Asif Kapadia’s upcoming feature sports documentary “Federer: Twelve Final Days” trailer recently dropped. It offers an insight into what the documentary has in store for the viewers. The trailer shows Roger Federer saying a tearful goodbye to a celebrated tennis career. This glimpse of the documentary came on Monday ahead of a June 10 world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival.

What can be expected from Roger Federer’s upcoming documentary?

Federer is a former Swiss professional tennis player. By the end of his career, he was routinely one of the top ten highest-paid athletes in any sport and ranked first among all athletes with $100 million in endorsement income in 2020. Kapadia’s upcoming documentary movie focuses on the life of the tennis legend, which is also very close to Federer’s heart.

Tennis has been a part of Federer’s professional life for more than two decades, so having an emotional connection with it is normal. His affection for his passion can be seen in the documentary as Federer struggles to contain his emotions in what the doc’s producers call a home video never intended for public viewing. There is a point in the feature documentary, as his final tournament match approaches, where a vulnerable Federer says, “I thought until this morning I had emotions in check, but I can feel it coming up.”

The trailer also includes words from fellow tennis greats Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, and John McEnroe. The feature documentary will exclusively stream on Prime Video in more than 240 countries and territories worldwide from June 20.

The former tennis player announced his retirement from professional tennis at age 41 after winning 20 Grand Slam titles over two decades. Kapadia and co-director Joe Sabia have gone to every extent to give fans the best and most authentic experience of Federer’s life. They have, in fact, followed Federer at his final Laver Cup appearance as part of Team Europe.

Federer’s loss was followed by a tearful farewell to his fellow players and fans. The trailer also includes clips from Federer’s childhood and early tennis playing days, where he showed promise before turning professional.

Federer reads into a microphone for Kapadia’s cameras, which would become his official announcement that he was leaving the professional game. “I used to watch the players with a sense of wonder. They were like giants to me. And I began to dream,” says Federer.

Produced by Kapadia and George Chignell, “Federer: Twelve Final Days” will be released on Amazon Prime Video on June 20, 2024.

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