Roger Federer is well accustomed to calling the tunes when he steps out on court, so it seems only apt he sings up a storm when he is off it. While the Swiss great called time on an abbreviated season to have knee surgery, 2020 will go down as a highlight for a very different reason.
Federer, it seems, has broadened his repertoire and his vocal range in the process. The 39-year-old recently turned his voice to the Beatles classic With A Little Help From My Friends as part of a commercial for Sunrise, a Swiss telecommunications provider based in Zurich, Switzerland.
Federer’s “Backhand Boys” Take On Chicago
The opening verse may provide a hint to the tongue-in-cheek performance. However, this was not the first time Federer had recorded a song on film – even if his debut film clip was slightly less sophisticated.
In 2017 he joined Grigor Dimitrov and Tommy Haas to create the Backhand Boys supergroup during the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells. The trio recorded version of the 1982 Chicago hit, Hard To Say I’m Sorry, with Haas’ father-in-law, the world-renowned record producer and musician David Foster, on piano.
A post tennis career could yet be on the cards. We’re all here for the album drop.