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'Worlds worst player' to sue media - they damaged his professional reputation

He has no shame. Of course it was embarrassing for him but he is still a rubbish tennis player. I guess as he is not earning on court this is one way of paying the rent.


British tennis player sues three papers

http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2008...sandpublishing

* Ben Dowell
* guardian.co.uk,
* Wednesday June 11 2008


Lawyers representing a British tennis player yesterday began libel proceedings against three media organisations following the publication of stories claiming that the 21-year-old was the world's worst professional in his sport.

Libel writs have been lodged at London's high court against Daily Mail publisher Associated Newspapers, news agency Reuters and Independent News and Media, owner of the Independent titles.

The libel claim focuses on a series of articles that appeared in the British press including the Daily Mail, the London Evening Standard and the Independent on Sunday from April 22 onwards.

These articles alleged that Robert Dee had lost 54 consecutive professional matches, making him the world's worst player. British-born Dee, who works full time as a tennis professional at La Manga in Spain, has denied the claim.

According to his spokesman, Dee said that while he has lost 54 consecutive International Tennis Federation matches he also won 20 other professional matches in that time.


The Guardian, which reported in April that he had not won a professional game in three years, published a correction and apology on May 23 accepting that this was not true. The paper was not named in yesterday's writ.

David Engel, of law firm Addleshaw Goddard, which represents Dee, said: "These articles were wrong and extremely damaging to our client's professional reputation as a tennis professional who earns his living from the game.

"The continued refusal by a number of media organisations to accede to our client's request for printed apologies has left Mr Dee with no option but to sue for libel."



If you look at ITF at the matches he has lost he has been thrashed http://www.itftennis.com/mens/player...ayer=100078500

He's played 12 matches and won 44 games - 3.66 games a match.

If he was good you would understand it but going after the media will just draw attention to his lack of ability.
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Now what 20 professional matches would they be.... practice matches?
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um.....let the racket do the talking darling.

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its pointless anyway because beltranena retained his title one week after Dee played, coincidence? i think not!

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If you look at ITF at the matches he has lost he has been thrashed http://www.itftennis.com/mens/player...ayer=100078500

He's played 12 matches and won 44 games - 3.66 games a match.
Even Federer won more games in the RG final....
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Quite a way to improve his reputation...

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Even Federer won more games in the RG final....
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This is a desperate bid to stay in the spotlight, with his losing lustre gone.
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These articles alleged that Robert Dee had lost 54 consecutive professional matches, making him the world's worst player. British-born Dee, who works full time as a tennis professional at La Manga in Spain, has denied the claim.

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Even Federer won more games in the RG final....
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If they were so extremely wrong then he has every right to sue.

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He must have won 20 Byes.

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If they were so extremely wrong then he has every right to sue.
True but he is just attracting more ridicule on himself.

Does anyone know what professional matches he won - he has never played an atp match, according to the ATP he played 1 challenger match and has never won a futures match - although we know he won that ITF match.

He has won one match as far as official tennis seems to recognise - no matter how you spin that he is clearly rubbish and no newspaper apology is going to change that or improve his professional reputation.

Anyone know about these 20 matches?
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La Manga Club??

I have just realised who he is :LOL:
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Re: 'Worlds worst player' to sue media - they damaged his professional reputation

Am I the only one who understands the guy?

I mean, referring to him as the "world's worst player". He deserves some respect from everyone, including the media.

The media shouldn't bash players, that's MTF's job.
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