Roger Federer recently appeared in a commercial for the telecommunications company Sunrise. After touring for Barilla, Credit Suisse, Lindt and Mercedes-Benz in recent times, the Swiss phenomenon has interpreted a Beatles classic, 'With A Little Help From My Friend', one of the most famous songs of the legendary band.
The former world number 1 played only one official tournament this year, the Australian Open, before undergoing a double operation on his right knee that will keep him inactive until early 2021. The 39-year-old from Basel, also thanks to the delicate situation linked to the pandemic, he decided to take all the necessary time without forcing recovery times, just as he had done between 2016 and 2017.
After the release of the aforementioned spot, the 20-time Grand Slam champion released a interview with 20min.ch to talk about his singing experience. Making the video wasn't easy for Roger, who had to overcome his fear of singing in public, as well as requesting the support of a coach while filming.
The Swiss also revealed that the only situation in which he practices singing is when he is in the car with his children. Federer has already targeted several goals in 2021, especially Wimbledon and the Tokyo Olympics (postponed to next year due to Coronavirus).
According to the latest rumors, Roger could play a preparation tournament in view of the Australian Open.
Federer on his singing skills
“First, I had to overcome my fear of singing in public a bit,” Roger Federer said.
“Then, a few days before filming, I tried to sing the song in my car. And luckily I had professional tutoring from a vocal coach on the morning of the shoot”. Federer also revealed that the only situation where you can find him singing is when he’s in the car with his children.
"Roger, in which private situations do you sing loudly? In the car with my children." The Swiss is not a big fan of his own voice, and mentioned that it’s always ‘weird’ to hear himself despite having undertaken several interviews during his lifetime.
"Well, as not very good (laughs). Even though I've done so many interviews, it's always weird to hear my own voice. I honestly don't think I'll be getting calls for a record deal anytime soon," Federer continued.
"But of course I hope that the others in the clip will get a call because they were really fantastic" - the former World number 1 finished.