Alas, Mardy Fish: American Tennis Rots From The Head Down

There was a single American remaining in the quarterfinals at Wimbledon this year, and his name was Mardy Fish. His is never a name that inspires confidence or even optimism in tennis fans in the United States, most of whom are still lamenting the retirement of Pete Sampras a decade ago. Fish lost to Rafael Nadal… » 6/29/11 3:45pm 6/29/11 3:45pm

Playing Left-Handed At Wimbledon Is As Big An Advantage As Playing…

Today's New York Times reports from Wimbledon on the sneaky advantage that left-handed tennis players enjoy on grass: » 6/27/11 2:41pm 6/27/11 2:41pm

Dick Enberg Tells A Story About "Bloody Blue Balls" In Wimbledon Booth…

At 78 years old and after 28 years on the job, Dick Enberg is calling his final matches from Wimbledon this year. He'll wrap up his ESPN tennis contract at the US Open in a few months, and then he'll go home to San Diego to call games for the Padres. We're afraid that Enberg might not have the opportunity to tell… » 6/22/11 11:55am 6/22/11 11:55am

John McEnroe: Not All Of You Journalists Are Assholes

The classic 1980 Wimbledon Final between John McEnroe and Björn Borg has been dissected more than any match in tennis history. But the friendship that developed between the two, before and since, hasn't been as picked over, in part because Borg, who abruptly left the sport at age 26, has been generally averse to… » 6/11/11 11:30am 6/11/11 11:30am

John McEnroe Will Swear At You For An Hour For Just $28,500

There's an online charity open through Thursday that will grant two lucky — I mean absurdly wealthy — people an hour-long tennis lesson with John McEnroe at Randall's Island in New York City. The bid is currently at $26,000. The money will go towards saving the earth (literally, I guess?), so we can only be so » 4/05/11 6:35pm 4/05/11 6:35pm

John McEnroe Thinks Tennis Is Too Hard For Ladies

"I think that it's asking too much of the women. They shouldn't be playing as many events as the men...You shouldn't push them to play more than they're capable of." Also, mouthy broads talking about shopping, etc. [NYDN] » 8/27/10 4:00pm 8/27/10 4:00pm

Tennismania, Anyone?

In individual tennis, arguments are tag-team affairs, at best. The danger of team tennis, though, rests in the possibility of a brawl. Or at least some prissy and passionate (but polite!) name-calling. Especially with John McEnroe involved. [D.C. Sports Bog] » 7/17/09 1:20pm 7/17/09 1:20pm

Is Tennis Mobbed Up?

We should have seen it coming: It seems that the Russian Mafia may have infiltrated pro tennis (this surprises me: I would have guessed chess). But don't worry, sports fans; we have our best man on the case. John McEnroe. The former American great points to questions surrounding tennis stars such as Russia's Nikolay… » 12/11/07 11:40am 12/11/07 11:40am