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Prime Video announces documentary on Roger Federer's final days in his professional tennis career

A documentary chronicling the final days of Roger Federer's illustrious tennis career has been given the green light by Amazon Prime Video. Filmmaker Asif Kapadia is set to helm the project.

Prime Video announces documentary on Roger Federer's final days in his professional tennis career

Roger Federer. 

Last Updated: 06.31 PM, Feb 19, 2024


Following his acclaimed documentaries on Ayrton Senna, Amy Winehouse, and Diego Maradona, British filmmaker Asif Kapadia – whose parents are of Indian origin, is set to document the final chapter of tennis icon Roger Federer's career in a new non-fiction feature. Federer, who retired from competitive tennis in 2022 after an illustrious career boasting 20 major Grand Slam singles titles, will be the focus of Kapadia's latest project.

Originally conceived as a personal endeavor, the documentary has received approval from Amazon Prime Video. The documentary will focus primarily on the last 12 days of Roger Federer and will include interviews with Federer's rivals and contemporaries, such as Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, and Andy Murray.

A documentary on Roger Federer is to be out soon

While the exact title of the documentary is yet to be known, Roger Federer – via a press statement, expressed that initially, his idea was to capture the final moments of his professional tennis career so that he could later show it to his family and friends.

The tennis legend emphasized that throughout his career, he typically avoided having cameras around his family and himself, particularly during significant moments. "However," he stated, "I didn't perceive any harm in filming this, as it was initially meant for private viewing. Nevertheless, we captured numerous impactful moments, and it evolved into a profoundly personal journey. I am pleased to collaborate with Prime Video, ensuring that the narrative of my concluding days in tennis will resonate with both tennis enthusiasts and broader audiences worldwide."

More about the inspirational career of Roger Federer

Roger Federer, a retired Swiss professional tennis player, held the prestigious position of world No. 1 in singles by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) for a remarkable 310 weeks, boasting a record-breaking 237 consecutive weeks. Additionally, he clinched the year-end No. 1 spot on five occasions. Federer's illustrious career includes triumphs in 103 singles titles on the ATP Tour, ranking him second for most titles of all time. Notably, he secured 20 major men's singles titles, including a record-setting eight Wimbledon titles and a joint-record five US Open titles in the Open Era.

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