John McEnroe

Born:
February 16, 1959
Place of Birth:
Wiesbaden, Germany
Citizenship:
United States
Induction Category:
Recent Player
Year of Induction:
1999
Highest Ranking
World Singles Ranking: 1

As ferocious a competitor as tennis has ever produced, steely in his resolve, unwavering in his convictions, John McEnroe was a left-hander who played with singular verve and sparkle. A New Yorker with rare talent, his imagination knew no boundaries. McEnroe’s touch on the volley was golden, and his match playing instincts were remarkably sound. He claimed the US Open crown four times and was victorious at Wimbledon three times. He was an American Davis Cup stalwart, and many believe he may be the greatest doubles player of all time.

Grand Slam Record

French Open

  • Mixed Doubles Champion 1977

Wimbledon

  • Singles Champion 1981, 1983-84
  • Doubles Champion 1979, 1981, 1983-84, 1992

US Open

  • Singles Champion 1979-81, 1984
  • Doubles Champion 1979, 1981, 1983-84

Career Achievements

  • Davis Cup Team Member 1978-84, 1987-89, 1991-92
  • Davis Cup Team Captain 1999