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  ESPN Classic - McEnroe was McNasty on and off the court
John McEnroe was a winner and a whiner, a super talent nicknamed Superbrat.
"John can change his tactics and style to adjust to his opponent's strategy and to the court surface," said Arthur Ashe, the 1975 Wimbledon champ who also was one of McEnroe's Davis Cup captains.
McEnroe also was the key to the U.S. winning the Davis Cup in 1981 - his five-set win over Argentina's Jose-Luis Clerc was the clincher.
espn.go.com /classic/biography/s/McEnroe_John.html   (1341 words)

  
  John McEnroe Biography - Biography.com
In addition to John McEnroe's skill on the tennis court and championship career, he is best known for his aggressive and intense playing style as well as his rivalry with Swedish tennis player Bjorn Borg.
John Patrick McEnroe was born on February 16, 1959, in Wiesbaden, Germany, where his father, John McEnroe, Sr., was serving in the United States Air Force and his mother, Kay McEnroe, was a surgical nurse.
McEnroe attended Trinity School, a prestigious and expensive Ivy League preparatory school in Manhattan, where he was known to be funny, witty, and rowdy.
www.biography.com /search/article.do?id=9391860   (628 words)

  
 John McEnroe - Sportlegenden - Sportnews
Seine Grand-Slam-Titel holte McEnroe ausschließlich in Wimbledon und bei den US-Open.
John McEnroe war einer der erfolgreichsten Daviscup-Spieler aller Zeiten.
Seine einmalige Doppelstärke beweist sein Rekord in der Doppel-Weltrangliste.
www.1asport.de /sport/Sportlegenden/John-McEnroe_12l.html   (642 words)

  
 Being John McEnroe
McEnroe not only wanted it perhaps more than anyone except maybe his hated rival Connors -- who is generally recognized as the most competitive man to have played the game in the modern era -- but also he truly seemed to expect from himself nothing less than perfection.
McEnroe's opponents are nearly unanimous in their opinion that his on-court behavior was not the raw impetuosity of a mad genius as we were led to believe, but rather the contrived tactics of a champion so arrogant he would do literally anything not to lose.
McEnroe's greatest ambition, however, from the time he left the tour in '92 until only a few years ago, was to become a rock star, something he has rarely spoken about for fear of ridicule.
www.julianrubinstein.com /john.html   (6355 words)

  
  John McEnroe Summary
John McEnroe (born 1959) was one of the most successful and high-profile players in the history of tennis.
McEnroe also reached the final of the French Open that year, and seemed to be on the verge of beating Ivan Lendl when he won the first two sets.
McEnroe has also been given roles in TV and film where he playfully acknowledges his well-known belligerence such as in his appearance in a 2005 car commercial for the SEAT Altea where he angrily shouts his trademark "Clearly inside the line" line at an officer who has ticketed him for parking incorrectly.
www.bookrags.com /John_McEnroe   (5913 words)

  
 John McEnroe Speaker, John McEnroe Appearance, John McEnroe Endorsement
John McEnroe is almost as famous for his words on the tennis court as he is for his play.
McEnroe, who was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1999, is never at a loss for words and that makes him an obvious choice as a motivational speaker or company spokesman.
Despite his bad boy image, or perhaps because of it, the John McEnroe endorsement portfolio was huge during his heyday on the court and he continues to be a popular commercial endorser.
athletes-celebrities.tseworld.com /sports/tennis/john-mcenroe.php   (387 words)

  
 John McEnroe
McEnroe first took the tennis world by storm in 1977 when, at the age of 18, he made it through the qualifying tournament into the main draw at Wimbledon, and then proceeded to make it all the way to the semi-finals where he eventually lost in four sets to Jimmy Connors.
McEnroe continued to be a mainstay of US Davis Cup teams for the next 14 years, and was part of US winning teams again in 1979, 1981, 1982 and 1992.
McEnroe was apparently unaware that a new Code of Conduct which had just been introduced to the game meant that a third code violation would not lead to the deduction of a game, but instead would result in immediate disqualification.
www.basictennis.com /John-McEnroe.html   (2237 words)

  
 John McEnroe Relationships
John does not appear to be an intensely emotional or sentimental person, and he is often unaware of his own or other people's deeper feelings and emotional needs.
John McEnroe would rather settle differences by talking things out reasonably and rationally, but he tends to ignore or poke fun at any attempt to probe his own or others' inner depths.
John McEnroe feels that he must always be doing something, and he becomes impatient and irritable if he has to slow down or wait for anything.
www.topsynergy.com /famous/John_McEnroe.asp   (593 words)

  
 HelpingAnimals.com // Help An Animal // Celebrities Get Active // John McEnroe ‘Raises a Racket’ in New ...
But what you may not know about John McEnroe is that he’s also a champ for animals.
Recently, McEnroe, who has a mixed-breed pooch named Lulu, took a time-out from tennis to promote spaying and neutering in a new public service announcement (PSA) for PETA.
In the lighthearted PSA, McEnroe is a good sport as he pokes fun at himself by unleashing one of his trademark tirades that is sure to raise a smile and raise awareness about animal overpopulation.
www.helpinganimals.com /f-mcenroe.asp   (382 words)

