Federer belts out with Djokovic in much-improved return of tennis boy band 'Backhand Boys'
Roger Federer and the 'Backhand Boys' have returned with a much-better performance. Photo from Federer's Facebook account

COULD Roger Federer embark on a musical career once he hangs up his tennis racket?

Based on two stints with his 'Backhand Boys' group, the Swiss ace showed his potential, but perhaps more as an entertainer rather than a crooner.

On Friday (Saturday, Manila time), Federer shared a second attempt in collaborating with German vet Tommy Haas and Bulgarian rising star Grigor Dimitrov along with music composer and producer David Foster with a better version of Chicago's 'Hard to Say I'm Sorry' song on his social media account.

“No seriously, we’re actually starting a boyband: The one handed #BackhandBoys,” tweeted Federer on the second and more polished attempt, thanks to autotune.

But the voice enhancement tool wasn't the only thing that made the follow-up better, as 12-time Grand Slam winner Novak Djokovic appeared in a short cameo and belts out a tune.

The 'Backhand Boys' made their debut last January during the Australian Open, with their raw rendition getting its fair share of laughs and critics.

Fans will soon catch Federer on a more familiar teritory on Saturday (Sunday, Manila time) when he plays either Jack Sock or Kei Nishikori at the BNP Paribas Open final.

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