Roger Federer's surprise for a fan's 100th birthday



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Roger Federer's surprise for a fan's 100th birthday

Roger Federer is not only with one of the greatest legends in the history of tennis and certainly the world of sport but above all a person who is considered by many to be a great man. There are many gestures of the Swiss tennis player that will remain etched in the history of fans and the various initiatives that have struck in recent years. The latest of these came a few days ago with Roger Federer who was in the thoughts of an elderly Belgian lady.

Maria-Louisa De Belder celebrated her 100th birthday in a retirement home due to the pandemic and all that is happening inside the globe. To try to brighten his birthday, which arrived on Christmas day, his family together with the Belgian newspaper Nieuwsblad tried in every way to contact the Swiss champion, as explained by one of the woman's granddaughters, Victoria Campenhout: "We have various social media calls and we sent him photos and a video of my grandmother watching her games in the nursing home, actually we have a lot of them.

In addition to this we then wrote to the Swiss tennis association." The answer arrived on time and Roger Federer sent a small and special gift to the retirement home, seasoned with a letter for the centenarian woman who commented on the Swiss's gesture as follows: "This thought made the day even more enjoyable.

I can't believe Roger Federer wrote that note just for me. Tennis has given me really good moments, at the Tennis Club I met my husband."

Roger Federer ahead of 2021

Roger Federer is absent from the playing courts in an official tournament from the semifinals of the Australian Open 2020 where the winner of 20 Grand Slam titles succumbed in three sets to world number one Novak Djokovic.

From that day Roger participated in a performance but did not go further and from that moment fans all over the world await his return to the track. Postponement that will not happen, however, at the Australian Open 2021 as Roger, through his manager, announced a few days ago that he will not be available to play the Melbourne tournament and that his return to the court is postponed.

The greatests tennis stars on the planet, like Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray, Serena Williams, Naomi Osaka, Ashleigh Barty, Simona Halep and all the others, will come back for the upcoming Australian Open 2021, which will be held in Melbourne from 8 February: it will be the most awaited sports event of the first part of the new season.

It will be a very spectacualr season, and all of us hope without the problems of the last one, with some presence of the crowd in the courts across the world.