Another great recognition for Roger Federer. The 19-time Grand Slam winner will receive an Honorary degree from the Faculty of Medicine by University of his hometown Basel. Federer was chosen along with National Bank chief Thomas Jordan and the musician Andrew Bond.
Federer, who left School at 16 age and a few years ago admitted he didn't enjoy studying, is the first athlete to receive such honor from Basel University. The Faculty of Medicine praised him for making improve the Basel and Switzerland image in the World.
At the same time, 'for his amazing ability as an athlete, which pushes many people over the World to play sports, helping to promote health's importance and to behave well in any situation of the life.' Through a video message Federer thanked for the award, he will get: 'It makes me just as happy as a Grand Slam title', he said.
At this point, it's unlikely that he will accept a degree in Sports Science from Milan University. Anyway, he is not the first tennis player to get an honorary degree: Rafael Nadal got in May 2016 in physical education.
Story by Basler Zeitung
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