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BR investigates: Which tennis players would make the best spies?

Chris Chase
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The USA television drama "Covert Affairs" had its second season premiere this week with an episode featuring a professional tennis player secretly working for the CIA. This got us thinking; which current tennis star would make the best spy? We identified six candidates in this highly-scientific, not-at-all arbitrary process:

Roger Federer

Pros: Speaks multiple languages, smooth.

Cons: Would likely blow his cover by talking about how great he is about being a spy.

Rafael Nadal

Pros: Adept on all surfaces.

Cons: Uncle Toni's hovering presence.

Novak Djokovic

Pros: Falcons have exceptional vision, are fast moving and can fly high at high altitudes.

Cons: Spies should not have their pictures on t-shits worn by relatives.

Maria Sharapova

Pros: In my head, all secret agents should be beautiful and have Russian accents.

Cons: Grunting every time a secret handoff is made.

Caroline Wozniacki

Pros: Can hold her own against vicious animals.

Cons: Minor spying jobs will be a breeze. How will she perform when major ones arrived?

Serena Williams

Pros: She has the clothing for the job.

Cons: On second thought ...

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