When you think of the Swiss Alps, you probably don’t immediately think of tennis. But after watching the video above, that’s about to change. Mere weeks after winning this year’s Wimbledon championship, Roger Federer met Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn to play a (mostly) friendly game of tennis—making good on a deal the two made last year on Twitter—in this rather unconventional venue.
More than 3,400 feet above sea level in Switzerland’s majestic mountain range, on top of the Aletsch glacier no less, a tennis court was constructed for the occasion. You’re probably thinking: why would they go to all that trouble to play a game of tennis? The world has no shortage of tennis courts, after all. Well, the answer lies in something much more commonly associated with Switzerland: chocolate.
Lindt, that scrumptious brand of premium cocoa excellence hailing from the nation that formerly brought you the Geneva Conventions, just so happened to be opening their newest (and highest) shop ever on the Jungfraujoch, the so-called “Top of Europe.” So they thought: why not host a tennis match there to celebrate the occasion?
The match looks like a scene in a movie, with the picturesque Bernese Alps in the background, but it’s 100 percent real. And you know what else is real, and far more tangible to most of us than a visit to the Jungfraujoch? The velvety, sweet taste of Lindt chocolate. In the video, you can see that even Lindsey and Roger—fine physical specimen clearly on tight nutritional regimens—indulge in the chocolates before their match. They’re that good. So whether you’re watching a game of tennis on television or one of the movies that Critic Speak recommends this summer, make sure you have some Lindt chocolates on hand to enjoy.
This post has been sponsored by Lindt, but all thoughts are our own.