John McEnroe

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John McEnroe

Former World No. 1 professional tennis player from the United States add

Category: Tennis

Born in 1959.

Countries: United States (40%), (14%), Australia (11%)

Main connections: French Open, Jimmy Connors, The Championships, Wimbledon

Linked to: Association of Tennis Professionals, Fordham Law School, National Collegiate Athletic Association, Trinity School

 

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John McEnroe was born in 1959 add something


1960

In 1960, the family moved to the New York City area, where McEnroe's father worked daytime as an advertising agent while attending Fordham Law School by night add something


1968

Pancho Gonzales - Since 1968, with the first Grand Slam of the Open Era at the French Open, Champions such as Rod Laver, Jimmy Connors, Björn Borg, John McEnroe, Pete_Sampras, and Roger Federer have been considered by their contemporaries to be greater players than Tilden or Gonzales


1977

After Wimbledon in 1977, McEnroe entered Stanford University and won the National Collegiate Athletic Association singles and team titles in 1978 add something

 

As an 18-year-old amateur in 1977, McEnroe won the mixed doubles at the French Open with Mary Carillo, and made it through the qualifying tournament and into the main draw at Wimbledon, where he lost in the semifinals to Jimmy Connors in four sets add something

 

He won the 1977 French Open mixed doubles title with childhood friend Mary Carillo add something

 

McEnroe attended Trinity School and graduated in 1977 add something

 

The Championships, Wimbledon - The furthest that any qualifier has progressed in a Singles tournament is the semi-final round: John McEnroe in 1977 , Vladimir Voltchkov in 2000 , and Alexandra Stevenson in 1999


1978

In 1978, McEnroe won two singles rubbers in the final as the U.S. captured the cup for the first time since 1972, beating the United Kingdom in the final add something

 

Later in 1978, he joined the ATP tour and signed his first professional endorsement deal, with Sergio Tacchini add something


1979

In 1979, McEnroe won his first Grand Slam singles title at the !US_Open (US_Open_(tennis)) add something

 

McEnroe continued to be a mainstay of U.S. Davis Cup teams for the next 14 years and was part of U.S. winning teams in 1979, 1981, 1982, and 1992 add something

 

Vitas Gerulaitis - In 1979 Gerulaitis lost in the men's singles finals at the US Open to fellow New Yorker, John McEnroe, in straight sets

 

Tim Gullikson - Tim won a total of four top-level singles titles and reached the quarter-finals of the 1979 Wimbledon Championships, beating John McEnroe in the fourth round


1980

He was the top ranked player on 14 separate occasions between 1980 and 1985 and finished the year ranked World No. 1 four straight years from 1981 through 1984 add something

 

McEnroe exacted revenge two months later, beating Borg in the five-set final of the 1980 !US_Open (US_Open_(tennis)) add something

 

McEnroe became the top-ranked singles player in the world on March 3, 1980 add something

 

Peter Fleming (tennis) - During the 1980s, Fleming teamed up with fellow American John McEnroe to dominate the men's doubles game

 

Jimmy Connors - In the 1980 WCT Finals, Connors defeated the defending champion, John McEnroe


1981

Borg and McEnroe had their final confrontation in the final of the 1981 !US_Open (US_Open_(tennis)) add something

 

He was named as the ATP player of the year in 1981, 1983 and 1984 add something

 

In 1981, 1983 and 1984 McEnroe was the ITF World Champion for Men's singles add something

 

McEnroe remained controversial when he returned to Wimbledon in 1981 add something


1982

McEnroe lost to Jimmy Connors in the 1982 Wimbledon final add something


1983

Fritz Buehning - Partnered with Van Winitsky, he lost the 1983 !US_Open (US_Open_(tennis)) finals to the team of Peter Fleming and John McEnroe

 

Mats Wilander - Wilander returned to the French Open in 1983, where he lost to Yannick Noah after defeating John McEnroe in a quarterfinal

 

Ivan Lendl - Lendl first attained the world no. 1 ranking on February 28, 1983 and bolstered his claim to the top spot when he defeated John McEnroe in the 1984 French Open final


1984

At the 1984 French Open, McEnroe lost a close final match to Ivan Lendl add something

