With Roger Federer’s Tennis at Home, Bouchard’s Playing with Taco, Check Out the Social Media Challenges of 2020

Published 12/28/2020, 8:30 AM EST
Roger Federer of Switzerland celebrates winning match point during his Men’s Singles first round match against Steve Johnson of the United States of America on day one of the 2020 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 20, 2020 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Social Media became a second home to many in 2020 due to the lockdown against coronavirus. Even top tennis players created interesting challenges to keep themselves occupied in quarantine. The movement started with the Swiss maestro Roger Federer and his #TennisAtHome Challenge.


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The situation in the world remained tough; it became essential to figure out a way to blow off some steam. For tennis stars, they had to stay fit for an imminent return to the tour. Here are the 2020s Top Tennis Social Media Challenges.

LONDON, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 14: Roger Federer of Switzerland and Novak Djokovic of Serbia embrace at the net after their singles match during Day Five of the Nitto ATP Finals at The O2 Arena on November 14, 2019, in London, England. (Photo by James Chance/Getty Images)

Roger Federer introduces #TennisAtHome Challenge


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The tennis champion Federer is also a champion when it comes to engagement with people. He devised a simple-to-do solo drill for tennis players to stay active at home. It went viral instantly, and most of the tennis players joined the movement. In addition to that, the challenge even spread outside tennis.

To make it more interesting, Federer asked the challengers to choose their hat wisely. Following, the 20-time Grand Slam champion gave tips and comments to people taking the challenge.

From Novak Djokovic, Serena Williams to Sofia Kenin, and many more completed the ‘#tennisathome’. German footballer Toni Kroos and Australian actor Hugh Jackman also conquered the drill.

Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic do 100 Vollies with their wives

Next up, Former World No. 1 Andy Murray put out a 100 Volley challenge he undertook with his wife. Current World No. 1 Novak Djokovic and his wife Jelena aced the challenge and thanked the British player later.

Tennis players taking on the Maradona 7 Challenge

WASHINGTON, DC – JULY 30: Eugenie Bouchard of Canada and playing partner Sofia Kenin of the United States looks on during their doubles match loss during Day 2 of the Citi Open at Rock Creek Tennis Center on July 30, 2019, in Washington, DC. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

The late football legend Diego Maradona’s unique juggling regime also took a hit on the internet. Canadian tennis players Vasek Pospisil and Felix Auger-Aliassime did justice to the ‘Hand of God’s skill.

While many challenges are made to have fun, some carry out help for a social cause. Tennis star Nick Kyrgios joined hands with Old El Paso to give free meals to underprivileged families in Australia.

Andy Murray, Eugenie Bouchard, and Sofia Kenin took the taco and racket together for a greater cause. The challenge was to eat a Taco while playing a sport.

Tennis’ best player Novak does a Crazy Stunt with his wife Jelena

Another thing that topped everyone’s priority list in 2020 was Fitness. Therefore, Novak and Jelena Djokovic decided to promote acro yoga and tagged Roger Federer. They also tagged Rafael Nadal along with his foundation.


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2020 is finally going to end, and the world anticipates for 2021 as the year where normalcy will return. Keeping that in mind, we can also expect many new and fun challenges rolling in the next year.


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Purav Joshi

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Purav Joshi is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports. Having a degree in Films, Television and Media Production, he guided his passion for writing and journalism into the sport of aces and rallies. With over 2 years of experience as a copywriter, Purav has authored over 500 tennis articles.