Roger Federer vs William Tell

Served with a subtle twist of irony, Roger Federer emulates fellow Switzerlander William Tell during a Gillette shoot.

The (wikipedia) legend of William Tell recounts how “Albrecht (or Hermann) Gessler, the newly appointed Austrian Vogt of Altdorf, raised a pole in the village’s central square, hung his hat on top of it, demanding that all the townsfolk bow before the hat. When Tell passed by the hat without bowing to it, he was arrested. As punishment, he was forced to shoot an apple off the head of his son, Walter. Otherwise, both would be executed. Tell was promised freedom if he successfully made the shot.

On 18 November 1307, Tell split the apple with a bolt from his crossbow. When Gessler queried him about the purpose of a second bolt in his quiver, Tell answered that if he had killed his son, he would have turned the crossbow on Gessler himself. Gessler was angered, and had Tell bound. He was brought to Gessler’s ship to be taken to his castle at Küssnacht. A storm broke on Lake Lucerne, and Tell managed to escape. He went by land to Küssnacht, and when Gessler arrived, Tell shot him.

Tell’s defiance sparked a rebellion, in which he played a leading part. The struggle eventually led to the formation of the Swiss Confederation. He fought again against Austria in the 1315 Battle of Morgarten.”

Does this mean that had Federer missed and delivered a fuzzy concave profile to the crew member that he would then have turned on the camera man implanting a second serve into his head causing him to look like a psychedelic rhino with a stumpy horn? And can we expect Roger to cause a racket and lead a rebellion against Gillette’s flawed ambassadors spearheaded by Tiger Woods with Thierry Henry playing his left-hand man?

Food for thought served in the bowl.

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~ by bowlphilosophy on August 18, 2010.

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