Remembering Roger Federer’s Visit to Malawi and His Other Philanthropic Activities

Remembering Roger Federer’s Visit to Malawi and His Other Philanthropic Activities

  • Roger Federer has made a point of sharing his huge earnings through his foundation that he set up to help kids in Switzerland and Southern Africa
  • The Swiss legend personally visited Malawi this year and shared some wholesome moments with the kids in the various centres
  • Federer is set to retire from professional tennis, with the Rod Laver tournament set to be his last

It is already in the public domain that Roger Federer will retire as one of the greatest tennis superstars of our generation.

The Rod Laver tournament will be the last professional game for the Swiss legend, who has dominated the game with such skill and composure for nearly two decades.

Roger Federer, Malawi
Roger Federer interacts with children during his visit to Malawi. Credit, @glglcat7_ .
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But, apart from his prowess on the pitch and his business skills, Federer is also a great philanthropist and has not shied away from sharing his vast fortunes with the less fortunate in society.

Earlier this year, Federer visited Malawi as the head of the Roger Federer foundation. ATP Tour reports that the foundation aims to provide quality education to the underprivileged.

In his visit, he integrated with children and caregivers in the over 900 community-based centres where the foundation has made an impact. Immediately after the visit, Federer took to his Instagram account and said,

Wonderful to see that we are having a real impact on the ground with the Roger Federer foundation. Access to quality early education is crucial as it is the foundation of all learning. I am so happy I made my way to Malawi.
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The foundation was established in 2003, just when Federer was getting into the game. It is predominantly established in Switzerland and Southern Africa. It is estimated that Federer has been able to help at least 2 million children so far.

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South Morning China Post has previously reported that the 40-year-old uses nearly half of his earnings on philanthropy.

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Sports Brief had also earlier reported that the Swiss legend has been around forever and, together with the likes of Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Serena Willams, has shaped how people perceive tennis as a sport.

His 20 Grand Slam titles will remain legendary, but so will his business acumen that saw him become only one of the six athletes in the world to cross the 1 billion mark in career earnings while still being active.

Federer had for the longest time been under Nike, but the sporting giant was presented with a dilemma in 2018 when his contract needed to be renewed,