Federer ready for more munchkins

Federer ready for more munchkins

Published Jan. 13, 2013 12:00 a.m. ET

Tennis superstar Roger Federer has revealed he wants an even bigger brood — with the Swiss champion opening up about his baby dreams and life on the road with a young family after arriving in Melbourne for the Australian Open.

Federer said he and his wife Mirka, who are traveling with two-year-old twins, Charlene and Myla, want to expand their family soon.

"I hope so, I love it," said the four-time Australian Open winner.

"Right now we have our hands full but we'll see how long I will play and how life is in a year's time and we'll go year by year. It's definitely getting a bit easier now as they're growing up."


The former world No.1 said it was a bonus to have the twins in tow.

And with a record 16 grand slam singles titles under his belt, Federer is planning to make his mark on the fashion world.

He is preparing to unveil the new Nike apparel and footwear he helped design, crediting his wife as his fashion inspiration.

The Australian Open No. 3 seed said Mirka, whom he met at the 2000 Sydney Olympics, has helped transform his look — on and off the court.

"I think mostly it has been my wife [who inspires me]," Federer said.

"When I met her in the beginning all I had was a pair of jogging shoes, jeans and a couple of shirts."

Meanwhile, Friday's Australian Open draw saw Federer and Rafael Nadal in the same half of a grand slam for the first time in seven years.

It is the first time since the 2005 French Open that 16-time grand slam champion Federer and 10-time major winner Nadal have been pitted in the same half of a grand slam draw.


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