The tennis world continues to come together to help those impacted by the current pandemic. The latest initiative sees Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic join hands with former World No. 1 Gustavo Kuerten as part of the 'Winning Together' campaign in the fight against coronavirus.
Federer and Djokovic have both accepted the request made by Kuerten to help combat hunger in Brazil. The Winning Together campaign has been initiated by Brazilian sports personalities and its aim is to raise $10 million to combat hunger in Brazil - which it has already achieved, through donations from all over the world.
A star-studded show announcing the success of the “Vencendo Juntos” program will be aired on 23 May on SporTV. The show will see both Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic make appearances, along with many other famous personalities.
Federer and Djokovic have both made several contributions through their own foundations to help those affected by the pandemic. Federer commented about joining the initiative, saying, "If Guga calls, I am always there to help.
You (Guga) have always been one of my favorite players. You have always been one of the most receptive players on the circuit. Maybe you don't remember why you were nice to everyone, but you were also nice to me. And I think that was so important, when I was arriving at the circuit.
You were one of the guys who made me feel welcome. So, thanks Guga. That's why I'm here and very happy to help." "I think the most interesting thing about this moment is that we are doing things together. Usually, you have a problem that is in a country or even on a continent, in certain places.
But now the whole world is involved in this pandemic and virus problem. "I think that regardless of whether you are from Brazil or Switzerland, we will share similar problems. I hope that people in Brazil will be affected as little as possible with the virus. And also that everyone can, together, find a way to go through this because it is not easy."