Martina Navratilova comes to Chris Evert's defense over comments made by Djokovic about his rivalry with Nadal

Former World No.1 Novak Djokovic recently claimed that he and Rafael Nadal have played the most matches in their rivalry in the history of the sport.

The Serb emphasized the importance of having a rival like the Spaniard in his career.

Everyone is my rival, whoever I step out on court against," said Djokovic. "But when it comes to who is my biggest rival, then it’s Nadal without a doubt. He is still there. We played more matches against each other than any other rivalry in the history of tennis. And I hope that we will play many more times, it’s exciting for us and for tennis."

The stat was challenged by former World No. 1 and 18-time Grand Slam champion Chris Evert, who played against her friend and rival Martina Navratilova a record 80 times during their career.

"Oops," tweeted Evert while pointing out that Djokovic and Nadal had not played the most matches against each other in the history of tennis.

Evert was criticized for pointing out Djokovic's error, but Navratilova came to her friend's aid. She mentioned that the 21-time Grand Slam winner clearly said tennis, not men's tennis when commenting on his rivalry with Nadal.

"He literally said tennis," said Navratilova while shutting down Evert's critic.

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