John McEnroe is not only playing tennis at the ATP Champions tour in Statoil in London, he is also stirring up some controversy. Among other things, McEnroe wants to get rid of doubles, says the Bryan Brothers can't play singles, thinks Roger Federer is not going to win another major tournament and claims Andy Murray has a good shot at the Australian Open 2014.
It's a wonder McEnroe has enough time to play tennis with all these thoughts floating around in his head.
Appearing at the season ending tournament for the ATP Champions tour, McEnroe is trashing a version of tennis that he was one of the best.
“Why we are even playing doubles at this point is a mystery to me,” said McEnroe. “I love doubles but I don’t even recognise what this is. If there was a volleying contest from the service line, most of these guys couldn’t . . .” He stopped and sighed. “They play an inch from the net. It is like wham, bam, thank you ma’am.
Some harsh words from a player who won 78 doubles titles and whose former partner, Peter Fleming, said that the best doubles team of all time would be McEnroe and anybody else.
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