He is not in Rome for the BNL Internazionali d'Italia, but Roger Federer always knows how to win the hearts of his fans. Even in the form of a comic. Yes, because the king of world tennis is the protagonist of Globi's latest adventure, the blue parrot with beret and checked trousers, a true icon for Swiss children (and ex-children) since his first appearance over the years.
30. In fact, Globi has just recently released the 92nd edition of its series, entitled precisely "Globi and Roger" The comic volume sees the blue parrot and Roger Federer away in Wimbledon, where - obviously - they take advantage of it for a tennis match together, and then move to visit a school in Africa.
The comic, which portrayed the tennis player in his distinctive playing uniform, also saw the extraordinary participation of Federer's four children and his wife Mirka. For a happy family reunion. Roger Federer recently starred in an advertisement for Switzerland Tourism along with legendary Hollywood star Robert de Niro.
The commercial, meant to accelerate tourism growth in Switzerland, has grabbed a fair few eyeballs already.
Federer starred in an advertisement for Switzerland Tourism
Now, the creative heads behind the film - Andre Hefti and Livio Dainese - have revealed some interesting anecdotes about Roger Federer and Robert de Niro from the shoot.
"Roger Federer is exactly the down-to-earth guy you would expect," Livio Dainese said. "Simply a nice person who is also incredibly talented and successful. I was impressed by Roger's acting and his desire to try things out.
And on the other hand Robert De Niro, who was already very good on the first take, but then improved again from take to take. Impressive." According to Hefti, getting Federer on-board helped them attract another global icon in the form of De Niro - who they expect will play a similar role in their growth.
"Our new partnership with Roger Federer opens one or the other door," Hefti said. "I guess an email from Roger Federer is always happy to be answered - also from De Niro." The Italian Open 2021 will begin on May 9, 2021, and will stretch until May 16, 2021.
Popularly known as the Rome Masters, the tournament is one of three Masters 1000 events that take place on clay. Its ATP and WTA draws are out, and we have some exciting clashes in the offing. Like other ATP and WTA tournaments, the Italian Open 2021 has also reduced its total prize money.
The coronavirus pandemic is still impacting tennis adversely, and organizers are unable to generate much revenue due to the absence of spectators in stadiums.