A video featuring tennis star Roger Federer that plays on our collective fascination with “real or fake” hit the Web earlier this week and has quickly gone viral, accumulating more than 700,000 views as of this morning.
The video, which was part of a Gillette commercial shoot in Switzerland, features Federer serving a tennis ball and knocking a can off the head of one of the crew members – twice in a row. This is made particularly compelling because, well, if he missed … you get the idea. Supposedly, it was all filmed in one take.
In response to the “real or fake” question, a Gillette spokesperson tells Mashable (Mashable) that, “all we’ll say at the moment is we’ll leave the “real or fake” debate up to the viewers, but the evidence is there to see. Roger’s skill and ability is incredible (that’s why he’s a Gillette ambassador!) so of course it was filmed in one take during a shoot for Gillette Fusion’s partnership with the British Skin Foundation.”
It’s certainly conceivable that the video is real – after all, Federer has pulled off some of the more remarkable trick shots in recent tennis history – though we’ll let you all weigh in with your opinion in the comments.
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