Did you see the draw cer­e­mony for the Next Gen ATP Fi­nals? That’s the year-end fi­nale for the top teenagers in the world.

The Sunday Post (Newcastle) - - OPINION -

Well, one ten­nis player was asked to pull off a fe­male model’s glove with his teeth to re­veal which of the two groups he had been placed in.

The other play­ers dis­cov­ered their groups when mod­els re­vealed let­ters A or B hid­den un­der their cloth­ing.

And when one model lifted her skirt to re­veal a let­ter on her thigh, I just cringed. It was truly aw­ful.

I was sur­prised ten­nis went back down that route.

A few years ago at an ATP Masters Se­ries event in Madrid, they de­cided to liven things up by get­ting fe­male mod­els to re­place ball boys and girls. I thought we’d moved on from that. I love darts – I’ve been to events at Black­pool and the “Ally Pally” in London and it’s a great at­mos­phere.

But I hate when the play­ers walk down the red car­pet with a scant­ily-dressed girl on ei­ther arm. The women are there sim­ply to be letched at and treated like ob­jects.

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