Roger Federer is undoubtedly the symbol of Switzerland. For this reason, the tennis player has been chosen several times as a testimonial for his country, becoming the protagonist of videos with a tourist purpose. If in the recent past, Robert De Niro accompanied him, another Oscar winner supported him in a new video, which showed the beauty of the Swiss landscape.
In the video with Robert De Niro, the pattern was that of a remote call, where Roger Federer tried to persuade the award-winning actor to accompany him in a commercial for Switzerland. Failing with words, the tennis player tries to show him a series of images of the Swiss landscape.
Although De Niro lacks pathos, the actor is convinced and wants to visit Swiss territory with Federer. For the new video, however, there is Anne Hathaway, one of the most famous actresses of the current American film scene and Oscar winner for Les Misérables.
Also in this case, the actress starred together with Federer in a commercial for Switzerland. When the two watch the filmed and finished, however, and claim to be little present in the spot, as they disappear from the majestic Swiss landscape.
While Federer also introduces himself to the general public as an actor, there are plenty of them waiting for him on the tennis court, which he has missed since the last edition of Wimbledon. For this reason, the former world number one is documenting his rehabilitation on social media: there are already several Instagram posts showing the physical condition of the Swiss.
Despite the positivity that transpires from his social networks, there are no certainties about his return: it could be Wimbledon 2022, as well as the US hard-courts, to be sure not to damage his physique further. The great comeback could also take place in the Laver Cup, which announced a great comeback for this edition: that of the Fedal.
In the continent competition, both Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal will be representing Europe. Both confirmed their participation, with some doubts still on the Swiss.
Meanwhile a Federer's opponent said...
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga announced his retirement from tennis.
The Frenchman had left the scene for too long and his physique has never allowed him, in recent years, to be able to get back into real competition. Tsonga's last official victory on the ATP tour dates back to the first round in Marseille played on February 15 against compatriot Gilles Simon, and three defeats thereafter, including those in Indian Wells against Safiullin and Miami against Thompson.
Thus the transalpine tennis player, who will turn 37 in ten days, has made the decision to end a respectable career enriched by 18 ATP titles (plus 4 in doubles), including 2 Masters 1000 (Paris-Bercy and Toronto), and from a number 5 position as best ranking in 2012.
To these successes, are added equally significant results such as the final of the Australian Open in 2008, that of the ATP Finals in 2011 and the silver medal at the Olympic Games in London in 2012 paired with compatriot Michael Llodra, as well as having won the Cup.
Davis with the French national team in 2017. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga could only choose the most prestigious home scenario to permanently leave the tennis played. The retirement of the almost 37-year-old from Le Mans will, in fact, be held on the red clay of Roland Garros, which saw him reach the semifinal in 2013 and 2015.
This was announced by Tsonga himself in an interview for the French sports newspaper L'Équipe: "It is with great emotion that I announce today my decision to end my career at the next Roland Garros. I have spent so many incredible moments and shared many joys with you who have given me so much.
I hope to experience one last thrill in your company. You will know more about my choice at my next press conference this weekend in Monte Carl." At Roland Garros, his last match won came in 2019 in the first round against Peter Gojowczyk.