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Roger Federer and wife Mirka welcome new addition to the family - see photo

The tennis champion's family has expanded

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Sharnaz Shahid
Deputy Online Editor
May 31, 2022
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Roger Federer has welcomed a brand new addition to his family - an adorable dog called Willow.

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Taking to Instagram over the weekend to share his first 'delfie', the 40-year-old tennis player revealed that he was over the moon with the new pooch, however, it took some persuading to get him and his wife Mirka to agree.

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"We gave in… [smiley face emoji]," he wrote in the caption. "But we couldn't be happier, Welcome to the family Willow [heart emoji] #delfie."

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Friends and fans alike were quick to comment, with many saying Roger had made the "best" decision. Bear Grylls wrote: "You will never regret this!" Ski racer Lindsey Vonn said: "Yay you finally picked Willow up!! Knew you would be a dog family lol."

One fan remarked: "One of the best decisions you'll ever make." Another stated: "Ahh Roger, I'm so happy for you. You once said that it was your daughters dream to have a dog. Family more than complete now. Long live Willow."

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Roger has a new dog called Willow

The 20-time Grand Slam winner previously said he was once "scared of dogs" whilst taking part in a promotional video. "I'm a little bit scared of dogs to be honest," he said back in 2017. "At the end of the day, I do love dogs but I just haven't spent enough time with them."

He added: "We always used to have cats. With all the travelling over the last 20 years, it's been impossible to have pets but we’ll have a dog some day."

Roger, who has not played on tour since last year's Wimbledon, shares 12-year-old twin girls, Myla and Charlene Federer, and eight-year-old twin boys, Lenny and Leo Federer, with his wife Mirka Federer.

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