The sport of tennis continues to bring in surprises and delights for its fans this season. This time, Tim Henman engaged in a weekend-long challenge on the court. He played for over 48 hours on the court with different celebrities to raise money for his foundation. Tom Hiddleston and Bear Grylls thrilled fans by testing out their skills as tennis players guided by the former player.
The Tim Henman Foundation works to aid the mental and physical health of children with special needs. A wide range of celebrities joined Henman on the court for the weekend. Fans compared Hiddleston to a new Loki variant as his sporting attire went viral.
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Playing beside Hiddleston, Grylls also was compared by the fans to becoming an Avenger next. There was intensity as well as fun on the court.
Hiddleston is known for his role as the mischievous Loki in the Marvel Universe. His character dons in new parts and fans found it hilarious to see Hiddleston playing tennis. They commented on Hiddleston as “another Loki variant” drawing connection with his Marvel’s Disney+ Loki series and called Grylls “Bear the next Avenger.” Grylls, known for his wild adventures, has developed a passion for tennis after playing alongside Henman and Hiddleston.
Tom Hiddleston “freaks out” for tennis and Shakespeare
Hiddleston has always been honest about his love for tennis. The English actor confessed his passion for the sport in multiple interviews. He has been seen in various matches at the US Open and Wimbledon. Hiddleston was one of the happiest fans in the crowd at the 2013 Wimbledon final, where Andy Murray beat Novak Djokovic in straight sets. It remains a precious tennis memory for Hiddleston even now.
During an interview, the Loki actor even reveals his passion for tennis and Shakespeare. When asked about what “freaks him out”, he said to the interviewer, “I‘m an absolute crazy..I’m crazy for tennis and Shakespeare.”
The 42-year-old has played multiple roles in Shakespearean plays on Broadway. Hiddleston has mentioned finding similarities between Loki and Shakespeare, which has helped him embrace the role on screen.
In 2007, Hiddleston performed as Cassio in “Othello,” which led to his role as Loki. The breakthrough has been one of the reasons why he credits Shakespeare as his inspiration. Along with the plays, Hiddleston admires Rafael Nadal’s grit and determination. He could be next seen on the court with the legend of the game.