John Patrick McEnroe Jr. McEnroe attained the No. He won seven Grand Slam also referred to as Majors single titles, including four US Open titles and three Wimbledon titles, and added nine men's Grand Slam doubles titles. His singles match record of 82—3 in 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. McEnroe contributed to five Davis Cup titles for the U. For many years he has also worked as a television commentator during Marcel granollers wife sexual dysfunction majors.
He has two younger brothers: Mark born and former professional tennis player Patrick born He started playing tennis when he was eight, at the nearby Douglaston Club. When he was nine, his parents enrolled him in the Eastern Lawn Tennis Association, and he soon started playing regional tournaments.
He then began competing in national juniors tournaments, and at twelve—when he was ranked seventh in his age group—he joined the Port Washington Tennis AcademyLong Island, New York. As an year-old amateur inMcEnroe won the mixed doubles at the French Open with Mary Carilloand then made it through the qualifying tournament at Wimbledon and into the main draw, where he lost in the semifinals to Jimmy Connors in four sets.
It was the best performance by a qualifier at a Grand Slam tournament and a record performance by an amateur in the open era. Later inhe joined the ATP tour and signed his first professional endorsement deal, with Sergio
Following Marcel granollers wife sexual dysfunction, he proceeded to win five titles that year, including his first Masters Grand Prixbeating Arthur Ashe in straight sets, as well as Grand Prix events at Stockholm and Wembley. His late season success allowed him to finish as the number four ranked player for the year. He defeated his friend Vitas Gerulaitis in straight sets in the final to become the youngest male winner of the singles title at the US Open since Pancho Gonzaleswho was also 20 in McEnroe won 10 singles and 17 doubles titles that year for a total of 27 titles, which marked an open-era record [ citation needed ] finishing at number "Marcel granollers wife sexual dysfunction" in the ATP year-end rankings.
At the start of the final, McEnroe was booed by the crowd as he entered Centre Court following heated exchanges with officials during his semifinal victory over Jimmy Connors. In a fourth-set tiebreaker that lasted 20 minutes, McEnroe saved five match points and eventually won 18— McEnroe, however, could not break Borg's serve in the fifth set, which the Swede won 8—6.
He was a finalist at the season-ending WCT Finals and finished as the number 2 ranked player for the year behind only Borg. McEnroe remained controversial when he returned to Wimbledon in He also made famous the phrase "you cannot be serious", which years later became the title of McEnroe's autobiographyby shouting it after several umpires' calls during his matches. This time, McEnroe prevailed in four sets to end the Swede's run of 41 consecutive match victories at the All England Club.
The controversy, however, did not end there. In response to McEnroe's on-court outbursts during the Championships, the All England Club did not accord McEnroe honorary club membership, an honor normally given to singles champions after their first victory.
McEnroe responded by not attending the traditional champions' dinner that evening. The honor was eventually accorded to McEnroe after he won the championship again. McEnroe won in four sets, becoming the first male player since the s to win three consecutive US Open singles titles. Borg never played another Grand Slam event. McEnroe lost to Jimmy Connors in the Wimbledon final.
McEnroe lost only one set to Johan Kriek going into the final; however, Connors won the fourth-set tiebreak and the fifth set. He was able to retain ATP's number "Marcel granollers wife sexual dysfunction" ranking based on points at the end of the year on the basis of having won significant events at Philadelphia, Wembley and Tokyo, but due to Connor's victories at the two most important events of the year Wimbledon and US OpenConnors was named the player of the year by the ATP and most other tennis authorities.
At the US Open he was defeated in the fourth round, his earliest exit since He Marcel granollers wife sexual dysfunction at the Australian Open for the first time, making it to the semifinals, before being defeated in four sets by Mats Wilander.
He took the Masters Grand Prix title for the second time, again beating Lendl in straight sets. He also won major events at Philadelphia, Forest Hills and Wembley, enabling him to capture the year-end number one ranking once again.
McEnroe's best season came inas he compiled an 82—3 match record that remains the highest single season win rate of the Open Era.
He won a career-high 13 singles tournaments, including Wimbledon and the US Open, capturing the year-end number one ranking.
He began the year with a match win streak, winning his first six events of the year and reaching his first French Open final, where his opponent was Ivan Lendl. McEnroe won the first two sets, but Lendl's adjustments of using more topspin lobs and cross-court backhand passing shots, as well as McEnroe's fatigue and temperamental outbursts, resulted in a demoralizing five-set loss.
In his autobiography, McEnroe described this as his most bitter defeat and implied that he's never quite gotten over it. He rebounded at Wimbledon, losing just one set en route to his third Wimbledon singles title.
This included a straight-set rout over Jimmy Connors in the final. He then won his fourth US Open title by defeating Lendl in straight sets in the final, after defeating Connors in a five-set semifinal. His combined record against the number 2 and 3 ranked
Marcel granollers wife sexual dysfunction for the year, Jimmy Connors and Ivan Lendl, respectively, wasincluding going undefeated versus Connors in 5 matches.
