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John McEnroe took today's lunch hour to discuss the French Open before taking to the Tennis Channel booth there May 27. Winning predictions? Serena and Rafa take it if they stay healthy and don't get caught off-guard. On clay play. "...the most difficult aspect is the footing, the inability to make that quick first step that you're able to do on a surface where you can stop and start on a dime. You can't do that on clay." Tennis players under-appreciated for their talents? "In the other major sports, like basketball, I always make the comparison that the game would be far different if they were to play on clay, as well. They would be unable to make the type of quick moves that you see them do so easily on a wood surface... ...I think in some way tennis players are under-appreciated because they play on three different surfaces which can be rather difficult." On break-out teens? "It does seem because of the physicality of the game, it's di...
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(May 20, 2013) – John McEnroe agrees with the vast majority of tennis prognosticators that Serena Williams and Rafael Nadal are heavy favorites to win the upcoming French Open. McEnroe spoke to media on Monday, ahead of next weeks’ French Open on a Tennis Channel conference call. McEnroe has served as an analyst for the [...]
Despite being clear favorite for Roland Garros, John McEnroe believes Rafael Nadal could walk away without the title.
May 20, 2013 – John McEnroe participated in a Tennis Channel media conference call today, dishing out his opinion on Serena Williams and Rafael Nadal. Despite being overwhelming favorites for Roland Garros, McEnroe believes that either player could have a hiccup...
The Tennis Channel will provide over 200 hours of live coverage to the French Open, 70 of which will be of live matches. Bill Macatee will anchor the network’s coverage, joined by lead analysts John McEnroe and Martina Navratilova. Matches will be called by Ian Eagle, Bret Haber and Ted Robinson. Analysis will be provided