John McEnroe - Champions Tennis

John McEnroe

Age: 57 (born February 16, 1959)

Residence: New York, USA

Birthplace: Wiesbaden, Germany

Plays: Left- handed

Grand Slam Titles Won: Singles- US Open (1979, 80, 81, 84) Wimbledon (1981, 83, 84) Doubles- Wimbledon (1979, 81, 83, 84, 89, 92) US Open (1979, 81, 83, 89)

Height: 5’11”

ATP World Tour titles: 149 (77 singles, 72 doubles)

Highest ATP World ranking: 1 – Singles (1980), 1 – Doubles (1979)

Career Prize Money: $12,552,132

 

At just the age of 18, the young American talent became somewhat of a talking point on the tennis circuit when he made it through the qualifying rounds to the main draw of Wimbledon, eventually losing to Jimmy Connors in the semi-final in four tightly contested sets. At the time it was the best performance by a qualifier at a Grand Slam event and a record performance for an amateur in the Open Era.

 

Once McEnroe had turned professional, it didn’t take long for him to accumulate titles. In his second year on the main tour McEnroe won a combined total of 27 singles and doubles titles. One of those titles was at the US Open, McEnroe’s first Grand Slam victory, and a trophy he went on to lift a further three times in his career. A four-time winner of the US Open and a three-time Wimbledon Champion, McEnroe was undeniably one of the game’s most naturally talented players. This, together with his charismatic and iconic personality, has led to him being instantly recognisable both on and off the court.

 

Since his retirement from the ATP World Tour, McEnroe has continued to be active in the tennis world. Known as one of the finest television analysts across any sport, McEnroe’s concise, candid and sometimes cutting observations have made him a popular figure on TV networks around the globe. McEnroe is still a regular competitor and crowd favourite on the ATP Champions Tour and is also dedicated to helping develop the next generation of tennis players, through both the John McEnroe Tennis Academy on Randalls island, and also more recently when he became the latest ‘super coach’ to Canadian star Milos Raonic, guiding him to a first Grand Slam final.