Tennis on lockdown as Roger Federer gives kind donation and Stan Wawrinka celebrates a birthday with clones 
Happy 35th birthday to the ever popular Stan Wawrinka (Daniel Pockett/Getty Images)

The tennis season had barely begun following the Australian Open, Dubai and Acapulco ATP 500 events before a wave of tournament cancellations due to the Coronavirus. However, it's not all doom and gloom in the world of tennis.

So just what exactly have our athletes been up to?

Tennis stars have been lining up with all kinds of tidy home drills. Australia's Next-Gen star Alex de Minaur decided to play golf in his living room with a tennis ball and cups.

While married tennis couple Flavia Pennetta and Fabio Fognini have fun outdoors practicing their volleying skills.

20-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer and his wife Mirka posted a photo that appears to be from their home in Switzerland announcing their generous donation of one million Swiss Francs to those vulnerable Swiss families hit by the Coronavirus.


These are challenging times for everyone and nobody should be left behind. Mirka and I have personally decided to donate one million Swiss Francs for the most vulnerable families in Switzerland. Our contribution is just a start. We hope that others might join in supporting more families in need. Together we can overcome this crisis! Stay healthy! Dies sind herausfordernde Zeiten für uns alle und niemand sollte zurückgelassen werden. Mirka und ich haben beschlossen, persönlich eine Million Schweizer Franken für die am stärksten gefährdeten Familien in der Schweiz zu spenden. Unser Beitrag ist nur ein Anfang. Wir hoffen, dass sich andere anschließen, um noch mehr bedürftige Familien zu unterstützen. Gemeinsam können wir diese Krise überwinden! Bleibt gesund! Nous vivons une période difficile pour nous tous et personne ne doit être laissé pour compte. Mirka et moi avons décidé de personnellement faire don d'un million de francs suisses aux familles les plus défavorisées en Suisse. Notre contribution n'est qu'un début. Nous espérons que d'autres se joindront à nous pour aider encore plus de familles dans le besoin. Ensemble, nous pouvons surmonter cette crise! Restez en bonne santé!

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Last year's Wimbledon champion Simona Halep seems to be enjoying herself as she takes up football with bog roll. 

And Stan Wawrinka has an adorable date night in.

Croatia's Borna Coric is also keeping busy. 

2017 US Open champion Sloane Stephens checks in with us.

Simona Halep makes us pancakes! 

Roger practices the hot dog in the snow! And he's not too shabby either. Watch out Nick Krygios!

Jamie Murray masks up to do his grocery shopping.

And finally, birthday wishes from Gaël Monfils and Grigor Dimitrov to Stan and his doppelgängers provides us with laughs and giggles at this difficult time and is VAVEL Tennis USA's personal highlight.