There are tons of interesting and fun facts about famous tennis players out there that you have probably never even heard of, so let me take a second and share some of them with you.
-When Andy Roddick and Brooklyn Decker had their very exclusive wedding in Austin, Texas, they had Elton John perform for them.
-Roddick played varsity basketball at Boca Raton Preparatory School along with current pro tennis player Mardy Fish. No wonder he put up a such a good fight against Dwayne Wade!
-People magazine named Roddick the Sexiest Athlete in December 2003 and one of 2006's Sexiest Men Alive.
-Besides Chris Evert, Roddick is the only tennis player ever to host Saturday Night Live.
-Roddick is a huge fan of the Cornhuskers, the University of Nebraska’s football team.
-His favorite movie is the Shawshank Redemption.
-Nadal won the gold medal in Men’s Tennis Singles at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing.
-Nadal’s uncle, Miguel Angel Nada Homar, is a professional soccer player who played in three FIFA World Championships.
-Miguel’s brother, Toni, is Nadal’s coach.
-Despite being insanely rich, he still drives a Kia and borrrows his father's boat to go fishing. (under investigation)
-Nadal quit soccer because his coach didn’t want him playing both sports at the same time. Nice choice!
-There is a Facebook page dedicated to Nadal titled: “I worship Rafael Nadal’s biceps.”
The fun facts on tennis players that are famous just keep getting better! These next two girls are a pretty big deal.
-Ana is superstitious about walking on lines on the tennis court.
-She sometimes gets ready for matches by working out a Sudoku puzzle in the locker room.
-Ivanovic is the most downloaded female athlete in the world, and her website is the most visited website out of any female in all of sports.
-Ivanovic is childhood friends with Novak Djokovic, and they’ve been friends since she was 5 years old. -The President of Serbia went to her 20th birthday party.
-The highest paid female athlete in the world.
-Named one of the “coolest girls in America” by YM magazine.
-Favorite book is Sherlock Holmes.
-One of Maria’s second serves at Wimbledon clocked in at 102 mph.
-Sharapova has the loudest grunt in all of tennis at 101 decibels. A jet take-off is 125 decibels loud.
-Her coach, Robert Lansdorp, also coached Pete Sampras and Lindsay Davenport.
Who knew famous tennis players were just like you and me, i.e., having Elton John attend your wedding, or the Serbian President go to your birthday party, or winning a gold medal at the Olympics!
Posted: 8/11/2010 6:11:03 PM by
Adam Shrum | Filed under: ana, Andy, facts, famous, interesting, ivanovic, maria, nadal, players, rafael, roddick, sharapova, tennis, top, about