The Federers Give Birth to Twin Boys!!

Well what a guy this Federer is. Not only did him and Mirka give birth to twin girls but now he did the impossible by giving birth to twin boys! Just incredible. As far as I know Roger’s twins are identical, and if the twins are identical the chances of having twins a second time is 0.00000143 according to this article. Not only is Roger the GOAT tennis player but he may just have become the GOAT dad too. There is just something very special about this guy. The household is now complete. Two twin boys to balance out the two twin girls. What a prolific achiever this GOAT is. I just have to congratulate Roger and Mirka and I bet this feels as good to Roger as any of his tennis achievements, if not better. Roger seems to live a miracle life but I think it all comes down to his attitude. He always looks at the glass as half full and he is a confident but humble guy.

The situation with Stan and Davis Cup made that clear to me. Stan at times have seemed jealous of Roger but Roger chose to see the good in Stan and didn’t hold it against him. He believed in Stan and in turn Stan has transformed into a slam winner. Good things are always happening around Roger and he has an inspirational effect on the people who are in contact with him. I mean even to people who he does not interact with directly, like us who have never met him. He sets and example and inspires us. It’s is just a universal law that you attract circumstances and situations to yourself according to your own attitude. This is totally consistent with my belief that inner reality is primary and that we create our reality with our attitudes and thoughts. Roger’s ‘good fortune’ has nothing to do with luck.

It is due to obedience to very exact natural laws, whether he does so consciously or unconsciously. Of course this means Roger has withdrawn from Madrid because he wanted to be present at his children’s birth. It was somewhat disappointing to me because I have some time now to watch tennis in my break, but when I heard Mirka gave birth to twin boys I was delighted. Roger has not officially withdrawn from Rome and he is in the draw. Someone on my blog has said that he withdrew from Rome too but that is false. I just saw a picture on twitter of Roger practicing on clay in Zurich too so it looks like he will play Rome. I hope so anyway. Getting in some more competitive tennis on clay won’t hurt his preparation for Paris in a year when Nadal is very vulnerable and there is no clear favorite for the French Open.

The photo from twitter I mentioned

As for Madrid Nadal won his second match 6-1, 6-4 today against Niemenin after beating Moncao 6-1, 6-0 in his first match. As if that draw was not easy enough he now plays Berdych and not Dimitrov. Berdych beat Dimitrov today after losing the first set and I am actually surprised that Berdych did not fall apart at the prospect of having to face his master Nadal again. It’s a shame because Nadal utterly owns him these days. At least Dimitrov have pushed Nadal hard on clay before and with Nadal’s lack of confidence Dimitrov would have had a real chance of upsetting him. Nadal seems to have endless luck, because not only did all the other contenders either withdrew or lose early, but Nadal’s draw is a cakewalk. And he needs his luck more than ever before with the confidence crises he is experiencing.

There is hardly anyone left in the Madrid draw who can really threaten him and there is a good chance he will win the event, gaining precious confidence just before Roland Garros. He can build on that confidence in Rome and if he wins there too he all of a sudden becomes a serious threat for the French again. But Madrid is not in the bag yet. Lets wait a while and see what happens. Nadal’s confidence is still extremely fragile. Don’t let the couple of easy wins in the first two matches fool you. They meant nothing. Maybe even Berdych could trouble Nadal, and then there are still players like Nishikori, Ferrer, and Gulbis left in the draw. The current Nadal is not the Nadal who was a lock winner of almost every clay tournament he entered. Stan crushed his confidence in Melbourne and he is by no means a lock for this title.

In some other news Agassi joined Mcenroe in losing the plot by calling Nadal the GOAT. I wonder if it is a coincidence that both of them have a history of drug abuse. Also Nadal has whined about the 25 second rule between points for the umpteenth time while still taking an average of 30 seconds between points. Nadal will be Nadal…

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44 Comments

  1. Great post. It’s just incredible he has two sets of twins now.

    Regarding Agassi he is a very flighty man – his opinions always strike me as “out there”. If diffiulty in competition in slam finals were a measure of greatess, he himself wouldn’t even rank in the top ten!

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    Ru-an Reply:

    Thanks Elizabeth. I used to be his fan in his playing days but I have lost my respect for Agassi.

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  2. Haha, history if drug abuse. That is so freaking funny!! Very glad to hear you’re doing better Ru-an. And super excited for Roger. In that photo you have from Zurich he looks to be very fit. Allez!!!!

