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LA Tennis Club Featured in Mercedes Commercial

Roger Federer at the Los Angeles Tennis Club in a Mercedes Benz Commercial
Screenshot from the Mercedes Benz commercial featuring Roger Federer at the Los Angeles Tennis Club

Last March, the Buzz reported that tennis great Roger Federer shot a Mercedes Benz commercial at the Los Angeles Tennis Club. The commercial is out now, and it’s pretty funny.

The two-minute commercial, recently posted on YouTube, is a mini-documentary parody of the Tennis Channel show “Legends of the Game,” and is hosted by CBS and Tennis Channel sports broadcaster Bill Macatee.

In the spot, the Zelig-like Federer appears to be timeless, with a tennis career that spans decades from “Golden Age of Tennis” in the early 20th Century to a “bad boy era” in the 1970s (looking like John McEnroe and Jimmy Connors), and a colorful Andre Agassi phase in the 1990s. Tennis legend Rod Laver gives a cameo appearance, commenting on what it was like to play against the legendary Federer.

The commercial has already gained a bit of media attention.  Rolling Stone noted that Federer, “the normally cool, calm and collected tennis god does let his guard down a little” in the ad.  And according to the website Autoevolution:

Titled “Roger Federer and the SL. Timeless Legends,” the 2-minute ad is as weird and funny as they get. The sportsman and the [Mercedes] SL are described as being “two rare performers whose greatness is undisputed.” And as for the ad itself, Mercedes-Benz tells us to expect a “video that’s unlike anything you’ve seen before.”  Yup, that weird. Press play and you’ll understand why.

LATC members who were there during filming said Federer was a great sport, posing for photos and signing autographs. Kind of cool seeing the timeless Los Angeles Tennis Club too.


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Patricia Lombard
Patricia Lombard
Patricia Lombard is the publisher of the Larchmont Buzz. Patty lives with her family in Fremont Place. She has been active in neighborhood issues since moving here in 1989. Her pictorial history, "Larchmont" for Arcadia Press is available at Chevalier's Books.

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