Roger Federer has been known to captivate the audience whenever he has a racquet in his hand. He did so for over two decades, but the 41-year-old still has the ability to bring the crowd to their feet. Federer’s latest stint caught attention during Coldplay’s Music of the Spheres World Tour concert at the Letzigrund Stadium in Zurich.
The 20-time Grand Slam winner not only attended the concert but also sang along with the band on stage. Federer was greeted with loud cheers from the fans as Chris Martin introduced a surprise element to the concert.
Adventure of a Lifetime💫🎈 pic.twitter.com/zy78pCG6u3
— Roger Federer (@rogerfederer) July 3, 2023
Chris introduced the legend as the 5th member playing percussion and then did not need to do anything more when Federer took on the stage with a huge grin on his face. He was seen singing “Don’t Panic” as fans continued cheering for him as they watched their favorite tennis player sing and move to the song.
Can your bring them to Wimbledon with you? 😁
— GAME TO LOVE (@GTLTennis) July 3, 2023
They know who the GOAT is
— å. (@amaanseven) July 3, 2023
From One handed backhand boys to singing with Coldplay!
We have come a long way :’)
— Fatima 🌸 (@rogerbestbystat) July 3, 2023
Never thought would see my fave tennis player, at my favorite Band’s Concert. Isch mega gsi pic.twitter.com/NRZSnxWktc
— ✨✨🌙Sarah_Luisa✨✨🌙 (@LuisaLefaiy) July 3, 2023
Multitalented king ❤️🥰
— Sofía (@Sofia_P_018) July 3, 2023
Ventures of Roger Federer apart from Tennis
It’s not the first time that the 5 time US Open winner has been involved in ventures other than Tennis. He is the president of the Roger Federer Foundation, which focuses on providing access to education for unprivileged children. The aim of the foundation is to empower children through local organizations in long-term partnerships.
The programs are conducted in Switzerland, Africa, and Southern Africa. They have helped over 2.4 million children since the foundation began and have partnered with several other sponsors to make sure they get the best possible opportunities.
Federer also visited India in 2004, when Tamil Nadu was affected by the Tsunami. He had also been the UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador in 2006 and raised awareness about AIDS. Apart from social work, he was one of the most marketable athletes.
In 2020, he became the first Tennis player to be named first in the Forbes list of the world’s highest-paid athletes, as he amassed over 106 million, of which 100 million came through endorsements.
For most of his career, Federer was with Nike, which started in the 90s, and was there till 2018. He later signed a 10-year, $300 million contract with the Japanese clothing company Uniqlo. The former world number one also endorsed Gilette, Mercedes-Benz, and Rolex.
It will be interesting to see what more adventures Federer will be involved in as he will be next seen at the Laver Cup. It will be a treat for the fans to see him strike a ball or two on the court.