Like other world sports personalities, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic have also used their influence to support people who are fighting Coronavirus. The global pandemic has killed over 39,000 people worldwide and more than 804,000 have tested positive for the virus.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the 2020 edition of Wimbledon has been canceled. "It is with great regret that the AELTC has decided today that the 2020 Championships will be canceled due to public health problems related to the Coronavirus epidemic.
The 134th Championships will take place from 28 June to July 11, 2021." Speaking on Tennis Channel, Federer's former coach Paul Annacone led the plaudits for the trio and their efforts. "We talk about their tennis accolades but the mark of a human being is what you do in adversity, whether it is professionally or personally," Annacone said.
"That's why it doesn't shock me at all in these really trying times that these guys have stepped up. They all love their countries, they are all trying to figure out how they can help. Rafa Nadal getting Pau Gasol to help raise lots of money in Spain.
I was in touch with Roger last week and I know he was thinking about then what he and Mirka can do to help figure out a way to impact Switzerland and obviously they have. And we saw what Novak did. This isn't a shock. It tells us what they are all made of and how much they feel in terms of where they are from in this really horrible time, trying to do anything they can to help.
It is a collaborative effort. It is great players using their brand, image and who they are. They are all integrity ridden human beings who happen to be great tennis players and they are calling everybody to say 'come on, we can all help.
let's try to help as much as we can' There are lots of different ways to do things and I commend these three great champions for participating like they have."