A Spice Girl & Stars Play For Charity
Players enjoy exhibition alongside British celebrities
A number of ATP World Tour stars, led by Novak Djokovic, turned out in force to support the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation on Saturday, in a charity exhibition with participants of James Corden’s ‘A League of Their Own’ show on Courier Rainier III ahead of the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters.
Novak Djokovic, the 2013 and 2015 champion at the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 tournament, was the chair umpire as Marin Cilic, Grigor Dimitrov, Dominic Thiem, David Goffin, Lucas Pouille, Alexander Zverev and his older brother, Mischa Zverev, all took to the court against the celebrities from the UK television show.
Former Liverpool and England footballer Jamie Redknapp and comedian Josh Widdicombe teamed up to win a tie-break 7/5 against Geri Halliwell, a former member of the pop group, Spice Girls, and English Test cricket captain Andrew Flintoff. The four were helped by Alexander Zverev and Dominic Thiem.
The pros then took control and played a number of tie-breaks to entertain the crowd, with Halliwell as the chair umpire.
After the 45-minute exhibition, Djokovic hit with his son, Stefan, prior to signing autographs.