the 30-year-old Swiss player was this time defeated.

Nadal, however, secured his place in Sunday's title decider against Novak Djokovic or Andy Murray - his fourth consecutive grand slam final - despite suffering a sudden and crippling knee pain on Sunday which threatened to end his tournament. He recovered after intensive medical attention.

Perhaps family life has slowed Federer down.

The world No.3 told said in an interview with the Independent: 'Before, I guess, mum and dad were everything, but now, in my case, I had two new girls and all of a sudden they're completely dependent on you and there's a third generation.

'It's a funny shift. You have the babies, you have yourself and then you have your parents. Unfortunately I don't have grandparents any more.

'All of a sudden it makes you realise even more what your own parents did for you and how much you owe them.'

Date: 27.01.2012, Source: Dailymail


  1. hi, did anyone notice that the apple gets smaller every picture. lol

  2. Probably because she's eating it ... lol