Patrick McEnroe

Patrick McEnroe is a former American professional tennis player and former doubles world no. 3 and French Open champion.

Date of Birth: 1 July 1966
Birthplace: Manhasset, New York, United States
Residence: Bronxville, New York, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
Weight: 161 lbs (73 kg)
Plays: Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Turned Pro: 1988

Patrick McEnroe is a former American tennis player who was born on July 1, 1966, in Manhasset, New York. Being the younger brother of eventual all-time great John McEnroe, Patrick’s introduction to tennis started at a very early age.

He followed in his brother’s footsteps, playing at the same tennis academy growing up. The tennis talent clearly ran in the family, as Patrick soon made inroads on the junior tour. He reached the semifinals of both Wimbledon and the US Open’s junior tournaments in 1983.

It was not only in singles that he sent shockwaves through the junior circuit, partnering Luke Jensen to win the French Open boy’s doubles title in 1984. Turning pro later that decade, he knew real success a few years after gracing the professional tour with his presence.

His only doubles Grand Slam title came at the French Open in 1989, with him backing up his victory in the juniors there. This did not stop him from continuing to show his mite on the doubles circuit, reaching the Australian Open final in 1991, as well as two quarterfinal appearances at both Wimbledon and the US Open.

It was not just on the doubles tour that he had a stellar career, with him reaching the singles semifinal Down Under in the same year he reached the final in the doubles (1991) and getting to the US Open quarterfinal in 1995.

It was, in fact, in 1995 when he won his sole singles ATP title in Sydney. These big results for him helped him on his way to his career-high singles ranking of 28 in 1995. It was, however, in the doubles game where his talent was put to better use, with him scooping 16 titles overall and reaching a career-best world number 3 ranking in 1993.

Just five years after reaching his climax in doubles, the American decided to call time on his illustrious career. He has continued to remain close to the sport despite retiring, eventually becoming his country’s Davis Cup captain and playing a part as an analyst on television for the sport.

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