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Noam Okun: 'Too much noise is being made about women's tennis'

Read this on WTAWorld.com

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/905570.html

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Except for the truly surprising success in the Davis Cup, men's tennis in Israel is in a deep recession. The players bounce around in the second 100 of the singles rankings and there are no young players tapped as future talent. The focus has been stolen by the women, which really upsets Okun.

"There is too much noise about women's tennis being made here," he says. "It is clear that we have a top-15 women's player. I am sure that if there were a top-15 men's player, they would not even be discussing Shahar.

"If Dudi was No. 50 in the world, they would be discussing him more and writing more about him than Peer. I don't have any desire to talk about women's tennis, because men's tennis is more attractive. It is easy to be successful in the women's, and you can't even compare the two. It is like soccer and women's soccer - there isn't even such a thing as women's soccer. They just invented a sport that didn't even exist.

"To play for an hour and earn the same amount of money that the men earn after we sweat for five hours is a joke and irrational."
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I agree , Shahar Peer sucks

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Re: Noam Okun: 'Too much noise is being made about women's tennis'

Okun!

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The sexist bastard should really concentrate on improving his own rather mediocre game before mouthing off about things like that.

He sweats for 5 hours does he? How many 5 hour matches has Okun ever been involved in?
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How many decent matches have women been involved with?

Get a clue.
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What, little bastard! She was sitting right there in the crowd rooting for you today. Should have rooted for Gonzo, honestly.

I wonder what is up with him, I mean - this is very unusual for players in Israel (unless they play soccer for opposite teams) to talk like that about each other, especially when in opposite genders, there are so few of them, the community is so small, they share coaches and training facilities.

Very odd.

Plus, I think he is wrong - they would be talking about Shahar being a top 15 player regardless of the ranking of our men, she's only the second Israeli woman who had made it into the top 15, the hype is well justified.

Plus, he is an idiot, Shahar is the reason Tennis in Israel is generating interest again, it is definitly not thanks to him, or Dudi.
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The sexist bastard should really concentrate on improving his own rather mediocre game before mouthing off about things like that.

He sweats for 5 hours does he? How many 5 hour matches has Okun ever been involved in?
he talks of the mens in general
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How many decent matches have women been involved with?

Get a clue.
Far more than Okun or Sela
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WOW!

I think He doesn't feel good about Shahar getting the attention she deserves
..., He's bitter 'cause seems like Womens tennis has achieved a lot more than mens tennis in Israel ...

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He has all the right to complain. Women's tennis brings fluke interest, as it's not real tennis.
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he talks of the mens in general
He's also a :retard: in general....big deal
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mens tennis > womens tennis

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