Ahead of the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters, a cadre of ATP stars and British celebrities squared off in a charity exhibition chock-full of laughs and hijinks.
Gerri Halliwell Horner, former Spice Girl and recent cameo maker in an Andy Murray comedy clip, joined the fray, as did other Brits including comedian Josh Widdicombe, former soccer player Jamie Redknapp, cricketer Andrew Flintoff and more. Representing the ATP: Novak Djokovic, Alexander and Mischa Zverev, Marin Cilic, Grigor Dimitrov, Dominic Thiem, Lucas Pouille and David Goffin.
Tiebreak tennis encounters and more ensued, all to benefit the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation.
When it was over, Djokovic enjoyed a light and fleeting hit with his young son, Stefan, and with that the exo came to a close and the real work for the elite players resumed. Perhaps none of them has more to prove this week than Djokovic himself, who started his campaign with a swift 6-0, 6-1 win over Dusan Lajovic on Monday.
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