Another Example Of Just How Clueless American Media Is Toward Tennis
by Staff | March 22nd, 2016, 9:09 pm
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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”

rovell-tweet

Except…

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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4 Comments for Another Example Of Just How Clueless American Media Is Toward Tennis

Emily Says:

Well the tweets between Murray and Stakhovsky have been pretty good


RF Says:

Can’t believe this genius has 1.29 M followers on Twitter — unless 1.289999 million of those are accounts he created himself !


jane Says:

i rest my case: a lot of the media is either utterly clueless or obsequiously biased (especially tennis media, where many of the writers have a blatantly obvious “favourite” and hence all articles are tinted accordingly).


RZ Says:

This guy is part of the sports media? SMH.

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