Roger Federer and his Foundation have helped many children in Africa in recent years. The Swiss champion has just played a charity exhibition with Rafael Nadal in Cape Town, where they raised $3.5 million. “That came from me.
I always knew I wanted to do something with children. And not just a doctorate, but something with a direct encounter. In addition, physical suffering just affects me too much. So I decided on education. Together with health, it is everything in life" - said Roger.
Federer also revealed that he was not a very good student himself: “Mediocre, I would say. But I always tried really hard. Sometimes I just got a little tired from sitting and listening. Then they had to use all their motivational tricks to keep me going”.
Roger began his 2020 season at the 2020 Australian Open. He reached the semifinals after straight sets wins over Steve Johnson and Filip Krajinović, a five-set win over John Millman, four-set win over Márton Fucsovics, and a five-set win over Tennys Sandgren.
Federer then lost his semifinal match to Djokovic in straight sets, having sustained a groin injury earlier in the tournament. The 20-time Grand Slam champion will try to defend his title in Dubai later this month before the Masters 1000 of Indian Wells and Miami. His manager Tony Godsick has confirmed that he will play Roland Garros as the only tournament on red clay.