Tennis legend Roger Federer has set off a huge buzz online after he recently lent his voice to a classic Beatles song.
Federer, who is the Brand Ambassador of the Swiss telecommunication company Sunrise, sang Beatles’ ‘With A Little Help From My Friends’ as part of a commercial for the brand.
The 39-year-old was seen crooning and shaking a leg with other actors for the ad, which promotes, “The more, the better”, showing him starting alone and as he moves ahead people join him and sing along with him.
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Although fans are impressed with what many dubbed as an effortless performance, the 20-time Grand Slam champion said it was challenging.
Talking to 20 Minuten, a Swiss newspaper after the commercial was released, he said: “I really had to overcome myself, but it made it a lot easier to sing along in a group because I knew that my voice wouldn’t be heard that much next to the many super voices.”
“Even though I’ve done so many interviews, it’s always weird to hear my own voice. I was told it didn’t have to sound perfect, which of course helped a lot,” the tennis star added.
However, it’s not the first time he was heard singing. In 2017, Federer, Grigor Dimitrov, and Tommy Haas came together to sing a 80s classic ‘Hard to say I’m sorry’ during the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells.