The Davis Cup Finals is challenging tennis players and fans to show their skills.
We know that they are the best on a tennis court; they can easily make more than 100 touches on a racket frame. But... what if, instead of a tennis ball, they faced a roll of toilet paper? Could they reach 20?
This is the challenge that the Davis Cup by Rakuten Finals has launched over social networks inviting professional tennis players to have a go, and hopefully encouraging others – professionals, amateurs, children and adults – to take the challenge too and share their videos on their own networks using the hashtag #20touchchallenge.
Gerard Piqué, founder and president of Kosmos Tennis, organisers of the Davis Cup by Rakuten Madrid Finals, has also put his skills to the test proving that as well as being one of the world’s best defenders in football he is also pretty handy with a racket.
The objective is among a number of initiatives currently being promoted to make these uncertain times and home isolation more bearable in light of measures that many governments have taken to tackle the health crisis caused by Covid-19.
The challenge was initiated by Galo Blanco, former world top-40 player and Director of Competition for the Davis Cup Finals. Players who have already shown their skills include the Russians Karen Khachanov and Andrey Rublev, and Belgian players Yannick Mertens and Joran Vliegen. Albert Costa, director of the Davis Cup Finals tournament and a former Davis Cup and Roland-Garros champion, has also shown us that he is talented with a racket and a toilet roll.
All videos @DavisCupFinals social media profiles.