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John McENROE
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John McENROE

aka Big Mac

No one will ever forget his legendary "You cannot be serious!" Nor his fun attack game.

John McEnroe landed like a UFO in the tennis world, when it was dominated by the backcourt playing and coldness of Bjorn Borg. A lefty irresistibly drawn to the net, the American made life so hard for the Swede that their now-mythical rivalry was brought to the big screen in 2017. An uncommon player who was inimitable and never imitated, McEnroe through his memorable fits on courts around the world. But he did more than that. Big Mac had his rebellious tendencies, but he also had impressive stats: 77 titles on the tour, including 7 Grand Slams. And his record for the most consecutive sets won ‒ 49 in 1984 ‒ stood until 2018.  It was bested by none other than Rafael Nadal. McEnroe, who excelled in doubles with Peter Fleming, also made a memorable impression on the clay courts of Roland-Garros. In 1984, he succumbed to Ivan Lendl after having led 2 sets to 1. At the time he had seemed untouchable and he now calls the memory the "worst of his life". Now a coach, commentator and luxury advisor to the WATFA, McEnroe savours his days with a smile on his face. It is well deserved.

 

 

palmares

Titles

77

Finals

32

Higher ranking

1

ATP Singles, 03/03/1980

grand slam

victories

  • Wimbledon (3): 1981, 1983 et 1984
  • U.S. Open (4): 1979, 1980, 1981, 1984

finals

  • Roland-Garros (1): 1984
  • Wimbledon (2): 1980,1982
  • U.S. Open (1): 1985

others

victories

  • Davis Cup (5): 1978, 1979, 1981, 1982, 1992
  • Masters (3): 1979, 1984,1985

finals

  • Davis Cup (1): 1984
  • Masters (1): 1983