|Country (sports)||United States|
|Residence||New York City|
|Born||July 1, 1966|
Manhasset, New York
|Height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Plays||Right-handed (two-handed backhand)|
|Highest ranking||No. 28 (September 11, 1995)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||SF (1991)|
|French Open||3R (1991)|
|Wimbledon||2R (1991, 1992, 1995)|
|US Open||QF (1995)|
|Grand Slam Cup||QF (1991)|
|Highest ranking||No. 3 (April 12, 1993)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Australian Open||F (1991)|
|French Open||W (1989)|
|Wimbledon||QF (1992, 1993)|
|US Open||QF (1988, 1994)|
|Other doubles tournaments|
|Tour Finals||W (1989)|
Born in Manhasset, New York, he is John McEnroe's youngest brother. He won one singles title and 16 doubles titles, including the 1989 French Open Men's Doubles. His career-high rankings were World No. 28 in singles and World No. 3 in doubles.
- 1 Juniors
- 2 Professional career
- 3 Personal life
- 4 Distinctions and honors
- 5 Major finals
- 6 ATP Tour finals
- 7 References
- 8 Further reading
- 9 External links
McEnroe started playing tennis as a young boy and was taught at the Port Washington Tennis Academy, where his brother John also played. As a junior, McEnroe reached the semifinals of Wimbledon and the US Open boys' singles in 1983. He partnered Luke Jensen to win the French Junior doubles and the USTA Boys' 18 National and Clay Court titles in 1984. He also made his first impact on the professional tour that year, teaming up with brother John to win the doubles title at Richmond, Virginia. He won the Men's Doubles Gold medal at the 1987 Pan American Games with Jensen, and helped Stanford University win the NCAA team championship in 1986 and 1988. While at Stanford, he was a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. McEnroe graduated from Stanford in 1988 with a degree in political science, and then joined the professional tennis tour.
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In 1989, McEnroe won the French Open Men's Doubles title and the Masters doubles title partnering with Jim Grabb.
His first career singles final came in 1991 at Chicago, where he faced his brother John, who won the match 3–6, 6–2, 6–4. (This was the second time in tour history where two brothers faced each other in a tournament final, after Emilio Sánchez and Javier Sánchez met in the Madrid final in 1987.)
McEnroe's best Grand Slam singles performance came at the 1991 Australian Open, where he reached the semi-finals before being knocked-out by eventual-champion Boris Becker. (Commenting on his fellow semi-finalists, he told the press: "It's just like you all expected – Edberg, Lendl, McEnroe and Becker".) He was also runner-up in the men's doubles at the Australian Open that year, partnering with his former Stanford teammate David Wheaton.
McEnroe won the men's singles at the Sydney Outdoor Championships in 1995, to claim his only career singles title. He also had some notable Grand Slam singles results that year – beating Boris Becker in the first round of the Australian Open (before eventually losing in the fourth round), and then reaching the quarter-finals of the US Open where he lost to Becker in an epic four-hour and seven-minute four-set marathon.
McEnroe acted catalyst of fellow tennis champion (and older brother John's own rival) Jimmy Connors's run during the 1991 U.S. Open. In the first Round of the 1991 U.S. Open, McEnroe led Connors two sets and 3–0 in the third set but Connors came back to win in 5 sets, walking off the court at 1:35 in the morning, after 4 hours and 18 minutes of play.
McEnroe retired from the professional tour in 1998.
In the Davis Cup, McEnroe represented his country as a doubles player in 1993, 1994 and 1996, compiling a 3–1 record. In 2000, after older-brother John resigned following an unhappy 14-month spell as Captain, he was named the 38th Captain of the United States Davis Cup team.
With McEnroe as captain, the Davis Cup team won the Cup for the U.S. in December 2007. He resigned the position of team captain on September 6, 2010. His time as captain is the longest of any US Davis Cup captain.
General Manager USTA Player Development
In 2008, McEnroe became General Manager of USTA Player Development. A series of mandates aimed at promoting junior tennis, including a requirement that all players age 10 and under (U10) compete on miniature courts using new lightweight "green dot" tennis balls, have been controversial. The smaller format is designed to make tennis more accessible to children but critics argue that it will inhibit development. Coach Robert Lansdorp said in September 2013 that the format "is wrong for the very talented players" that become champions and noted that Maria Sharapova, Monica Seles and the Williams sisters were already competing on regular courts by age 7.
