Rafael Nadal, Dominic Thiem, Rod Laver and Iga Swiatek, Among Others, Bring In The Christmas Cheer

Published 12/25/2021, 12:00 AM EST
GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – SEPTEMBER 18: (L-R) Roger Federer, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Fabio Fognini, Rafael Nadal, Dominic Thiem and Alexander Zverev, of Team Europe pose for a photo prior to the Laver Cup 2019 at Palexpo, on September 18, 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland. (The Laver Cup consists of six players from the rest of the World competing against their counterparts from Europe. John McEnroe will captain the Rest of the World team and Europe will be captained by Bjorn Borg) The event runs from 20-22 Sept. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images for Laver Cup)


It’s the jolliest time of the year- Christmas is finally here! At the end of a hectic year full of ups and downs, the tennis world is sure enjoying celebrating. Rafael Nadal and Dominic Thiem are both wishing the world a Merry Christmas. Moreover, Rod Laver and Ana Ivanovic, among other big stars, are celebrating with family.

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The Christmas greetings have it all for the tennis fans. Not only do they get Thiem’s wishes, but they see him try to put a Christmas hat on his dog. Then, all the way over in Australia, beautiful smiles and decorations grace the houses of Iga Swiatek and the legendary Rod Laver.

Rafael Nadal and the world of tennis celebrate Christmas

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Dominic Thiem looks back at 2021 and thanks everyone for their support in what he calls a “challenging year”. Meanwhile, in his Instagram post which accompanies these wishes, he struggles to put a Christmas cap on his dog, Elon. “Much love, Domi ❤️,” he writes.

Tennis – A Day at the Drive Exhibition – Memorial Drive Tennis Club, Adelaide, Australia- January 29, 2021. Austria’s Dominic Thiem and Spain’s Rafael Nadal pose for a photograph after each receiving a boomerang after their match. REUTERS/Morgan Sette

20-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal wishes everyone a happy Christmas Eve. Standing in front of a beautiful Christmas tree, he wishes everyone and their families good health.

 

Apart from Rafael Nadal, Italian former World No. 1 Fabio Fognini, and French star Alize Cornet, too, are celebrating. Fognini managed to get in a Christmas Eve tennis practice session and wishes everyone safety and health. Furthermore, Cornet wishes everyone a Merry Christmas and sends out thoughts and prayers for those isolated by the global pandemic.

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Moreover, Australian legend Rod Laver, alongside his girlfriend Susan Johnson, shows off his Christmas decorations. Sending everyone our best wishes for the holiday season. Rod and Susan,” he writes.

The women of tennis welcome the Christmas cheer

Tennis – Australian Open – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, February 8, 2021 Canada’s Bianca Andreescu with Romania’s Mihaela Buzarnescu after their first-round match REUTERS/Jaimi Joy

Ana Ivanovic and Iga Swiatek are both happy celebrating Christmas with their respective families. Ivanovic shares a beautiful Christmas picture with her husband Bastien Schweinsteiger, a celebrated German football player. Additionally, World No. 9 Iga Swiatek, wishes warmth, health, and peace on all. For me, it is a family time, and I will welcome the New Year in Australia. Stay warm,” she writes.

 

 

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Moreover, the Internation Tennis Federation shared a hilarious comparison to spread smiles. The official ITF page shared a picture of Bianca Andreesu wearing a Christmas sweater. However, it is the exact same sweater as that from a hilarious internet meme of Ryan Reynolds, Hugh Jackman, and Jake Gyllenhall. “Who wore it best?” they ask.

 

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Furthermore, Karolina Pliskova celebrates Christmas with her husband Michal Hrdlicka in the Czech Republic. The two are dressed up fancily as they pose in front of their beautiful Christmas tree.

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Former World No. 1 Angelique Kerber wishes everyone happy holidays. Merry Christmas to all of you 🎄❤️ May your holidays be filled with lots of happiness, peace, and love 🥰,” she writes.

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Samarveer Singh

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Samarveer Singh is a tennis writer at EssentiallySports. Holding a degree in English Literature and a diploma in Fitness Sciences and Training, Samarveer is obsessed with tennis and basketball. He is also an automotive writer at HotCars.

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