Are the Academy Awards, which will take place on Sunday, really all that different from a Grand Slam tournament? You tune in to see what everyone is wearing, stick around to find out who wins and then settle in for the victory speech. Compared to most other athletes, tennis players are incredibly comfortable behind a microphone giving speeches. So how would they fare if they were to receive acting’s biggest prize? Here’s how we imagine some of tennis’ biggest names would accept an Oscar.
Roger Federer: “This is amazing, you know. It’s not so easy, you know. The fans see us flying around all over the world and everything looks so special and glamorous, but sometimes I don’t think they see it’s a lot of hard work. You know, the fans tell me I make it all look easy but it’s not so easy, you know. But winning today makes it all worth it because at this stage of my career it’s not about the money or the fame. I act because I love it and sometimes I think that’s difficult for the media to understand sometimes, you know. But I still feel my best acting is still to come and that keeps things for me, you know, exciting. I look forward to seeing you again here next year.”