Evert calls out Djokovic for rivalry history error
PARIS (Reuters) - Former American Chris Evert called on Novak Djokovic that his rivalry with Rafael Nadal was the greatest in tennis history after his humiliating loss to Nadal in Sunday's French Open final.
Djokovic and Nadal have now played 56 times against each other after the Spaniard's 6-0 6-2 7-5 victory on Philippe Chatrier.
"I've played (Rafa) more than any other player in my professional career. Our head-to-head fight is the greatest head-to-head fight in the history of the sport ... he is definitely my greatest rival." said Djokovic.
However, Evert quickly pointed out how many times she had played Martina Navratilova.
"Well, that's right ... in men's tennis ... Martina and I have played 80 times," wrote Evert, who won 18 Grand Slam singles titles, on Twitter.
The tweet was mentioned by 12-time Grand Slam winner Billie Jean King, who also reminded her followers that Evert and Navratilova had faced each other 80 times.
Navratilova also won 18 Grand Slam singles titles and beat Evert 43 times when the pair dominated women's tennis in the 1970s and 1980s.
(Reporting by Julien Pretot; Editing by Ed Osmond)
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