5 things to know about Roger Federer

The documentary Federer: Twelve Final Days is out today on Amazon Prime Video today! Abby Li and Olivia Bullock delve into five things you need to know about the tennis #legend

Photo: Instagram @rogerfederer

He has been the face for many brands

Federer teams up with Rafael Nadal in a Louis Vuitton campaign.

The tennis star signed a 10-year deal worth US$15million with world-renowned luxury watch brand Rolex in 2006. But a Rolex sponsorship isn’t the only thing Federer has inked, as he has deals with Uniqlo, Nike, Lindt, Sunrise Communications and Credit Suisse to name a few. He also served (pun fully intended) as ambassador for French luxury maison Louis Vuitton. In 2020, he even released sneakers with Swiss running brand On. Federer’s success is endless on and off the court!

His achievements are a hard act to follow

Federer is a tennis player who has raised and set the bar with his performance on the court. Not only has the athlete won an impressive eight Wimbledon titles, he has also set the record as the first player to hold 20 Grand Slam men’s singles titles. Federer knows how to #serve.  

He is the mysterious fifth member of Coldplay

On 3 July, 2023, Federer shared the stage with Coldplay at their concert in Zurich, Switzerland. In the video posted on both the band’s and his personal Instagram, Roger Ferderer started playing percussion after the band’s lead vocalist Chris Martin introduced him as an “original member” of the band. We have all seen Roger’s ambition on the tennis court, but music?

He loves naan

Curious about what an eight-time Wimbledon title winner crave often? It’s all about naan for Federer. He is often seen getting Indian naan and curries and has even posted a photo of him eating a giant naan on his social media captioning “Got naan?” Being a fan of Japanese, pasta, ice creams, cheese, and homemade pancakes, we wonder if being a foodie is his trick to stay on top of his game even in his late thirties.

He has some comedic chops 

Federer’s feature in a Nike ads always leaned in on the funny, whether he’s playing tennis against a deranged hater or swatting a fly. The tennis player’s acting stints has gained him fans both on and off the court. 

Photos: Instagram @rogerfederer

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