ESPN Business reporter Darren Rovell thought he’d get into the equal prize money debate. This afternoon Rovell sent a tweet out to his 1.2 million followers on twitter directed at Novak Djokovic asking the Serb to explain how much Roger Federer should get paid for his match today in Miami against “Dogomolov” which had hardly anyone in attendance.
Rovell thought he was proving a point to Djokovic that the Serb’s claim that the men have the fans and should be paid as such was completely wrong. There was no one in the stands, right? Miami, right? Slam dunk, right!?!?
“Hey @DjokerNole, this is the crowd at the Federer match right now. How much should he get paid? pic.twitter.com/KTDpZwJakr”
— Nolefam-ily (@kenialachula2) March 22, 2016
Well, we know. The tournament doesn’t begin until Wednesday. Rovell didn’t. And who’s “Dogomolov”?
Rovell since nuked the tweet and a correction the later issued and his all his replies. It’s like it never happened. But it did. And this is the state of sports media in the U.S. when it comes to tennis.
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