The new 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster isn’t set to go on sale until this fall but Swiss tennis ace Roger Federer was lucky enough to sample one already, even taking it for a test-drive on public roads in what appears to be a scenic desert landscape.

Given his sponsorship deal with Mercedes-Benz, it’s unsurprising that Federer had nothing but praise for the car but we’d probably come away almost as pleased if we got the chance for a quick spin the new SLS AMG Roadster too.

Enjoy the video below and then click here to see even more videos of the latest 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster. And for the full specs on the 563 horsepower and 479 pound-feet of torque supercar, click here.