NBA players playing an NBA games, NASCAR drivers racing in NASCAR racing, it’s boring! We don’t want to see folks playing as themselves in lesser versions of the real thing, we want to see some of the world’s finest athletes pick up a controller and play Mario Tennis.
That’s what this upcoming tournament, a joint venture between Facebook and tennis management company IMG, is doing anyway. While current stars like the Williams sisters, Naomi Osaka and Madison Keys are taking part, there will also be other people involved as well, from former players like Maria Sharapova to Titans QB Ryan Tannehill to...Seal.
It’s a doubles tournament, so the roster makes for some interesting pairings. Sharapova is playing with Karlie Kloss, for example, while Serena is playing alongside model Gigi Hadid.
Mario, reportedly, will be playing alongside Luigi.
It’ll be broadcast live on Facebook on Sunday at 1pm PT/4pm ET.