Global apparel retailer UNIQLO announces the release of the second ‘24 Hours with Roger’ film. Roger Federer, master tennis player, art aficionado, and all-around curious soul, takes you around New York for a day in the life of this storied city. It’s culture, design, food, sports and style—it’s a side of Roger you’ve never seen before, and his unique view of one of the world’s great cities.
A Match and a Slice
Roger’s day begins at Columbia Park, home to some demanding outdoor chess. Roger’s opponent is the young prodigy Tani Adewumi. This match provides a different challenge than what Roger is used to—Tani is a formidable opponent. To recover, Roger hits everyone’s favorite, Scarr’s Pizza, where the man himself, Scarr Pimentel, shows Roger how the perfect pizza is made.
Roger’s Two Great Loves
As a lifelong art fan, a visit to The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) is a special treat for Roger. He spends time in MoMA’s famed gallery that features Monet’s beloved Water Lilies (1914-16). He then gets an exclusive behind the scenes look at the cutting-edge work being done in the David Booth Conservation Center. Of course, Roger’s first love is tennis: he makes a surprise visit to the Cary Leeds Center, where he coaches some up and coming young players. As you can imagine, they are blown away to be on the court with Roger.
Commenting on the latest video, Roger Federer said: “When UNIQLO and I were deciding on the next location of 24 Hours with Roger, New York City was the obvious choice because of its vibrant energy and cultural diversity. It was a pleasure to have a chance to meet new friends, learn new skills and give a special thanks to some of my fans. I hope everyone enjoys this series and are as excited as I am for the future destinations still to come.”
Meeting of the Masters
Roger Federer goes to Columbus Park to face off against an unlikely opponent—chess master Tani Adewumi. This young immigrant from Nigeria learned the game while living in a shelter in NYC. Already a master, he has his sights set on becoming grandmaster before fourteen. Let’s see how the maestro does.
Rolling in the Dough
What trip to New York would be complete without a slice of pizza? And, for Roger, not just any slice will do. He stops in at Scarr’s Pizza where the man himself, Scarr Pimentel shows Roger how the magic is made. And Roger gets to work on his doughmaking skills.
Destination Art: Behind-The-Scenes at MoMA
Join Roger, a lifelong art fan, for a special tour behind-the-scenes at The Museum of Modern Art. Spend a peaceful moment with him in the famed gallery that houses Claude Monet’s beloved Water Lilies (1914-16) and follow along in the David Booth Conservation Center as he discovers one of the Museum’s most rarely seen and fascinating spaces where conservators maintain and restore MoMA’s iconic works.
The Perfect Return
When Roger retired, the kids of the Cary Leeds Center made him a special thank-you video. Now Roger makes a surprise visit to the center, to see the kids on their home court and hit the ball with them a bit. It’s his way of returning the love!
All episodes are available on the 24 Hours with Roger special website: https://www.uniqlo.com/my/en/contents/feature/24hourswithRoger/nyc/
About 24 Hours with Roger
This video series features Roger Federer visiting his favorite cities around the world. Based on the concept of “spending 24 hours in one city,” in these travel videos Roger has various adventures as he encounters the places and people that give each city its unique character. The first video featuring Tokyo was released in March 2023, with this visit to New York the second. More episodes are planned in cities around the world.
From Basel, Switzerland. Federer made his ATP Tour debut in 1998. He rose to No.1 in the world in 2004 and kept his position for a record-breaking 237 consecutive weeks. He has won 20 Grand Slam titles, including a record number of Wimbledon men’s singles titles, with eight. He continues to be one of the world’s most influential figures on and off the court and is devoted to helping underserved children around the world through his foundation.