The proprietor of 77 singles and 78 doubles titles, John McEnroe understands the dynamics of staff play.
Former world No. 1 McEnroe says to ensure that Laver Cup to realize the standing of golf’s Ryder Cup the ATP should go all-in on the staff competitors.
Within the aftermath of Group Europe’s 14-1 thrashing of the Group World squad captained by McEnroe, the Corridor of Famer stated “it is a mistake by the ATP” to schedule 250-level tournaments the identical week as Laver Cup.
Soonwoo Kwon received the Nur-Sultan title and Hubert Hurkacz received the Metz championship at the moment. McEnroe stated the ATP ought to clear its calendar the week of Laver Cup placing the only highlight on the staff competitors.
“I do not suppose there needs to be any tournaments occurring in the event that they need to attempt to get to the extent of a Ryder Cup, say,” McEnroe instructed the media at the moment. “It is bought to face by itself. It isn’t going to be like, effectively, different gamers want to have the ability to play and assist, you recognize, get their factors on the 250 in Kazakhstan or wherever they’re proper now. I simply do not agree with that.
“I believe it is a mistake by the ATP. So we’ll see what occurs.”
McEnroe, who fell to 0-4 in Laver Cup competitors towards archrival and good buddy Bjorn Borg, who captained Group Europe to its fourth consecutive championship, stated Laver Cup deserves extra respect from the sport’s governing our bodies.
“You have bought the clout of Rod Laver who’s our Babe Ruth.” McEnroe stated. “You have bought Roger Federer who’s an absolute legend in our recreation, clearly. I need not inform you that.
“But it is troublesome to type of get type of the respect that I believe this deserves. It tears me up.”
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