“Adler says Twitter freaked out and misunderstood what he was trying to say — wrongly interpreting the comment as racist. Instead, Adler says the term is NOT racist, but rather a ‘frequently used’ word in tennis to describe an aggressive style of play. In fact, Adler says Nike ran a tennis campaign back in the ’90s called ‘Guerrilla Tennis.’
"Adler says ESPN understood what he meant but made him apologize anyway … only to fire him a short time later.”
ESPN hired Adler in 2008. He has covered all four major tournaments.
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