Films about tennis, especially the pro sport, are rare. But in the last 12 months, there’s been quite a few tennis focused films, both narrative and documentaries. One player who has gotten a lot of interest of late is John McEnroe. The former Wimbledon and US Open champion was the subject of the recent “Borg vs. McEnroe” film staring Shia LaBeouf. Now a new documentary explores the player, and his dedication to being the best, as something close to a work of art. Continue reading
Tennis is known for its great rivalries, but one that still continues to fascinate, inspire, and intrigue fans of the sport was the one between Björn Borg and John McEnroe. The new film “Borg vs. McEnroe” directed by Janus Metz explores this by focusing on the two all-time greats and their volatile personalities and how one kept it hidden from view while the other certainly did not.
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Serena Williams can declare “Game, Set, Match” over John McEnroe.
Williams, the reigning Wimbledon champion and recent Australian Open winner, who is taking time off to have her first baby, took to Twitter in response to a recent quote from John McEnroe during an interview with NPR.
Tennis Hall of Famer John McEnroe and rock legend Chrissie Hynde might seem an odd doubles team.
But actually they’ve been friends for many years. That proved true again as they shared in tennis and music memories during a recent radio show. Continue reading
Agassi and McEnroe Discuss Tennis at Farmers Classic. (Gudris)
On a cool yet pleasant night, the Farmers Classic event in Los Angeles kicked off Saturday night with a double bill of exhibition matches all set up to benefit the Andre Agassi Foundation for Education (AAFE). But before they took the court, Andre Agassi and John McEnroe took part in a brief press conference that discussed the state of American tennis and the now legendary John Isner/Nicolas Mahut match at Wimbledon. But, of course, any match with McEnroe wouldn’t be complete without a few bashings of both racquets and fans.
Tonight’s set of matches had all proceeds going to AAFE which benefits the Andre Agassi College Preparatory Academy in Las Vegas, a K-12 public charter school that strives to provide children with a first-class education, while also advocating increased investment in, and accountability for, public schools nationwide. But, of course, the press gathered was mainly interested in what both Grand Slam champions had to say about the current state of tennis and the recent John Isner/Nicolas Mahut match at Wimbledon that captured the world’s attention. Continue reading