Federer alludes to Rome return after boys' birth

by: AP | May 12, 2014

Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Email
Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Email

AP

ROME (AP)—Roger Federer has alluded to a return at the Italian Open following a week off to welcome the birth of his second set of twins.

The 17-time Grand Slam champion tweeted Monday, ''ciao tutti, I just arrived in bella Italia! Looking forward to Rome.''

Federer's first opponent at the Foro Italico is slated to be 47th-ranked Jeremy Chardy.

Federer and wife Mirka were already parents to twin daughters when they announced the birth of twin boys, Leo and Lenny, six days ago — prompting him to withdraw from the Madrid Open.

Rome is one of only three Masters titles that Federer hasn't won, and it's the last key clay-court warmup for the French Open, which starts in two weeks.

Federer reached the Rome final for the third time last year.
 

Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Email

More Stories

Elina Svitolina points to positive attitude in explaining her rise

Svitolina is off to an 0-1 start in the Red Group after a loss to Simona Halep on Monday.

Emirates ATP Rankings Update: Four O2 spots remain, three events to go

Vienna and Basel will help sort out what is a busy race to the Emirates ATP finish line.

A slow court could make Caroline Wozniacki a tough out in Singapore

The 27-year-old defeated Svitolina, 6-2, 6-0, in her opening match at the WTA Finals.