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Introducing the Debut Track from Roger Federer and the Backhand Boys

Federer and the Boys chose the Chicago classic "Hard to Say I'm Sorry (Get Away)" for their first single.

by Sean Newell
Mar 17 2017, 7:28pm

Roger Federer has conquered the tennis world and now has his sights on the adult contemporary charts. Along with fellow one-handed backhanders Grigor Dimitrov, Tommy Haas, and Novak Djokovic, Federer has recorded the first single for the new boy band, the Backhand Boys. Enlisting the services of producer David Foster, and some very aggressive auto-tuning, the Boys are here signing the Chicago classic (and Foster-produced) "Hard to Say I'm Sorry (Get Away)," while also showing off some on-point choreography.

Standing in front of a piano played by Foster, Federer owns the Peter Cetera lead-vocalist role, and Dimitrov and Haas serve as his backup singers. Then, for some reason, Novak has a "videobomb" cameo from an office somewhere.

It's raw, to be sure—most debuts are—but the pieces are all there. Here's to hoping they stick with the adult contemporary genre. There's no sweeter sound to a tennis player than 40 love.