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Biographical movie of which tennis legend

I sometimes wonder if Hollywood ever make a movie about the rise (and fall???) of a tennis legend past or present who would it be.

Who would you choose? And why?

Djokovic seems to have the classic storyline good for the movies... the war torn childhood, practicing tennis in a empty pool, the rise the conquest...

What are your thoughts ?
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The only one that deserves a movie is Ashe really. I'm surprised one was never made.

Something promising though on the rise:

http://deadline.com/2017/01/legendar...en-1201879048/

Some random guy just watching tennis.
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I would say Agassi, has it all. Being a rebel, refusing to play Wimbledon, winning Wimbledon before his rival who ended up dominating the tournament, the epic RG final, winning all slams, his lifestory, marriage to perhaps the greatest female player, still competing in his 30s, his epic last match at US open (with that I mean after the last point). His life after tennis Maybe also with his school. Yeah I would watch that.
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Djokovic for sure. He has the inspiring backstory, followed by the challenge of overcoming Federer and Nadal. Federer, almost universally loved and widely recognised as the greatest player ever - everything the young Djokovic wanted for himself. And Nadal, who stopped Novak time after time at Roland Garros and is another incredible character and stylistic contrast. And then after finally breaking through that wall, Novak finds that without the hunger that pushed him so far he's unhappy. His life feels empty; his marriage to Jelena becomes rocky. He turns to Pepe Imaz, hoping that their friendship and Imaz's philosophies of love and peace can help him. It's kind of a continuation of the open-mindedness and idealism that Novak believes made him a champion in the first place (cutting gluten, hyperbaric chamber, veganism etc). But this time, his idealism fails him. His results and ranking plummet. In the end, it's a very existential story. What do people need in order to be happy?

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The only one that deserves a movie is Ashe really. I'm surprised one was never made.
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The only one that deserves a movie is Ashe really. I'm surprised one was never made.

Something promising though on the rise:

http://deadline.com/2017/01/legendar...en-1201879048/
Wow that's fantastic! What an inspirational story. Thanks I learnt something new about Ashe today.
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The only one that deserves a movie is Ashe really. I'm surprised one was never made.

Something promising though on the rise:

http://deadline.com/2017/01/legendar...en-1201879048/
Didn't know this either, hope they can make this in a quality movie.
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FEDERER seems the best choice followed by djokovic
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It is not a biography, but a new movie which is tennis related
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Oh yeah, I forgot about that one. Sounds like a great movie, definitely on my to-watch list.

Some random guy just watching tennis.
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Jaroslov Drobny, you should really read his autobiography if given the chance. Would be a great movie, he played tennis under the Nazi regime the communist regime. Eventually defecting, he has some chilling stories about the Russians after they took Prague in 1945. Also a reminder of how the communist regime utterly failed for ordinary people.
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Ashe was black multiple GS winner, gay and died of AIDS? I didn't know about gay and AIDS part...
Now, that's a combo that will surely be a blast on big screen.

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Just make that unrated Radek Stepanek movie, "RADEK AND THE TEENAGE CZECH TENNIS SCHOOL"
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Jaroslov Drobny, you should really read his autobiography if given the chance. Would be a great movie, he played tennis under the Nazi regime the communist regime. Eventually defecting, he has some chilling stories about the Russians after they took Prague in 1945. Also a reminder of how the communist regime utterly failed for ordinary people.
Thanks I will definitely look up Drobny.
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