Federer Fights Back Against Greta Thunberg!

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Teenage activist Great Thunberg has been using Roger Federer as a pawn to criticise one of his sponsors Credit Suisse and get across her political agendas. Thunberg has taken issue with the Credit Suisse office and has dragged tennis ace Federer into the limelight for which he says he feels “I am sometimes misused for certain purposes”.

The 17-year-old Swede is in support of the criticism coming from activists groups regarding the bank’s investment in fossil fuels. Several climate activists approached a Credit Suisse office in Switzerland last month and proceeded playing tennis inside as part of their protest, a ploy certainly aimed to bring Roger Federer’s name in to publicity for the event. They also held banners which read: “Credit Suisse is destroying the planet. Roger, do you support them?”

Roger responded to the event last month, stating he wouldn’t be breaking ties with his sponsor.

In a more recent interview with Swiss publication Tages Anzeiger, Federer hit out at being brought into the spotlight for this issue:

I am sometimes misused for certain purposes. When I help one person, I am criticised for not doing it with others. I have reached a point where I have to think carefully about what I am doing. I can’t be everywhere, I can’t do everything. I am also a father and tennis player.

I am aware that I can make a difference, take the microphone and address certain things. But I can’t do that all the time. I know I can make a difference with my popularity. For others, for the planet, for the animals.

And I think it’s good what has recently been raised about collective consciousness. It is important that you choose the right things at the right time and get your message across in a fair way. Not by attacking others.”

Interview with Tages Anzeiger

Federer will be taking a break with his family before he returns to action in Dubai to defund his title.

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17:52

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18:48

Tampa Bay Downs

Kalu To Win

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19:19

Tampa Bay Downs

Majestic Melody To Win

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19:50

Tampa Bay Downs

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20:20

Tampa Bay Downs

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20:51

Tampa Bay Downs

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