- The actor Will Ferrell gate-crashed the Tennis Channel’s commentary booth during a match between Roger Federer and Jeremy Chardy at the Indian Wells Masters tennis tournament.
- Ferrell seemed to think whoever won the coin toss won the game, and he said he a “back tattoo” of Chardy.
- Watch the full video below.
The actor Will Ferrell gate-crashed the Tennis Channel’s commentary booth during Roger Federer’s match with Jeremy Chardy at the Indian Wells Masters tennis tournament in California on Wednesday.
Best known for his roles in “Anchorman,” “Old School,” and “Elf,” Ferrell provided a raucous analysis of the players’ entrances, the coin toss, and the fourth-round match itself.
According to Ferrell, Federer is a 6-foot-7 witch who travels around Switzerland in a mobile home. He also claimed to be Chardy’s biggest fan and joked that he had “a Jeremy Chardy back tattoo.”
When the players made their way to a court on a buggy, Ferrell got excited, calling it a “sweet ride.”
He then got confused by “the critical coin toss,” seeming to think whoever won the toss won the match.
“Wait, what happened – is that it?” Ferrell said “Oh, they’re going to play for the fun of it. It’s just an exhibition round now.”
Federer went on to beat Chardy in straight sets: 7-5, 6-4. He’ll take on Chung Hyeon in the quarterfinal.
Watch Ferrell wreak havoc:
Ferrell may say he’s Chardy’s biggest fan, but his actions say differently. Ferrell has been seen in the stands at several of Federer’s matches, and he even interviewed Federer as his “Anchorman” character, Ron Burgundy, at the Australian Open earlier this year.
There, he asked Federer whether he would compare his tennis style to “a silky gazelle,” whether he was “a witch or a vampire,” and whether it was true that the secret to his success is “wombat meat, the national food of Australia.”
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