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21st April
2003
written by kat

from the ATP newsletter
21 April 2003
“It may have some way to go before rivaling the Tennis Masters Monte Carlo in terms of tradition and prestige, but the annual Players’ Cabaret in Monaco is certainly becoming an event not to be missed. This year was no exception as the players let their hair down and enjoyed an evening full of laughs and entertainment at their own expense. Held at the Sea Club at the Meridien Beach Plaza, Thailand’s Paradorn Srichaphan hosted the show, where the stars took part in various sketches and comedy acts throughout the night. Max Mirnyi opened proceedings by playing Russian lounge music on his guitar before teaming up with doubles partner Mahesh Bhupathi, Don Johnson and Josh Eagle for a special rendition of the Village People’s YMCA. Jonas Bjorkman joined Bob and Mike Bryan with their version of Kylie Minogue’s megahit Can’t! Get You Out of My Head, while Bob, playing keyboards, and Mike, on drums, also delighted the crowd with Santana’s Oye Como Va. Juan Carlos Ferrero won a player-coach eating contest, defeating opposition from the teams of Carlos Moya and Michael Llodra, while Pavel Vizner wowed the crowd with his tribute to the Oscar-winning musical Chicago. Jose Acasuso, Fernando Gonzalez, David Nalbandian and Horacio de la Peña created a laugh of their own with their adaptation of The Full Monty.”…

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