"Strange" reaction of Chris Evert about Novak...

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Bionic Poster
Ouch! Don't rub it in Chrissie will you?? :oops:

Edit: sorry, just realised that wasn't Chrissie's tweet but somebody else that she was responding to. Phew! :cool:
 

MichaelNadal

Bionic Poster
Lol Chrissy couldn't even go past 3rd round at Olympics

And all her talks about 'mental health' . Disgust
In singles, Evert reached the semifinals or better in 52 of the 56 Grand Slams she played, including the semifinals or better of 34 consecutive Grand Slams entered from the 1971 US Open through the 1983 French Open.[5] Evert never lost in the first or second round of a Grand Slam singles tournament and lost in the third round only twice. In Grand Slam women's singles play, Evert won a record seven titles at the French Open and a co-record six championships at the US Open (tied with Serena Williams).

Evert's career winning percentage in singles matches of 89.97% (1309–146) is the highest in the history of the Open Era, for men or women. On clay courts, her career winning percentage in singles matches of 94.55% (382–22) remains a WTA record.

 

Mainad

Bionic Poster
Er, am I missing something? Looks like Chrissie is telling some twitterer that they're being too hard on Novak.
That's my impression after I mistakenly thought it was her tweet. What did she say that people think is strange?
 
In singles, Evert reached the semifinals or better in 52 of the 56 Grand Slams she played, including the semifinals or better of 34 consecutive Grand Slams entered from the 1971 US Open through the 1983 French Open.[5] Evert never lost in the first or second round of a Grand Slam singles tournament and lost in the third round only twice. In Grand Slam women's singles play, Evert won a record seven titles at the French Open and a co-record six championships at the US Open (tied with Serena Williams).

Evert's career winning percentage in singles matches of 89.97% (1309–146) is the highest in the history of the Open Era, for men or women. On clay courts, her career winning percentage in singles matches of 94.55% (382–22) remains a WTA record.

20>18 bud
 

GabeT

G.O.A.T.
In singles, Evert reached the semifinals or better in 52 of the 56 Grand Slams she played, including the semifinals or better of 34 consecutive Grand Slams entered from the 1971 US Open through the 1983 French Open.[5] Evert never lost in the first or second round of a Grand Slam singles tournament and lost in the third round only twice. In Grand Slam women's singles play, Evert won a record seven titles at the French Open and a co-record six championships at the US Open (tied with Serena Williams).

Evert's career winning percentage in singles matches of 89.97% (1309–146) is the highest in the history of the Open Era, for men or women. On clay courts, her career winning percentage in singles matches of 94.55% (382–22) remains a WTA record.

So, an expert in winning Bo3 matches? ;) :-D
 

FatHead250

Professional
Except, Novak is a hero in Serbia, and Chris is completely irrelevant as the ambassador of whatever country she is from. So, who's done more representing their country? What a senile old woman
 

UnforcedTerror

Hall of Fame
Djokovic doesn't need to prove himself against the best, Bull is the one who's been failing for 20 years in the tournament of the best. Couldn't win it even once lol.
 

Frenchy-Player

Professional
Nothing to do with that :)

Djokovic described Nadal as his “greatest rival” and then said: “I think our rivalry is the biggest ever in the history of this sport. Now, Djokovic was undoubtedly only thinking about men’s tennis. But that’s the point. Chris Evert, ex-N.1 in the world, winner of 18 Slams and one of the most iconic figures in the history of the sport, quickly took the ball. :

We are still struggling to be recognized as athletes“Said Evert. “And this is true in everyday life, it is true in the workplace. Thinking back 50 years ago, there were only male athletes out there, only men played sports. I think it’s the usual problem, women need a voice, we just want to be heard. I think things have improved a lot, but there is still a widespread idea that men are the stronger sex. Male athletes are still more popular than women. Believe me, I’m not looking for revenge against Novak, I’m horrified that anyone would even think so. It is by no means a personal crusade against Novak. I just wanted to reiterate the principle: if you want to make that claim, at least specify that it is the greatest rivalry in men’s tennis. It really is that simple”.

And what about Steffi Graf and the 1988 Golden Slam? I mean, victory in the Olympics and in the four Grand Slams. If a man did, he would be remembered at all times. On the contrary, no one ever mentions it

 
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GabeT

G.O.A.T.
Nothing to do with that :)

Djokovic described Nadal as his “greatest rival” and then said: “I think our rivalry is the biggest ever in the history of this sport. Now, Djokovic was undoubtedly only thinking about men’s tennis. But that’s the point. Chris Evert, ex-N.1 in the world, winner of 18 Slams and one of the most iconic figures in the history of the sport, quickly took the ball. :

We are still struggling to be recognized as athletes“Said Evert. “And this is true in everyday life, it is true in the workplace. Thinking back 50 years ago, there were only male athletes out there, only men played sports. I think it’s the usual problem, women need a voice, we just want to be heard. I think things have improved a lot, but there is still a widespread idea that men are the stronger sex. Male athletes are still more popular than women. Believe me, I’m not looking for revenge against Novak, I’m horrified that anyone would even think so. It is by no means a personal crusade against Novak. I just wanted to reiterate the principle: if you want to make that claim, at least specify that it is the greatest rivalry in men’s tennis. It really is that simple”.

men's and women's tennis are two different sports. You can't compare them.
 

ScentOfDefeat

G.O.A.T.
Don't remember her being so brutal towards Serena when she "couldn't even" complete the calendar Slam playing Vinci in the semifinal (and potentially Pennetta in the final) of the US Open.
Neither of these two had won a Slam either.
Well, at least she doesn't hide her bias.
 

NoleFam

Talk Tennis Guru
What is this to chuckle at ? It's just the Olympics. Federer, Djokovic, Murray, Wawrinka etc. were in all those ATP finals Nadal played too. Lol. Stuff like this is why I get soooo much pleasure from watching Djokovic destroy all their hopes and dreams.
 

R. Schweikart

Professional
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Evert's career winning percentage in singles matches of 89.97% (1309–146) is the highest in the history of the Open Era, for men or women.
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That's only because Steffi played and lost so many matches as a 13/14-year-old.
At this age Evert played only 1 or 2 matches on the pro tour.

So Evert fans have to insist that, please, all of Steffi's losses as a 13/14-year-old baby must be counted.
Isn't that pathetic?
 

merwy

G.O.A.T.
Well those are simply facts. I don't think there's anything to be upset about here.

Wasn't Evert the one calling Djokovic the greatest ever earlier this year though? Or am I mixing her up with Carillo
Please show me how the Olympics are factually a 250 event. I’ll wait.
 

R. Schweikart

Professional
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And what about Steffi Graf and the 1988 Golden Slam? I mean, victory in the Olympics and in the four Grand Slams. If a man did, he would be remembered at all times. On the contrary, no one ever mentions it

It is not a man/woman thing why Steffi's Golden Slam is rarely mention in the USA (it is in Europe, not only in Germany).
A German winning the Grand and even Golden Slam in 1988 when neither Evert nor Navratilova were able to do this and when S. Williams faltered spectacularly in 2015 against Roberta Vinci has caused trauma among many US "journalists" and fans.
And that Steffi is most certainly not "woke" doesn't help her either in the States.
 
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