Former Tennis World number one John McEnroe is one of the best known sporting personalities of all time. During his career, John won nine men’s doubles Grand Slams, seven singles Grand Slams and one mixed Grand Slam. John turned professional in 1978 after making an appearance as an amateur at Wimbledon aged 18. Signing his first ever endorsement with Sergio Tacchini, John went on to win five titles in his debut year. As a tennis speaker, John tells the story of his illustrious success and how he managed to maintain an outstanding sporting record throughout the entire length of his career.
John recorded his best season in 1984, with 82 wins compared to just 3 losses (96.5%); this longstanding record has only come close to being beaten by Roger Federer in 2005. Tennis during the 1980’s is seen as one of the golden eras of the sport, with rivalries between McEnroe, Connors, Lendl and Borg creating a fascinating climax to the Grand Slams of each season. Winning Wimbledon in 1981, 1983 and 1984, McEnroe joined an elite list of Tennis superstars to have won the competition three times. During after dinner speeches as a sports speaker, John delivers invaluable advice concerning the drive and determination needed to perform in the highly pressurised environment that professional tennis provides.
John retired as one of the most successful Tennis players to ever have played professionally and has since established himself as a highly desirable Tennis pundit and commentator. John as commentated for BBC on multiple occasions before leaving to take on roles at broadcasting firm ESPN. McEnroe’s straight talking American style makes him one of the nation’s favourite tennis speakers and TV presenters.
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