Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Political correctness leads to insincerity

Tennis no longer has entertaining rivalries because players are too scared of being fined for swearing about their opponents, Boris Becker has said.

The installation of on-court microphones at Wimbledon and other tournaments, capable of picking up every muttered expletive, has created a generation of players hamstrung by political correctness. Instead, stars maintain a “fake” friendliness.

It is an “open secret” in the tennis world that Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic dislike one another, Becker claimed, adding that Federer “cannot possibly” be as nice as he appears.

Writing in his latest autobiography, Wimbledon: My Life and Career at the All England Club, Becker said: “People occasionally put it to me that tennis is more boring now than when I played, and when I ask them why they say there are fewer characters.



Anonymous said...

Imagine John McEnroe playing under those conditions! He would have been forced out of tennis.

Anonymous said...

He should have been! Talk about self-centered-court!

Bird of Paradise said...

PC idioticy getting out of hand

Anonymous said...

Tennis is boring at the best of times.

Alpha Skua said...

Chess,Tennis or Soccer watching paint dry is more entertaning