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Sunday, 11 June, 2000, 21:59 GMT 22:59 UK
John McEnroe

John McEnroe
John McEnroe made a sensational Wimbledon debut when, at the age of 18, he became the first qualifier and youngest player to ever reach the semi-finals.

He went on to win three men's singles titles at Wimbledon (1981, 1983, 1984) and was both one of the most popular and one of the most controversial players to grace the Championships.

McEnroe won the US Open three years in succession (1979-81), and teamed up with Peter Fleming to win the Wimbledon men's doubles title in 1979, 1981, 1983 and 1984.

The pair also won the US Open four times, and McEnroe also took Grand Slam doubles titles with Mark Woodforde and Michael Stich.

Born in February 1959, he was a member of five Davis Cup winning teams, he is the current US captain.

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