Tennis sensation Coco Gauff recently shared her amusement at an ATP parody skit featuring Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray. The over five-minute-long video, posted on the official X (formerly Twitter) handle of ATP, takes viewers through an imagined alternate reality where players participate in a scripted television show.
In the parody, Murray kicks off the comedic narrative by revealing, “I think that’s what people don’t realize. Like, it’s all just scripted, the players, the matches… it’s all just kind of made up.” The three-time Major winner draws parallels between the ATP Tour and scripted entertainment like wrestling or reality TV shows, emphasizing the lack of spontaneity.
Following Murray’s introduction, Djokovic takes center stage, providing insights into his role within this fictionalized tennis world. “Well, I’ve been part of this show for 16, 17 years, or ‘ATP seasons,’ as we call them,” Djokovic shares. He highlights his efforts to bring depth and personality to his character, expressing, “I want to bring truth to Novak, you know, what is he thinking? What is he feeling? What would motivate him if he were a real person?”
Upon viewing the amusing skit, Coco Gauff couldn’t contain her laughter and took to X to express her thoughts. In a caption accompanying her post, she wrote, “This is hilarious. OMG. Whoever came up with the concept deserves a raise!”
Gauff’s endorsement adds to the entertainment value of the parody, indicating that not only fans but also professional players appreciate the humor injected into the fictionalized behind-the-scenes world of tennis. The ATP’s creative endeavor provides a lighthearted perspective on the sport, offering fans and players alike a chance to enjoy the lighter side of the game.
As the video gains traction and positive responses, it showcases the unique ways in which tennis organizations engage with the audience, transcending the traditional boundaries of the sport and embracing a more humorous approach. The ATP’s parody skit serves as a reminder that even in the competitive world of professional tennis, there is always room for laughter and creativity.
Coco Gauff in 2024
Presently, during this year Coco has a compiled 10-1 record. The American clinched 1 title in Auckland.
Gauff is scheduled to play next in Doha (Qatar TotalEnergies Open). She will start the tournament from the main draw that will commence on the 12th of February.
Novak Djokovic in 2024
This season the Serbian has a compiled 7-2 record. Novak Djokovic’s latest run at the Australian Open was the best achievement of his season.
Djokovic is scheduled to play next in Indian Wells (BNP Paribas Open). He will start to play the tournament from the main draw that will commence on the 1st of January.
Andy Murray in 2024
This season Murray has a 0-4 match record.
Carlos Alcaraz in 2024
At the moment ranked no.2, the Spaniard played his last match on the 24th of January when he surrendered to world no.6 Alexander Zverev 6-1 6-3 6-7(2) 6-4 in the quarter in the Australian Open (draw).
Until now, during this year the Spaniard has a 4-1 win-loss record.
Andy Murray and Carlos Alcaraz played each other twice. The head to head is 1-1. Before, the last time they fought against each other, Carlos Alcaraz won 6-3 6-4 in the 2nd round in Vienna (Erste Bank Open) in October 2021.
In the following video you can watch the key moments of their match.