The proprietor of 77 singles and 78 doubles titles, John McEnroe understands the dynamics of workforce 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 workforce competitors.
Within the aftermath of Group Europe’s 14-1 thrashing of the Group World squad captained by McEnroe, the Corridor of Famer mentioned “it is a mistake by the ATP” to schedule 250-level tournaments the identical week as Laver Cup.
Soonwoo Kwon gained the Nur-Sultan title and Hubert Hurkacz gained the Metz championship right this moment. McEnroe mentioned the ATP ought to clear its calendar the week of Laver Cup placing the only highlight on the workforce competitors.
“I do not assume there needs to be any tournaments occurring in the event that they wish to attempt to get to the extent of a Ryder Cup, say,” McEnroe instructed the media right this moment. “It is bought to face by itself. It is not going to be like, properly, different gamers want to have the ability to play and help, you already know, get their factors on the 250 in Kazakhstan or wherever they’re proper now. I simply do not agree with that.
“I feel it is a mistake by the ATP. So we’ll see what occurs.”
McEnroe, who fell to 0-4 in Laver Cup competitors in opposition to archrival and good buddy Bjorn Borg, who captained Group Europe to its fourth consecutive championship, mentioned 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 mentioned. “You have bought Roger Federer who’s an absolute legend in our recreation, clearly. I needn’t let you know that.
“But it is tough to form of get form of the respect that I feel this deserves. It tears me up.”
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