Roger still raking in more ads than Rafa

2011-06-27 08:41

London – Roger Federer may not be the overwhelming favourite to win Wimbledon for a seventh time but the Swiss world number three is still peerless when it comes to raking in endorsements.

The Swiss maestro features in seven of the 20 most-shared tennis advertisements drawn up by Unruly Media, which calls itself “a global platform for social video advertising”.

Topping the list is the one in which Federer does a William Tell by knocking a tin can off a man’s head with his laser-like serve.

Some doubted the shot’s authenticity and a coy Federer stonewalled all queries, insisting a magician never reveals his tricks.

His arch-rival Rafa Nadal makes just one appearance in the list – Armani underwear on the Spaniard’s chiselled body.

Maria Sharapova, Li Na and Ana Ivanovic also make it on to the male-dominated list which has Serbian showman Novak Djokovic making a couple of appearances, playing tennis on wings of a flying plane on one occasion.

Briton Andy Murray also features in two commercials that make the top 20 list.

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