“I’m Also Staying Home” – Roger Federer Sends a Message During Coronavirus Pandemic

Published 03/20/2020, 7:58 PM EDT
Roger Federer


The coronavirus pandemic has resulted in weird times in people’s lives and made their living ‘taxing.’ The Swiss maestro Roger Federer raised his concerns on the widespread as numbers of the people globally infected are rising every hour. He’s presently on his injury hiatus, taking rest and recovering well in his residence in Switzerland. 

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“I’m also staying home and I haven’t been shaking anybody’s hands for quite some time now. Obviously, I wash my hands very frequently as we’re supposed to,” Federer conveyed to the world.

It was Federer’s first social media appearance since his knee surgery in February.  On the professional courts, Roger has planned to show up for the grass-court season. Hopefully, by then the world is back to normal and tennis tour resumes.

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“I believe helping each other is more important now than ever. Especially because we want to help the older generation. They’re the ones at highest risk and we need to help them by keeping a distance of two meters and not shake hands,” the Swiss ace continued.

We could all be in quarantine” – Roger Federer

He further stressed on the importance of social distancing and advised to follow the rules laid down by the government. The protection of one and another is the ultimate goal of the planet right now.

“It’s really important to take these rules seriously. Very very seriously. Eventually, we could all be in quarantine and not be able to leave the house anymore so I really hope all of us take it very seriously,” he added.

Federer’s country Switzerland recorded over 4,800 COVID-19 infected cases, and 43 people have lost their lives, as of Friday.

The Swiss Health Minister Alain Berset said the hospitals in Switzerland are “reaching the limits of their capacity” and advised people to stay indoors. Berset further urged their nation’s icon Roger Federer to send a message to the world.

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After receiving his message, Roger addressed the world.

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World Number four Federer had withdrawn from Dubai Championships, Sunshine Double and European Clay-Court Tour in 2020 season. But with the ATP Tour calling off its tournaments amid coronavirus pandemic, technically Federer missed only one tournament on the tour, which the Dubai Open.

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