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‘Heavy Metal, Relentless…’ – American Musician and Fallout Boy Star Pete Wentz Once Compared Tennis Legend Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams to an ‘Impending Doom’

Published 10/12/2022, 10:10 AM EDT

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Roger Feder, Rafael Nadal, and Serena Williams are one of the biggest tennis players of this generation. Tennis fans of this generation will definitely agree. Just like any other fan, this American Musician once admired these tennis giants in his own musical instruments words. 

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However, two of these amazing tennis players have retired from the sport this year. And the 22-time Grand Slam champion wants to play till his entire strength. For the tennis world, this year was full of emotions, in a way the end of this era is near and it’s hard to believe that. 


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The bassist and lyricist for the rock band ‘Fall Out Boy’, Pete Wentz, earlier this year, compared Federer’s and Rafael Nadal’s performances with that of different musical genres. Wentz laid the similarities between the swiss maestro’s style to a “guitar solo,” and cited the other as a little “hard metal.

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The musician was present at the Indian Wells tennis garden for the BNP Paribas Open. He said these beautiful words for the tennis giants. For the 20-time Grand Slam champion, he said, “When you see him play, you’re seeing something that is so incredibly beautiful.” 


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Citing the 23-time Grand Slam champion, Williams, who has changed the face of the sport and the Spaniard. He said, “With them, it’s impending doom,” and they look like “heavy metal, relentless, coming out like a train, just super heavy.” Seeing their style of play and dedication.

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The 20-time Grand Slam champion’s dedication to the game is remarkable. Even after becoming a father, he is back on the tennis court practicing for his next tour. He had an amazing year in terms of major titles. He won two grand slam titles, one at the French Open and the other at the Australian Open.


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But after his struggle at the US Open, the Spaniard needed time to recover from his injury and get back in his game. Nevertheless, for that, he withdrew from the Laver Cup and the Davis Cup. However, this is not the only reason for him to be out of the sport. The world number two’s wife recently gave birth to their first child, a baby boy. The Spaniard will be next seen playing the South American Exhibition tour. 



Pratishtha Prakash

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Pratishtha Prakash is a Tennis writer at EssentiallySports. She has completed her Bachelor’s degree in Mass Media and Journalism from MIT ADT University, Pune. In the past, she has interned at the sports desk of The Hitavada, a regional English daily newspaper.