ATP Tour reality show video is a viral sensation

Novak Djokovic, Carlos Alcaraz, Andy Murray, Casper Ruud, and more players appear in the hilarious video
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Someone in the ATP social media department is very creative and has a great sense of humor. The release of the ATP video called "The Tour: A Reality Show" was a huge hit and garnered a lot of positive feedback. The ATP even created character names and social media profiles for the players. This was not an off-the-cuff production.

The video is a mix of dry humor and camera work reminiscent of "The Office" and tennis insights from the Netflix "Break Point" docuseries. Andy Murray opens the video introducing the premise that the entire tennis season is scripted. He explains with a straight face the production meetings and scripts that are distributed at the beginning of the year. When his tennis playing days are over, Murray should get into acting; that's how good his performance and delivery were in this video.

Casper Ruud is seen reading his script which hopefully does not include another Grand Slam final loss in 2024. Frances Tiafoe looks scholarly in glasses studying his. Taylor Fritz is waiting to be called into the production office. And Carlos Alcaraz is briefly spotted being hustled to his dressing room. Stan Wawrinka makes a cameo also. Art imitates life as Novak Djokovic steals the show with his shirt-ripping screaming scene.

Djokovic also shares a funny commentary on this season's plot

Djokovic, Coco Gauff, Jessica Pegula, and Magda Linette had funny reactions to the video. Djokovic said that the writers usually have the ATP season begin with him winning the Australian Open so those with issues with this year's plot twist should contact the director.

Gauff called it "hilarious" and said the person who developed this video should get a raise. Pegula said it deserved an award. Linette, who lost a marathon three-set match to Beatriz Haddad Maia in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday, is begging for a better part in the WTA version.

Click here to see the entire five minute video.

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