Who Will Get Awards If Tennis Had Oscars?
The 85th Academy Awards took place during the last week of February, where a number of performances by multiple artistes were honoured by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
I will not get into the details of the awards, since it is not relevant here. What I will, however, focus on is he performers from the field of tennis (both on the ATP and WTA Tours).
If the awards given by Oscars were given to tennis players, who will get the relevant awards?
A bit of imagination and some portions of history are combined into the selection of players for different categories.
Have a look, and let me know what you think.
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Maria Sharapova, in 2012, showed that her tennis was not far behind by completing a career Slam.
But her grunts on the court were louder than the noise she made off it!
Best Costume Design
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Ana Ivanovic may be trying her best to regain the levels she had peaked early in her career, but nobody can deny that her appearances in pre-tournament parties are hard to match.
Ana could give the Bond girls a good fight for the role.
Best Original Score
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Best Animated Feature
Marcos Baghdatis broke four tennis racquets in a row at the Australian Open.
I am not sure if it was a record, but that definitely was a winner by a long way!
Best Supporting Actress
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Best Supporting Actor
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Andy Murray won a gold and silver medal (partnering Laura Robson in the mixed doubles event) at the 2012 Olympics.
Then, he defeated Novak Djokovic to win the 2012 U.S. Open title as well to end the year on a high.
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Ivan Lendl made a comeback to the tennis arena where he used to lord others during his heyday.
Appearing as a coach this time, he nurtured and guided his pupil, Andy Murray, to greater heights in 2012.
Watch out for Murray in 2013—this gentleman is one of the main reasons why.
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Serena Williams made it back to No.1 on the WTA Tour in 2013. Credit for reaching the pinnacle is due to her extraordinary second half of 2012.
Two Grand Slam titles as well as the Olympics gold meant that Serena was no doubt the queen of the WTA circuit.
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Djokovic himself could not win another Grand Slam in 2012 but made amends by winning the year-end ATP World Tour Finals and finishing as the No.1 player.
Overall, a good year for Djokovic who has shown signs that he can continue his success at the top if he can maintain his current fitness levels.
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As Djokovic spectacularly vented his emotions after his Australian Open triumph—in the longest final in Grand Slam history—Nadal, in contrast, looked simply exhausted.
Arguably the best match of the year, the final was the year's highlight in terms of skill, stamina and perseverance.
What a match!