Roger Federer and Serena Williams know how to thrill audiences in New York City in the summertime, but this week, the two retired greats traded racquets for the red carpet as they hit the Big Apple to promote their respective upcoming documentaries, "Federer: Twelve Final Days" and "In the Arena: Serena Williams," with screenings at the iconic Tribeca Film Festival.

Federer's flick, which documents his final career tournament at the 2022 Laver Cup, screened Monday at the SVA Theater in Chelsea, and it will premiere next week on Amazon Prime, while Williams' Thursday screening came nearly a month before the first episode of her eight-part miniseries drops on ESPN+.

Clad in a slick navy suit, black dress shoes, and sunglasses, 20-time major champ Federer told reporters on the red carpet that he "only cried six times" when he viewed the completed documentary, which inititally began as a home movie. In addition to candid content with Federer and his wife, Mirka Federer, the documenatry features new interviews with Federer's biggest rivals, Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray and Rafael Nadal.

"An athlete's journey is emotional, as we know, but I think also seeing the beautiful friendships we create, the bonds, and then through the rivalry, it's unbreakable ... I think that's the beauty of this film as well," he said.


"Federer: Twelve Final Days" and "In the Arena: Serena Williams" will start streaming on June 20 and July 10, respectively.

"Federer: Twelve Final Days" and "In the Arena: Serena Williams" will start streaming on June 20 and July 10, respectively.

Three days later, Williams arrived for her own red carpet moment at the OKX Theater at the BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center in Lower Manhattan wearing a blush-pink ensemble that was custom made for her by Dolce & Gabbana: a silk duchess corset layered over a blush chiffon halter neck dress.

She accessorized with matching satin sandals and the brand's Marlene clutch, as well as a rose-gold colored watch from Audemars Piguet.

The eight-episode series, which has been promised to be "the most complete, intimate and compelling" account of her career, will start airing on ESPN+ next month. Williams says the show is the antithesis of much of what she presented publicly in her career, as she was "guarded" by necessity with the media after her professional debut at age 14.


“In my position and growing up as a teenager and 14, I kind of had to be guarded to just kind of stay sane, and just being in so much press, do everything I was doing ... it was a grind," she told the Associated Press from the red carpet.

"It's really cool to see a ... true side of what happens behind the scenes."

While Williams graced the Big Apple, Federer's press tour continued across the pond in London for the European premiere at the Odeon Luxe West End. Looking dapper in a different suit, Federer accessorized with a Rolex RLX Titanium Yacht-Master, which debuted for the line last year.

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Federer's London screening was attended by notables including Mike and Zara Tindall, Grammy nominee Anoushka Shankar, retired Wimbledon presenter Sue Barker, and influencer Max Selwood.

"I look forward to sharing this emotional film with the world," Federer wrote on Instagram. "Thank you [Amazon Prime] for brining this to life."