A new poll has revealed that one in eight men think they could win a point against Serena Williams in a game of tennis.
The survey results were slammed on social media, with several incredulous fans ridiculing the men.
The YouGov survey asked 1,732 British people: ‘Do you think if you were playing your very best tennis, you could win a point off Serena Williams?’
Its results found that twelve per cent of men believed they could, compared to just three per cent of women.
In 2018, just 840,000 British people played tennis regularly, which is 1.3 per cent of the population.
Reacting on Twitter, one unimpressed fan wrote: ‘Oh my, we do deceive ourselves, don’t we?’
A YouGov survey found that 12 per cent of British men think they can take a point of Serena Williams, pictured at Wimbledon
Another commented: ‘One in eight men are overly confident bordering on delusional.’
While a third simply said: ‘Men are ridiculous.’
Serena Williams, 37, has won 23 Grand Slam titles and faces Simona Halep on Saturday in the Wimbledon Women’s final.
Victory will see her equal Margaret Court’s record of 24 Grand Slam titles.
Serena’s fastest ever serve was clocked at 128 mph and she is widely regarded as one of the most powerful hitters in Women’s tennis history.
This is a fact not lost on the fans responding to the poll, with many suggesting the men wouldn’t even be able to see Serena’s serve, let alone return it.
One said: ‘The best female server vs some schlub? She can serve at 3/4 speed and 98 per cent of us are flailing at nothing.’
Another added: ‘She could probably murder someone with a serve, if the ball were harder of course.’
While a third wrote: ‘If you consider the entire male tennis-playing population, I estimate 95 per cent would never successfully return a serve and if serving would lose the point on the service return.’