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Prime Video greenlights Federer doc

February 19, 2024

Prime Video has greenlit a feature-length documentary chronicling the final days of Roger Federer’s professional tennis career. The documentary will premiere on Prime Video on a date TBC in more than 240 countries and territories worldwide, and is the latest addition to the Prime membership.

Helmed by Academy Award-winning director Asif Kapadia and co-director Joe Sabia, the Federer documentary will be an intimate follow-along through the final 12 days of Federer’s illustrious career. Originally a home video never intended for public viewing, the film captures Federer at his most vulnerable and candid self, as he says goodbye to a game and the fans that shaped his life for the last two decades.

Featuring interviews from rivals yet close friends Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray, Federer provides unprecedented access to the relationship between these stars.

“Initially, the idea was to capture the final moments of my professional tennis career so that I could have it later on to show my family and friends,” said Federer. “During my career, I tended to shy away from having cameras around me and my family, especially during important moments. But I didn’t see the harm in shooting this as it was never intended for the public. However, we captured so many powerful moments, and it transformed into a deeply personal journey. I am happy to be partnering with Prime Video because of their vast global reach and significant presence in the film industry. This ensures that the story of my final days in tennis will resonate with both tennis enthusiasts and broader audiences worldwide.”

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