The Duchess of Cambridge has declared that she and Roger Federer will work together to raise money for underprivileged and defenseless kids.
The Duchess of Cambridge is a patron of both Action for Children and the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA), whose charitable arm is the LTA Tennis Foundation. According to a statement released by Kensington Palace on Wednesday, the royal and tennis player will join forces on behalf of the Laver Cup to launch a charitable collaboration in support of both organizations.
The two charities will receive a portion of all ticket sales revenue for the Laver Cup Open Practice Day, which will be held on September 22 at The O2 in London.
On August 22, tickets for the Open Practice Day go on sale, giving fans the chance to see Roger and other A-list athletes from Team Europe and Team World conduct their last on-court practice.
In addition, the Laver Cup will host a tennis tournament in East London for youngsters participating in the LTA Serves program and children supported by Action for Children. Kate and Roger will attend this event.
Every year, Kate attends Wimbledon on a regular basis and loves tennis. In 2016, she succeeded the Queen as patron of the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club.
The Middleton family has known Roger, an eight-time Wimbledon champion, for a long time. He and his wife Mirka even attended Pippa’s wedding to James Matthews in 2017.
Kate revealed George enjoys tennis and had been working on his swing with the sportstar during her 2019 trip to Wimbledon. When asked about George’s development, Roger told journalists that the young Prince showed promise and added: “At that point, all that matters is touching the ball. It already has merit. Likewise for my boys.”
Tennis fans will get to see players like Roger, 41, team up with Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray, and Rafael Nadal at this year’s Laver Cup, which will be played in London for the first time in September.
Between September 23 and September 25, the four tennis greats will represent Team Europe at The O2, along with Stefanos Tsitsipas and Casper Ruud. Bjorn Borg will serve as team captain.
They will compete against a Rest of the World team that currently consists of Diego Schwartzman of Argentina, Taylor Fritz and Jack Sock of the United States, Felix Auger-Aliassime of Canada, and Taylor Fritz.