Federer contributes 1 mn Swiss Francs to help 'vulnerable' families


Following a steep rise in the coronavirus cases across the globe, 20-time Grand Slam winner Roger Federer and wife Mirka donated one million Swiss Francs (7.7 crore) to help the ‘vulnerable’ families in Switzerland.

The Swiss tennis legend expects that this gesture of his influences others to join the movement against the novel coronavirus.

“These are challenging times for everyone and nobody should be left behind. Mirka and I have personally decided to donate one million Swiss Francs to the most vulnerable families in Switzerland,” Federer stated in a social media post.

“Our contribution is just a start. We hope that others might join in supporting more families in need. Together we can overcome this crisis. Stay healthy,” the statement added.