Coronavirus: Tennis star Roger Federer, wife Mirka donate more than $1M to families in need

Roger Federer and his wife, Mirka, are donating more than $1 million to Swiss families in need amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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According to Sports Illustrated and CNN, the tennis star announced in an Instagram post Wednesday that the pair is donating 1 million Swiss Francs – or about $1.03 million U.S. – to help “the most vulnerable families in Switzerland."

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”Our contribution is just a start," Federer, 38, wrote. “We hope that others might join in supporting more families in need. Together we can overcome this crisis! Stay healthy!”

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According to Johns Hopkins University, Federer’s native Switzerland had reported 11,027 coronavirus cases and 154 deaths as of Thursday morning.

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