Billionaire Roger Federer’s Parents Display True Humility With an Out-of-the-Blue Gesture Towards South African Music Artist

Published 03/21/2023, 9:50 AM EDT

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Roger Federer transcends the realm of sports and has inspired people from all spheres of life. It can be someone leading a conventional life anywhere in the world to someone being a renowned operatic tenor. Levy Sekgapane is one such music personality who admires Roger Federer despite him not being from the sporting world. So, when he expressed his gratitude for the player, he poured his heart out in a special message.

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The opportunity would not have struck the operationist tenor, had it not been for the parents of the Swiss Maestro. Nonetheless, it did come and revealed the influence of Federer that has surpassed the tennis realm.

Renowned musician fan of Roger Federer pens down a special message

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The Swiss Maestro has both directly and indirectly affected the lives of millions of people around the world. His chivalry and his compassion have seeped into the realms where tennis does not have a presence.

Recently, the parents of Roger Federer went to witness the work of South African operationist tenor Levy Sekgapane in Zurich. After the performance, when the musician got to have one-on-one interaction with the couple, he made sure to click a picture with the two. However, this was not the first time the couple had met Sekgapane.

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Expressing his gratitude, he penned down a message for the Swiss Maestro and his parents. He stated, “My close friends will tell you that Roger Federer is one of my biggest inspirations and my idol, I met his parents briefly a few years ago at the match for Africa in Cape Town, last night they came out to see my show in Zurich. I’m so humbled by this experience. Thank you Lynette and Robbie for coming to see our Cenerentola.”

Moreover, he also shared a picture of the Roger Federer goodies that he received. Federer has set a benchmark for tennis players and no matter who is against him on the court, he stays the favorite of them all. However, there are always exceptions.

An innocent fan who did not want to hang out with Federer

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There are some tennis fans who have shown reluctance toward showing respect to Federer, unintentionally. However, it was an innocent mistake from a child.

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As shared by a fan on Facebook, he met Roger Federer at a restaurant. Visiting with his two young daughters, he wanted a picture of the two with the player. However, the younger one who was only 3-year-old showed reluctance, Federer took matters into his hands and asked the little one to click a picture with him. But the answer was a straight ‘NO’.

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Though this turned out to be an embarrassing moment for her father, Federer brushed it off with a hearty laugh. Such moments melt the hearts of Federer fans.

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Shivali Sharma

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Shivali Sharma is a tennis author at EssentiallySports. She has pursued her Master's in history from Himachal University, but her love for the game has driven her to write about tennis. Shivali is a huge fan of Naomi Osaka and admires Osaka not only for her on-court performances, but also for her off-court actions.
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