John McEnroe

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Full Name John McEnroe
Age 60 Years Old
Nick Name SuperBrat
Gender Male
Famous As Table Tennis Player
Birth Date February 16, 1959
Birth Place Wiesbaden
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John Patrick McEnroe Jr. famed as John McEnroe is an American retired tennis player who is best known for his shot-making artistry and volleying skills, and for confrontational on-court behavior that frequently landed him in trouble with umpires and tennis authorities. He attained the No. 1 ranking in both singles and doubles, finishing his career with 77 singles and 78 doubles titles; this remains the highest men's combined total of the Open Era. In total, he won seven Grand Slam singles titles, four at the US Open and three at Wimbledon, and nine men's Grand Slam doubles titles. He was a central figure for Australian television network Nine's coverage of the 2019 Australian Open. 

Tough task for Roger Federer, Serena Williams to win Majors at 38 - McEnroe

Speaking on Eurosport the seven-time Grand Slam winner John McEnroe commented on Bianca Andreescu's US Open women's final win over Serena Williams. The American former player said: "I am more than surprised. But Andres proved she is a big match player, tactically very smart, hits big balls. She stepped in. She will win multiple Majors. I'd say 99 percent of the players would have lost when Serena won four games from the 5-1 second set but Andreescu stayed there." On Williams's chances to win more Majors, McEnroe added: "I think Serena still has time. She will play next year trying to pass Margaret Court and winning the Olympic medal. To me, she is already the greatest player ever. It's tough because you have to win seven matches at the best of five sets. For both Serena and Roger Federer, we expect too much from them, we ask too much." Mats Wilander praised Andreescu: "That's insane. She is gonna win more on any surface. I cannot imagine her winning on clay because of her forehand. But Serena looked tired. These young ladies move so well and hit so hard and Serena struggles with them. It's the worse she has ever served. It's nerves because when she serves bad, she is more nervous." Both McEnroe and Wilander will be back on the Tour as commentators in the Australian Open. 

Early Life of John

On 16th February 1959, John McEnroe was born in Wiesbaden, West Germany as John Patrick McEnroe Jr. His nationality is German-American and his ethnicity is Mixed. As of 2019, he celebrated his 60th birthday with his friends and families. He was born to American parents, John Patrick McEnroe Sr. and his wife Kay, nee Tresham. His father, the son of Irish immigrants, was at the time stationed with the United States Air Force. His Irish paternal grandfather was from Ballyjamesduff in County Cavan and his maternal grandmother was from County Westmeath. He has two younger brothers: Mark (born 1964) and former professional tennis player Patrick (born 1966). When he was about nine months old, the family moved to the Stewart Air Force Base in Newburgh, New York because his father was transferred back to the US. In 1961, they moved to Flushing, Queens, moving to Douglaston in 1963. When he was nine, his parents enrolled him in the Eastern Lawn Tennis Association, and he soon started playing regional tournaments. He then began competing in national juniors tournaments, and at twelve when he was ranked seventh in his age group; he joined the Port Washington Tennis Academy, Long Island, New York. He attended Trinity School and graduated in 1977.

Body Measurements of John

John is not just talented but he has also got an attractive personality. His charming smile attracts a lot of people towards him. He has a tall height of 1.80 m with the perfect weight of 75 Kg. His body build is slim. His other body measurements have not been revealed by any sources but it will be added soon. Overall, he has got a healthy body.  

