WATCH: Roger Federer Sends Heartwarming Message to Chinese Fans on a Special Day

Published 02/12/2021, 5:51 AM EST
Roger Federer of Switzerland celebrates winning his singles match against Cameron Norrie of Great Britain during day two of the 2019 Hopman Cup at RAC Arena in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)


Twenty-time Grand Slam winner, Roger Federer, didn’t take part in the season’s first Grand Slam event in Australia, disappointing his legions of fans who were eagerly awaiting his return.

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The Swiss ace has been out of action since his semifinal defeat to Novak Djokovic at the Australian Open last year. 

However, Federer is closely following the first Grand Slam of the year. He complimented Thanasi Kokkinakis after he won his opening-round match.

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Apart from tennis, he also has a keen eye on other sporting action. For instance, he put up a post on Instagram, congratulating Tom Brady for winning the Super Bowl. 

MASON, OHIO – AUGUST 15: Roger Federer of Switzerland looks on during his match with Andrey Rublev of Russia during Day 6 of the Western and Southern Open at Lindner Family Tennis Center on August 15, 2019 in Mason, Ohio. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Roger Federer Wishes Fans a Happy Chinese New Year

The Swiss superstar put up a post today, wishing his Chinese fans from all over the world a ‘Happy Chinese New Year’. It is a short clip, in which Federer is speaking in mandarin (Chinese language). The Chinese Lunar New Year is being celebrated on the 12th of February this year. 

Usually, the celebrations for the Chinese New Year last for 16 days. This year, the festival began on the 11th of February and will continue till the 26th of the month. 

Roger has a sizeable fanbase in China, having won the Shanghai Rolex Masters twice, in 2014 and 2017. When he won in 2017, he attempted to speak a few words in mandarin after the match. 

LONDON, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 09: Roger Federer of Switzerland plays a volley during practice ahead of the Nitto ATP Finals at The O2 Arena on November 09, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

Coming to Roger playing tennis this season, his agent confirmed that he will be seen in Doha for the ATP 250 Masters event, which begins from the 8th of March.

Federer has tasted success at the venue before, winning the title previously on three occasions, in 2005, 2006, and 2011. 

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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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