John McEnroe, Date of Birth, Place of Birth

    

John McEnroe

American tennis player

Date of Birth: 16-Feb-1959

Place of Birth: Wiesbaden, Hesse, Germany

Profession: journalist, tennis player, tennis coach

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Aquarius


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About John McEnroe

  • John Patrick McEnroe Jr.
  • (born February 16, 1959) is an American retired tennis player.
  • He was 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. McEnroe 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.
  • He won seven Grand Slam singles titles, four at the US Open and three at Wimbledon, and nine men's Grand Slam doubles titles.
  • His singles match record of 82–3 in 1984 remains the best single season win rate of the Open Era. McEnroe also excelled at the year-end tournaments, winning eight singles and seven doubles titles, both of which are records.
  • Three of his winning singles year-end championships were at the Masters Grand Prix (the ATP year-end event) and five were at the World Championship Tennis (WCT) Finals, an event which ended in 1989.
  • Since 2000, there has been only one year-end men's singles event, the ATP Finals (the new name for the Masters Grand Prix).
  • He was named the ATP Player of the Year and the ITF World Champion three times each: 1981, 1983 and 1984. McEnroe contributed to five Davis Cup titles for the U.S.
  • and later was team captain.
  • He has stayed active in retirement, often competing in senior events on the ATP Champions Tour.
  • He has also worked as a television commentator during the majors.

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