Roger Federer vs coach Rhys Darby

Nike has released a TV ad featuring Swiss tennis champion Roger Federer in a tennis showdown against Rhys Darby, who plays band manager Murray Hewitt in Flight of the Conchords.

Rhys Darby as crazed tennis coach

Hewitt enters his home for a private coaching session in preparation for a bid for his sixth Wimbledon title. In a reference to Cato scenes in Peter Sellars’ Pink Panther movies, Darby crashes through a door to challenge Federer to an indoor tennis contest. What follows is sheer destruction. Click on the image below to play the video.

In 2007 Nike called on Tiger Woods to support Federer’s bid to equal Bjorn Borg’s record of five Wimbledon titles. See my post with the video.

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