John McEnroe (USA)

Birth date:2.16.59

Birthplace:Wesbaden, Germany

Current Residence:New York, NY

Current Champions Rank:

Highest Champions Rank:1

Current Year Record:

BIOGRAPHY

McEnroe burst onto the international tennis scene while still a student at Stanford University. In 1977 he broke through from the qualifying rounds to reach the Wimbledon semifinals. He turned pro the following year.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

+McEnroe won 17 Grand Slam titles - 7 in singles (3 Wimbledon, 4 U.S. Open; 10 in doubles (5 Wimbledon, 4 U.S. Open, 1 French Open).

+He played on U.S. Davis Cup teams a record 13 years, helping to win the Cup for his country five times (1978, 79, 81, 82, 92).

+John finished the year as the No. 1 player in the world four different times (1981-84), becoming the youngest man ever to achieve the No.1 ranking.

+In 1980, he played a match that many consider to be the best in the history of tennis - a five-set marathon loss to Borg in the Wimbledon final. The next year, McEnroe reversed that result, beating Borg at Wimbledon, and again at the U.S. Open.

+154 career titles: 77 in singles; 77 in doubles.



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