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    Ru-an Reply:

    Lol nice to hear from you Eric. I am in Phuket now. Very enjoyable and relaxing after a torrid month :-)

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  3. The news made my day and I’m extra pleased since I’m a twin myself. ;-) Roger continues to inspire me as well. I definitely try to be as assured, level headed and respectful of others as he is. But only Roger can carry himself the way he does! He is definitely the benchmark. Talking tennis, hopefully he’ll play Rome but I’m more fussed about him being in Paris! I want to see that appearing in majors record carry on. And this seriously is an opportunity this year, there is no clear favourite for the French as you say.
    I was surprised by the names of the newborns I have to say. Definitely didn’t call Lenny, as great a name as Lenny is!

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    Ru-an Reply:

    Ha that’s great Tom. What’s your twin’s name? Fed named his twins after Lenny Kravitz and Leonardo DiCaprio I think because he is a fan of both. I must say I fall short of Roger’s example myself. I’m not as assured, level headed, and respectful of others as him, but at least I’m striving. You are right that the FO is the main thing. As smart as Roger is with scheduling he already played MC and did so well that it should be sufficient prep for the FO. But of course we all want to see him in action.

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    Tom Reply:

    My twin’s name is Matt and he rocks up the court in a similar way to Fed… only with two wheels. He’s a wheelchair tennis player!
    Ah right I see, ha imagine Roger being YOUR fan not the other way around… you never know Ru’an he might read your blog!
    As long as you’re striving that’s the main thing, if only more guys would do the same… Well it’s looking at this point that he’ll play FO at the very least hoorah.

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    Veronica Reply:

    Wonderful what Matt is, Tom! Puts us two legged people to shame with all our little complaints, “I can’t do it” haha! No wonder you have such a great attitude, Tom! Matt must be such an inspiration and support for you. I’m betting Roger turns up in Rome. Common Roger, I’m dying already in this Rogerless desert! Give me water (Roger) pleeeeeease!!!

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    Ru-an Reply:

    Well I am YOUR twin’s fan Tom. It’s amazing that he can rock up on the court like Fed in a wheelchair :-)

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    Katyani Reply:

    Hey Tom (and Matt :-) ), Yes, Roger is finally playing. Has not been so long, but it always feels sooooo long.

    By the way, you are so right about the names. When I first heard they were named Leo and Lenny, I was like, really Roger??? After the most beautiful names Myla Rose and Charlene Riva… you came up with Leo and Lenny?? Really Roger??
    You see, even the Goat makes mistakes :-) No, I’m kidding. It just takes getting use to the names :-)
    Also from me, respect for Matt :-)

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  4. Thanks Ru an for d post.
    Just waiting to see Fed in action again. He should play rome, and give it a shot at FO, looks like his best chance considering the lack of confidence in dull’s form.
    And every Fedfan would like to see that consecutive appearance in slam should continue…
    Finally aggasi, mcEnro… Just jealous of federer that he is the only winner on and off the court.
    Like 2009 twins…. Waiting for another Double FO and Wimbeldon.

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    Ru-an Reply:

    Yes Saud it definitely smells like jealousy from Mcenroe and Agassi. Roger is just outshining them in every way. It’s a real shame they can’t just appreciate his greatness as a tennis player and human being, but instead have to let their ugly egos win and in the process degrade themselves.

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    elizabeth Reply:

    Hi Ru-an, it would be difficult to know
    how Agassi could degrade himself further
    as he is a self confessed liar…not my words his. In his book he said he lied to the ATP. As for Mcenroe I used to wonder if he was the reason Borg
    retired, not because Mac the Mouth beat him but I’m sure he was fed up watching
    his tireless tirades! Another guy who
    had gamesmanship perfected. Sad when
    you think Agassi and Mac were great tennis players. However I don’t think
    Agassi will manage to wipe the smile off
    Rogers face-he pickd the wrong week!!!

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    Ru-an Reply:

    Yeah Elizabeth I used to be a fan. I guess I have evolved as a tennis fan. I have just about zero respect for Agassi now and I definitely have none for Mcenroe. It’s sad that they became so bitter and irrelevant after their playing days.

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    Katyani Reply:

    Hey Ru-an, you are so right. Honestly I have not seen Agassi play, but I saw a rerun on Dutch tv of the Wimby final between Sampras and him (maybe the last one?). And even when Sampras (who I also did not know) seemed boring and close to perfect, I still was for him. I just could not warm up to Agassi and without knowing him… sorry to say, I did not like him.
    I like almost everyone, even Berdych :-) But Rafa and Agassi…. Honestly, I take my hat off for both because of what they both do with their foundation. Really really respect and admiration, but other than that, I don’t like them. At all. At all.

    JMac is just one thing: jealous of Roger. It took all out of him to get to 6 or 7 GS and what does Roger do? Gets to 17. Like JMac said: “Thanks for making us look average Roger”). Doesn’t that just say it all??
    But, I have to be honest, Mac Enroe was human once. He used to make jokes about Roger’s 36 QF appearences. But when Roger was about to lose to Stakhovsky, he really felt bad for Roger and did not make a bad or sarcastic joke. I guess when you hope for something to happen and then see it happen, it is not fun anymore….