In 2012 tennis coach Wayne Bryan, father of the Bryan Brothers, wrote a letter expressing concern about the effects USTA mandates were having on players and coaches around the country. McEnroe responded, calling Bryan's criticisms "scattershot" and "filled with holes, hearsay and half truths". At the December 2012 "Riv It Up" USPTA Education Event held at the Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades, California, professional coaches united to support Bryan in a "packed" meeting with USTA director Craig Jones that drew attendees from as far away as Arizona. FOX News commentator Sean Hannity, the father of two junior players, posted his own analysis online "urging the immediate reversal of the USTA's new rules for juniors competition". Former world #1 John McEnroe, owner of Sportime Tennis Center on Randalls Island, New York, agrees that the tennis federation his younger brother Patrick advocates is unlikely to produce a champion.
On September 3, 2014, Patrick McEnroe was relieved of his duties as Head of Player Development for the USTA. Jon Wertheim of Sports Illustrated reports McEnroe was "forced out of his job" after a six-year tenure The announcement was made during the US Open Tennis Championship in Flushing Meadows, New York, where for the second consecutive year, and only the second time in its 134-year history, no American men advanced past the third round. It is the latest indicator that the United States has lost its place in the upper echelon of professional tennis. The last American man to win a Grand Slam title was Andy Roddick in 2003.
Distinctions and honors
- His career-high singles ranking was World No. 28 in 1995.
- His career-high doubles ranking was World No. 3 in 1993.
- McEnroe served as captain of the U.S. men's tennis team at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens.
- He was a part owner of the New York Sportimes of World TeamTennis. His brother John was a player on the team.
- McEnroe serves as a TV commentator for CBS Sports and ESPN.
- He used to be the sports reporter for Imus in the Morning, before quitting on air due to a lack of airtime.
- He is an analyst for the "1st and 10" segment on ESPN First Take.
- He used to host The Patrick McEnroe Show, Saturday mornings from 10-12pm on ESPN Radio New York 98.7 FM.
- He previously had been a guest host on the ESPN program Pardon the Interruption (PTI).
- He co-wrote the book Tennis for Dummies with sportswriter Peter Bodo in 1998. John McEnroe wrote the foreword.
- In November 2012, McEnroe was announced as a 2013 recipient of the NCAA Silver Anniversary Award, presented annually to six distinguished former college student-athletes on the 25th anniversary of the end of their college sports careers.
Grand Slam finals
Doubles: 2 (1 title, 1 runner-up)
|Winner||1989||French Open||Clay||Jim Grabb|| Mansour Bahrami
|6–4, 2–6, 6–4, 7–6(7–5)|
|Runner-up||1991||Australian Open||Hard||David Wheaton|| Scott Davis
|7–6(7–4), 6–7(8–10), 3–6, 5–7|
Mixed doubles: 1 (1 runner-up)
|Runner-up||1988||US Open||Hard||Elizabeth Smylie|| Jana Novotná
ATP Tour finals
Singles champion (1)
|No.||Date||Tournament||Surface||Opponent in the final||Score|
|1.||January 9, 1995||Sydney, Australia||Hard||Richard Fromberg||6–2, 7–6(4)|
Singles runner-up (3)
- 1991: Chicago (lost to John McEnroe)
- 1994: Auckland (lost to Magnus Gustafsson), Basel (lost to Wayne Ferreira)
Doubles champion (16)
