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post #1 of 77 (permalink) Old Sep 3rd, 2006, 02:27 AM Thread Starter
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John McEnroe- Idiot?

I was just watching John McEnroe on Center Court (a relitively new episode) and it is his belief that he can beat the top female players on the WTA Tour. I personally think that he would be destroyed by even the likes of Jill Craybas. I don't even want to know what would happen if he played Amelie or Justine.
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More like your the idiot.McEnroe would beat them,you actually think he would lose to Craybas???Like your post loses all credibility just for that but mens tennis is alot different than women's.They serve harder,hit harder,move quicker.He would beat them.
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More like your the idiot.McEnroe would beat them,you actually think he would lose to Craybas???Like your post loses all credibility just for that but mens tennis is alot different than women's.They serve harder,hit harder,move quicker.He would beat them.
Cool it; its just my opinion Anyway, the ATP and WTA are different, but McEnroe played thirty years ago.
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John would sadly beat even the top WTA players

azarenka - pavlyuchenkova - li - jankovic
garcia - bencic - paszek - rus - kanepi - kuznetsova - stephens
bouchard - karatantcheva - larcher de brito - voegele - lim - mladenovic

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vaidisova - kournikova - golovin - henin
the boys - federer - gasquet - del potro - haase - nishikori
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John would sadly beat even the top WTA players
What a sad an insecure asshole if he even feels
the need to prove something by beating a woman.

Bobby Riggs is gone,
John is a joke.

Let him play navratilova, both are
over the hill blowhards who
don't know when to shut up,
always feeling the need to talk
and knock someone else while
talking themselves up.
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I was just watching John McEnroe on Center Court (a relitively new episode) and it is his belief that he can beat the top female players on the WTA Tour. I personally think that he would be destroyed by even the likes of Jill Craybas. I don't even want to know what would happen if he played Amelie or Justine.
Justine Henin-Hardenne played Yannick Noah (who doesn't play nearly as much in retirement as John McEnroe does) in an exo a couple of years ago and lost quite handily. At the risk of sounding sexist, I think a good Division I college player could beat Henin-Hardenne or Mauresmo.

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Excuse me but, this song has been played before. Ever heard of Battle of the Sexes? The then 55 year old Bobby Riggs challenged then women's world #1, and possibly the greatest female player of all time. He beat her 6-1, 6-2. Of course, Riggs was a former world #1, and multi-GS winner. But he was also 55.

McEnroe is only 47. And a far greater champ than Riggs. Whereas Mauresmo and Henin-Hardenne aren't close to as dominant as Court. And remember, McEnroe plays WTT, so he's actually familiar with the level of play of the current female players. No way McEnroe would win a Tier II tournament on the WTA tour. At his age, he can't recover fast enough. But ONE match. McEnroe over every player on the tour. Even Serena.

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Excuse me but, this song has been played before. Ever heard of Battle of the Sexes? The then 55 year old Bobby Riggs challenged then women's world #1, and possibly the greatest female player of all time. He beat her 6-1, 6-2. Of course, Riggs was a former world #1, and multi-GS winner. But he was also 55.

McEnroe is only 47. And a far greater champ than Riggs. Whereas Mauresmo and Henin-Hardenne aren't close to as dominant as Court. And remember, McEnroe plays WTT, so he's actually familiar with the level of play of the current female players. No way McEnroe would win a Tier II tournament on the WTA tour. At his age, he can't recover fast enough. But ONE match. McEnroe over every player on the tour. Even Serena.
The fastest serve that I have ever seen him hit is a 120. He certainly would not overpower her.
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It depends.
Justine would beat John.
John would beat Daniela.

Lindsay would be John.
John would beat Zvonerava.

You have to be more specific.
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What a sad an insecure asshole if he even feels the need to prove something by beating a woman.
Who says he 'feels a need'. He's just stating the truth. McEnroe was once the best player in the world. He has a right to his judgement. He isn't dissing the women's game. He just knows how good he is, even now.

The person who's dissing women is the person who uses phrase like 'prove something by beating a woman'. As if women can't ever be worthy opponents in an athletic endeavor.

In kung fu and karate, I've seen an awful lot of guys go into the ring against women with that attitude. And get beat down, kicked in the face and just generally trounced.

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John is still young he is 47. He would still beat the women but Serena would get some games off of him. Now if John was 67 talking this talk I would have to laugh and chuckle.

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The fastest serve that I have ever seen him hit is a 120. He certainly would not overpower her.
McEnroe never beat ANYBODY by overpowering them. He won seven slams by being one of the most clever tennis players of all times. And cleverness he hasn't lost.

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Excuse me but, this song has been played before. Ever heard of Battle of the Sexes? The then 55 year old Bobby Riggs challenged then women's world #1, and possibly the greatest female player of all time. He beat her 6-1, 6-2. Of course, Riggs was a former world #1, and multi-GS winner. But he was also 55.

McEnroe is only 47. And a far greater champ than Riggs. Whereas Mauresmo and Henin-Hardenne aren't close to as dominant as Court. And remember, McEnroe plays WTT, so he's actually familiar with the level of play of the current female players. No way McEnroe would win a Tier II tournament on the WTA tour. At his age, he can't recover fast enough. But ONE match. McEnroe over every player on the tour. Even Serena.
It's all BULLSHIT!

If any woman on the tour induldged him
she'd lose regardless of winning the match or not!

1. If she lost, the woman & WTA would be dogged!
Big Surprise there!
2. If the woman won, the excuse of his age is all she
would hear and any other woman that would take the
challenge and defeat him!

So, I say stuff it all!

Different times!
Get with it and over it already!

BJK & BR did their bit and it's done!
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These kiinds of comparisons are rediculous!

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McEnroe never beat ANYBODY by overpowering them. He won seven slams by being one of the most clever tennis players of all times. And cleverness he hasn't lost.
How many clever players win slams now?
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