The year did Marcel granollers wife sexual dysfunction end without controversy.
While playing and winning the tournament in Stockholm, McEnroe had an on-court outburst that soon became notorious. After questioning a call made by the chair umpire, McEnroe demanded, "Answer my question!
During his suspension he injured his left wrist in practice causing him to withdraw from the Australian Openthe fourth major of the year. Inhaving reached the semi-finals at the French Open, McEnroe was beaten in straight sets Marcel granollers wife sexual dysfunction Kevin Curren in the quarter-finals of Wimbledon. He did win major events at Philadelphia his 4th straight thereCanada 2nd straight and Stockholm 2nd straight and 4th overall and finished the year as the number two ranked player.
Bythe pressures of playing at the top had become too much for McEnroe to handle, and he took a six-month break from the tour. It was during this sabbatical that on August 1,he married actress Tatum O'Nealwith whom he had already had a son, Kevin They had two more children, Sean and Emilybefore divorcing in When he returned to the tour later inhe won three ATP tournaments, but in he failed to win a title for the first time since turning pro.
McEnroe became the top-ranked singles player in the world on March 3, He spent a total of weeks at the top of the rankings. It has been written about McEnroe that he might have been "the greatest doubles player of all time" and "possibly the greatest team player never to have played a team sport.
He formed a powerful partnership with Peter Flemingwith whom he won 57 men's doubles titles, including four at Wimbledon and three at the US Open. Fleming was always very modest about his own contribution to the partnership — he once said "the best doubles partnership in the world is McEnroe and anybody. He also won the French Open mixed doubles title with childhood friend Mary Carillo. More than any other player in his era, McEnroe was responsible for reviving U.
Connors's refusal to play Davis Cup in lieu of lucrative exhibitions became a source "Marcel granollers wife sexual dysfunction" enmity between him and Ashe. InMcEnroe won two singles rubbers in the final as the U. McEnroe continued to be a mainstay of U. Davis Cup teams for the next 14 years and was part of U. He set numerous U. Davis Cup records, including years played 12ties 30singles wins 41and total wins in singles and doubles
Marcel granollers wife sexual dysfunction He played both singles and doubles in 13 series, and he and Peter Fleming won 14 of 15 Davis Cup doubles matches together.
An epic performance was McEnroe's 6-hour, minute victory over Mats Wilander in the deciding rubber of the 3—2 quarterfinal win over Sweden inplayed in St.
McEnroe won the match, at the time the longest in Davis Cup history, 9—7, 6—2, 15—17, 3—6, 8—6. McEnroe nearly broke that record in a 6-hour, minute loss to Boris Becker five years later. Becker won their match, the second rubber in a 3—2 loss to West Germany in World Group Relegation play, 4—6, 15—13, 8—10, 6—2, 6—2. McEnroe also helped the U. McEnroe struggled to regain his form after his sabbatical.
He lost three times in Grand Slam tournaments to Ivan Lendllosing straight-set quarterfinals at both the US Open and the Australian Open and a long four-set match, played over two days, in the fourth round of the French Open. Rumors of drug abuse had begun during his second sabbatical. McEnroe denied them at the time, but acknowledged that he had used cocaine during his career in a interview that implied that use occurred during this period, although he denied that the drug affected Marcel granollers wife sexual dysfunction play.
Nevertheless, McEnroe had multiple notable victories in the final years of his career. In the French Open, McEnroe beat year-old Michael Chang 6—0, 6—3, 6—1 in the third round; Chang went on to win the title the next year. InMcEnroe won a record fifth title at the World Championship Tennis Finals the championship tournament
Marcel granollers wife sexual dysfunction the WCT tour, which was being staged for the last timedefeating top-ranked Lendl in the semifinals.
At Wimbledon, he defeated Mats Wilander in a four-set quarterfinal before losing to Stefan Edberg in a semifinal.
He also won both of his singles rubbers in the quarterfinal Davis Cup tie with Sweden. Controversy was never far from McEnroe, however; in his fourth-round match against Mikael Pernfors at the Australian Open, McEnroe was ejected from the tournament for swearing at the umpire, supervisor, and referee.
McEnroe was apparently unaware that a new Code of Conduct, which had been introduced just before the tournament, meant that a third code violation would not lead to the deduction of a game but instead would result in immediate disqualification; therefore, when McEnroe unleashed a volley of abuse at umpire Gerry Armstrong, he was defaulted.
The last time McEnroe was ranked in the top ten was on October 22,when he was ranked 9th. His end-of-year singles ranking was 13th. InMcEnroe won last edition of the Volvo Tennis-Chicago tournament by defeating his brother Patrick in the final.