Career of John

  • John won the mixed doubles at the French Open with Mary Carillo in the year 1977. 
  • He then eyed for the junior ‘Wimbledon’ title but shifted gears and qualified for the men’s tournament. 
  • He surprised all by reaching the ‘Wimbledon’ semi-finals but he was beaten by Jimmy Connors.
  • He also earned a tennis scholarship and went back to the US and entered ‘Stanford University’ in California.
  • In the year 1978, he emerged winner of the singles title of ‘National Collegiate Athletic Association’ championship and was also a part of his school team, the ‘Cardinals’, winning the team title. 
  • He turned pro that year and signed a professional endorsement deal with Sergio Tacchini and entered the ATP tour. 
  • He then won 5 titles that year which included his first ‘ATP World Tour Finals’.
  • In the same year 1978, he remained a player of the US ‘Davis Cup’ team that secured the cup after 1972. 
  • He was also part of the winning teams in 1979, 1981, 1982 and 1992. 
  • He played an important role in reviving passion and enthusiasm of the US teams for the ‘Davis Cup’ in that era and remained a mainstay of US ‘Davis Cup’ teams for 14 years in succession.
  • In the year 1979, he achieved two ‘Grand Slam’ men’s doubles titles along with his American partner Peter Fleming, first ‘Wimbledon’ and then ‘US Open.
  • His partnership with Fleming saw him winning the ‘Wimbledon’ title three more times in 1981, 1983 and 1984 and the ‘US Open’ in 1981 and 1983. 
  • He won his final ‘US Open’ doubles title with Mark Woodforde in the year 1989 and that of ‘Wimbledon’ with Michael Stich in the year 1992.
  • He also triumphed in attaining his first-ever ‘Grand Slam’ singles title defeating his buddy Vitas Gerulaitis at the ‘US Open’ in 1979. 
  • He tasted success at the season-ending WCT Finals defeating Bjorn Borg. 
  • A total of 27 titles of McEnroe that year including 10 singles and 17 doubles created an ‘open era’ record.
  • He then went on to win the ‘US Open’ singles titles as defending champion knocking out Bjorn Borg in two consecutive years in 1980 and 1981 and again won the title for the final time in 1984 defeating Ivan Lendl.
  • On 3rd March 1980, he attained World No. 1 rank as a singles player.
  • His first ‘Wimbledon’ men's singles final against Bjorn Borg, who was eyeing for a fifth consecutive ‘Wimbledon’ title and succeeded in reclaiming it, was considered the greatest match ever played during that era. 
  • He remained controversial when he returned to Wimbledon in 1981.
  • In 1981, he triumphed in beating the five-time defending champion Bjorn Borg to win his first ‘Wimbledon’ singles title. 
  • He lost to Jimmy Connors in the 1982 Wimbledon final.
  • Again in 1983 and 1984, he regained the title defeating Chris Lewis and Jimmy Connors respectively.
  • In 1985, having reached the semi-finals at the French Open, he was beaten in straight sets by Kevin Curren in the quarter-finals of Wimbledon.
  • His other achievements included two more consecutive ‘ATP World Tour Finals’ singles titles in 1983 and 1984 and ‘WTC’ singles titles in 1981, 1983, 1984, 1989.
  • He won the last edition of the Volvo Tennis-Chicago tournament by defeating his brother Patrick in the final in 1991.
  • He won both of his singles rubbers in the quarterfinal Davis Cup tie with Spain and reached the fourth round at Wimbledon (losing to Edberg) and the third round at the US Open (losing to Chang in a five-set night match).
  • He defeated third-ranked and defending champion Boris Becker in the third round of the Australian Open 6-4, 6-3, 7-5 before a sell-out crowd in 1992. 
  • In late 1992, he retired from professional tour with a world ranking of 20 in singles. 
  • But he continues to make his presence felt in tennis as a mainstay on the Seniors Tour and also as a tennis broadcaster, a career that he kicked off in 1995.
  • In the year 1994, ‘John McEnroe Art Gallery’ was launched by him in New York to promote upcoming artists.
  • In September 1999 he became captain of the US ‘Davis Cup’ team but resigned in November 2000.

Moreover, 

  • His other endeavors post-retirement includes writing songs; forming ‘The Johnny Smyth Band’ where he became lead singer and guitarist; playing guitar for bands like ‘Noise Upstairs’ and ‘Package’; featuring as himself in films like ‘Mr. Deeds’ (2002), ‘Wimbledon’ (2004) and ‘Jack & Jill’ (2011) and TV series like ‘Arliss’ (1996) and ‘Parkinson’ (2006).
  • In 2007, he appeared on the NBC comedy 30 Rock as the host of a game show called "Gold Case".
  • He also appeared on the HBO comedy Curb Your Enthusiasm.
  • He appeared on 30 Rock again, in the episode "Gavin Volure" in 2009. 
  • He founded the John McEnroe Tennis Academy on Randall's Island in New York City in 2010. 
  • He was the subject of a book Facing McEnroe published in 2016.
  • He was a central figure for Australian television network Nine's coverage of the 2019 Australian Open.

Marital Status, Married, Children

John is a married person. He was married to Tatum O'Neal, the daughter of actor Ryan O'Neal, from 1986 to 1994 and the two had three children, Kevin, Sean, and Emily. After their divorce, they were originally awarded joint custody of the children, but in 1998 McEnroe was awarded sole custody.

Later, in 1997, he married rock singer Patty Smyth with whom he has two daughters, Anna and Ava. He and his wife is living happily with their children in a duplex on the Upper West Side of Manhattan without any disturbances. 

Net Worth of John

The net worth of this former American World No. 1 professional tennis player, John McEnroe is estimated to have $100 Million as of 2019 but his exact salary has not been revealed yet. But there is no doubt in the mind of his followers that his net worth will be surely in millions. Overall, she is satisfied with his earnings. 

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