John McEnroe

Name: John McEnroe ( John McEnroe )
Born: February 16, 1959
Age: 65 years old
Birthplace: Wiesbaden, Germany
Height: 5 Feet 11 Inches
Occupation: tennis player
Relationship Status: married Patty Smyth
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  • Horoscope: Aquarius
  • Net worth: $100 000 000
  • Ethnicity: white
  • Nationality: American
  • Fathers name: John Patrick McEnroe, Sr.
  • Mothers name: Katherine Tresham
  • Education: IVY League Preparatory School; Trinity SchooI; Buckley Country Day School; Stanford University;
  • Weight: 75.0
  • Hair color: Grey
  • Eye color: Blue
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    John McEnroe: biography

    John McEnroe is a retired American professional tennis player, widely regarded as one of the greatest players of all time.

    Childhood and youth

    John McEnroe was born on February 16, 1959 to American parents in Wiesbaden, West Germany, where his father was stationed with the United States Air Force. He grew up in Douglaston, Queens, New York City, and showed an early interest and talent in tennis. His parents encouraged his passion for the sport, and he began playing competitively at a young age.

    As a youth, McEnroe trained at the Port Washington Tennis Academy, where he was coached by Harry Hopman, a legendary Australian tennis player and coach. Hopman recognized McEnroe's talent and worked to refine his game, particularly his aggressive style of play.

    McEnroe attended Trinity School in Manhattan, where he continued to excel in tennis. He won the national junior indoor singles title at the age of 17 and was offered a scholarship to Stanford University. However, he chose to turn professional instead, and quickly established himself as a rising star in the tennis world.

    Despite his early success, McEnroe struggled with his temper and was known for his outbursts on the court. This behavior earned him a reputation as a difficult player to work with, and he went through a number of coaches throughout his career. Despite these challenges, McEnroe remained committed to the sport and continued to push himself to new heights, becoming one of the most successful and iconic tennis players of all time.

    Tennis career

    John McEnroe's professional tennis career spanned from 1978 to 1992, during which he became one of the most successful and dominant players in the sport. He won a total of 77 singles titles, including seven Grand Slam singles titles, and 78 doubles titles, including nine Grand Slam doubles titles, making him one of the most accomplished players in tennis history.

    McEnroe burst onto the professional tennis scene in 1978, winning his first singles title in Stockholm, Sweden. He quickly established himself as a force to be reckoned with, thanks to his aggressive serve-and-volley playing style, powerful forehand, and exceptional touch and feel on the court.

    In 1979, McEnroe won his first Grand Slam singles title at the US Open, defeating Vitas Gerulaitis in the final. He followed that up with his first Wimbledon title in 1981, defeating Bjorn Borg in a memorable final. McEnroe and Borg would go on to develop one of the most famous rivalries in tennis history, facing each other in three consecutive Wimbledon finals from 1980 to 1982.

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    McEnroe's greatest year came in 1984, when he won three out of the four Grand Slam singles titles, including the Australian Open, Wimbledon, and the US Open. He finished the year with a remarkable record of 82 wins and just three losses, and was named the ATP Player of the Year for the fifth time in his career.

    Throughout his career, McEnroe was known for his fiery temper and confrontational style on the court. He famously argued with umpires and linesmen, and was often seen shouting and gesturing during matches. His behavior earned him the nickname "Superbrat," but it also drew attention away from his exceptional talent and skill as a player.

    Despite his confrontational style, McEnroe was widely respected by his peers for his tennis prowess. He was known for his exceptional net play and his ability to read opponents' shots, and was widely regarded as one of the best doubles players of all time. He partnered with several different players over the years, including his younger brother Patrick, and won nine Grand Slam doubles titles.

    McEnroe retired from professional tennis in 1992, but has remained a fixture in the sport as a commentator and analyst. He has also continued to play in various exhibitions and senior tournaments, demonstrating that even in retirement, his talent and passion for tennis remain as strong as ever.

    Personal life

    John McEnroe has been married two times and has five children. His first marriage was to actress Tatum O'Neal in 1986, with whom he had three children - Kevin, Sean and Emily. The couple divorced in 1994.

    He then married singer Patty Smyth in 1997, and they have two daughters together - Anna and Ava.

    McEnroe has been involved in various charitable causes throughout his career, particularly in support of cancer research. He established the John McEnroe Foundation in 1997, which provides financial assistance to underserved youth through tennis and education programs. He has also been involved with the Make-A-Wish Foundation and the Arthur Ashe Foundation.

    Outside of tennis, McEnroe is an accomplished musician and avid art collector. He plays guitar and has performed with several bands over the years, including his own band, the Johnny Smyth Band. He is also a collector of modern and contemporary art, and has curated exhibitions for several galleries and museums.

    McEnroe has also been active in various business ventures over the years. He has endorsed a number of products, including sportswear and luxury watches, and has been involved in several television and film projects as an actor and producer. He has also worked as a television commentator and analyst for tennis broadcasts, bringing his expertise and passion for the sport to audiences around the world.


    John McEnroe holds several impressive records in tennis, including:

    • The most men's singles titles won in a single season in the Open Era (since 1968): 13 titles in 1984.
    • The highest winning percentage in a single season in the Open Era: 96.5% (82-3) in 1984.
    • The most consecutive men's singles finals reached at a single Grand Slam event: five consecutive US Open finals from 1979-1983.
    • The most combined singles and doubles titles won at a single tournament: 11 titles at the WCT Finals in Dallas, Texas.
    • The most Davis Cup ties played for the United States: 70 ties played, with a 59-10 win-loss record.
    • The most total career singles, doubles, and mixed doubles titles won in the Open Era: 155 total titles.
    • The most career singles titles won on indoor hard courts in the Open Era: 33 titles.
    • The most career indoor match wins in the Open Era: 416 match wins.
    • The only male player to win a Grand Slam singles title and a Grand Slam doubles title in the same year for three consecutive years: 1979-1981.
    • The only player to win both the men's singles and men's doubles titles at the same Grand Slam tournament on three separate occasions: the US Open in 1979, 1981, and 1984.

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