Top 5 funniest on-court moments of the 2018 season

Kachi Wachuku in Features 21 Nov 2018
  • Djokovic, Ostapenko, Zverev, and Schwartzman all feature in our funniest moments of 2018
  • We round up our top five most amusing on and off court moments of the season 
Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic. (credit: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images for The Laver Cup)

Tennis players...they are just like us after all. 


Thrills, shocks, comebacks and the emergence of new stars, the 2018 season did not disappoint when it comes to bringing the drama. We've listed some of the more comical moments from this past season in our top five countdown featuring, Djokovic, Shapovalov, Schwartzman and more.

5. Denis Shapovalov goes bananas

Have you ever tried (and failed) to peel a banana? Well Denis Shapovalov sure has, the Canadian hilariously struggled to peel a banana during a sit down at this year's Australian Open. Finally, after three failed attempts, the young gun visibly fist pumps a hard fought triumph against the stubborn banana(s). 

4. Diego Schwartzman + John Isner = 'The Twins'

Diego Schwartzman gave the opening speech to introduce members of Team World at the second edition of the Laver Cup which took place in Chicago's United Center. The diminutive Argentine entertained the crowd with his witty introduction of John Isner as his 'twin', highlighting the significant height difference between 5ft7in Schwartzman and 6ft10in Isner. 

3. Oops you lost something featuring Oceane Dodin, Grigor Dimitrov, Alexandr Dolgopolov and Damir Dzumhur 

Even the most experienced tennis players occasionally make amateur mistakes, that was exactly the case for these players who 'lost' their footing, footwear and even racquets mid-point.

2. Furry on-court disruptions

Rain, heat, cats and birds...what do these seemingly unrelated things have in common? They can cause lengthy delays and even untimely disruptions during play, just ask Nadal and Monfils about these furry/feathery on court encounters. 

1. The Djokovic forehand vs the Federer backside 

The first-ever doubles partnership between Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer at the Laver Cup looked great on paper, but on court the two weren't quite yin and yang. It was 1-1 and game point to the duo in the first set when the Serb accidentally played a forehand straight at Federer's backside *yikes*, luckily the Swiss maestro was a-okay despite the amusing mishit. 

Watch full funny moments below.

  


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