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  5. In this picture, Roger looks like he’s built up his upper body; he looks stronger and also trimmer around the waist. Maybe he’s been reading Ruan’s posts about the kind of conditioning he should do!

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    Ru-an Reply:

    Haha who knows Joe. I’ve always felt some kind of connection with the Fed.

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  6. Hi !

    Kei will play Nadal after a 3 set close win (117 points for Kei vs 116 points for Ferrer)

    He also saved 12 BP from 15. It seems he is not afraid to win vs. top ten spanish player(s).

    Maybe we will have a nice surprise today !

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    Ru-an Reply:

    Hi Rahan. I watched until 5-5 in the second set of that match, then I had to leave. I was sad because I had the feeling it would be another classic. The last game was just extraordinary. I am really impressed with Kei, but beating Nadal too is asking a lot. It just looks like Nadal is destined to win this thing. Everything has been working in his favor. As for Rome I wanted to make a draw post today but it’s still not known whether Roger will show up.

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  7. This is unbelievable. I swear if Nadal wins this just because his opponent is injured it would be another injustice. Kei is clearly playing better today but his back may be his undoing. sigh…

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    Katyani Reply:

    Hey Alex. Hope all writers, critics and everybody else will write the TRUTH and say that Rafa beat an injured Kei. Lets see how Rafa feels then. Maybe he will know what Stan felt at AO.
    Because this is the truth, Kei would have won….

    By the way, Rafa IS the luckiest tennisplayer of all time……

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  8. ‘We don’t deserve the victory, (Nishikori) deserves it, he played better than us the whole time,’ Nadal’s uncle and coach Toni Nadal told Antenna 3 TV. ‘We had a lot of luck today. We didn’t really come back, he was hurt.’

    The karmic buildup must be reaching critical proportions by now…

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    rahan Reply:

    Same opinion in the atp article:

    Kei Nishikori stunned the tennis world in the Madrid final building a 6-2, 4-2 lead against the King of Clay in his own backyard before a back injury stopped him in his tracks

    Brain Game: Kei’s Game Plan Rattles Rafa

    http://www.atpworldtour.com/News/Tennis/2014/05/20/Madrid-Brain-Game-Nishikori-Nadal.aspx

    what a pity !!! maybe at RG ….

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    Alex Reply:

    Nadal I can never respect for his on courts antics and general behaviour but full credit to uncle toni there. He sometimes seems like a genuine guy. I suppose it was plain for everyone to see that Nadal never came back into the match and at least uncle toni admitted as such.

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    Ru-an Reply:

    I agree that Toni seems like a genuine guy at times Alex. He was being totally honest here and I appreciate that. I wasn’t sure myself whether Nadal was not coming back into the match anyway because my readers can be quite biased sometimes, but after Toni said it I know it’s true.

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    Ru-an Reply:

    Toni telling it as it is. Respect.

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    Katyani Reply:

    Hey guys, if the Great Uncle Toni said that, then yes, respect and credit.
    But…. why does he always talk in the ‘we-form’. Isn’t is Rafa who is alone on the court???

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    Alex Reply:

    somebody has to put an asterisk on that trophy

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  9. Nadal won the title after defeating an injured Nishikori and he did not feel ashamed to do the usual biting of the trophy. Was Nadal born after the death of any ferocious animal such as tiger or wolf ? That is what the people in our region think when they find some funny behavior in an outwardly looking human?

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    Ru-an Reply:

    I did not appreciate Nadal’s fist pumping when Kei got injured and he broke back Mridul. I think that was once again poor sportsmanship.

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  10. Yawn! What a farce. Fist pumping and trophy biting over a crumpled piece of sushi! Speaks volumes about the state of the Humble Bull’s game and psyche, eh?! Give me an asterisk someone. Need to stick one on this win. As far as I’m concerned, Madrid 2014 didn’t happen. The Bull remains at 26 Masters. Let’s get on with the real competition guys! Common Djoko, your wrist is just fine! Common Roger, your wife is just fine! Save us all from tennis mutilation! Aaahhh!!! I don’t know about you guys, but I’m dying here without Roger. Gosh! Never knew I’m so affected and so obsessed with him, hahahaha! It certainly takes absence to make my heart grow fonder for him.

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    Katyani Reply:

    Exactly what I thought Veronica. Rafa is stuck at 26 ATP 1000 titles. Yesterday was a gift/joke/mockery. Let them be happy and for God sake shut up about it. Because that Kei was injured, that was not Rafa’s fault, but to act on it the way he did from 2nd set 4-2, is just plain simple: DISCUSTING.
    This is why Rafa will never win the ATP Fan Favourite Award. He does not care about the sport or the game, just about winning, winning and winning.

