“I really hope all of us take it very seriously” – Roger Federer shares message to public regarding coronavirus care


Roger Federer made his first social media appearance since his surgery update in February

Roger Federer finally broke his silence on the coronavirus outbreak and shared a message to his millions of fans and followers via Instagram.

It was the 20-time Grand Slam winners’ first social media appearance since informing them regarding his knee surgery in February.

Roger Federer shares a message to the public regarding coronavirus care via Instagram.
Roger Federer shares a message to the public regarding coronavirus care via Instagram.

Federer requests people to take the issue seriously and adhere to the rules necessary to fight the pandemic.

“I’m also staying home and I haven’t been shaking anybody’s hands for quite some time now,” Federer said.

“Obviously, I wash my hands very frequently as we’re supposed to. I believe helping each other is more important now than ever. Especially because we want to help the older generation. They’re the ones at highest risk and we need to help them by keeping a distance of two metres and not shake hands.”

“It’s really important to take these rules seriously. Very very seriously. Eventually, we could all be in quarantine and not be able to leave the house anymore so I really hope all of us take it very seriously,” he concluded.

Trevor Noah and Roger Federer teamed up during the Match for Africa this year
Trevor Noah talking to Roger Federer during the event that was held in Cape Town a while ago. (Getty Images)

Fedex taking a break

Federer is currently at his home in the Swiss mountains with his family and is recovering from the right knee surgery he had undergone last month. Fedex was expected to make a return in June ahead of the grass-court season.

With the ATP and WTA suspending all tennis-related activities at least until June, it remains to be seen what the future has in store for Federer.

Federer yet to comment on French Open’s decision  

The Swiss hasn’t made any comments regarding the French Open’s decision to postpone the Grand Slam.

The French Open announced that the Major would be moved from May 24 to September 20. This was not received well as the dates clashed with a lot of other tournaments.

Roger Federer
Roger Federer playing at the French Open tournament last year. (Getty Images)

Federer would be affected by this move as the major is likely to overlap with the Laver Cup – an event which is co-owned by the Swiss star.

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