Cheer on the frontline workers: Federer urges fans on Wimbledon video
LONDON: Wimbledon on Thursday he tweeted a video montage with clips from past editions of the Grand Slam grass court featuring Roger Federer providing narration.
Federer, who with eight titles is the most successful men's individual player in tournament history, urges fans to support medical workers who are currently at the forefront of the global fight against coronavirus .
The pandemic has killed more than 85,000 worldwide and caused the cancellation or postponement of sports events, including the 2020 Olympics. The Wimbledon was canceled this year for the first time since the Second World War.
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The game is suspended, but we encourage a different type of champion. Narrated by @ rogerfederer. # StayHomeSaveLives |… https://t.co/p3aW32U8A7 - Wimbledon (@ Wimbledon) 1586445814000
Since 1877 Wimbledon fans have embraced The Championships, Federer says in the video. You have watched through multiple types of screen at all hours of the day and night. Descended from afar. Even queued. My, how you have queued. This summer sadly, we must come together by staying apart. No tents will be pitched, no records broken, no trophies engraved.
But as we say thank you for your passion and support, we remind ourselves that countless champions will be crowned. As front-line workers around the world compete for us, we encourage them. For now with the game suspended, we are united in the hope that tomorrow will be better than today.