Love 15: The Most-Viral Tennis Ads Ever

Federer, Nadal and Djokovic rule the sport's advertising, too

With the Wimbledon final looming on Sunday, it feels like a good time to look at some classic tennis ads. Unruly Media has a nice list of the most-shared tennis spots of all time. We'll look at the top 15 at the link below. Many of them are faux stunt footage—goading the viewer into wondering whether some impossible trick shots are real or not. Others are straightforward action montages that sports marketers love so much. It is perhaps a little embarrassing for tennis that the No. 1 spot on the list isn't a tennis spot at all—it's for Nike Football (the European kind), with Rafael Nadal squaring off against Cristiano Ronaldo on a tennis court. Despite our lingering concerns about his skills as a pitchman, Roger Federer is the undisputed champion of this list, followed by Novak Djokovic and Nadal in about equal measure. It's a shame hardly any women are represented, although Maria Sharapova does have a cameo in one of the Head Tennis spots. See the full batch at this link: