ROBERT DEE: OFFICIALLY RULED “THE WORST TENNIS PRO IN THE WORLD” BY A BRITISH COURT
Talk about adding insult to injury! A British judge has upheld a charge by one of the nation’s tabloids. Robert Dee is indeed ”The Worst Tennis Player in the World.”
The Daily Telegraph had first dissed Dee in a headline entitled “World’s worst tennis pro wins at last.” Dee finally won after losing 54 consecutive matches on the pro tour. If you include the International Tennis Federation and the ATP, Dee had lost not only an incredible 54 times in a row, but was 0-108 in sets.
Dee sued under Britains extremely lenient libel laws. He conteneded that if you included the Spanish professional tennis tour, he has beaten numerous opponents. However, when the case got to court the judge observed the truth is the truth. Robert Dee IS in fact “the worst professional tennis player in the world”
Dee and his lawyer had sued or threatened to sue multiple news organizations which ran the story of him being the “worst” tennis player in the world. In fact, some 30 media outlets recanted and printed retractions or apologies to Dee after he and his lawyers threatened to sue. The Washington Post was one of the news organizations that printed an apology. So was Fox Sports.
Hilariously, Dee’s entire website is composed mainly of retractions and apologies that his lawyers beat out of media outlets in response to the “world’s worst” allegations.