Here are the car choices of the big stars of tennis. Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Serena Williams, Simona Halep …
Did you know ? Before becoming an aviation ace and giving his name to the French Open, Roland Garros was… car dealership. Installed in 1909 on the avenue de la Grande-Armée in Paris, he sold Grégoire cars. One of his clients was the star tennis player of the time, Max Decugis.
A century later, the links between the yellow ball and the leather steering wheel have not weakened. Evidenced by the attraction of today’s champions for fine mechanics. When Rafael Nadal in the 2000s offered himself a Ferrari 458 Italia and an Aston Martin DBS (he later drove a Mercedes SLS), Gaël Monfils opts for a Tesla Model S and a Range Rover Sport. Serena Williams had fun with a Bentley Continental GT (even if it is officially the face of the American brand Lincoln – and its maxi-SUV Navigator).
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Plus technophile, Stefanos Tsitsipas opted for a Tesla Model 3. In 2019, the Greek even filmed his trip to pick up the electric sedan on his popular Youtube channel. Romanian Simona Halep also chose an electric: the Porsche Taycan. Alexander Zverev drives a BMW i8, a plug-in hybrid supercar with a unique look.
But the choices of the kings (and queens) of the racket are also dictated by the juicy sponsorship contracts. Evidenced by the association between Novak Djokovic and Peugeot, started in 2014. The Serbian circulates “officially” in Peugeot e-208 after having been seen in 3008 or 508. Roger Federer drives for Mercedes, while Rafael Nadal promotes Kia (with Austrian Dominic Thiem). The promising Italian Jannik Sinner bears the colors of Alfa Romeo. The world number 1 Ashleigh Barty appears in Jaguar F-Pace, after dropping its youthful Ford Focus.
SLIDESHOW – See the cars of the tennis champions in pictures in the slideshow above. Use arrows to move forward / backward.
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