Roger Federer shouldn’t be solely one of many best tennis gamers of all time, but additionally licensed polyglot (he is additionally on a Swiss coin, was voted most trendy man of the last decade and was the most effective paid athlete in 2020, in case you had been feeling good about your self). Due to these abilities, he is the primary celeb voice on Waze to provide instructions in a minimum of three languages (French, German and English), Google introduced. Federer joins a bunch of personalities together with Morgan Freeman, Liam Neeson, Kevin Hart and others who’ve loaned their voices to Waze.
On high of supplying turn-by-turn instructions, Federer helps get you pumped up in your commute. “It is drive time — I can really feel the adrenaline kick in already,” he says in a single recording. “Time to experience! Belief your potential. I am prepared to teach you alongside the best way,” he declares in one other. He even has some phrases of encouragement should you screw up: “Make a U-Flip. Hey, even champions can mess up.”
Whereas Google continues so as to add well-known voices to Waze, Amazon is doing the alternative. Earlier this week, the corporate introduced that it was ditching Alexa’s celeb voices and would difficulty refunds upon request. The function, which initially price $1 earlier than being boosted to $5, supplied voices together with Shaquille O’Neal, Melissa McCarthy and Samuel L. Jackson.
In any case, judging by the responses to Waze’s tweet, Federer followers are greater than excited to be guided by that well-known, flippantly accented voice — good for a European highway journey.