An icon and legendary tennis player, John McEnroe is a man whose name rings a bell across the globe as a result of his flabbergasting career achievements which includes being rated as a top Singles player in the world from 1980 to 1985. He also achieved others feats such as claiming the US Open titles consecutively for three times as he became the first male player to have reached such landmark since the 1920s.
John McEnroe’s outstanding career wins include 77 Singles titles, 7 Grand Slam Singles titles, 78 doubles titles and 9 Grand Slam Double titles, among others. He ended his playing career in 2006, having stopped playing in the Singles in 1994. Following his achievements, McEnroe was inaugurated into the International Tennis Hall of Fame. He also claimed several accolades such as the Association of Tennis Professionals Player of the Year Award thrice and equally bagging the International Tennis Federation World Championship thrice. See more facts about the tennis legend below.
John McEnroe’s Biography (Age)
The celebrated tennis icon was born to John Patrick McEnroe Sr. and Kay Tresham in Wiesbaden, West Germany on 16th February 1959. He was raised in Queens, New York City, alongside his two brothers, Mark and Patrick McEnroe. While growing up, John McEnroe honed his tennis playing skills at different institutions and organizations such as the Eastern Lawn Tennis Association, Port Washington Tennis Academy in New York and more.
He is a graduate of Trinity School and also attended Standford University where he helped his team to emerge victoriously at the National Collegiate Athletic Association championship. He kick-started his career at the Association of Tennis Professionals tour and then, proceeded to register many titles under his belt as he eventually stamped his feet in the sands of time as one of the most globally recognized tennis players of all time.
John McEnroe also represented the United States at many team competitions for which he led his country to victory at five Davis Cup competitions. In a similar manner, he also aided his team to clinch the World Team Cup twice. After having a remarkable playing career, McEnroe ended his careers professionally as a single player and doubles player in 1994 and 2006 respectively. Despite being known as an outstanding player, John McEnroe is also known for his on-court irascible attitude for which he obtained a two-month suspension as well as paying fines of $17,500 and $1,500 on two different occasions during his career.
The tennis legend currently provides commentary at Wimbledon for BBC and also serves as a pundit at other television Networks such as NBC, ESPN, CBS. John McEnroe has further penned down several books which include his memoir entitled, ‘You Cannot Be Serious’. He has also been featured in multiple movies and TV shows such as Anger Management, CSI: NY, You Don’t Mess With The Zohan, 7 Days in Hell, among many others.
Due to his love for music, McEnroe created a musical band known as The Johnny Smyth Band for which he served as the lead singer and guitarist, having been taught how to play the guitar by his friends, Eric Clapton, and Eddie Van Halen. He is also a philanthropist who has carried out many charitable acts over the years.
What’s John McEnroe’s Net Worth?
John McEnroe had a long and legendary career as a tennis player. He became known all over the world for his superb technique and groundbreaking career achievements. As a result, he has gathered a financial value that is pegged at $60 million.
John McEnroe’s Family – His Brother, Wife and Children
Patrick McEnroe, who is John McEnroe’s younger brother, also carved a niche for himself in the tennis world as he claimed one Singles and 16 Doubles titles during his career. He is also working as a pundit and has been associated with TV Networks like ESPN and CBS.
Regarding his personal life, John McEnroe has been in two marriages. He first tied the knot with the famed actress and author, Tatum O’Neal in 1986. Their marriage, however, hit the rocks in 1994 and the pair got separated legally. The pair had three children – Kevin who was born in 1986, Sean who arrived two years later in 1998 and Emily McEnroe, born in 1991.
The tennis legend further moved on to exchange vows for the second time with Patty Smyth, a music artist, and songwriter, in 1997. The pair have expanded their family by the arrival of their two girls named Anna, born in 1995, and Ava McEnroe, who made her arrival four years later in 1999.
The widely known ex-tennis player has a lean and athletic body build. He stands at a height of 5 feet 11 inches (1.8 m) and weighs about 75 kg (165 lb). Considering the fact he was a professional athlete for most of his adult life, it is not surprising that John McEnroe is in such great shape.