It is easy to lose ourselves amidst the quality of tennis on display thanks to the stars who are involved with the IPTL. It is easy to get carried away with facts, figures, number of Grand Slams and trophies. However, at the core, most players in the IPTL are extremely talented in more ways than one.Some could have had a highly successful alternate career as well. There are admirable things about each of the Indian Aces players, for example, which most of us do not know until we actually rummage through the internet to learn.(For tickets to the Indian Aces matches, click here).In an attempt to understand the Aces players further, we take a look at some of the lesser known facts about these players; facts which will impress you and help you appreciate their tennis even more.
#1 Gael Monfils is a brilliant dancer and an NBA fan
Monfils, nicknamed La Monf, wears his heart on his sleeves. Called the ‘Sliderman’ for his distinctive sliding technique on court, the Frenchman has a very colourful resume.
A big fan of the Denver Nuggets, Monfils has also appeared in a music video called ‘Hello’. But the fan favourite and athletics prodigy gave his fans a lot more to cheer when he did the famous dance battle or dance-off on Kids’ Day, a day before the 2014 French Open began.
And boy, did he have some really cool moves, as matched steps with compatriot Laurent Lokoli!