I think there was a thread like this before but I don't know what it was called.
It would be cool if we had some sort of compendium of every reference to tennis no matter how obscure in books, lyrics, tv shows, even advertising. Anywhere really.
A search only showed up this thread:
Nadal finally enters American pop culture lexicon
"Biceps like Nadal" was used to describe the body image pressures on young males.
On a similar note, a book I read called The Selfish Capitalist ( http://www.amazon.co.uk/Selfish-Capi.../dp/0091923816
) that used Sharapova in a similar context for young females
Here's some more off the top off my head:
The band Half Man Half Biscuit have a song called Outbreak of Vitas Gerulaitis. (I just discovered this and it's so awesome that it inspired me to start this thread.)
"I'll serve your ass like John McEnroe..." lyric from Jump Around by House of Pain.
McEnroe's superb appearance on Curb Your Enthusiasm (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U4eVdx7u7iY
Panasonic have two guys playing tennis to advertise the clarity of picture on their Viera model(it really bugs me that they didn't feel the need to hire real tennis players for it. If they are, I don't recognise them sorry http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BlfAt_BYyIQ
Tesco ad featuring Borg and McEnroe (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SwkpYD-_vrk
Seat Alta McEnroe ad (can you say whore? - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4VvBynKsM0
Didn't embed anything cos it slows my shit computer down too much. Should be in Non-Tennis I guess. I'll leave that to mods)
Keep em coming