  
 Salon.com People | John McEnroe
He also, in between such dramatic acts, hit some of the purest and most creative shots a tennis court has ever seen and, once the match was over, refused to shake the umpire's hand, leaving a crowd that came expecting feel-good nostalgia but instead had been treated to the genuine, raw article.
Screw nostalgia, McEnroe seemed to say; just as in the '80s, when his combination of talent and temperament transcended his sport and he attained pop-culture icon status by turning tennis into performance art, McEnroe had yet again provided a voyeuristic glimpse into tortured genius.
Similarly, McEnroe, who was renowned for rarely practicing or watching what he ate, dominated stronger, bigger, more committed players with a wholly instinctive game that was characterized by a feathery touch, a series of jabs and wrist flicks that produced unfathomable, sharply angled shots.
archive.salon.com /people/bc/2000/07/11/mcenroe   (929 words)

  
 Wort des Tages vom 21.02.2006: John McEnroe
Tennis-Veteran John McEnroe hat seine Rückkehr auf die ATP-Tour mit einem großartigen Erfolg gekrönt.
McEnroe siegt bei Comeback im Doppel San Jose (dpa) Tennis-Altstar John McEnroe hat ein gelungenes Comeback hingelegt.
San Jose (dpa) Tennis-Altstar John McEnroe hat ein gelungenes Comeback hingelegt.
wortschatz.uni-leipzig.de /wort-des-tages/2006/02/21/John+McEnroe.html   (286 words)

  
 Amazon.ca: You Cannot Be Serious: Books: John Mcenroe   (Site not responding. Last check: )
John McEnroe burst into public prominence on June 28th, 1977 when he was eighteen years old and achieved the seemingly impossible.
McEnroe was known for his legendary temper, and he explains to readers how he got this way and why he continued to blow his top from time to time.
McEnroe reveals his propensity for smoking marijuana during his self-imposed hiatus from tennis in the mid 80's, the wild partying with the amiable Vitas Gerulaitis, the mutual camaraderie, unparalleled competition, and respect, of his nemesis and friend Bjorn Borg, the infamous longstanding feud with Connors, and his passion for, and unprecedented success, with Davis Cup.
www.amazon.ca /You-Cannot-Serious-John-Mcenroe/dp/0425190080   (3051 words)

  
 John McEnroe Relationships: His Growth and Expansion   (Site not responding. Last check: )
McEnroe is very generous and sometimes careless with money; he does not want to hold on to it, he wants to enjoy it and use it to enrich his life.
John McEnroe utilizes his relationships with prominent and successful people to his advantage and is likely to achieve an important and lucrative position in life.
John McEnroe is always planning ways to expand his position and has a strong desire to acquire wealth.
www.topsynergy.com /famous/John_McEnroe_07.asp   (345 words)

  
 CNN.com - Report: McEnroe admits to steroids - Jan. 11, 2004
John McEnroe has reportedly admitted he unknowingly took steroids during his tennis career.
McEnroe said the Rusedski case and the handling of other recent doping cases showed tennis' hierarchy needed an overhaul.
McEnroe was implicated in a doping scandal two years ago when his former wife Tatum O'Neil claimed the former No. 1 had used steroids late in his career.
www.cnn.com /2004/SPORT/01/11/mcenroe.steroids.ap   (296 words)

  
 John McEnroe at AllExperts
McEnroe blew away the competition in 1984, compiling an 82-3 record and winning a career-high 13 singles tournaments, including his third Wimbledon and fourth US Open titles, also World Team Cup champion and runners-up in French Open and Davis Cup.
McEnroe was, however, victorious in his fifth consecutive Wimbledon final, playing a virtually flawless match to defeat Connors in straight-sets in just 80 minutes, 6-1, 6-1, 6-2.
The win meant that John McEnroe had won doubles titles in four different decades and was tied with Tom Okker for the second highest number (78) of doubles titles in history (trailing Todd Woodbridge).
en.allexperts.com /e/j/jo/john_mcenroe.htm   (3316 words)

  
 Wimbledon - The Official Website of The All England Lawn Tennis Club and The Championships, Wimbledon
John McEnroe has won the Wimbledon singles crown three times, an impressive effort that puts him near the top of the honours board as one of The Championships' most successful men's players.
McEnroe has even admitted that a default or two early in his fiery years at The Championships might have helped him; taught him more about self control and less about raging.
McEnroe’s hawk vision and sharp reflexes enabled him to return the biggest servers early and place the ball in either corner or down the middle.
www.wimbledon.org /en_GB/about/history/john_mcenroe.html   (409 words)

  
 John McEnroe - Salon   (Site not responding. Last check: )
He also, in between such dramatic acts, hit some of the purest and most creative shots a tennis court has ever seen and, once the match was over, refused to shake the umpire's hand, leaving a crowd that came expecting feel-good nostalgia but instead had been treated to the genuine, raw article.
Screw nostalgia, McEnroe seemed to say; just as in the '80s, when his combination of talent and temperament transcended his sport and he attained pop-culture icon status by turning tennis into performance art, McEnroe had yet again provided a voyeuristic glimpse into tortured genius.
Similarly, McEnroe, who was renowned for rarely practicing or watching what he ate, dominated stronger, bigger, more committed players with a wholly instinctive game that was characterized by a feathery touch, a series of jabs and wrist flicks that produced unfathomable, sharply angled shots.
dir.salon.com /people/bc/2000/07/11/mcenroe/index.html   (871 words)

