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Roger Federer Father To Second Set Of Twins
Tennis star Roger Federer has announced he has become the father of another pair of twins.
The 32-year-old Swiss revealed the birth of his sons Leo and Lenny on Twitter on Tuesday evening.
He wrote: "Mirka and I are so incredibly happy to share that Leo and Lenny were born this evening! #TwinsAgain #Miracle."
The couple already have identical twin daughters Myla and Charlene, who were born in 2009.
Former tennis ace Boris Becker was among the first to congratulate the family.
He tweeted: "Congrats to Mirka and @rogerfederer on the new addition to the #family ! #Leo and #Lenny will partner perfectly their older sisters in mixed."
Belgian former World No. 1 Kim Clijsters tweeted: "congrats to the family!! Great names!!!", while World No. 6 Tomas Berdych added: "Roger has done it again!!!well done and all the best for the family!!#twins."
Earlier in the day, Federer announced he was withdrawing from the Madrid Open for the birth.
The World No. 4 said on his webpage he was pulling out of the tournament "to be with my wife Mirka during these next few exciting weeks for our family".
Twinning rates vary from one country to the next.
If a woman has one set of identicals, her chance of having another is 1 in 70,000 or less, according to twins statistics website twinstwice.com.