COM0011 Blog #1 “I Am Tomorrow’s Future”

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If you search up who is the best male tennis player of all time on the internet it will say Roger Federer. Federer was born on August 8, 1981 in Base, Switzerland. Since turning pro in 1998, He has excelled tremendously in his sport.

  • 1242 career wins and 271 career losses
  • 103 total titles
  • 20 Grand Slam Wins: 6 Australian, 1 French, 5 US open, and 8 Wimbledon
  • He went 310 week ranked as #1 in the world at one point in his career

Even with not playing tennis in 2020 due to a knee injury Roger reportedly became the first billionaire tennis player in 2020.

Not only has he been a major influence in tennis Roger Federer started “The Roger Federer Foundation” in 2003, which is committed to provide education to children in need within Africa and Switzerland. It is meant to help children in the poorest regions in the world that have 80% of children that don’t have access to early education. The mission statement of the charity is “I Am Tomorrow’s Future” which a 15 year old girl, Nolonwabo from Ndzondelelo High School in Port Elizibith, South Africa.

The Roger Federer Foundation are specific in choosing which country in the world to offer this amazing opportunity for children. There are also specific requirements such as the education system need to be simillar and they have to speak english. The foundation adopted a self-help approach to be as efficient as possible and to create long term change in the regions selected.

You may be asking how does Roger Federer imply to social media?

On February 7, 2020 in Cape Town, South Africa History was being made. Both Rodger Federer and the currently ranked #2 Tennis player in the world Rafael Nadal played a tennis match. This historical event raised 3.5 million USD dollars for the Roger Ferderer Foundation. There were about 51,945 people who attended this event, making it the largest attendance at a tennis match.

Both Federer and Nadal used multiple social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter to promote the incredible event. On January 28, 2020 Roger posted a promotional video to his Facebook account that consisted of him and Nadal looking back when they first planned and tried to hold this event 10 years ago.

Personally Roger Federer is by far my favourite tennis player. He has inspired me since I was 8 years old. I am currently on a tennis scholarship in North Caorolina and hope to one day open my own tennis academy for female athletes.

Who is your favourtie tennis player?

One thought on “COM0011 Blog #1 “I Am Tomorrow’s Future”

  1. I am not a big tennis player myself, but have a close friend who is very passionate about it, so we often discuss the topic, he shares the same love for Roger Federer. Very cool way to merge social media with tennis, I found this a very interesting read, and very inspiring, not all things in 2020 were bad, and I wish more people would share things proving that!

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