Roger Federer got home very late, afer winning the Australian Open trophy he arrived in Melbourne three weeks ago thinking he was nowhere near ready to get close to again. Or was it very early? "I saw them this morning," said Federer, asked how his seven-year-old twin daughters had enjoyed the win. "As I walked in they woke up. So it was a bit of a weird moment, but still so great because they were in such a good mood as they woke up. It was an amazing half an hour, right there."
Emma Quayle joined The Age as a cadet journalist in 1999 and has been covering football since 2001. She has won awards from the Australian Football Media Association and AFL Players Association for her feature writing, and specialised for many years in covering junior football and the AFL draft. Emma's two books - The Draft and Nine Lives (the story of former Essendon wingman Adam Ramanauskas' battle with cancer) - were published in 2008 and 2010.
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