 

McEnroe helped the U.S. win the World Team Cup in 1984 and 1985 add something

 

McEnroe won his fourth !US_Open (US_Open_(tennis)) title in 1984 by defeating Lendl in straight sets in the final, after defeating Connors in a five-set semifinal add something

 

McEnroe's 1984 season did not end without controversy add something

 

The only male who has come close to matching McEnroe's 1984 win-loss record since was Roger Federer in 2005 add something

 

Robin Soderling - He became only the third player in history of that event to accomplish that feat since John McEnroe in 1984 and Fernando González in 2003

 

Tatum O'Neal - O'Neal's relationship with John McEnroe began in 1984 when she moved into his Central Park West condo in New York City

 

Ivan Lendl - This shift allowed him to defeat John McEnroe in 1984 in the French Open, Lendl's first Grand Slam victory


1985

In 1985, McEnroe reached his last Grand Slam singles final at the !US_Open (US_Open_(tennis)) add something


1986

By 1986, the pressures of playing at the top had become too much for McEnroe to handle, and he took a six-month break from the tour add something

 

McEnroe struggled to regain his form after his 1986 sabbatical add something

 

When he returned to the tour later in 1986, he won three ATP tournaments, but in 1987 he failed to win a title for the first time since turning pro add something

 

It was during this sabbatical that on August 1, 1986, he married actress Tatum O'Neal, with whom he had already had a son, Kevin add something

 

Tatum O'Neal - In 1986, O'Neal married tennis player John McEnroe

 

Tatum O'Neal - In 1986, she married professional tennis player John McEnroe, with whom she had three children


1987

He lost three times in Grand Slam tournaments to Ivan Lendl, losing straight-set quarterfinals at both the 1987 !US_Open (US_Open_(tennis)) and the 1989 Australian Open and a long four-set match, played over two days, in the fourth round of the 1988 French Open add something

 

They had two more children, Sean and Emily , before divorcing in 1994 add something


1989

In 1989, McEnroe won a record fifth title at the World Championship Tennis Finals , defeating top-ranked Lendl in the semifinals add something

 

Mark Woodforde - Eleven of these victories came as a member of the Woodies, and he won the 1989 U.S. Open doubles with John McEnroe


1990

Controversy was never far from McEnroe, however; in his fourth round match against Mikael Pernfors at the 1990 Australian Open, McEnroe was ejected from the tournament for swearing at the umpire, supervisor, and referee add something

 

The last time McEnroe was ranked in the world top ten was on October 22, 1990, when he was ranked 9th add something

 

Derrick Rostagno - At Wimbledon in 1990, Rostagno defeated John McEnroe in straight sets in the first round

 

Mikael Pernfors - In the fourth round of the Australian Open in 1990, Pernfors faced John McEnroe during an infamous match in which McEnroe became the first player to be disqualified under a new Code of Conduct that had recently been introduced in tennis


1991

In 1991, McEnroe won the last edition of the Volvo Tennis-Chicago tournament by defeating his brother Patrick in the final add something


1992

McEnroe retired from the professional tour at the end of 1992 add something

 

McEnroe separated from O'Neal in 1992, and divorced in 1994 add something

 

This was McEnroe's first title since capturing the Paris Indoor doubles title in November 1992 with his brother Patrick add something


1993

He collects American contemporary art, and opened a gallery in Manhattan in 1993 add something


1994

Bruno Fonseca - The War Murals - A public showing of "The War Murals" was the opening exhibition for the John McEnroe Gallery in SoHo in January 1994


1995

Pete Sampras - He played doubles with John McEnroe on the US team that won the Davis Cup, duplicating the feat in 1995


1997

The band toured for two years, but McEnroe suddenly quit in 1997 just before finishing his first album add something


1998

John Fugelsang - He was on "America's Funniest Home Videos" for two seasons from 1998 to 1999, co-hosted John McEnroe's short-lived CNBC talk show in 2004, and was a regular on CNBC's "Bullseye" and Fox News' "Red Eye"

 

Melissa Errico - She married her childhood sweetheart, tennis pro Patrick McEnroe, on December 19, 1998 and became the sister-in-law of John McEnroe


