John McEnroe In Some Heat For Saying Serena Williams Couldn’t Beat The 700th Ranked Men’s Tennis Player

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In today’s sports world it has become the norm to compare the greats with the current sports stars. Everyone and their mother is throwing their hat in the LeBron vs MJ debate right now. People have argued Brady vs Montana. We have even debated which team was better: The Golden State Warriors or the Chicago Bulls. And threw out hypotheticals on which team would beat who. Even went as far as to ask current and former players their opinions. All those arguments, comparisons, and debates are ok to have. But what is not kosher is when you compare female athletes with male athletes. And that is exactly what former tennis star John McEnroe is finding out after he said in an interview with NPR to promote his new book that the #1 ranked female tennis player, Serena Williams, would be ranked #700 if she was in the men’s circuit. Here is what people had to say about McEnroe’s comments.

 

Yes Serena Williams would lose to the top ranked men's tennis players, but I wouldn't go as far as 700th. Also any top male athlete would beat the top female athlete in their respected sports. But is it ok to publicly make that statement? In today's world, probably would be safe to steer away from that subject. I think even McEnroe would agree with that now.

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