Swiss tennis professional in India

December 23, 2006 at 4:32 am 1 comment


You have known him, YOu have seeen him.YOu have enjoyed seeing him play. You have seen him win a lot of awards. Yes,It is Roger Federer.

In his role as UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, Roger will visited Tamil Nadu, India – the country’s hardest hit state – to mark the two-year anniversary of the Indian Ocean tsunami on Friday.

“It’s amazing to see how young people are using the rebuilding process as an opportunity to improve their lives and strengthen their community,” said Federer. “The way these children are bouncing back from even the toughest tragedy is a testament to their resiliency.”

Along with District Collector Mr. Gagandeep Singh Bedi, Federer visited the Cuddalore Orphanage. UNICEF has helped to establish a tracking system to monitor around 2,000 children in Tamil Nadu who lost one or both parents in the tsunami, including those in the orphanage. As part of the tsunami psycho social support programme more than 114,000 children have been reached through counseling, art, puppetry and children’s theatre.

“Many of the programmes we set up in the tsunami hit communities, such as education programmes and child protection interventions, will now serve as a model for the rest of the state to follow,” said Thomas George, UNICEF State Representative, Tamil Nadu. “Our focus has been to improve equity to services and to truly build back better for the children of Tamil Nadu.”

Federer’s day ended by meeting with teenagers who are learning about HIV through a life-skills programme that is giving them the practical information they need to make responsible decisions and spread awareness about the disease.

“It’s great to see the young people so full of life and spirit. Despite what happened to their community, they have really managed to turn things around,” said Federer.
Born August 8, 1981 , He is a Swiss tennis professional whose achievements rank him among history’s most successful players. Federer is currently ranked World No. 1. Many observers, including some of his peers, believe he may become the greatest player ever.

About Roger Federer.

His achievements talks for himself . In 2004, Federer became the first man since Mats Wilander in 1988 to win three out of the four Grand Slam singles tournaments in the same year. In 2006, Federer repeated this feat and became the first man in the open era to win at least ten singles championships in three consecutive years. He has won nine Grand Slam men’s singles titles in 30 appearances, three Tennis Masters Cup, and 12 ATP Masters Series singles titles. He is the only player to have won both the Wimbledon and U.S. Open singles titles in three consecutive years (2004-2006).

He has been ranked No. 1 since February 2, 2004. His current lead in the rankings guarantees that on February 26, 2007, he will break the record for most consecutive weeks as the top-ranked male player.

Roger Federer you are a great man….


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