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Roger Federer Touts New Mercedes-Benz SL In "Timeless" Campaign

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 08 / 23 / 16

Roger Federer will star in a new series of vignettes during the U.S. Open in conjunction with the release of the '17 Mercedes-Benz SL. The "Timeless" campaign is narrated by Tennis Channel's Bill Macatee , and celebrates icons of the tennis world across different decades, pairing them with a...

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