Tired? Father of four Federer says he's full of beans for French Open

Fri May 23, 2014 8:24am EDT
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PARIS (Reuters) - Roger Federer could be excused for feeling groggy as he prepares for the French Open after becoming father to a second set of twins but instead the Swiss says he is fully-charged for a run deep into the tournament.

The 32-year-old Swiss's build-up to Roland Garros was disrupted when wife Mirka delivered Leo and Lenny this month, meaning he skipped the Madrid Masters.

The 17-times grand slam champion returned in Rome where he bowed out early against Frenchman Jeremy Chardy but he is not worried that he might be under-cooked coming into the year's second grand slam.

"Not much, you know, to be honest," Federer told reporters when asked if his sleep patterns had been disturbed.

"They sleep that much that I don't feel bad yet going out of the room and coming back. It's almost the same situation.

"Things are fairly normal. Clearly there is a bit more happening and there is a bit more you can do if you want to, but Mirka takes care of most of it."

Federer said he was spending plenty of time with his twin girls Myla Rose and Charlene Riva who were born in 2009.

He also said he was delighted with the way he was hitting the ball and confident he was ready to play long five-set matches over the next couple of weeks.

"I feel like I'm in good shape. I know where my game is at. I'm not worried that maybe there is not enough matches," Federer, who won his only French Open title in 2009, said.   Continued...

Roger Federer of Switzerland hits a return to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France during their men's singles quarter-final match at the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris June 4, 2013.  REUTERS/Vincent Kessler