5 Tennis Stars Who Are Stellar at Other Sports

Jeff Cohn@jeff_cohnCorrespondent IIIFebruary 27, 2012

5 Tennis Stars Who Are Stellar at Other Sports

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    Sports are often compared to other sports—that is just a fact.

    Sometimes the physics of several games are juxtaposed and cross-analyzed.

    Many require similar skills although the training, preparation and talent needed to be successful in each vary greatly.

    Tennis players act similarly each time they step onto the court. However, many athletes are so fit and coordinated they could probably do very well in other sports as well.

    Here are five video clips of tennis players engaging in other sports.

Gael Monfils and Sam Querrey

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    The Frenchman, Gael Monfils, has been known as one of the most athletic superstars to ever play the game of tennis. He also, however, can play soccer, soccer tennis, basketball and a mean game of ping pong (or table tennis).

    He also could out-sprint some of your favorite athletes.

    Sam Querrey typically keeps to himself in tennis, but it is nice to see him and Gael interacting in another entertainment platform here.


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    Rafa Nadal has been playing golf for a while now and is a very solid amateur player. He even contemplated switching from tennis to golf during a life-threatening injury.

    Here he is with Ana Ivanovic, and although she is just putting, I would not be surprised to see her do well on the whole course.

    Novak Djokovic also attempted to play golf with Rafa around the same time as this video was taken.

Every Professional Tennis Player's Favorite Game

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    Everybody plays the game of soccer tennis, ranging from Gael Monfils, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray to Stanislas Wawrinka and Roger Federer.

    Even Rafa's and Novak's coaches can play it well!

    Many of the tennis players that play on the tour come from several different international areas, especially where soccer (or football) is prevalent.

The Other A-Rod Also Plays Baseball

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    Andy Roddick could not participate in the festivities of playing soccer on the tennis court, so he incorporated his American style into the game play.

    Even Jim Courier fret for A-Rod as the ball was kicked to him.

Tall-Standing John Isner with the Slam Dunk

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    I know we would all love to see Isner showcase a slam dunk, although we also know he would probably take down a basketball hoop that small by doing so.

    John was known for his basketball skills in high school and barely saw himself as a tennis player—just look at him now.


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