This is nothing but a miracle as the tennis star Roger Federer and his wife Mirka have defied all the odds and they have become parents of one more twins in less than five years.
The Swiss Superstar of tennis disclosed this news on his Twitter account just few hours after he decided to pull out from the Madrid Masters so that he can remain with his wife during the time of the birth of their child. His tweet reads “Mirka and I are so incredibly happy to share that Leo and Lenny were born this evening! #TwinsAgain #Miracle”
This set of two boys are born after almost five years when their twin sisters, Myla Rose and Charlene Riva took birth in July 2009.
The birth of twins this time has also led to a flood of good natured jokes on twitter and few other social media networks. They all talked about the future doubles champions. One joke even said that bookmakers also offering odds of 100-1 that the sisters will follow their famous father and will team up to win at the Wimbledon but now these odds will come down as we have another set of twins from the Federers.
This is really a miracle as Roger Federer correctly tweeted because the odds of having two sets of twins by the same parents ranges between 3000-1 to a whopping 700, 000-1.
The congratulating messages too started to flood as soon as Federer broke the news on Twitter. One of the first ones to congratulate Federer was the former No. 1 Boris Becker, who tweeted, “Congrats to Mirka and @rogerfederer on the new addition to the #family! #Leo and #Lenny will partner perfectly their older sisters in mixed.”
Former American tennis player Justin Gimelstob tweeted, “congrats to @rogerfederer #Mirka on the birth of #LEO and #Lenny the @Bryanbros @Bryanbrothers records could be in jeopardy!”
Bob Bryan, who has won 15 grand slam double titles pairing with his twin brother Mike responded to the tweet above by saying, “Leo & Lenny! the future #twinsrule.”
Some of the other sportsmen like Michael Jordan and Pele too are father of twins, but having two sets of twins is really a rarity. Federer and Mirka have successfully kept the secret of having a twin for the successive time. Even a day before the arrival of the twins Federer posted on his Facebook page that, “I have decided to withdraw from Madrid to be with my wife Mirka during these next few exciting weeks of our family. I apologise to my fans and hope to be back in Madrid next year. I will be training near my home, and am excited to rejoin the Tour soon.”