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Federer’s ‘happy’ holidays

Zurich: Already in the swing of parenting, Roger Federer is getting ready for a larger family. The tennis star says on Twitter that he and his wife, Mirka, are expecting another child next year.

Twins Charlene and Myla were born in July 2009, and Federer wrote on Wednesday, “Mirka and I are very happy to share the news that Myla & Charlene will be big sisters in 2014! Happy Holidays.”

Federer’s agent, Tony Godsick, confirmed that the tweet is legitimate. The 32-year-old Federer has won a record 17 Grand Slam singles titles and spent more weeks at No. 1 than anyone else in the history of the ATP rankings.

Federer made headlines last week when he revealed that he had just completed an exciting “training week” with Swedish legend Stefan Edberg. The former world No. 1 has generally referred to Edberg as his “childhood hero” so it is not surprising that he enlisted his help ahead of the 2014 season.

While his help was beneficial, Edberg admits that this was merely a temporary occurrence, where he was brought in to offer advice and feedback on Federer’s overall game.

“I was very surprised (that Federer asked) because it’s so long since I left tennis,” Edberg said. “But I was also very flattered. I’ve never really thought about coaching and if it had not been Federer doing the asking, honestly, I would not have been interested.