With no on-court action to support the tennis world for the next months, tennis fans and personalities have relocated their effort and focus: Garbine Muguruza, Kristie Ahn, and Elina Svitolina are set on becoming Tik Tok sensations; Alexander Zverev and Marcelo Melo have taken over Instagram with their live video; Rafael Nadal, Fabio Fognini, Felix Auger-Aliassime and others use their social media to encourage their fans to follow the social distancing rules and be solidar; the tennis-addicted public is scouring the net for epic rewatches…
Ah, and tennis Twitter has been spun into a web of incredibly researched facts no one would have had time to research normally, memes by celebrities, and (so many!) throwback posts. Since scrolling down the app feels a bit like being rocked in a time machine, we’ve done some curating for you.
Here are funny tweets from tennis lovers who believe that, in challenging times, a smile is a powerful weapon to keep spirits up.
Alexander Zverev and Marcelo Melo then decided to go live on Instagram…
they are now guessing flags. — José Morgado (@josemorgado) March 29, 2020
And we only want to say- someone please make them host a TV show.
Well you’re only holding olive oil I don’t think that counts as cooking 🤔😂 — Donna Vekic (@DonnaVekic) March 29, 2020
Whoops, roasted (or more like- fried).
I’m doing something stupid today. Starting now, 5 PM CET, I’ll try to watch this in one sitting, so it will take me until about 4 AM.
Will I make it through? I’ll be posting some irregular updates here, the rules are just that I need to watch every point.https://t.co/RL918cWE0X — Damian Kust (@LWOSdamiankust) March 29, 2020
Wimbledon 2010 Nicolas Mahut versus John Isner – Who’s up for a ten-years-later marathon rewatch that lasts about ten years?
Duro no sé…
en casa sí 👍🏻 — Rafa Nadal (@RafaelNadal) March 29, 2020
ATP in Spanish showed their followers that Rafael Nadal is training hard at home, and the Spaniard answered with: “Hard, I don’t know…
At home, yes.”
i fried up an eggplant at 11:30 last night for no reason other than it was in the fridge. — ☘️🇮🇪🏳️🌈 Richard, RN 🏳️🌈☘️🇮🇪 (@spatafora) March 28, 2020
To fill some of the void left by all sport events cancellations, we could have a contest titled “Weirdest Things I’ve Cooked at Night on Quarantine.”
If you buy a tiger as a pet I will give you 10% of the payment as a gift. — Peter Polansky (@PPolansky) March 29, 2020
Wait, what? You- What?
Haha don’t even wanna know how many hours you’ve spent on Reddit to get there — Filip Peliwo (@filippeliwo) March 28, 2020
Live sport is back!
Okay it’s only my daughter Ana and I having our daily driveway hit… the road to @Wimbledon 2032 starts here. All credit goes to her head coach @JudyMurray #TennisAtHome pic.twitter.com/3vOvdyKLXs — Kevin Palmer (@RealKevinPalmer) March 29, 2020
Great training idea!
Looks like ‘tennis in the yard’ might be something in the future…
… Or maybe underground tennis…
Nah, definitely tennis in the yard.