Will Roger Federer´s kids follow in the footsteps of these famous tennis twins?

Tennis - Ladbrokes already offering odds on an all-Federer mixed doubles final at Wimbledon

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Will Roger Federer´s kids follow in the footsteps of these famous tennis twins?

Tennis - The tennis world is delighted with the news that Roger Federer and wife Mirka have become parents to another set of twins - this time, it's two boys. Leo and Lenny Federer were born on Tuesday and will be younger siblings to sisters, Myla and Charlene, also twins and now four years old.

Tennis fans are already speculating about the chances of the Federer twins becoming professional tennis players with Ladbrokes offering 10,000/1 odds on an all-Federer mixed doubles final at Wimbledon one day and 100/1 on any of the four to win it.

While we might have to wait for some years to see if that happens or if any of the twins even take to tennis, here's a look at some of the most famous twins who have made a mark in the world of tennis. These are the benchmarks that they will be marked against!! The Bryan Brothers - Undoubtedly the most accomplished twin act in the history of tennis.

The Bryans are the G.O.A.T.s of the men's doubles game - with 98 career doubles titles as a team, 15 of them coming at the Grand Slams - both all-time records. And they are only 35 years old, which means if they remain motivated and healthy, they could easily play for another five years.

The Bryans have almost as many records in doubles as Federer does in singles - they have held the World No. 1 doubles ranking jointly for 362 weeks (longer than anyone else in doubles history); they have finished the ATP year-end number 1 doubles team a record 9 times; following their triumph at the 2013 Wimbledon Championships, they became the only doubles pairing in the Open Era to hold all four major titles at once, as well as the only team in history to hold all four majors and Olympic gold simultaneously.

They are also the only doubles team in history to have won every major title, having won all four Grand Slams, Olympic Gold, all 9 Masters series titles, the Year-End Championships and the Davis Cup during their careers. The Gullikson Brothers - Tim Gullikson may be best known for his role in the emotional Pete Sampras - Jim Courier match at the Australian Open in 1995.

But way before that, Tim was a pretty decent player in his own right. During his career, Gullikson won 15 doubles titles, ten of them with twin brother Tom. He also won four singles titles and peaked at no. 15 in singles and no.

3 in doubles. Gullikson died from inoperable brain cancer and passed away in 1996. Tom won 16 doubles titles in his career, including the 1984 mixed doubles crown at the US Open with Manuela Maleeva. He also won one singles title and peaked at no.

34 in singles and no. 4 in doubles. Tom has played an instrumental role with the USTA to groom young talent and also handles the Tim & Tom Gullikson Foundation, which funds programs to help brain tumor patients and their families with the physical, emotional and social challenges presented by the disease.

The Pliskova Sisters - The Pliskova twins are from the Czech Republic and are 22 years old - they both won a grand slam singles title as a junior - and are now moving up the pro ranks. Right-handed Karolina is ranked no.

63 in singles while left-handed Kristyna is ranked no. 128 and both are ranked in the top 80 in doubles. They won the Linz WTA event last October - becoming the first set of twins to win a WTA Tour doubles title. Federer's twin girls will clearly have an easier time breaking records as compared to the Federer boys!! The Ratiwatana Brothers - The 32-year-old twins from Thailand have won 2 ATP doubles title and are currently just ranked inside the top 100, though they have been as high as the top 40 in 2008.

The brothers have also won more than 40 doubles titles on the ATP Challenger and ITF circuits. The Klemenschits sisters - In January 2007, both Klemenschits and her twin were diagnosed with a rare form of abdominal cancer, squamous cell carcinoma, which forced them to step away from the game.

The twins had won 20 titles on the ITF circuit and entered the top 100 of the WTA doubles ranking in 2005. Daniela passed away in 2008 at the age of 25 while Sandra, returned to the doubles tour in July 2008. Sandra went on to win her first WTA doubles title in her home town in Linz in 2013 and is currently ranked no.

56 in the world, just one spot off her personal best which she achieved two months ago. Sandra also hosts an annual Together We Are Stronger charity event in Austria to raise funds for young cancer patients.

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