‘What the hell is going on?’ – John McEnroe rails against doubles and Davis Cup in Laver Cup rant
John McEnroe thinks the Davis Cup and ATP doubles could learn a thing or two from the Laver Cup, saying as much after his Team World took the title.
The seven-time singles Slam champion led his team to their first Laver Cup victory as Frances Tiafoe sealed the win by defeating Stefanos Tsitsipas to make it 13-8 to Team World at the O2 Arena in London.
The weekend was another exciting experience for fans as they got a taste of both singles and doubles action, something McEnroe touched on in the post-celebrations press conference.
“I think doubles is pretty important to this event,” he said. “They are trying to find their way. I don’t know what the hell is going on with doubles right now in general. But that’s a whole other story we don’t need to get into now.
“But I think what happened was is people saw how successful the Laver Cup was when it first was started, and subsequently they are starting to realise that we need to do more of these.
“So that’s why you saw [the ATP Cup] before Australia and we fit in Davis Cup. Right now I don’t know what the hell is going on with Davis Cup either. To me, this is the best one of them all. I’ve got to be honest.
“Anyone that knows me knows that I played Davis Cup for 15 years. So we’ll see what happens in the future.”
McEnroe famously succeeded in both singles and doubles, capturing nine men’s doubles Majors and a mixed doubles Slam on top of his singles triumphs.
The Laver Cup captain also topped the ATP rankings in both singles and doubles on multiple occasions starting in 1980, remaining the only man ever to do so.
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