- Jan 21, 2015
as we are getting into silly season and not much news around , it was good to see John McEnroe not bend to the faux or genuine outrage of the media. Whats going on? he said nothing factually incorrect, he was complementary of Williams but was asked some dumb questions by the show host namely why he didnt say Williams was the best player in the world and instead he said she was the best female player. Are people so whacked out on gender studies propaganda that they actually think women can compete with men in sports or is it a thought crime to simply acknowledge it?
Still a legend!
Still a legend!
Retired tennis great John McEnroe describes Serena Williams as the best female tennis player in the world in his new memoir, But Seriously, but during a Sunday interview with NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro, the seven-time major singles champion suggested Williams wouldn't stand a chance if she competed on the men's circuit.
"Some wouldn't qualify it, some would say she's the best player in the world," Garcia-Navarro challenged McEnroe on the subject of Williams, whose 23 Grand Slam singles titles are the most in the Open era (since 1968). "Why qualify it?"
"Oh!" McEnroe replied. "Uh, she's not, you mean, the best player in the world, period?"
"Yeah, the best tennis player in the world," Garcia-Navarro said. "You know, why say female player?"
"Well because if she was in, if she played the men's circuit she'd be like 700 in the world," McEnroe said.
"That doesn't mean I don't think Serena is an incredible player. I do, but the reality of what would happen would be I think something that perhaps it'd be a little higher, perhaps it'd be a little lower. And on a given day, Serena could beat some players. I believe because she's so incredibly strong mentally that she could overcome some situations where players would choke 'cause she's been in it so many times, so many situations at Wimbledon, The US Open, etc. But if she had to just play the circuit - the men's circuit - that would be an entirely different story."