An unbeatable team: The world tennis star and the X-Class.

Versatile, dynamic and elegant: the tennis legend, Roger Federer, and the Mercedes-Benz X-Class are made for each other.

Roger Federer stands on a large square and throws a tennis ball into the air

From a talented footballer to a tennis pro.

The incredible talent from Switzerland has had an unmatched career on the court. What many people do not know about Roger Federer: the man of Swiss and South African descent was a talented football player in his early years. When he was 12 years old he swapped the soccer ball for tennis racket and felt ball. This dedication paid off: only five years later he made his debut as a professional on the ATP tour. Taking first place in the junior rankings truly kicked off his pro career.

On the way to becoming the world number one.

The 36-year-old has shaped the history of tennis. The international star holds numerous records: over the course of his career he has been the world’s top ranked tennis player for more than 300 weeks and is regarded as one of the best players of all time. He is the only player to have won three times three Grand Slam titles in one season and is also the record winner with eight Wimbledon Championships. In other words: the likeable pro player has given his fans innumerable magical tennis moments.

In front of a film set, Roger Federer prepares to serve
Roger Federer watches a filmed scene together with the director

The comeback of a legend.

After a period of regeneration to recover from knee problems, the exceptional talent made his comeback at 35 years old. Amidst a reign of criticism: he was constantly asked whether he was thinking about retiring or whether he should give up and what he still had left to prove: “I play because I enjoy it”, he replied with his typical confidence. When he won the Australian Open and Wimbledon in 2017, he surprised himself above all – he had won back his place at the top of the world ranking.

Roger Federer and the X-Class – the perfect double.

Today, Roger Federer is regarded as the most versatile player and as one of the best all-rounders in the history of professional tennis. With the X-Class the athlete has found the perfect partner: the pickup with the star is as effortlessly versatile as the tennis pro. The X-Class combines the durability of a pickup with the typical Mercedes-Benz attributes: safety, style and comfort. Just like the brand ambassador, the Mercedes-Benz pickup is distinguished by its superiority on any surface while delivering an impressive performance.

Roger Federer sits on the load bed of the Mercedes-Benz X-Class
Roger Federer stands at a closed gate on the film set

Game, set and match – will he break new records?

Even during his active years, experts already describe Federer as the best player in the history of tennis. In 2018 he is back on course to be number one: winning the tournament in Rotterdam at the beginning of the year made Roger Federer the oldest number one since the beginning of the world rankings. Now the ATP World Tour Finals are approaching. Federer repeatedly competes as one of the eight best players in the world rankings. With six wins, he is the record holder. The tennis legend has accepted the challenge and aims to take home the next major trophy.