1999

McEnroe was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1999 add something

 

McEnroe was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1999 and received the Philippe Chatrier award in 2007 add something

 

McEnroe became the U.S. Davis Cup captain in September 1999 add something


2000

McEnroe denied them at the time, but acknowledged that he had used cocaine during his career in a 2000 interview that implied that the use occurred during this period, although he denied that the drug affected his play add something

 

McEnroe was not known for a power game, but rather for his serve and volley mastery, a style of play that faded in the 2000s add something

 

McEnroe resigned in November 2000 after 14 months as captain, citing frustration with the Davis Cup schedule and format as two of his primary reasons add something


2002

Brad Gilbert - In his 2002 autobiography John McEnroe called Gilbert a pusher and claimed that Gilbert had the ability to bring talented players down to his type of game


2003

Andrew Castle - Castle has been lead commentator on all men's singles finals since 2003, working alongside John McEnroe, Boris_Becker, Jimmy Connors, Tim Henman, and John Lloyd


2004

In 2004, McEnroe said that during much of his career he had unwittingly taken steroids add something

 

McEnroe played himself in the 2004 movie "Wimbledon" add something

 

In July 2004, McEnroe began a CNBC talk show entitled "McEnroe" add something

 

Adam Sandler - He appeared as the featured guest on the final episode of John McEnroe's eponymous CNBC talk show, airing in late 2004


2005

Jimmy Connors - During the Wimbledon tournaments of 2005, 2006, and 2007, Connors commentated for the BBC alongside John McEnroe , providing moments of heated discussion between two former archrivals

 

Anna Kournikova - In January 2005, she played in a doubles charity event for the Indian Ocean tsunami with John McEnroe, Andy_Roddick, and Chris Evert


2006

McEnroe returned to the ATP Tour in 2006 to play two doubles tournaments add something

 

Jonas Bjorkman - When John McEnroe announced his official return to the ATP Pro Tour in 2006 he teamed up with Björkman to win the doubles title at the SAP Open in San Jose


2007

Boyd Tinsley - He often attends the Championships at Wimbledon, and in 2007 played doubles with John McEnroe and Pete Sampras


2008

Ashley Harkleroad - During US Open coverage on the USA network on August 29, 2008, commentator John McEnroe announced that Harkleroad was pregnant with Adams's child


2009

Anna Kournikova - Kournikova competed alongside John McEnroe, Tracy Austin and Jim Courier at the "Legendary Night", which was held on 2 May 2009, at the Turning Stone Event Center, Verona, New York


2010

His most recent victory came at the Jean-Luc Lagardere Trophy in Paris in 2010, where he defeated Guy Forget in the final add something


2011

Tatum O'Neal - In 2011, O'Neal wrote a new collections of memoirs titled "Found: A Daughter's Journey Home", which dealt with her tempestuous relationship with her father, tempestuous marriage to John McEnroe, and her recent drug arrest

 

BNP Paribas Showdown - In 2011, the four players were American male legends Ivan Lendl, John McEnroe, Andre_Agassi and Pete Sampras

 

Ivan Lendl - On February 28, 2011, Lendl returned to the court again in an exhibition match with John McEnroe at Madison Square Garden


2012

John won at the French Open in 2012 for the over-45 legends doubles competition add something

 

Mark Knowles - At the 2012 SAP Open, Knowles rejoined Malisse to win the ATP World Tour 250 event in San Jose, becoming the first men's player over 40 to win a tour-level doubles title since John McEnroe


2014

McEnroe and his brother Patrick won again at the 2014 French Open in the over-45 legends doubles competition add something

 

Kim Clijsters - Kim will participate at the 2014 Optima Open, a tournament on the ATP Champions Tour alongside John McEnroe, Monica_Seles and others in August


2015

Queen's Club Championships - They are Major Ritchie, Anthony Wilding, Roy Emerson, John McEnroe, Boris_Becker, Lleyton Hewitt, Andy Roddick and Andy Murray who won his fourth title in 2015


2016

McEnroe was part of Milos Raonic's coaching team from May to August 2016 add something


2019

In addition to his other commentary roles, McEnroe will be a central figure for Australian television network Nine's coverage of the 2019 Australian Open add something