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Nick Kyrgios, John McEnroe and being a tennis 'hot head'

The cozy press conference room on the 2nd-floor of the lavish and picturesque John McEnroe Tennis Academy had that familiar air of anticipation before a marquee event. But this wasn't the U.S. Open or Wimbledon, rather it was a charity event for the Johnny Mac Foundation.  But what distinguished this event from your typical charity? John McEnroe's name alone made it noteworthy...
Via The Sports Quotient
September 05, 2015  |  Discuss

John McEnroe Believes He Can Beat Serena Williams Right Now (Video)

Serena Williams suffered only her second defeat of the season Saturday, when she lost to Belinda Bencic in the Rogers Cup semifinals. Williams, 33, is in the midst of one of her most successful seasons ever, as she goes for a calendar grand slam at the U.S. Open. But someone thinks he can beat Williams. Yes, that’s right — he.  Tennis legend John McEnroe appeared on “Jimmy...
August 20, 2015  |  Discuss

John McEnroe says end of competitive tennis near for him

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) John McEnroe says he's almost done playing competitive tennis. The 56-year-old Hall of Famer plans to play an exhibition match against Jim Courier next month in New Haven. That will be part of a Legends Event designed to increase attendance at the Connecticut Open, the last women's tournament before the U.S. Open. McEnroe told reporters on a conference call...
Via AP on Fox
July 21, 2015  |  Discuss

John McEnroe’s son Kevin arrested for buying cocaine

Kevin McEnroe, the 27-year-old son of former tennis star John McEnroe and actress Tatum O’Neal, was arrested Tuesday night and charged with cocaine possession after being caught making a purchase. The AP says McEnroe was arrested in East Village in New York and was in possession of cocaine and a prescription medication. McEnroe did not […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 17, 2014  |  Discuss

ESPN’s John McEnroe mocks fans who spelled out “N-A-D-L”

On Saturday during Rafael Nadal’s match at Wimbledon, a group of fans decided to grab a row of seats to spell out “Vamos NADAL” to show their support for the Spaniard. The idea was good, but the execution was bad when one fan failed to show up and they spelled out “Vamos NADL” instead. This did not escape the attention of ESPN tennis announcers Chris Fowler and John McEnroe...
Via Awful Announcing
June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

John McEnroe would, like, get rid of umpires & linesmen completely, to make tennis, like, 30% better

John McEnroe gave a pre-Wimbledon interview with the Guardian. He wants to put tennis on the honor system."Do away with the umpires and linesmen completely. ... But you'd have a challenge system, obviously, and it would have to be on every court, that goes without saying. You’d have a system where the players would call their own lines. All of a sudden things would get a whole...
Via Bob's Blitz
June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

John McEnroe taking on expanded general sports role at ESPN

One of the largest personalities in sports broadcasting is about to get just a little bit larger.  Tennis analyst John McEnroe has signed a new contract with ESPN that expands his role in Bristol beyond the confines of that sport.  ESPN has announced that McEnroe will now do interviews with athletes from around sports and also serve as a SportsCenter analyst on major sports topics...
Via Awful Announcing
February 17, 2014  |  Discuss

John McEnroe Gets Bigger Role at ESPN; Will Talk More than Tennis

With ESPN airing all four tennis ‘grand slams’ starting next year, it should be no surprise the network has expanded its relationship with John McEnroe. ESPN announced Monday that McEnroe will have an expanded role […]
Via Sports Media Watch
February 17, 2014  |  Discuss

McEnroe: Let's dump doubles

Let's ditch doubles from pro tennis. After all, it's populated by guys who aren't good enough are singles. Who said that? How about a guy who won 78 doubles titles in his career and beyond being one of the best singles players of his era is widely considered one of the greatest doubles players ever? John McEnroe. Speaking to The Times of London, Johnny Mac said : "Doubles -- why...
Via Fox Sports
December 07, 2013  |  Discuss

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