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Federer marries long-time girlfriend
(China Daily/Agencies)
Updated: 2009-04-13 09:29

BASEL -- World No 2 tennis player Roger Federer married longtime girlfriend Mirka Vavrinec on Saturday in a small ceremony in his hometown.

Federer marries long-time girlfriend
In this Monday May 22, 2006 file photo Swiss tennis player Roger Federer and his girlfriend Mirka Vavrinec pose for photographers as they arrive for the Laureus World Sports Awards in Barcelona, Spain. Federer married his fiancee Mirka Vavrinec in his home town of Basel, Switzerland on Saturday April 11, 2009, he announced on his website. [Agencies]

The 27-year-old Swiss announced the wedding on his website, saying the couple got married "surrounded by a small group of close friends and family".

"It was a beautiful spring day and an incredibly joyous occasion," he said.

The couple announced last month they are expecting their first child.

Federer is set to play in next week's Monte Carlo Masters, after accepting a last-minute wild card invitation on Thursday. Federer is a three-time finalist at the clay-court tournament but has never won.

After struggling with his form last year and losing his No 1 ranking to Rafael Nadal, Federer is aiming for his sixth Wimbledon title this summer. He lost to Nadal in the Australian Open final, the year's first major.


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