Breaking just minutes ago, Roger Federer let out the big news on Twitter (@RogerFederer) and shortly after on his Facebook page of his wife Mirka delivering twin boys, and how happy they both were to welcome them to the world. Leo and Lenny join soon to be 5-year-olds Myla Rose and Charlene Riva, also twins. The Swiss maestro called it a miracle, and that both he and Mirka were “so incredibly happy.”
Hours ago, Federer officially withdrew from this week’s Mutua Madrid Open. His upcoming plans for the Rome masters are not yet determined. However, Roland Garros (begins May 25) is still in sight. Via phone interview, agent Tony Godsick confirmed the twin boys were born in Zurich, Switzerland. He also added, “Roger has plans to play the French Open, and he’ll take it step-by-step as to what he plays before that.”
Federer’s 28-5 record in 2014 is the best on tour this season. He has not missed a grand slam since 2000.