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At the end of the 20 century, there were the epic battles that Pete ‘the pistol’ Sampras fought with Courier, Becker, Agassi, Rafter and others.
Roger Federer took over from where Sampras left to dominate the first decade of the new millennium along with Rafael Nadal and Andy Roddick.
Women’s tennis does matter and Wimbledon now gives out equal prize-money to men and women!
In the early 1990s, Dutch tennis star, Richard Krajicek put his foot in his mouth when he said that 80 percent of women’s tennis players were ‘fat, lazy pigs’.
” To this, Navratilova retorted, laughing, “I’d like to punch his lights out!
”Humour apart, women’s tennis has, over the years, ridden on the back of some great rivalries: Margaret Court versus Billie Jean King, Chris Evert versus Navratilova and Steffi Graf versus Monica Seles.
Both of them are in the habit of taking pot-shots at each other at press conferences and in interviews. The Williams sisters have grown up facing discrimination and racist barbs from competitors and spectators alike.
It’s not the rivalries — either with Sharapova or Victoria Azarenka, Caroline Wozniacki or Garbine Muguruza. The French Open, Wimbledon and US Open women’s events have thrown up surprise winners this year in Serena’s absence.
Jelena Ostapenko, ranked 47 — won the US Open title.
This isn’t necessarily true of team games like cricket and football.
A Virat Kohli versus Steve Smith or a Messi versus Ronaldo match-up isn’t as intensive or high-stakes as a Roger Federer versus Rafael Nadal battle. In one tense Borg-Mc Enroe match, the latter was throwing tantrums after every point, when the Swede called him to the net, hugged him and said, “Relax, John! Let’s enjoy it.” That was respect for each other’s game too.
Great tennis players, therefore, need great rivals to raise their game. Roy Emerson and Fred Stolle, Wimbledon finalists in 19, stayed together, cooked breakfast for each other and then went and fought out the finals, tooth and nail.