PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance, Sport
A pro tennis player has lost his ambition and has fallen in rank to 119. Fortunately for him, he meets a young player on the women's circuit who helps him recapture his focus for Wimbledon.
Getting the actors to play professional-looking tennis proved much more difficult than anticipated. Eventually, it was decided to film them performing the strokes and digitally add the ball afterwards.
We all start off in life with a dream, don't we? For a tennis player, it's being in the final of a Grand Slam, Centre Court, a high lob... a smash. Game, set and match. You're a champion. You're number one. But for most tennis players, that's all it...
When Peter tries to sneak out of The Dorchester hotel towards the end, he runs towards his parked convertible, the streets wet from a rain shower. Still, the convertible is parked with its top down.
Dedicated to Mark McCormack 1930-2003
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