Amid the Coronavirus pandemic which has brought the sporting calendar to a grinding halt, Tennis legend Roger Federer gave his fans a glimpse of his artistry as he practices a few of his trademark trick shots in a video uploaded on Tuesday. In the post, the 20-time Grand Slam champion can be seen playing tennis in snow while maintaining social distancing. Despite the lockdown, Federer is trying his level best to remain in touch with the sport and hone his skills. Also Read - Delhi Lockdown News: Chandni Chowk, Other Markets Under Self-imposed Lockdown From Today Due to Corona Surge
The 38-year-old shared the video of his training session on his social media handles. While it might be a very difficult task for many, Federer made it look like a piece of cake. He captioned the video: “Making sure I still remember how to hit trick shots.” Also Read - Centre Bans Oxygen Supply For Industrial Use to Meet Medical Requirements For COVID Patients | Highlights
The Swiss maestro hit a series of tweeners and behind-the-back shots with perfect precision against a wall. The video eclipsed 3.5 million views on Twitter since it got posted. Also Read - Jammu And Kashmir: Universities, Colleges And Schools Closed Till May 15
Just last week, Federer and his wife, Mirka, revealed that they donated one million Swiss Francs ($1.02 million) to vulnerable families in Switzerland to contribute towards the global fight against 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 for the most vulnerable families in Switzerland,” said Federer in an Instagram 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!”
Federer last competed in the semifinals of the Australian Open before undergoing right knee surgery in February.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, French Open has already postponed this year’s Roland Garros to September while the Wimbledon Championships are in line to get cancelled.