12 YouTube Videos to Watch in the Offseason

If you’re anything like me (hopefully not, for your sake), the tennis offseason gives you ample time to watch random tennis videos on YouTube. Here are some tennis videos that might help you get through the doldrums of the offseason:

You probably remember the viral video compilation of Petra Kvitova’s 222 winners from 2011 Wimbledon:

Watching hundreds of winners hit one after another can be hypnotic. I could probably watch these all day. Did you know there was one for Sam Stosur’s 180 winners at the 2011 US Open?

And one for Victoria Azarenka’s 132 winners at the 2012 Australian Open?

And one for Serena Williams’ 248 winners on her way to winning 2012 Wimbledon?

But the earliest compilation in this form I could find was a vintage video of Roger Federer’s 41 winners hit against Andre Agassi in the final of the 2003 Masters Cup:

Somehow I ended up watching videos of tennis players from when they were younger. Here’s a video of Juan Martin del Potro and Marin Cilic playing each other in the 2002 14s Junior Orange Bowl:

Kim Clijsters at the age of 9. Even if I hadn’t told you it was her, you could probably instantly tell:

Rafael Nadal, age 12:

Novak Djokovic (not sure about the age). This video made me laugh a few times:

Andy Murray, age 12, training with his mom, Judy:

This is a hilarious video from the 2009 World Tour Finals round robin match between Federer and Murray (the subtitles are satirical):

A sentimental favorite: Goran Ivanisevic is perturbed by a chair umpire’s terrible pronunciation of his last name:

Amy can be spotted on a tennis court in the Philadelphia area, shanking backhand volleys.

5 Responses

  1. Master Ace
    Master Ace December 6, 2012 at 9:05 am |

    Speaking of YouTube, Federer will have all 6 matches in South America streamed on Federer YouTube

    Sao Paulo, Brazil
    Thursday Dec 6 at 6:30 PM : Thomaz Bellucci
    Saturday Dec 8 at 6:30 PM : Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
    Sunday Dec 9 at 3 PM : Tommy Haas

    Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Wednesday Dec 12 at 6:30 PM : Juan Martin Del Potro
    Thursday Dec 13 at 6:30 PM : Juan Martin Del Potro

    Bogota, Colombia
    Saturday Dec 15 at 6 PM : Jo-Wilfried Tsonga

  2. Adrin
    Adrin December 6, 2012 at 7:05 pm |

    Speaking of players when they were younger…

    Other gems:

    1. Lindsay
      Lindsay December 7, 2012 at 2:39 pm |

      Hahahaha those are all great. I hadn’t seen the Tsonga/Monfils one before. Nice!

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