The FFT (Fearsome Federer Twins) were up past their bedtime waiting for their dad to come home and explain his latest loss to Jo-Wilfred Tsonga yesterday.
The twins who got to see Daddy on television wailed through most of the match. They soiled their diapers continuously during the third set in which Daddy was leading 5-1 and only needed one game to close out the match.
Their wait for Daddy was a long one because after the post-match interview, Daddy Federer needed some down time to figure out how he was going to explain this loss to his daughters.
He spent some time reflecting on the top of Mont-Royal overlooking the city of Montreal. He finally could not avoid the inevitable and headed back to his hotel to face the music of the angry double trouble waiting for him.
Mirka was the one who confronted him when he got in.
"Roger, you cannot go on playing like that. You have upset Charlene and Myla greatly. They even tried to pee in the direction of the TV set."
"They would not even take breast milk, they were so upset at what they saw," she said. "If this happens again in Cincinnati, they may go on a hunger strike."
Roger shook his head and agreed. He went to his twin girls and held each of them, apologizing profusely for his big letdown.
"I mean, you know it was interesting and a close match, you know. But you know, Daddy will be back next year. It wasn't too bad and I still feel confident!"
As the babies continued to wail, Mirka was not impressed. "Cut the crap, Roger! That slop might work for the media and public, but your daughters aren't buying it!"
She then took a baby in each arm and left the room.
Roger sat in a chair looking up to the ceiling. He would have to start practice early tomorrow because there would be no further disappointment for his three girls.