On the eve of the US Open, Roger Federer's sponsor Credit Suisse has released a new commercial featuring the tennis great trying his hand at the violin.
The spot has Federer trading in his tennis racquet for a fiddle, though he won't be winning any points for musicality. The commercial is for the 75th anniversary of the Lucerne Festival, which recently got underway (and which WQXR will broadcast).
Of course, classical musicians and tennis players have had a mutual admiration society for some time, with Novak Djokovic enthusing about his love for the art form and pianist Mitsuko Uchida being spotted at Wimbledom in July.
Federer, a 17-time Grand Slam king, begins his quest for a sixth US Open title next week against Grega Zemlja.