Friday 31 May 2013

ATP Uncovered - Roland Garros Ice Bath Edition + Poll

Social media often allows us a unique glimpse into the life of tennis players. Whether it's Sara Errani and Serena Williams discussing Candy Crush Saga, or Andy Murray being bored while not competing - we'd never find out about it without twitter.

The ATP players, meanwhile, seem to be on some kind of dare which involves them posting semi-naked pictures and videos of them in the Roland Garros locker-room ice bath. Warning: NESFW! (Not Entirely Safe For Work)

The trend started with Blaz Kavcic, after his 6-2 6-2 6-2 win over James Duckworth in the first round of the French Open.

It continued with - how not - Fabio Fognini, after his 6-2 7-6(3) 2-6 6-1 win over Lukas Rosol (denying a possible Nadal-Rosol rematch). The pic was posted by Marc Boada, Fognini's physio.

The best bromance on the ATP tour wasn't far behind - Benoit Paire and Stanislas Wawrinka posted ice bath pics of one another (though much more covered, to the chagrin of many).

And finally, the cherry on top - a video! For his Eurosport segment "Tipsy Time", Janko Tipsarevic filmed Viktor Troicki getting into the ice bath, with a guest appearance by Novak Djokovic.

The only question left to ask... who's next?

June 3 UPDATE: Well, apparently the next one is Nicolas Mahut! He gives us two photos for our consideration.

And now, for the poll - whose ice bath did you like the best?

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