Federer marries pregnant girlfriend Mirka

April 12th, 2009 - 3:31 am ICT by IANS  

Roger Federer Basel (Switzerland), April 12 (DPA) Roger Federer will spend his honeymoon at work on the courts at the Monte Carlo Open next week after marrying long-time girlfriend Mirka Vavrinec, his website reported Saturday.The wedding on the day before Easter comes a few months before the new bride is scheduled to give birth to the couple’s first child.

Federer told his fans: “Earlier today, in my hometown of Basel, surrounded by a small group of close friends and family, Mirka and I got married. It was a beautiful spring day and an incredibly joyous occasion.

“Mr and Mrs Roger Federer wish all of you a Happy Easter weekend. Love, Roger.”

The surprise nuptials came only 48 hours after the world number 2 changed his mind and took a wild card into the Monte Carlo event which begins Sunday.

Federer has lost the last three finals to Rafael Nadal. The Swiss, still without a 2009 trophy, lost a Miami semi-final last week to Novak Djokovic.

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