John McEnroe

Tennis Hall Of Famer

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Tennis great, John McEnroe, Jr. was born February 16, 1959. Mc Enroe is an American former World No. 1 professional tennis player. He won seven Grand Slam singles titles—three at Wimbledon and four at the US Open—nine Grand Slam men’s doubles titles, and one Grand Slam mixed doubles title. He is remembered for his shot-making artistry and superb volleying, for his famous rivalries with Björn Borg, Jimmy Connors, and Ivan Lendl. He is also known for his confrontational on-court behavior, which frequently landed him in trouble with umpires and tennis authorities and is famous for the catchphrase “You cannot be serious!” directed toward an umpire during a match at Wimbledon in 1981. He was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1999.

After a 12-year absence from the professional tour, McEnroe returned to top-level doubles competition in 2006 and became the oldest male player to win a top-level title in 30 years at San Jose.

McEnroe won a total of 155 top-level titles (a record for a male professional) during his career — 84 in singles (including 77 listed on the website maintained by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP)), 70 in men’s doubles, and 1 in mixed doubles. His career singles match record was 864-194 (81.66%). He won seven Grand Slam singles titles and the season-ending Masters championships three times (1978, 1983, and 1984). He won the World Championship Tennis (WCT) Finals, the championship tournament of the WCT tour, a record five times (1979, 1981, 1983, 1984, and 1989).

According to the ATP website, McEnroe had the edge in career matches on Jimmy Connors (20-14), Stefan Edberg (7–6), Mats Wilander (7–6), Michael Chang (4–1), Ilie Nastase (4–2), and Pat Cash (3–1). McEnroe was even with Björn Borg (7–7), Andre Agassi (2–2), and Michael Stich (1–1). He trailed against Pete Sampras (0–3), Goran Ivaniševic (2–4), Boris Becker (2–8), Guillermo Vilas (5–6), Jim Courier (1–2), and Ivan Lendl (15-21). McEnroe won 12 of the last 14 matches with Connors, beginning with the 1983 Cincinnati tournament. Edberg won the last 5 matches with McEnroe, beginning with the 1989 tournament in Tokyo. McEnroe won 4 of the last 5 matches with Vilas, beginning with the 1981 tournament in Boca Raton, Florida. And Lendl won 11 of the last 12 matches with McEnroe, beginning with the 1985 US Open.