Men are bet­ter than women

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - World Of Sport -

I watched two live ten­nis matches at the US Open on Sun­day. First I viewed in hor­ror at the sheer in­com­pe­tence, lack of class, qual­ity and con­sis­tency of the play in the Jo­hanna Konta v Anas­tasija Sev­as­tova match. There were 11 breaks of serve in two sets and about the same num­ber of de­cent ral­lies. Later I sat en­thralled as Rafa Nadal was knocked out by French­man Lu­cas Pouille (above) in five sets spread over four hours of ac­tion-packed, high qual­ity drama. Konte is world num­ber 13, Pouille is ranked 25th. The dif­fer­ence in tech­ni­cal abil­ity and in the abil­ity to en­ter­tain is vast. And still there are peo­ple out there who be­lieve it’s right that the women re­ceive equal prize money. It’s not, it’s one of sport’s big­gest in­jus­tices.

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