  
 US Open Tennis Championship Tournament Coverage, Leaderboard Results, TV Schedule - USA Network - Character Profile: ...
Over the course of his illustrious 16-year professional career, McEnroe was considered one of the most technically accomplished players in the history of tennis, with four consecutive years (1981-84) as the world's No. 1 player.
McEnroe also is one of the foremost doubles players in the history of tennis, having won five times at Wimbledon (1979, 1981, 1983-84, 1992) and four times at the US Open (1979, 1981, 1983 and 1989).
McEnroe was born in Wiesbaden, Germany on February 16, 1959, and now resides in New York with his wife and six children.
www.usanetwork.com /sports/usopen/theshow/characterprofiles/mcenroe/index.html   (468 words)

  
 Review on John McEnroe by zankar - MouthShut.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Mcenroe at the age of 18, while still an amateur player, made it to the semi-finals of Wimbledon.
McEnroe also played on many U.S. Davis Cup teams during his career, including the teams that won the competition in 1978, 1979, 1981, 1982, and 1992.
John Mcenroe was one player who lent a lot of popularity to Men’s Tennis not only because of his On-court mannerism but also due to his game.
www.mouthshut.com /review/John_McEnroe-5349-1.html   (394 words)

  
 John McEnroe's TV Racket - By Mike Steinberger - Slate Magazine
To liven up their coverage of the U.S. Open, CBS and USA Network have once again employed the services of John McEnroe, whose presence in the broadcast booth is, according to many tennis aficionados, ample reason to tune in.
Presumably, McEnroe was aware that NBC had sent him to London and put him up in a swank hotel for two weeks because the network believed he had some wisdom to impart from his own experiences at the All-England Club.
Hopefully, the idiocy of this spectacle, in which McEnroe will snort and snarl, heap endless abuse on the poor sap in the chair, and otherwise parody himself, will finally convince the sport's commissars and chroniclers that McEnroe is no cure for whatever it is that ails tennis.
www.slate.com /id/114677/workarea/3   (963 words)

  
 Emol.com - John McEnroe volvió para ganar un nuevo título con 47 años
John McEnroe volvió para ganar un nuevo título con 47 años
John McEnroe, para muchos uno de los grandes genios de la historia del tenis mundial, regresó con 47 años a jugar y ganar un torneo de la ATP.
McEnroe, quien no pudo mantener su servicio intacto como en el resto del torneo, dijo en tono jocoso que no sabe si su regreso tenga continuidad, aunque sí que es seguro que seguirá dejando su sello en el circuito senior.
www.emol.com /noticias/deportes/detalle/detallenoticias.asp?idnoticia=211494   (454 words)

  
 BBC SPORT | Tennis | Wimbledon | BBC coverage | John McEnroe
John McEnroe was an instant hit when he joined the BBC team.
John became the youngest top-ranked player when he ended Bjorn Borg's five year reign at Wimbledon in an epic in the 1981 final.
John was also extremely proud to represent his country.
news.bbc.co.uk /sport1/hi/tennis/wimbledon/bbc_coverage/2006670.stm   (250 words)

  
 Amazon.com: You Cannot Be Serious: Books: John McEnroe,James Kaplan   (Site not responding. Last check: )
McEnroe's sincere pronouncements lack the cojones that might have made the book entertaining, and yet for all his openness, he engages in too much self-justification to seem truly vulnerable or poignant.
McEnroe, the feisty New Yorker whose brilliant serve-and-volley style of play was at times overshadowed by his on-court antics, captured 17 Grand Slam championships during a 15-year "wild ride" on the professional tennis tour.
McEnroe was known for his legendary temper, and he explains to readers how he got this way and why he continued to blow his top from time to time.
www.amazon.com /You-Cannot-Serious-John-McEnroe/dp/0425190080   (2421 words)

  
 John McEnroe - Photos, Bio and News for John McEnroe | TVGuide.com
When I heard that this episode would feature a meeting of John McEnroe and Larry David, I was almost giddy with excitement.
Tantrum-prone tennis great John McEnroe plays a dual role — including himself — on the May 9 CSI: NY....
CSI:NY carries on with its fine tradition of stunt casting in this week’s episode, bringing John McEnroe back into the limelight which is a lot brighter than he remembered since the...
www.tvguide.com /detail/celebrity.aspx?tvobjectid=212171   (270 words)

  
 BlackRock Tour of Champions
Group A: John McEnroe, Bjorn Borg, Henri Leconte, Mansour Bahrami
John McEnroe d Bjorn Borg 7-5, 3-6, 10-6 (Champions' Tie-break)
Henri Leconte d John McEnroe 6-4, 1-6, 10-5 (Champions' Tie-break)
www.blackrocktourofchampions.com /1/results   (384 words)

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