Roger Federer celebrates birth of twin boys Leo and Lenny

Roger Federer is the father of twins for the second time after he announced the birth of his new sons Leo and Lenny on his official webpage.
Federer said on his webpage early today he was pulling out of the tournament ''to be with my wife Mirka during these next few exciting weeks for our family.'' The fourth-ranked Swiss player, who already has twins, said he would ''rejoin the tour soon.''

Later, Federer tweeted: ''Mirka and I are so incredibly happy to share that Leo and Lenny were born this evening! #TwinsAgain #Miracle''

Federer's agent, Tony Godsick, confirmed to The Associated Press that the baby boys were born in Zurich, Switzerland, on Tuesday. Federer and his wife Mirka are already parents to twin daughters born in July 23, 2009.

Federer had said last month he was prepared to skip tournaments to be with his wife when she gave birth.

The 32-year-old Federer did not specify if he would return for the Rome Masters next week, but Godsick said the 17-time Grand Slam champion intended to enter the French Open, which begins May 25.

''Roger has plans to play the French Open, and he'll take it step-by-step as to what he plays before that,'' Godsick said in a telephone interview.

Federer, a three-time winner in Madrid, hasn't missed a Grand Slam tournament since 2000.

Federer's 28-5 record on the season is the ATP's best, with the former No. 1 having won a title in Dubai and reached the finals of Brisbane, Indian Wells and Monte Carlo.

Date: 6th May 2014, Source: RF official and AP


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