|No.||Date||Tournament||Surface||Partner||Opponent in Final||Score in Final|
|1.||February 6, 1984||Richmond WCT, USA||Carpet (i)||John McEnroe|| Kevin Curren
|2.||October 5, 1987||San Francisco, USA||Carpet (i)||Jim Grabb|| Glenn Layendecker
|6–2, 0–6, 6–4|
|3.||June 12, 1989||French Open, Paris||Clay||Jim Grabb|| Mansour Bahrami
|6–4, 2–6, 6–4, 7–6|
|4.||December 10, 1989||Masters Doubles, London||Carpet (i)||Jim Grabb|| John Fitzgerald
|7–5, 7–6, 5–7, 6–3|
|5.||November 12, 1990||Wembley, England||Carpet (i)||Jim Grabb|| Rick Leach
|7–6, 4–6, 6–3|
|6.||September 23, 1991||Basel, Switzerland||Hard (i)||Jakob Hlasek|| Petr Korda
|3–6, 7–6, 7–6|
|7.||April 27, 1992||Madrid, Spain||Clay||Patrick Galbraith|| Francisco Clavet
|8.||October 5, 1992||Sydney Indoor, Australia||Hard (i)||Jonathan Stark|| Jim Grabb
|9.||November 2, 1992||Paris Indoor, France||Carpet (i)||John McEnroe|| Patrick Galbraith
|10.||May 10, 1993||Coral Springs, USA||Clay||Jonathan Stark|| Paul Annacone
|11.||June 7, 1993||Rosmalen, Netherlands||Grass||Jonathan Stark|| David Adams
|7–6, 1–6, 6–4|
|12.||October 4, 1993||Sydney Indoor, Australia||Hard (i)||Richey Reneberg|| Alexander Mronz
|13.||January 10, 1994||Auckland, New Zealand||Hard||Jared Palmer|| Grant Connell
|6–2, 4–6, 6–4|
|14.||September 16, 1994||Basel, Switzerland||Hard (i)||Jared Palmer|| Lan Bale
John-Laffnie de Jager
|15.||February 13, 1995||San Jose, USA||Hard (i)||Jim Grabb|| Alex O'Brien
|3–6, 7–5, 6–0|
|16.||October 8, 1995 ||Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia||Carpet (i)||Mark Philippoussis|| Grant Connell
Doubles runner-up (21)
- 1988: Schenectady (with Paul Annacone, lost to Alexander Mronz/Greg Van Emburgh), Cincinnati (with Jim Grabb, lost to Rick Leach/Jim Pugh)
- 1989: Key Biscayne (with Jim Grabb, lost to Jakob Hlasek/Anders Järryd), Rio de Janeiro (with Tim Wilkison, lost to Jorge Lozano/Todd Witsken), Washington (with Jim Grabb, lost to Neil Broad/Gary Muller)
- 1990: Indian Wells (with Jim Grabb, lost to Boris Becker/Guy Forget), Rosmalen (with Jim Grabb, lost to Jakob Hlasek/Michael Stich)
- 1991: Australian Open (with David Wheaton, lost to Scott Davis/David Pate), Vienna (with Jakob Hlasek, lost to Anders Järryd/Gary Muller)
- 1992: Cincinnati (with Jonathan Stark, lost to Todd Woodbridge/Mark Woodforde), New Haven (with Jared Palmer, lost to Kelly Jones/Rick Leach), Brisbane (with Jonathan Stark, lost to Steve DeVries/David Macpherson), Antwerp (with Jared Palmer, lost to John Fitzgerald/Anders Järryd)
- 1993: San Francisco (with Jonathan Stark, lost to Scott Davis/Jacco Eltingh), Key Biscayne (with Jonathan Stark, lost to Richard Krajicek/Jan Siemerink)
- 1994: Tokyo Outdoor (with Sébastien Lareau, lost to Henrik Holm/Anders Järryd), Toronto (with Jared Palmer, lost to Byron Black/Jonathan Stark), Toulouse (with Jared Palmer, lost to Menno Oosting/Daniel Vacek)
- 1995: Key Biscayne (with Jim Grabb, lost to Todd Woodbridge/Mark Woodforde), Tokyo Indoor (with Jakob Hlasek, lost to Jacco Eltingh/Paul Haarhuis)
- 1996: Sydney Outdoor (with Sandon Stolle, lost to Ellis Ferreira/Jan Siemerink)
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- Patrick McEnroe and Melissa Errico Have Twins! Celebrity Baby Blog, February 1, 2009
- Patrick McEnroe, Peter Bodo, John McEnroe (1998). Tennis For Dummies. For Dummies (at Amazon.com). p. 408. ISBN 076455087X.CS1 maint: Multiple names: authors list (link)
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