John McEnroe

John McEnroe

John Patrick McEnroe, Jr. (born February 16, 1959, in Wiesbaden, Germany) is a former World No. 1 professional tennis player from the United States. During his career, he won seven Grand Slam singles titles – three at Wimbledon and four at the U.S. Open. He also won nine Grand Slam men's doubles titles and one Grand Slam mixed doubles title.

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  • You are the pits of the world! Vultures! Trash!
    • To the umpire, spectators and reporters at Wimbledon, quoted in Time (December 28, 1981)
  • I’ll let the racket do the talking.
    • On defending his title as Wimbledon champion, London Times (June 26, 1984)
  • This taught me a lesson, but I’m not sure what it is.
    • On losing to Tim Mayotte in the Ebel US Pro Indoor Championships, NY Times (February 9, 1987)
  • If, in a few months, I’m only number 8 or number 10 in the world, I’ll have to look at what off-the-court work I can do. I will need to do something if I want to be number 1.
    • On losing to Tim Mayotte in the Ebel US Pro Indoor Championships, NY Times (February 9, 1987)

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