Roger Federer may be back in action at French Open after wife gave birth to twins

Last Updated: 06/05/14 10:40pm

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Roger Federer: Was willing to miss the French Open

Roger Federer: Was willing to miss the French Open

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Roger Federer could return in time for the French Open after announcing that wife Mirka had given birth to twins.

The world No 4 had pulled out of the Madrid Masters earlier in the day in anticipation of the possible arrivals and confirmed their birth on Twitter.

He wrote: "Mirka and I are so incredibly happy to share that Leo and Lenny were born this evening! #TwinsAgain #Miracle".

Federer, who already has four-year-old twin girls, had admitted last month he was willing to miss any tournament, even the French Open, to ensure he was at the birth.

But with Roland Garros still 19 days away, Federer is likely to be back in action at this year's first grand slam, although he may miss next week's Rome Masters.

He earlier wrote on his Facebook page: "I've decided to withdraw from Madrid to be with my wife Mirka during these next few exciting weeks for our family.

"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!"

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