There wasn’t a dry eye in the house when Roger Federer retired at the 2022 Laver Cup, waving farewell alongside rivals like Rafael Nadal in front of an emotional audience at London’s O2 arena. Now tennis fans will get an inside look at what it took to get there as Amazon’s Prime Video is set to release Federer: Twelve Final Days on June 20.

Originally a home movie never intended for public viewing, the film captures Federer at his most vulnerable and candid self, as the 20-time Grand Slam winner prepared to say goodbye to a game and the fans that shaped his life and his illustrious career for more than two decades.

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“It’s a snapshot of my life over those 12 days, which is pretty hardcore and interesting,” Federer said back when the project was first announced, speaking to Bloomberg’s Lucas Shaw.

“I never let anyone come into my house… It’s a very personal film.”


Thanks to the film crew getting “unprecedented access”, the documentary captures both intimate, behind-the scenes moments and revealing interviews with those close to Federer—including a rare chat with wife Mirka, who spoke to media for the first time in more than a decade—and longtime rivals like Nadal, Novak Djokovic, and Andy Murray.

"It’s looking deep into another layer of the tennis tour—how the camaraderie is a good one on the tour," Federer said. "Yes, here are rivalries, but off the court there are friendships and respect.”

Federer: Twelve Final Days is helmed by Academy Award, BAFTA and Grammy-winning director Asif Kapadia— the man behind Senna, the documentary about the late Formula One driver Ayrton Senna, and Amy, about the late singer Amy Winehouse—and director Joe Sabia. The latter was recommended to the Swiss by longtime friend and Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour, after Sabia produced the magazine's signature "73 Questions" series.


The documentary will premiere exclusively on Prime Video in more than 240 countries and territories worldwide, and is the latest addition to the Prime membership. It’s also the latest sports project to hit Amazon’s streaming platform, which released similar documentaries about Travis Kelce and Barry Sanders last year and unveiled another on Greek basketball star Giannis Antetokounmpo in February.