Director Asif Kapadia Preps Roger Federer Doc for Prime Video

Renowned filmmaker Asif Kapadia, recognized for his highly-acclaimed documentaries such as “Amy” and “Senna,” is set to direct an intimate feature documentary on legendary tennis player Roger Federer’s last days on the pro tennis court. Co-director Joe Sabia will accompany Kapadia on this project as they capture Federer during the last 12 days of his illustrious career. The documentary features never-before-shared personal moments of the player, providing a close and personal view of his goodbye to the highly competitive world of tennis. Streaming exclusively on Amazon’s Prime Video, the documentary will be available in more than 240 countries globally.

Federer’s Farewell Documentary

Initially, the renowned tennis player Federer intended to create a personal home video capsule of the last moments of his professional career, primarily for private viewing. However, the plan advanced, allowing the public to get a glimpse of the candid moments of his career’s culmination.

This film is not just a compilation of personal moments, but includes interviews with tennis rivals, friends, and sports allies such as Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, and Andy Murray. All of this offers an in-depth insight into Federer’s sports relationships, allowing fans to see beyond the tennis court.

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Federer, who announced his retirement from professional tennis at age 41 in 2022 after winning 20 Grand Slam titles, recalls the making of this documentary: “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.”

Asif Kapadia at Helm

Asif Kapadia, esteemed for his documentary features such as “Amy” on the late singer Amy Winehouse, “Senna,” and “Diego Maradona,” is the chosen director for Roger Federer’s documentary. Kapadia debuted with the fiction feature “The Warrior,” featuring the late actor Irrfan Khan. Apart from films, Kapadia also made a considerable contribution to the small screen as a series director and executive producer on the Apple TV+ series “1971: The Year That Music Changed Everything.”

A Peek into Production

The untitled Roger Federer documentary is a production by Lafcadia Productions. In addition to directing, Asif Kapadia along with George Chignell produces the film.

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Wrapping Up

This documentary promises an unfiltered look into the life and career of one of tennis’s greatest legends, Roger Federer. Under the direction of award-winning documentarian Asif Kapadia, viewers around the world will get an unprecedented look into the Swiss master’s final days in the sport. To enjoy this documentary and more such outstanding content from your favorite stars, visit HitPlay.

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