20-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer is one of the most famous athletes in the world. And a recent Mercedes-Benz commercial played on that idea, as it showed two elderly men being so involved in their discussion about the car that they didn't notice the Swiss legend.
Roger Federer is the brand ambassador of luxury car manufacturing giant Mercedes Benz. The 2009 French Open winner is set to miss the remainder of the 2020 season because of his injury issues, so he has been doubly active on the commercial front recently.
Federer surprised the rooftop tennis girls in a Barilla commercial last month, and the 39-year-old also launched his own 'vegan' shoes. Then a few days ago Mercedes Benz shared pictures on social media where the Swiss was seen shooting for their commercial.
The video of the commercial was released earlier today, to plenty of amusement among his fans.
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The 40-second-long video was shot in Ticino over the course of a few days. It shows two older men sitting on a veranda, following which Roger Federer arrives at the spot and goes to a nearby shop.
The two senior citizens don't pay any attention to the Swiss' arrival, and instead start discussing whether the car he was driving was an electric car or had a gasoline engine.
Federer goes inside the shop, wishes the shopkeeper a 'good day,' and purchases the food item he wants. After coming out, he draws the attention of the two old men towards and resolves their discussion by saying, "It's an electric and a gasoline one."
The two older gentleman look starstruck as the 2012 Olympics silver medalist bids them adieu.
Roger Federer - the world's highest-paid athlete
Roger Federer turned pro in 1998, and in the last 22 years, he has won 20 Grand Slam titles. That tally includes six Australian Open titles, one French Open, eight Wimbledon Championships and five US Open trophies.
While Federer has now reached the twilight of his career, that hasn't stopped him from raking in the big bucks. He recently became the highest-paid sportsperson globally, with earnings of $106.3 million in the last year.
It is pertinent to note that the World No. 4 earned only $6.3 million in prize money, while the rest of his income was through brand endorsements.
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Currently, Roger Federer is the face of 13 different companies, including Barilla, Moet & Chandon, Rimowa, Gillette, Wilson, Mercedes-Benz, Credit Suisse, Rolex, and On.