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John McEnroe joins FOXSports.com to talk about the upcoming U.S. Open, his best moment as a pro, which player gave him the most trouble and much more.
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However why are ready Sparage John McEnroe won seventeen grand slams during his career. And in 1999 was elected. The tennis Hall of Fame I'm pleased we joined I want sport's all time greats and John. You won your first Grand Slam title thirty years ago when US open where does that rank among -- -- major title. Well -- -- that moment emotional wanted it turns out because in my late great -- because sterilize and I played in the final he's no longer weapons target him every day. And also the fact that we are too young boys and greens are both grew up about fifteen minutes from. The at the National Tennis Center it was pretty amazed that it never happened before. Hadn't happened since I don't know if we'll ever happen again unless they USDA Randy did seem like tennis I think that this -- out there and spar and in the play tennis or someone give me -- -- -- some hopeful that'll happen in. Inspire the troops because lord knows we do it more than other countries and we need to get our kids out there play in this great sport. No question about that during your career -- US and legendary match against Bjorn Borg Jimmy Connors who was the one player who gave you the most trouble. The most trouble would probably be Pete Sampras and that was later in my career he was just coming out but he was a nightmare to play against and -- be any rhythm. -- bigger than anyone I've ever seen it was a great aptly lot better than spend more under -- people realize move very quickly there's also an accident Pollard need to just hit winners from anywhere. He was that he was a nightmare to play against only played him three times in the professional level but again we didn't go well. Well he had a pretty good career to admit it tripwire. I know you haven't exactly hung up your racquet you play occasionally on the Champions Tour. -- US and tabs on the court today as you were back annual -- That content I mean they pay me a little bit actually get -- to have -- there are used to define if I yell at the umpire and delegates -- -- I don't tell. But it's certify and indicates -- shape and ready to make me appreciate what's going out there now. And now realise how difficult it is to play this game who started -- a little bit if you just in the commentary box benefit. Backseat drivers -- I'm actually. Happy that I can -- have a pretty good often I don't recoveries throughout the first steps a little slower. But I do serve harder than ever. I don't know what is going but it's it's coming into. Wow how Bobcats yeah. Let's talk about Roger Federer he's made the US open his own personal playground winning five straight titles is this year's -- basically his to lose. Well I don't think Salomon I think that the guy just broke the records you got that they did lucked out a tiny bit he just had twins you have to -- -- -- a little actually. So the law of averages tell me if developers somewhere else from the guys in majors no doubt about it certainly were shocked if you wanted to put. I'd like to think that the doors open for erotic who I had a great Wimbledon fired on the crowd really to be pulling for him. Nadal if he were to get through the first four matches are so could be fresher than the other top guards were -- to play in this -- are very who I think is most setup to win this thing is it to receive it. He went -- -- -- Federer to the final. And I think he's put in his and paid his dues. He got to the finals he allowed Gary should learn his lesson for what happened there will be more prepared if he gets another chance. He's got himself better than ever saw on thinking that there's a chance for some of these other guys and perhaps a longshot -- long -- -- on -- -- -- A guy like -- Ochoa is another guy that potentially the cards fall right. And is not too burned by the end to -- could actually win this. Right you mentioned Andy Roddick the scene about. He's the only American player of the top twenties the fifth seed how can -- argue about the future of tennis in the US. -- considered obviously -- they're doing more and other countries -- given more opportunities to put more money into it there's a lot of options here in America. I think there's an opportunity I think tennis is on the upswing -- -- -- shot in the arm so I'd like to think there's some young kids out there wanting to be. Did actually Andy Roddick or even -- they can try to emulate someone else -- rod labor he was Australian but -- That definitely got me going and I think it can be done again but I think that you know for example -- there's no great up academy in New York to get kids out there I'm sure there's funny diamonds in the rough so that's an example. That's one of the things we need to do but so far I've been seeing a lot of evidence that. And other than the Williams sisters thank god there are still around we've really been struggling so hopefully they'll inspire someone before they go in the next couple years. I'm sure there's some young kids out there want to be the next John McEnroe. I know you teamed up with EIF tells about. What are basically. I became more aware prostate cancer what my father had it been so that this has certainly been -- -- this close -- in my -- -- become more agitated about the particularly this year being sort of a stand up to cancer ambassador I've learned a lot more about it and one thing I've learned is that. You want to live live a healthy and active lifestyle learn that one out of six men get prostate cancer. I learned that the guidelines were before and I turn fifty they're looking for a fifty year old throughout. That that was -- tarnished take the PSA tests and subsequently the last few months they've changed that the forty. Something that guys get out there would be. Pro active instead of reactive and not afraid to go to the doctor reticent like I was in the Palestinians something if he's he's jacked up a PSA test. That that that release we continue to do try to do some like that. And it didn't do a lot easier to be safe than sorry so I'm I'm looking at this is did it looks to me like a no lose situation for people if you get. Detected early it's god forbid there's there's there's something. If it detected early -- the -- you're almost a 100% chance of being curative it's if it's caught early so I think there's some. Pretty good odds -- good reasons for it at the very lead the young guys are young got Clinton -- mean Alex are also don't get a doctor -- -- -- their options are. Our daughter prostate cancer watched dot com and learn more about it the very least and I'm sure that I would tell going to the doctor as well. -- -- Obviously your -- be a part of that program thanks so much for being with us was great talk with revenue. Don't forget -- your tennis needs to make sure to keep blog out of foxsports.com. Already broadly. Thanks look at him.