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Pete Wentz opens up about tennis quarantine obsession
Published Apr 26, 2021
Rock star Pete Wentz has become king of the court in quarantine. In an interview with GQ Magazine, the Fall Out Boy bassist gave fans an inside look at the LA tennis scene that includes the likes of fellow musician Gavin Rossdale and actor Steve Carrell, and Scrubs stars Zach Braff and Donald Faison.
"Sometimes I'm playing and I'm, like, 'Oh my god, Zach Braff and Donald Faison are playing doubles. I'm playing doubles against the Scrubs,'" Wentz said.
Wentz grew up with the game and picked it up again later when his children began playing, noting eight-time Grand Slam champion Andre Agassi among his inspirations.
"I got way more into it. I was like, 'I need to jam it to 10,000 hours.' There was a lot of repetitive stuff, like drop volleys or footwork. My brother lived out here, so we would play together a lot. You gotta find your way in. I read [Open,] Agassi's book, and then I was wearing vintage Agassi stuff. I had a whole summer where I got into continental grip, and I double-faulted an entire summer. But now I’ve got it, and I feel great."
Playing as much as six hours a day on both private and public courts, how good does he want to get?
"I’m not in movies, but I wanted to get to the level where, if I was in a movie and they were like, "We need you to play tennis," they wouldn't have to get a body double...When I'm just rallying and hitting neutral balls out of a bucket, I feel super close to it. And then when I watch a video of myself playing, I feel astronomically far. But what I like about my level is, now I know what I did wrong when I do it wrong."
Click here to check out the full interview.