How musical is Roger Federer? Watch this…

March 19, 2017 by norman lebrecht


The timing is, as you’d expect, exquisite.

And there’s a cameo from Novak Djokovic.


Comments (13)

  1. Sue says:

    Absolutely wonderful!!! What gorgeous fellows and terrific singing!! Federer is a TOTAL CHAMPION.

  2. Nick says:

    I assume that is David Foster at the piano.

    1. Dennis says:

      Yes. He’s Tommy Haas’ father-in-law.

  3. Jeffrey Biegel says:

    It is David–nobody else could pull this off like Dman. Love ya, Foz. They were great!

  4. Music Lover says:

    Shame about he auto tune!

  5. Peter says:

    Total technical machination. Auto tune to no end. Not sure it’s even them who do the singing. It might be overdubbed.

  6. Paul Davis says:

    Matchless teamwork! They do great service here with the net result that a new standard is set. Amazingly, none of them are court making a terrible racquet, that speaks volleys….. errr, volumes. Possibly, Tommy haas a break point in his voice at one instant but overall they get deep below the surface…. a sort of état de grass, more Warbled-on than wimbledon. Let’s hope for some sentimental old Victorian songs next, such as “After the ball.”

    Great fun video, and Bravo Roger for a wonderful recent comeback!

    1. Sue says:


  7. James Alexander says:

    It’s so obviously dubbed! Check the lyo syncs that are out. No mica yet theire all “enhanced”. He’s a superb tennis player but anyone who thinks he’s singing this has been fooled.

    1. David Osborne says:

      It’s more than likely him singing, vocals added later in the studio of course but the piano is clearly live. Awful, hideous song.

      1. Sue says:

        This might provide a clue to the issue of musicality!

  8. Linda Blandford says:

    Nit pickers!

  9. M2N2K says:

    Obvious lip syncing. But NL is correct: timing is very good.

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