Paul McNamee says comparing Djokovic and Court's records is disrespectful to women's sports

Saturday, 01 June 2024 at 01:30
Although Novak Djokovic has the same number of Grand Slam singles titles as Margaret Court at 24, comparing both is disrespectful to women's sports, according to Paul McNamee.
The former doubles No.1 chimed in on an ongoing debate presented by a journalist, who questioned whether it was 'The Tennis Channel' who was spreading the idea that Djokovic was chasing Court's record or if the Serbian himself had stated he was pursuing the record.
"Tennis Channel tells us that #Djokovic is chasing Margaret Court's record for the most slams ever "by a human". Does anybody know if @DjokerNole thinks that he is chasing Court's record? Or is this a @TennisChannel creation @RolandGarros?” wrote journalist Christopher Johnson on Twitter.
McNamee responded to this query, claiming Djokovic was not focused on surpassing Court's record. Furthermore, he pointed out that the Serbian had created history in the men's game and comparing it to Court would be a disservice to women's records, not just in tennis but throughout sports.
"If there’s one thing Djokovic is not doing, it’s chasing Margaret Court. He’s made history in his own domain, which is men’s tennis right? Such comparisons are pointless, and demeaning to all women’s records in all sports tbh,” replied McNamee.
Djokovic is currently competing at the 2024 Roland Garros tournament, in an attempt to win a record-extending 25th Grand Slam singles title. The World No.1 faces Lorenzo Musetti in a third round clash on Saturday.

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