    By the way: what an awful Madrid crowd. And Rafa and they having the guts to applaud Kei at the end, what a farce.
    Agreed. lets forget about it and move on. NEXT

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    Veronica Reply:

    It was so frustrating to watch Katyani, I don’t even feel like talking about it. Kei HAD him!! It reminded me of AO match with Stan when Stan had him and then let it slip. At least Stan recovered and won in the end. But Kei. Why oh why is my Japanese sushi so fragile?! I really like Kei. He is so humble. I’ve always thought he was more promising than some other overhyped or unstable players like Raonic, Gulbis, Fognini, etc. I just love his quickness, his attacks esp with that fantastic bh of his and his mental calmness. But his body……oh my, he’s not going anywhere as long as it keeps letting him down. And since I’m missing Roger so much, I started wondering if Roger had played Madrid, would he have made it to the final?! And would he have beaten Nadal?! Anyway, Roger made the best decision to stay with Mirka and welcomed his sons. Roger knows exactly what winning really means. It’s not only in matches but in life as well. As you say, Katyani, Nadal only knows about winning winning winning. Winning in what? Winning in matches only. He hasn’t quite learned yet how to win in life. Yes, let’s move on, Katyani. Roma, here we come!! Hello! Roger! Are you there??!!!

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    veronica Reply:

    Yay! Roger is in Rome! Let’s bring the trophy home on the FedExpress, yah?! And the whole family entourage plus Edberg is there! Wow! Katyani, we need more than table for 6 now! haha! And yes, the Madrid crowd brings tennis to shame. Madrid should be lowered to a 500. Scarce crowd, lousy stadium, no atmosphere. Even some of the 250’s are much prettier, bigger crowd and more atmospheric.

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    Ru-an Reply:

    Good to see Fed in Rome Veronica. I wanted to make a post when the draw came out but I wanted to be sure Roger would play this time. So I will make one today :-)

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    Ru-an Reply:

    Lol Japanese sushi I see that is your nickname for him. Yeah I like Kei too. Real shame about the injury. He was gonna routine Nadal, but of course Nadal has unbelievable luck.

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    Veronica Reply:

    Yeah Ru-an, I love Japanese and I love sushi; and sushi is kinda fragile. If you don’t bite it properly, the filling sort of fall apart …….. Just like Kei’s body often falls apart! Haha

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    Katyani Reply:

    “Why oh why is my Japanese sushi so fragile?” Goat remark Veronica :-) :-)
    Do you know that Nishi is also beeing called something like Baby Novak??
    All we need now is a Baby Andy or worse… a Baby Rafa. On the other hand… no please… no Baby Rafa please :-)

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    Veronica Reply:

    Yeah, and also pass me some sticky tape someone. Just gotta plaster off some of these loud mouth green eyed ex USA players. Some people have so many more important and meaningful things to do; like producing twins, loving the family and playing inspiring and beautiful tennis!! Others have nothing better to do or to contribute so they need to scream for attention every time the Swiss GOAT breaks some record. Well, let them scream all they want. We are NOT listening. Where the hell is Agassi or McEnroe anyway in the light of tennis history?! We might listen if Laver or Sampras spoke. Met man and loud mouth only serve to confirm without a doubt that they are indeed empty gongs making a lot of noise; and ugh! What an ugly cheap sound, Im covering my ears!

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    Katyani Reply:

    Hey Veronica, when I read this comment of yours (12 May 12:18 pm) all I could think of was: Relax veronica Relax :-) Please don’t get your bloodpressure up. Not for the likes of Rafa, Agassi or JMac. Those jealous boys (with almost no hair, without hair, with grey hair) are not worth it. Trust me, been there, done that. The more they speak, the more angrier we get.
    It is difficult, but let us just focus on the most beautiful person: Our Roger.
    Go Roger. Like Nastase said last year, Roger will win Rome this year. And I believe him. Still taking it one match at the time, but also believing in the power of the Goat :-)

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    Veronica Reply:

    Thanks Katyani but you misunderstood my comments! I am very relaxed! I was trying to make the point that it is NOT important at all what those two Clowns said and getting you all to relax! If anything, I am just SO embarrassed for them! That’s why I’m covering my ears! Ha! Are they trying so hard to get some cheap publicity or they can’t quite control the green monster inside them or what?! So Cheap!

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    Ru-an Reply:

    Crumpled piece of sushi? You think Kei is a piece of sushi? *scratches head*

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  11. Well said katyani…Dull wont get that fans favorite award for sure.

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    Katyani Reply:

    Roger that Saud. Even after Roger retires, I can see him still winning that trophy :-) Or maybe Dimi or Nishikori or Delpo. Just nice simple, sweet guys.

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