Roger Federer does solo drill, challenges Virat Kohli amid lockdownLast updated on Apr 08, 2020, 02:10 pm
Swiss maestro Roger Federer has been quite active on social media in the wake of ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
In a recent video posted by him on Twitter, Federer can be seen dribbling with a tennis ball against the wall.
Following the dribble session, the 38-year-old nominated a number of superstars including Indian captain Virat Kohli to participate in a similar challenge.
Here is more.
The video of Federer dribbling against the wall
How else are you guys #TrainingFromHome @tonikroos @gianluigibuffon @imVkohli @tombrady @trevornoah @luka7doncic @billgates @swish41 @cristiano @alexzverev @cocogauff @kensingtonroyal @realhughjackman @rafaelnadal @stephencurry30 @therock @beargrylls @coldplay https://t.co/N8BHl4v0HR— Roger Federer (@rogerfederer) April 7, 2020
Federer donned white clothes and a hat during the challenge
In the video, Federer is seen hitting the ball against the ball multiple times, wearing a white hat.
He latter tagged a bunch of sports personalities across the world.
"Here's a helpful solo drill. Let's see what you got! Reply back with a video and I'll provide some tips. Choose your hat wisely," his caption on Twitter read.
Federer advised the citizens to stay active and safe
In another video posted previously, Federer appealed the citizens to stay active at home.
"Staying active at home, very important at the moment. Maybe even working on the trick shot once in a while," he said.
He added, "We adapt to the new situation. I keep practicing in meantime, I go for some run later, and play some tennis against the wall."
Federer donated $1 million to combat coronavirus
Last month, Federer donated more than a $1.02 million for Swiss compatriots to help fight the deadly COVID-19.
The 20-time Grand Slam champion and his wife stated that nobody should be left behind in such challenging times.
"Mirka and I have personally decided to donate one million Swiss Francs for the most vulnerable families in Switzerland," Federer wrote on Instagram.
Coronavirus has claimed over 82,000 lives globally
The entire sports community has faced the wrath of coronavirus.
French Open and Wimbledon, which were supposed to be held later this year, have been postponed.
The global count of positive cases last week crossed the million-mark.
A nationwide lockdown was imposed on a number of nations including India, last month.
In Switzerland, 824 deaths have been reported so far.