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Roger Federer announces birth of second set of twins

By Evan Hilbert | CBSSports.com

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Roger Federer is home with his wife after she gave birth to twins. (Getty Images)

Roger Federer and his wife, Mirka, announced Tuesday the birth of twins, Leo and Lenny. It is the couple's second set of twins, the first being two girls.

Federer announced earlier Tuesday 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 apologize 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!"

The obvious question now is Federer's status for the French Open, which begins May 25. Federer had previously said that he would miss the Grand Slam tournament if parental duty were to call.

"Yeah, let's talk about it when it would happen. At the moment we hope it's not going to be that way," Federer told the Associated Pres last month. "If it is, that's what it is, you know."

Federer's agent, however, told the AP Tuesday that the No. 4 player in the world plans to play in the French Open.

Federer has won 17 career Grand Slam titles.

 
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