There was a time I used to watch and play tennis religiously. To say I was obsessed with the sport would be an understatement. I would alter my sleeping pattern in order to watch the Australian Open live. Hardcore, right. This summer, I made it a goal to hit the courts more often. So far, so good.
Men’s Journal must’ve sensed my rekindling love for the sport again. The publication showcases the ATP World Tour’s next generation in their latest issue. After checking their tennis editorial out, I definitely need to update my Favorite Male Active Tennis Players list from 2009.
Among the fresh faces highlighted in “Hit Squad” are Belgian player David Goffin (left) and Lithuanian upstart Ricardas Berankis (right). They’re joined in the spread by the Harrison brothers (Ryan and Christian), Grigor Dimitrov, Milos Raonic and Bernard Tomic. I’m sure they all have pretty impressive “backhands” ;) Game, set and match indeed. Check out the photos snapped by photographer Theo Wenner below.