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Roger Federer says his children made some pocket money selling lemonade.

Federer Family Lemonade Stand A Big Hit

Swiss No. 1 reveals thirsty desert goers couldn't resist

Their dad may be the most successful tennis player of all time, but that’s no guarantee pocket money comes easy in Roger Federer’s household. With Dad off plying his trade at the BNP Paribas Open, the top-seeded Swiss revealed his four children had become the ultimate budding entrepreneurs with their very own Indian Wells pop-up venture – a lemonade stand.

Federer shed light on his family’s home away from home in the desert to Tennis Channel’s Jim Courier and Justin Gimelstob. And it wasn’t all hotels and home-schooling.

“So we’ve rented a house since many years now. We like it this way here,” Federer told Tennis Channel. “We then stay in a hotel in Miami. You get used to certain routines, especially with the kids you like to know where their bedroom is ahead of time.

“But here it’s jumping in the pool, selling lemonade on the side of the street. They made $70 yesterday. It was classic.”

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Location is everything. It proved a handy little earner for the Federer kids - twin girls Myla and Charlene (8) and twin boys Leo and Lenny (4 in May) - for a few hours’ work.

“Unfortunately I missed it because I was here all day,” Federer said. “But they had a great time. All the neighbours are very generous to the kiddies so that was a lot of fun.”

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