Swiss tennis great Roger Federer teamed up with Hollywood star Anne Hathaway to film a tourism ad about his home country. In the ad, 20-time Grand Slam champion Federer plays the lead role alongside Hathaway. As Federer and Hathaway have a hard time figuring out how to create an ad for Switzerland Tourism, the ad finishes with a statement: “Anne and Roger learned the hard way that no one upstages the Grand Tour of Switzerland.”
In a second post on Instagram, Federer wrote: “BTS with @annehathaway working on our ‘masterpiece.’
That was fun.”
This was the second time Federer has appeared in an ad for Switzerland Tourism.
Previously, the Swiss tennis great starred with Robert de Niro in the “No Drama” ad.
Federer returns to the gym
This week, Federer shared a positive update in his recovery as he posted on Instagram a workout picture and captioned it: “Rehab is rocking.”
Federer, 40, underwent a third knee surgery last August. Even though nothing is official yet, the expectation is that Federer will return at some point during the 2022 season. In his annual report, Federer confirmed he plans to make his return “After many month of battling injury, my return to the tour in March, after my first operation, highlighted and energized me to continue my tennis career.
I’m grateful for every minute I was able to spend with my fans and tennis family on court. My experience in Doha illustrated to me that my journey as an elite athlete isn’t over yet. The progress I make every day strengthens my belief that I will be healthy and strong enough to return to the tennis court at the highest level,” Federer wrote in his annual report.
Federer is set to miss the whole clay season and he likely won’t be ready for Wimbledon. Federer has signed up to play the Laver Cup, which takes place in September.