Roger Federer
Roger Federer

Tennis great Roger Federer tweets delight at twins again

IT'S game, set and double match for Roger Federer who has announced that his wife Mirka has given birth to the couple's second set of twins.

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

 It is the couple's second set of twins, the first being two girls.

The Facebook post of the news had  more than 197,000 likes, drew almost 16,000 comments as well are more than 13,500 shares.

Federer, who has won 17 Grand Slam titles, announced earlier that he was withdrawing from the Madrid Open.

"I've decided to withdraw from Madrid to be with my wife Mirka during these next few exciting weeks for our family," Federer posted to his website.

"I apologise to my fans and hope to be back in Madrid next year. I'll be training near my home, and am excited to rejoin the Tour soon!"

It is unclear whether Federer will miss the French Open, which begins May 25.

He previously said that he would miss the Grand Slam tournament if parental duty were to call.



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