Roger Federer intends to concentrate on his charity work after retirement
Last Updated: May 27, 2013 6:12pm
Roger Federer: Giving something back to the kids
Roger Federer has revealed he feels 'very lucky' to be given the opportunity to promote education, sports, and leisure activities to children in Africa through his own charity.
The Swiss star established the Roger Federer Foundation (RFF) in December 2003, shortly after winning his first Grand Slam tournament in Wimbledon and has seen it grow from strength to strength.
And Federer, 32, admits the work will only get more intense when his playing career eventually comes to an end.
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Speaking to Sky Sports' Kirsty Gallacher, the former world No 1 said: "Obviously tennis is my priority, but the foundation is only going to get more important as we move forward from here.
"I just did a trip to South Africa for my foundation at the beginning of the year and it's so inspiring to do those kind of things.
"To raise awareness, raise money, help others, give back, for me that's how I was brought up by my mum and my dad and so I have that opportunity playing and doing it at the same time, it's pretty amazing.
"I must say, I feel very lucky in this respect, so I hope I can keep it up and hopefully I'll get my kids involved and explain to them about values and that they should be doing the same in the future."