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Randall's Island

McEnroe Defeats Courier in Charity World Team Tennis Match

by DJ Sixsmith, Jake Kring-Schreifels

54-year-old John McEnroe hasn’t played on the professional tennis tour since 1992. However, the Hall of Famer proved last night in the World Team Tennis series that he still has the same fiery passion.

In front of a packed house at the John McEnroe Tennis Academy on Randall’s Island, Johnny Mac defeated 4x Grand slam champion Jim Courier in a charity matchup between the New York Sportimes and the Texas Wild. The New York native was in rare form, scolding the umpires after each call and jawing with the fans, who were unsure if his rants were schtick or serious.