Fast Facts

  • As an amateur in 1977, won mixed doubles at Wimbledon with Mary Carillo, and made the semifinals in singles.
  • Won NCAA singles and team titles with Stanford in 1978, the year he also turned pro.
  • Won first Grand Slam event in 1979 (U.S. Open). Won 10 singles events and 17 doubles events.
  • Best year came in 1984, when he went 82-3 in matches, and won 13 singles titles.
  • In his career, he won titles at four U.S. Opens and three Wimbledons, but lost to Bjorn Borg in 1980 in a final many call the best in Wimbledon history.
  • Won 57 doubles titles with partner Peter Fleming.
  • With his tennis career winding down, he opened an art gallery in Manhattan and started a rock group, the Johnny Smyth Band, in the 1990s.
  • Starred in a TV game show (The Chair) and his own talk show (McEnroe).
  • His 2002 autobiography, You Cannot Be Serious, was a best-seller.
  • Continues to play tennis on senior tours.


  • Emily McEnroe — Daughter
  • Kay McEnroe — Mother
  • Kevin McEnroe — Son
  • Ava McEnroe — Daughter
  • Ruby — Stepdaughter
  • Patty Smyth — Wife
  • Sean O'Neal — Son
  • John McEnroe Sr. — Father
  • Patrick McEnroe — Brother
  • Mark McEnroe — Brother
  • Tatum O'Neal — Ex-wife
  • Anna McEnroe — Daughter


  • Attended Stanford University, Palo Alto, California, United States

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  • Birth Name: John Patrick McEnroe Jr.
  • Birth Place: Wiesbaden, West Germany
  • Birthday: February 16, 1959, Aquarius
  • Profession: Tennis player, Commentator

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