London - No paternity leave for Roger Federer who, six days after becoming a proud father of twins, went straight back to work by boarding a flight for Rome.
Less than a week after welcoming Leo and Lenny into the world, the Swiss master was back on the practice court at the Foro Italico on Monday in order to prepare for the Italian Open.
He clearly wants to retain the best possible preparation for the French Open that begins a week on Sunday and has been told by wife Mirka, who had twin girls four years ago, to go and bring home the bacon.
Andy Murray is another trying to find form and faces Spain’s Marcel Granollers in Rome.
Federer seems keen to show he has ambitions to win more Grand Slams. But even having one child seems to take the edge off a champion - of the 95 men’s singles Grand Slam titles won since the 1990 French Open, only seven have been won by parents.
Federer is on the list courtesy of winning Wimbledon 2012.