Roger Federer to Make Another Generous Contribution for the Vulnerable Families in Switzerland

Published 12/10/2020, 10:00 AM EST
ENGLEFIELD, ENGLAND – MAY 20: Swiss tennis player Roger Federer and his wife Mirka arrive at St Mark’s Church ahead of the wedding of Pippa Middleton and James Matthews on May 20, 2017 in Englefield, England. Middleton, the sister of Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge is to marry hedge fund manager James Matthews in a ceremony Saturday where her niece and nephew Prince George and Princess Charlotte are in the wedding party, along with sister Kate and princes Harry and William. (Photo by Kirsty Wigglesworth – Pool/Getty Images)


Over the years, Roger Federer has been a tremendous ambassador for tennis. The performances we’ve witnessed all these years have been a treat to the eyes. As much as Roger impresses on the court, he impresses with his activities off the court too. 

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As Federer emerged on the scene in 2003, he set up the Roger Federer Foundation. His foundation is associated with helping the underprivileged people from cities across South Africa. The Swiss player has had his ways of raising money to support the people benefitting from his foundation.

In 2005, Federer auctioned his racket to raise money for people involved in Hurricane Katrina. In 2006, Roger visited Tamil Nadu in India, which was one of the worst affected areas due to the tsunami. Later in 2010, Federer and Nadal played an exhibition ‘Match for Africa’ and raised $4 million for their respective foundations. 

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Roger Federer during a match against Rafael Nadal at Cape Town Stadium on in Cape Town, South Africa. (Photo by Ashley Vlotman/Gallo Images/Getty Images)

Roger Federer: These are challenging times

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Everyone is well aware of the coronavirus pandemic and its effects on humankind. To help those in need, Mirka and Roger decided to donate 1 million Swiss francs to the people affected in Switzerland. The former world no. 1 issued a statement stating, “These are challenging times for all of us and no one should be left behind. Mirka and I have decided to personally donate one million Swiss francs to the most vulnerable families in Switzerland.”

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Speaking of COVID-19, it’s been more than six months that the world has come to a standstill. People belonging to lower sections of society have found basic survival difficult. During such times, it’s nice to see people like Roger help them. With this contribution from the Federers, close to 4000 children and around 3500 adults have been supported. 

Speaking of Federer, tennis fans have not seen him on a tennis court for close to a year now. He’s assured fans that he would be part of the Australian Open in 2021.

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Rohan Kollare

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Rohan Kollare is a tennis author for EssentiallySports. Rohan has a post-graduate diploma in Sports Management and a trophy cabinet adorned with accolades won in district and state-level tennis competitions. He has previously worked in Content Operations for Disney’s Hotstar for over a year, covering tennis and Formula One.

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