One of the tribulations of being a multi-millionaire tennis player is that you often make more from endorsements than you do from hitting a tennis ball across a net.
Take Swiss legend Roger Federer who made $US106 million in 2019, with only $US6 million coming from actual tennis matches. Such is his staggering wealth, Federer is reportedly fast on his way to becoming tennis’ first-ever billionaire.
But despite all his advertising cameos, Federer has conceded in the past that he’s a terrible actor.
As an example, take his efforts for Uniqlo jeans last year that was widely panned for the 38-year-old’s wooden-at-best performance. Check out B&T’s coverage here.
And now arguably the greatest male player that ever lived is back in new work for Mercedes-Benz V-class vans and, to his credit, it’s not actually that bad. Probably saved by some decent copywriting rather than Roger’s acting abilities.
Federer is taking 2020 away from the game following knee surgery and the ad plays to a theme around “time” and knowing when to give it away.
Check out Federer’s talents below: