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Roger Federer’s kids steal the show at historic Wimbledon triumph

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Federer's children stole the show on their father's historic day. Photo: Twitter
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Roger Federer may have tamed a teary Marin Cilic to claim a record-breaking eighth Wimbledon title, but it was his adorable quartet of twins who stole the spotlight.

Federer, 35, beat the Croatian in straight sets to become the oldest All England Club winner since 1930 and extend his record to 19 Grand Slam titles.

But while many eyes were on their famous father, the cheeky antics of Myla Rose, Charlene Riva, Lenny and Leo attracted their fair share of attention, too.

Sitting alongside mother Mirka in the players’ box after the match, the two sets of twins were seen waving at the cameras and making silly faces during the historic ceremony.

The identical twin girls, 7, were dressed in identical, floral dresses, while the boys, 3, were seen sporting matching pale-blue blazers and white pants.

The Wimbledon crowd erupted in laughter several times as the two boys struggled to comprehend the import of Dad’s latest victory.

“They have no clue what’s going on,” Federer joked after winning the tournament, referring to his boys.

“They think this is probably a nice view and a nice playground, but it’s not quite like that here, so one day, hopefully they’ll understand. But it’s very special.

“It’s a wonderful moment for us as a family. This one’s for us.”

Interestingly, Federer’s double set of twins isn’t the first in the Federer family. His sister Diana also has sets of boy and girl twins, while their maternal grandmother was also a twin, according to reports.

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Federer’s two sets of twins captured the tennis world’s attention at Wimbledon. Photo: Twitter

It’s been a remarkable renaissance for the Swiss superstar, after he suffered a season-ending knee injury 12 months ago.

Since his return, Federer has won five 2017 calendar titles – more than any other player – including the Australian Open, Miami Open and now, Wimbledon.

Federer won the All England title without dropping a set. He skipped the clay-court season and the French Open earlier this year to focus on Wimbledon, then the US Open.

Jumping two spots in the world rankings to number three, Federer, who turns 36 in three weeks, hopes to return and defend his Wimbledon title next year.

“It’s magical I can’t believe it yet, it’s too much really,” he said.

“It’s just belief that I can achieve such heights. I wasn’t sure if I was ever going to be here again in another final after last year … but I always believed I could maybe come back here and do it again.

“I hope this wasn’t my last match and I hope I can come back next year and try to defend the title.”

Watch Federer’s post-match interview below:

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