Have you ever wondered who your favourite player would be if they were a Hollywood actor or rock star? Tennis players get asked from time to time who they'd chose to represent them in a movie, but often the person they pick is who they admire most, not who resembles them. So here at OnTheGoTennis we have decided to answer these burning questions once and for all.
Y'all wondered where Maria Sharapova was last time we did this. Well, we have her perfect match...
Ok, maybe not the perfect match... but both Gwyneth Paltrow and Maria lead pretty enviable lives. Perfect blonde hair? Tick. Stunning figure? Tick. Wonderful home life? Tick. Successful career? Tick. Humblebragging down to a fine art? Absolutely.
Both these women are getting better with age. Maria may or may not be playing her best tennis right now, and Gwyneth is perhaps not making her best movies, but their side careers have really taken off. As Maria goes from strength to strength as a brand that can sell anything from cars to phones, Gwyneth has molded herself into the perfect healthy living role model.
Both women have a reputation for being somewhat aloof and managing a tightly controlled image. They can be warm when they want to be, but we do not really see any side of these ladies they don't want us to, (in fact, Gwyneth is currently doing her utmost to prevent Vanity Fair magazine from running an article without her approval). The major difference between these two? Maria sells and eats candy while Gwyneth sells cookbooks promoting organic food! I can't see Gwyneth indulging in Sugarpova anytime soon!
In fact, it wouldn't be surprising if Novak Djokovic picked up one of Gwyneth's health books. He's passionate about health, although prefers to be seen as a funny guy. Kind of like...
Will Smith! Attractive, well dressed and always at the center of attention (not to mention their penchant for petite woman) there isn't much that separates these two men, except for the fact that Will, aka The Fresh Prince, is a much (MUCH) better rapper and dancer:
Both are leading men in their respective careers and their fans absolutely adore them. Nole sometimes gets a bad rap (pun intended) for being a little aggressive with his actions/emotions on the court, but if you get up in Will's face he will get a little agro too:
They're pretty quirky as well. Smith dabbles in Scientology and Novak has some... um... less than conventional dietary advice, but we can forgive their oddballness. How can you not with those smiles?!
Another player with a great smile is Serena Williams. But she sure can get a little feisty, much like...
Madonna! These two ladies are the epitome of the three Fs: Fit, Fierce and Fabulous! Both these women push the envelope in fashion and are like a fine wine that gets better with age. And unlike the rest of us mere mortals, they both can work the hell out of a black body suit. We think they could be the ultimate besties in real life, just don't tell Madonna that Re Re once wore this.
Both women haven't let age stop them from being at the top of their respective careers. They've reinvented themselves time and time again and shown the young guns how it's done. They've overcome controversy and critics by staying true to themselves, all while keeping up their incredible figures.
Madonna and Serena are both self-proclaimed cougars, and we think they would jump at the chance to date a guy like Rafael Nadal, whose chiseled abs and "come hither" eyes really remind us of.....
Even though both these men sizzle on the screen and on the court, away from their areas they can be a little... dull? Both men have been in long term relationships for quite some time: Channing has been with the same woman since 2006 and Nadal has been with Xisca pretty much forever. Neither give particularly enlightening interviews or wow us with their skills in wit and language. But both work their arses off and considering their good looks it is pretty impressive how down-to-earth and scandal-free they remain.
Neither is shy. Channing got his start modeling (and stripping!) while Nadal has been known to shed his clothes for Armani. We're not complaining.
Yet while they both could have a different girl every night if they wanted, they seem like the kind of men to come home to "the girl next door." Perhaps someone like our tennis sweetheart Sloane Stephens, whose infectious smile reminds us of....
These gorgeous women are exactly what comes to mind when you think of "American sweetheart". While Reese is the ultimate Southern Belle, Sloane is probably what Katy Perry had in mind when she wrote California Girls. They're both about as American as you can get, from their warm laughs to fiery ambition.
As sweet as they may be, both women have a little spice in them. Sloane took a lot of heat when she spoke with the media about her beef with Serena Williams. But hey, everyone has a little "cray" moment occasionally. Exhibit A, B and C:
So, they both did something stupid and slightly embarrassing for the whole world to see. Reese's case is obviously a lot more mortifying... but she's got many years on Sloane so there is still time yet! Oh well, we'll take our girl next door with a side of spice any day, otherwise you are just booring.
Boring is a word a lot of people use to describe Andy Murray. But as it turns out, he's kind of polarising. While Kait thinks Murray is hilarious and loves his dry sense of humour, Rachel has almost nodded off in some rather flat press conferences of his. So that left us a little stuck as to which celeb he reminds us of. Who is sensible and serious, yet can be so childlike that he has an addiction to his PS3 and ran around like a little kid when he hit Ivan Lendl with a tennis ball? Who is sarcastic and dry, but also a bit of a grumpy old man from time to time? It's just not easy!
So we are handing the task over to you. Suggest which celebrity most resembles Andy Murray in the comments box below and you could be in to win some awesome clothing from Athletic DNA. First place gets to pick two match pieces from a recent collection, while the runner up gets one piece.