Roger Federer has had a significant impact on millions of fans to take COVID-19 more seriously. He also played a big part in deciding to delay all tournaments until the 7th of June.
However, many are suspicious when it comes to his motives. People assume that he did this so that he would keep his rang as fourth in the world, and also so that Novak Djokovic would not break his record.
Roger said that his family is self-isolating at their home in the Swiss mountains. At the same time, he is recovering from a knee injury.
Coronavirus hit Switzerland hard with 56 fatalities.
The tennis player posted a video message on his Instagram account, calling on his 7.4 million followers to consider vulnerable people in this situation.
“I’m also staying home, and I haven’t been shaking anybody’s hands for quite some time now,” he said.
“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 meters 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.”