Goran and his pigtails - 1998
The song tells us "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun," so where does that leave the guys on the ATP Tour? Last Thursday, at the annual players' cabaret, they found the perfect way around this problem. Goran Ivanisevic sported pig-tails, Andrea Gaudenzi a bra, and Diego Nargiso glossy lipstick as they joined Nicolas Lapentti and Goran's physio Robert Prusac in the debut performance of the ATP Tour's very own Spice Girls. They brought the house down at the Monte Carlo Casino with a sultry version of "Too Much", and followed it with an up-beat cover of "I'm so excited".
Other highlights included Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi starring with Francisco Montana and Don Johnson in a revamped version of Miami Vice and Magnus Gustafsson, Magnus Norman and Thomas Nydahl floating around as ballet dancers.
Jonas Bjorkman gave his famous impersonations of fellow players, culminating in a ralley between Jim Courier and Stefan Edberg. The evening reached a fitting climax with the striptease to end all stripteases. Todd Woodbridge, Andrew Florent, David Roditi, Richard Fromberg and Luis Lobo went down to the bare minimum to reprise one of the year's biggest movie scenes from "Full Monty" in front of a collection of swooning ladies.