Federer 'plans to play in Paris'

  • Last Updated: May 7 2014, 14:18 BST

New dad-of-four Roger Federer plans to play the French Open, according to his agent.

Roger Federer: Now a father of four
Roger Federer: Now a father of four

Federer's wife Mirka gave birth to their second set of twins on Tuesday, Leo and Lenny becoming brothers to four-year-olds Myla Rose and Charlene.

The Swiss great, who pulled out of this week's Madrid Open to attend the birth, has subsequently been labelled a doubt in some quarters for Roland Garros. He has played in the last 58 Grand Slam tournaments, a record.

However, his agent, Tony Godsick, said on Wednesday that Federer was planning to play in the French Open - a tournament which begins on May 25.

Godsick told the New York Times: "Assuming that everything goes well and the kids are healthy and Mirka is doing well, he has every intention of playing Roland Garros.

"The question is what he plays before that, if anything. Time will tell. He is training and hasn’t missed a beat in training."

Next week's Rome Masters is the final tournament on the 32-year-old's schedule before the French Open.