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Federer celebrates birth of twins

Roger and Mirka Federer
Federer's wife Mirka was heavily pregnant during his Wimbledon victory

Wimbledon champion Roger Federer is the proud father of twin girls after his wife Mirka gave birth in Switzerland on Thursday night.

The 15-time Grand Slam winner said the girls, who are the couple's first children, have been named Charlene Riva and Myla Rose.

"This is the greatest day of our lives," said the world number one on his website.

"Mirka, Myla and Charlene are all healthy and doing very well."

Earlier in July, Federer beat Andy Roddick in an epic five-set Wimbledon final to surpass Pete Sampras's record of 14 Grand Slam titles.

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