(VIDEO) Think tennis is real? Think again as Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray star in hilarious ATP comedy skit

The tennis world was left in stitches on Wednesday evening with Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray starring in a new ATP comedy skit similar to the British mockumentary, The Office which depicted tennis as a scripted sport and one in which they get their scripts that they have to carry out every season.

'The Tour: A Reality Show' presents the perspective that the ATP Tour isn't a sport and is merely actors following a pre-written script with directors choreographing the drama on the side of the court. Djokovic began by recreating his famous shirt-ripping celebration after beating Carlos Alcaraz last year at the Cincinnati Masters as his character, Bert Critchley.

“I’ve been part of this show for 16, 17 years, or ATP seasons, as we call them,” Djokovic/Critchley said.

“Something that I’m really trying to evoke with this Novak character is not just the performance and the achievements, but a bit more of an essence. A bit more of a personality.

“I try to have people relate to him. I want to bring truth to Novak. What is he thinking? What is he feeling? What would motivate him if he was a real person? It’s not easy but it works.”

While Murray bought into the role as Fraser McKnight calling all tennis fans stupid and that they would buy anything.

“We usually get our storylines at the start of the year and we just try to make everything look natural,” ‘McKnight’ said. "Let’s face it, people are stupid, so they’ll buy anything.

“We just try to make everything look real. And the viewers seem to love it.” A lot of social media users called it the best piece of content produced in years by the ATP and that it was directly mocking Netflix Break Point in the process as well as that it was more entertaining than the blockbuster foray featuring many of the top stars.

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