Federer visits tsunami affected children in India

CUDDALORE (India): Roger Federer on Friday met children whose lives were affected by the devastating tsunami two years ago. 

Federer, 25, a Goodwill Ambassador of UNICEF (the United Nations Children's Fund) visited a child-care centre and a middle school in the southern Indian town of Cuddalore. 

ACE STUDENTS: Swiss tennis player and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Roger Federer plays with children at a school inCuddalore near Chennai on Friday - REUTERSpic

“I spent a lot of time with the children and I think I know them by name,” said the world number one. “Kids are the future and so I tried to inspire them.” 

Federer, who refused to speak about tennis during a brief interaction with the media, said he was thrilled to make his maiden trip to the country. 

“I told the children that I shall always be there for them. This is my first trip to India and it has been great,” said Federer. – AFP 

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