Federer invades live to thank nurse in fight against coronavirus

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Once again, the Swiss Roger Federer showed that it goes far beyond being one of the biggest names in the history of sneakers. Hero of many sports fans, the winner of 20 tournaments Grand Slams used his free time to invade a live and thanking a nurse who works on the front lines of combating the HIV pandemic coronavirus.

“People think that we athletes are superheroes. But we think the same for someone like you, Christianne. You are the heroine. You are the one who saves real lives, you make a difference, ”said Federer.

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Christianne Calderon is a nurse at a New York hospital and works at the forefront of the battle against the coronavirus. At live, she gave an interview to the American ESPN when she was surprised by Federer.

“My God! I’m shaking! ”Said the emotional nurse when she saw Federer appear on the monitor. “What I like to see most is your humility. I would like to thank you immensely for this opportunity, ”he added.

Good news in New York

The city where Christianne works, New York has been getting good news recently with a decrease in coronavirus cases. O field hospital improvised to treat the coronavirus, built at the Billie Jean King Tennis Complex, US Open, for example, sent the last patient home and, consequently, was officially closed after almost two months.

The makeshift field hospital to treat the coronavirus being built in March. Last patient was released last week (disclosure / US Open)

Tennis return?

ATP and WTA, entities that organize the main professional tennis competitions on the planet, announced on Friday (15) the expansion of the suspension of this year’s calendar. According to the statement, they are all canceled until July 31.

The good news, however, is that the organizations plan to resume the professional tennis calendar at the beginning of August, when tennis players start the North American tour in Washington and compete in the Us Open, the last Grand Slam of the season.



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