Roger Federer stays busy during coronavirus pandemic with tennis trick shots

Ross Houston
April 2, 2020

The 20-times Grand Slam tennis champion last played at the semi-finals of the Australian Open, where he lost to eventual champion Novak Djokovic, before undergoing keyhole surgery on his knee in February.

It may be some time before Roger Federer hits a tennis ball in anger again with sports across the globe canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Earlier this year, Federer underwent knee surgery and is now recovering from it.

He posted a video showing him executing trick shots against a wall in the snow.

To help out those families affected by the coronavirus, last week, Federer announced and he along with his Mirka will be donating one million Swiss Francs. The decision covers the Miami Open, the USA men's clay court championships in Houston, and tournaments in Marrakech, Morocco; Monte Carlo, Monaco; Barcelona, Spain; BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells and Budapest; Hungary.

It follows the postponement of the French Open, which was due to begin in May but has been rescheduled to 20 September-4 October.

There is now no indication when the world's fourth-ranked player will be able to return to the court again, but the Swiss superstar is apparently using the enforced isolation to brush up on some of the cheekier elements of his game.

The Women's Tennis Association also cancelled the Miami Open and the Volvo Car Open in Charleston, SC, as well as two global tournaments and said it will soon make a decision regarding scheduled European clay-court tournaments.

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