The ‘One Handed Backhand Boys’ are in the house, and hit all the right notes.

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There are three ingredients you definitely need for a successful boy-band – a catchy band name, a handful of heartthrobs and some sweet voices.

Well, “The One Handed Backhand Boys” is pushing it, but you can’t deny that Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Tommy Haas and Gregor Dimitrov can set a lot of hearts racing. And if the video 18-time grand slam champion Federer posted on Facebook is any indication, the boys can sing – with what seems like a fair bit of help from autotune.

Federer’s video featured him, Dimitrov and Haas belting out a rendition of Chicago’s Hard to Say I’m Sorry, with Grammy Award-winning producer David Foster on the piano. And Djokovic makes a dramatic videobomb to join in.

The caption reads: “No seriously, we're actually starting a boyband: The one handed #BackhandBoys 
We're recruiting.”

And this isn’t even the first time Federer has joked(?) about this and provided video proof.

Federer had posted a similar video in January, making a reference to the Justin Timberlake’s former band NSync, with the hashtag #NotNSync.

That video featured everyone except Djokovic. And it appears the “Backhand Boys” have improved immensely since then.

Check out the January video here:

The substantial improvement certainly means that they have been paying attention to their music and their singing. But does this really mean that they have they’re starting a boy band?

But we’re not expecting a sudden career switch just yet. At 35, Swiss champion Federer recently told the media that he would like to play for five more years at least. German Tommy Haas, 38, has undergone nine surgeries and is still playing, though he did retire from his final match in the Australian Open in January citing an illness.

Bulgarian Gregor Dimitrov is only 25 and still in the early parts of his career. He had recently lost to Rafael Nadal at the Australian Open semi-final. Serbian Novak Djovovic is the former World Number 1, and the 29-year-old has no plans of retiring. 

So the boy band seems unlikely for now, but we're looking forward to more videos showcasing their singing prowess! 

Still, if the “One Handed Backhand Boys” decide to unwind from a hard day at Wimbledon or Roland Garros with another romantic hit, we’re not going to be complaining.   

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