Men's Lead Analyst
John McEnroe joined USA Sports in 1992 as the men's tennis lead analyst. He is widely regarded as the premiere announcer in tennis as he returns to USA Network to call his 13th US Open Tennis Championships. He also serves as lead analyst for CBS Sports' coverage of the US Open.
Over the course of his illustrious 16-year professional career, McEnroe was considered one of the most technically accomplished players in the history of tennis, with four consecutive years (1981-84) as the world's No. 1 player. He also reached the No. 1 ranking in doubles play. During his career he captured 77 singles titles, including four US Open titles (1979-81, and 1984) and three Wimbledon championships. McEnroe also is one of the foremost doubles players in the history of tennis, having won five times at Wimbledon (1979, 1981, 1983-84, 1992) and four times at the US Open (1979, 1981, 1983 and 1989). He also won the mixed doubles title at the 1977 French Open with CBS analyst Mary Carillo.
McEnroe represented the United States in Davis Cup as a player for 12 years. He led the team to five titles and two other final-round appearances, and compiled a career record of 59-10 (41-8 in singles and 18-2 in doubles). In September 1999 he was named U.S. Davis Cup captain, a position he held for one year.
Besides the US Open, McEnroe also served as men's tennis lead analyst for USA Sports' coverage of the French Open (1995-2001), as well as NBC's tennis broadcasts. McEnroe joined CBS Sports as a match analyst starting with the 1995 US Open Tennis Championships, as well. He was nominated twice (1998, 2001) for a Sports Emmy Award as "Outstanding Analyst" from USA, CBS, and NBC, and was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in July 1999.
McEnroe's autobiography, You Cannot Be Serious
, was published in 2002 and made the New York Times bestseller list. He has also previously hosted his own CNBC talk show, McEnroe
, hosted a game show, The Chair
, and appeared as himself in several theatrical films.
McEnroe was born in Wiesbaden, Germany on February 16, 1959, and now resides in New York with his wife and six children. He is an avid art collector and rock musician who also is involved with the Safe Passage Foundation
, an organization founded by the late Arthur Ashe which provides tennis instruction and educational counseling to 6,000 inner-city youths. He also supports a variety of youth tennis and children-oriented foundations.