Tennis in Movie Titles

John Isner Nicolas Mahut Wimbledon longest match ever Hall of Fame talk pictures photos smiles
Isner and Mahut would need a miniseries to cover their epic of a Wimbledon match…

We here at TennisInsideOut.com thought we’d try a little tennis/movie mash-up for you. We’ve taken real film titles and applied them to players and memorable moments in tennis, in a way that we hope will earn us some laughs. If you like, we’ll do more. You know, if we feel like it. Let us know what you think!

We’ll start with that miniseries…

John Isner and Nicolas Mahut in:

John Isner Nicolas Mahut longest match ever in history Wimbledon whites photos match pictures screencaps
UNBREAKABLE

The guys discuss their Hall of Fame-worthy performances here.

 

Then there’s that adventure/comedy…

Starring Angelique Kerber and Caroline Wozniacki:

Caroline Wozniacki Angelique Kerber moonball defensive lob rally Indian Wells tennis tournament 2013 pictures photos video
MOONRAKER

You can see the full video of their Indian Wells performance on YouTube.

 

Next, we all felt the chills when we watched…

Rafael Nadal in:

Rafael Nadal point Djokovic net touch Roland Garros French Open semifinal match 2013 photos
I KNOW WHAT YOU DID LAST SUMMER

Watch Rafa and costar Novak Djokovic’s dramatic French Open 2013 performances here.

 

Nadal also appeared in:

Rafael Nadal Australian Open Berdych match 2012 fierce fist pump bulging muscles pics photos green blue kit Babolat racquet
RAGING BULL

 

While his Uncle Toni had a featured (though dimly lit) role in:

Uncle Toni Nadal Rafa coach hand signal World Tour Finals WTF Djokovic Rafa final 2013photos pics
ABOVE THE LAW — (Is it a Spanish hand signal…or the start of a certain Italian gesture?)

 

We can’t ignore the physical comedy category, and we adore this timeless gem:

Marcos Baghdatis, chewing scenery in:

Marcos Baghdatis handing smashed racquet to ballkid Australian Open destroys four racquets pictures video
ANGER MANAGEMENT

You can watch the full scene, including a cameo by future AO champ Stan Wawrinka, here on YouTube.

 

Looking for something even livelier from the ladies?

Watch as Ana Ivanovic and Maria Sharapova duke it out in: 

Ana Ivanovic Maria Sharapova  fistpumps fist clenched little hands blue dress Australian Open 2014
(Tiny) FISTS OF FURY

 

You know you love your sappy tearjerkers, so we have to turn to the master:

Juan Martin del Potro, starring in…

Juan Martin Del Potro hugging smoosh Novak Djokovic Roger Federer Andy Roddick pictures Wimbledon
TERMS OF ENDEARMENT

 

And finally, The Oscar goes to:

The ATP Top 8, starring in:

World Tour Finals players official photos Rafael Nadal Novak Djokovic David Ferrer Juan Martin del Potro Tomas Berdych Roger Federer Stanislas Wawrinka Richard Gasquet
THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN

Got any fave tennis movie titles of your own? Do share, so we can steal them…erm, possibly feature them in another post! 🙂


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2 thoughts on “Tennis in Movie Titles

  1. I would love to see a real tennis movie. I remember watching that Wimbledon movie with Kirsten Dunst and the British actor, something a bit more realistic would be great to watch

  2. Do you by any chance have a video of del Potro pumping his fist? I need it in a blog post of my own, to describe another fist pump I saw. Thanks.

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