‘Put the Racket There’ – Martina Navratilova’s Hilarious Response Once After Andre Agassi Launched a Forehand Into Mardy Fish’s Body

Published 08/02/2022, 12:05 AM EDT

It was the Mylan WTT Smash Hits in 2015. It is an all-star charity tennis event co-hosted by Billie Jean King and Sir Elton John. The likes of Andre Agassi, Martina Navratilova, Steffi Graf, and others participated in the charity event that year. Further, the event was organized to support the Elton John AIDS Foundation and a local AIDS charity in each market it visits.

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Team Billie Jean King comprised Agassi, Graf, James Blake, and Tracy Austin. On the other hand, Team Elton John had Andy Roddick, Navratilova, Lindsay Davenport, and Mardy Fish in his team. Team Elton John eventually went on to defeat Team Billie Jean King 17-11. However, an interesting incident occurred during one of the matches.

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Martina Navratilova showed her hilarious side

During the mixed doubles encounter which had Agassi and Graf on one side and Navratilova and Fish on the other, an incident caught everyone’s eyes. Agassi was at his aggressive best and he smashed one of the forehands right at Fish’s chest. The latter had little time to react as he turned backward.

SINGAPORE – APRIL 28: WTA Finals Ambassador Martina Navratilova speaks to the media during the. WTA Finals ticket launch at the Singapore Sports Hub on April 28, 2016 in. Singapore. (Photo by Yong Teck Lim/Getty Images)

Subsequently, Elton John, who witnessed the action from the stands, laughed and found it funny. It invited a sarcastic jibe from Fish, who said, “This is not quite as funny as Elton thinks!”

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Replying to Fish’s jibe, Navratilova said, “Hey Mardy- sorry about the setup but next time put the racket there.”

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Agassi and Graf eventually went on to win that match 5-2. However, the win wasn’t enough as Roddick prevailed in the next match to hand the trophy to Team Elton John.

Navratilova criticized Donald Trump’s support for LIV Golf Series

The golf tournament has drawn huge ire across the sporting fraternity. However, Donald Trump, who is bringing the LIV Golf series to his club at Bedminster, said, “Frankly, what they’re doing for golf is so great.” Criticizing him for his support of the tournament, Navratilova said, “As usual- FOLLOW THE MONEY.”

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Navratilova is a huge golf fan and often shares her insights on the sport on social media. She has openly spoken against the Saudi-backed golf series.

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Vatsal Shah

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Vatsal Shah is a tennis author at EssentiallySports. With a Bachelor's degree in engineering, he is a die hard fan of tennis and sports in general. He is an ardent follower of Rafael Nadal and is inspired by his never-say-die attitude.

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