If you had to choose four tennis players to spend the ongoing lockdown with, whom would you choose among Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray, Serena Williams, Simona Halep, Garbine Muguruza, Maria Sharapova, Grigor Dimitrov, David Goffin, Nick Kyrgios, Daniil Medvedev, John Isner, Madison Keys, Svetlana Kuznetsova, Victoria Azarenka, Jelena Jankovic, Vera Zvonareva, Lindsay Davenport, Lleyton Hewitt and Andre Agassi? The Western & Southern Open – which should be played from 15 to 23 August 2020 – asked this funny question, turning it to its users on Twitter. However, there is a rule in this fun quest: you can choose the four finalists from six tournament editions: 2019, 2017, 2015, 2013, 2011 and 2004.
In 2019 there were Medvedev, Goffin, Key and Kuznetsova. In 2017 Dimitrov, Kyrgios, Muguruza and Halep. In 2015 Federer, Djokovic, Serena Williams and Halep. In 2013 Nadal, Isner, Azarenka and Serena. In 2011 Murray, Djokovic, Sharapova and Jankovic.
In 2004 Agassi, Hewitt, Davenport and Zvonareva. If you had the opportunity to choose four companions for the quarantine, who would you choose from the six options proposed by the Cincinnati Masters 1000? The global COVID-19 pandemic imposes restrictions on everyone: we all have to stay at home, and tennis players are no exception.
This is one of the many fun initiatives that associations, tournaments and tennis players are promoting these days without tennis (the suspension, for now, is until July 13th), such as the ATP and WTA Tennis United, or the challenges proposed by Roger Federer and Andy Murray, hoping that we could see our heroes again on the court again, soon.
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