Nando & Jo play the fastest (and hottest) tennis in the world
Nando and fellow adidas player Jo-Wilfried Tsonga staged the world’s fastest tennis during a ride on Shanghai’s famous Maglev train, the fastest commercial train on the planet, at speeds of up to 431 km/h (that’s 268mph) The top ten stars attempted to play a mini-game of tennis during the train’s 18.6-mile, eight-minute journey from Longyang Road Train Station to Pudong International Airport.
For Tsonga, “It was a very special experience. I made a few more errors than normal, but at least I was not driving the train because if I made errors then we would all be dead. But it was great for us to do this activity. It is very different than playing tennis in a normal court.”
Nando meanwhile, said “It was a lot of fun, a good experience and you can really feel how fast it is. But I think nobody won. For me it was the first time to ride a train going over 400km/h. I enjoyed it, but I unfortunately I didn’t have much time to see the ride because in only eight minutes we were at the airport.”
Video and pictures under the cut :)