The world of tennis has been brought to a standstill with the onslaught of Coronavirus. Players who would have been contesting for points right now around the world are stuck at home. When tennis is the only thing you know, quarantine becomes extremely difficult (Largely because you can’t play tennis inside unless you are too confident or too rich).
With that being said, it looks like tennis stars have found the way to pass their time during the boring isolation days. Weirdly enough, it includes a toilet paper roll and some athletic skills. To be honest, they haven’t really created this by themselves.
Tennis stars have picked up the viral Stayathome challenge. Under this, they are required to make a small video where they do a number of kick-ups with the toilet paper roll. Obviously, the roll cannot touch the ground. In fact, the football world has already been gripped by this viral challenge.
Quite a few tennis stars have taken up the viral challenge. The game is simple. You make a small video of yourself doing the challenge and upload it on your social media handle. However, you also nominate some other people for the challenge.
Diego Schwartzman, Gael Monfils, Gerald Melzer, Jannik Sinner and Dennis Novak are among the stars who have taken up the challenge. On the women’s side, Elina Svitolina and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova have tried their hands.
The men took to football to complete the challenge. However, the women stuck to their favourite game. They used the tennis racquet to juggle the toilet paper roll. Clearly, Gael Monfils won the challenge with his incredible football skills. In fact, he was so good that you might almost mistake him for a footballer!
Interestingly, Dominic Thiem was nominated by multiple players. In fact, Novak Djokovic and Nick Kyrgios have also been nominated. It will be interesting to see if these players take up the challenge.