Join the news democracyWhere your votes decide the Top 100
Novak Djokovic has been called out for comments made about his rivalry with Rafael Nadal.
A number of women tennis players have now condemned Djokovic for his choice of words.
Speaking ahead of the French Open final on Sunday, Djokovic said: “I've played [Rafa] more than I have played any other player in my professional career.
Our head-to-head is the biggest head-to-head ever in the history of the sport... he's definitely my greatest rival."
The match marked the 56th time that Djokovic and Nadal had played each other.
Their rivalry is considered to be one of the greatest in tennis history but falls short of the record number of head-to-heads that have taken place in women's tennis.
Evert, in response to the erasure, responded on Twitter.
She wrote; “Well, true… in men’s tennis…”
Evert added: “When will men think before they tweet powerful statements once again overlooking women?"
When will men think before they tweet powerful statements once again overlooking women???? https://t.co/H5GNVjDX7q — Chris Evert (@Chris Evert)
Billie Jean King, an American tennis champion who won a staggering 39 Grand Slam titles, also challenged Djokovic on his comments.
.@ChrissieEvert and @Martina played eachother 80 times.
#HistoryMatters https://t.co/tTy9s0MjUQ — Billie Jean King (@Billie Jean King)
One user responded that Andy Murray would have corrected him. This refers to numerous ‘feminist’ remarks Murray has made calling out casual sexism in sport.
@GR8MPG @ChrissieEvert Yup:) — Martina Navratilova (@Martina Navratilova)
Djokovic ended up losing to Nadal in the final at Roland Garros. Some might call that karma.