1 Week After Frances Tiafoe Encounter at US Open, Kevin Garnett Endorses 37YO Tennis Star: “One of My Favs…”

Published 09/09/2023, 11:30 AM EDT

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7 years since retirement, this American Minnesota Timberwolves legend does not have an American on his favorite list! Kevin Garnett, the former NBA champion with the Boston Celtics, and his love for various sports is evident by his investment in e-sports. He even tried to buy the Timberwolves with an investment group once.

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Recently, Kevin Garnett was seen at the US Open supporting fellow American Frances Tiafoe. Following the match, Tiafoe stated that Garnett had also shared a funny voicemail with him before his match. However, according to Kevin Garnett, the player he likes watching the most is not from America.

Kevin Garnett reveals his favorite player in tennis

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The Big Ticket took to Instagram to share his love for tennis and talk about the player that he loves the most. Garnett recently took to Instagram to share his favorite player to watch on the tennis court. He revealed it’s Gael Monfils. He captioned the post, saying “one of my favs to watch in tennis…MFN MONFILSSSS”.

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Monfils, currently ranked 162 in the ATP, is an entertainer on the court. His showmanship and the emotions he displays on the court are something the Big Ticket finds relatable and enjoys watching.

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The 37-year-old is famous for his fake shots, where he jumps up in the air to make the opponent feel like a full-power shot is incoming but will just lightly tap it over the net. However, just like Garnett, the Frenchman is also quite vocal about his love for other sports.

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Gael Monfils’ love for the NBA

During an interview, they asked Monfils who his favorite athlete was in the sports world. His answer surprised everyone as he picked then-Portland Trail Blazers player Carmelo Anthony. Monfils said, “My favorite is Carmelo Anthony. You know I really love Carmelo Anthony, I have a big fan since day one. I saw him actually”

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His love for basketball is also known from his celebrations on the court. Monfils has performed LeBron James‘ signature celebration, ‘The Silencer‘, on the court after scoring a point. Monfils has even gone to the extent of saying that he wouldn’t mind if his daughter didn’t follow his path and ended up playing basketball or other sports.

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Rijin Varghese

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Rijin is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. He has been following the NBA for over a decade. He likes to learn about the nuances of sports, understand every player's contribution to a team, and also learn the logic behind player signings and team building.
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