Roger Federer and wife Mirka welcome twin girls over Facebook ... Rock star tennis player Roger Federer wowed us last April when he married his longtime love, Miroslava "Mirka" Vavrinec with a lavish wedding in his native Switzerland.
and they called a shotgun wedding (although to be honest, we're not sure they use that exact term in Switzerland).
For the neutrals, there couldn’t be a better endorsement than the five-set thriller, but for the segmented fans, each wanted a certain legend to come out on top. To a sigh of relief for his fans, this sounded as good music after that well-orchestrated cross court display over three-and-a-half-hours. Yes, Mirka too was a tennis player and had even paired up with Roger in the mixed doubles tie at the Hopman Cup in 2002.
What made him change such important personal plans?For long, she kept a tab on everything that the sport demanded from her husband; be it scheduling, taking down notes as he gave interviews, sponsorships, etc. “Mirka doesn’t want to be away from me, and I don’t want to be away from her,” Federer had once said in an interview.“And like this we make it all work and we are actually together all year long, and maybe miss the girls and Mirka for one or two weeks during the year, which is just incredible that she’s willing to make all of that effort.“I’m happy that it’s this way, because anything else would make it more difficult to compete and to play at the highest levels.The Federers welcomed the babies on July 23, and Roger quickly posted this message on his Facebook:"I have some exciting news to share with everyone.Late last night, in Switzerland, Mirka and I became proud parents of twin girls.'It was a beautiful spring day and an incredibly joyous occasion.Mr and Mrs Roger Federer wish all of you a Happy Easter weekend.' The moves comes a month after the couple announced they are expecting their first child this summer. She met Federer while they were both competing for Switzerland in the 2000 Sydney Olympics.Mirka retired from the tour in 2002 because of a foot injury and has since worked as Federer's public relations manager.Their relationship is said to be one of the most enduring in the temptation-filled world of competitive sport.Born in Bojnice (Slovakia), Miroslava emigrated to Switzerland when she was two years old.In 1987, when she was nine, her father took her to watch a tournament at Filderstadt in Germany.