Roger Federer Nominated For Safe Hands Challenge By Bollywood Star Deepika Padukone

Published 03/17/2020, 1:37 PM EDT


Swiss star Roger Federer has been nominated for the WHO designated Safe hands challenge. Even though it’s not the agency itself which has done the nomination, it is a very special person indeed. Roger has been nominated by Bollywood star Deepika Padukone for the challenge.

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Deepika posted a video via her twitter account where she can be seen washing her hands vigorously. This is how she captioned the video –

“Thank You @DrTredos, for nominating me for the #SafeHands Challenge! #COVID 19 surely is an uphill health and public safety task, but all of us are in this fight together! I further nominate @rogerfederer, @Cristiano and @imVkohli to take up this challenge! #coronavirus #StaySafe”.

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WHO had started the safe hands challenge to encourage people to adopt sanitary habits. In fact, regularly washing hands is a crucial element in countering the dangerous Coronavirus threat. This is what the organization tweeted officially kickstarting the challenge –

Talking about Deepika choosing Roger Federer, it is hardly a surprise. In fact, the Bollywood star’s affection for the Swiss tennis legend is not a secret. Let’s find out more about this connection between the two.

What is the connection between Deepika and Roger Federer? 

Back in 2018, Deepika had revealed a startling detail in an interview. She had said that Federer would be the only man that she’d leave her then-boyfriend and current husband Bollywood star Ranveer Singh for.

Deepika Padukone and Roger Federer at an event in New Delhi in 2014

Interestingly enough, this is not Deepika’s first or most newsworthy interaction with the tennis world. In 2016, Deepika was heavily linked with Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic. This was after the two were clicked together on a dinner date. In fact, tabloids blew up when Novak’s then-girlfriend Lidija Popovic claimed that he’d be happier in a relationship with Deepika Padukone!

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For those who don’t know, Deepika has a sporting past herself. In fact, the actress is a retired Badminton player. Her affinity with sportspersons can hardly be questioned after this revelation.

Meanwhile, Roger Federer is still sitting out due to his devastating knee injury.

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Let’s wait for his own Safe hands challenge.

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Aryan Sharma

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Aryan Sharma is a WWE and Tennis author and editor at EssentiallySports. Being a journalism graduate from Delhi University, he combines his love for creating content with an astute knowledge of almost three eras of professional wrestling. He's also a Roger Federer and Maria Sharapova fan and likes to write on the social impact of these two legends beyond their achievements on the tennis court.

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