‘I had to be the bad guy’ – John McEnroe wasn’t happy with Williams Sisters’ ‘King Richard’ because of an important scene

When we talk about American tennis legends, the name John McEnroe pretty much comes first. The 63-year-old outsider is one of those rare players to boast a unique record. He is the only male player to ever hold the world No. 1 ranking in both singles and doubles.

Aside from being involved in sports as a player and commentator, McEnroe has also been part of documentaries and television series. He was also portrayed as himself in the Williams sisters-produced film King Richard. McEnroe was recently on the GQ Sports YouTube channel talking about the film.


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John McEnroe was not happy with the way his character was portrayed

Yesterday John McEnroe was spotted dissecting tennis scenes from various films. In one of the scenes, McEnroe’s character was portrayed as a rude “bad guy.” The tennis legend wasn’t impressed by this particular scene and was quite disappointed.

They trudge on, and here are Venus and Serena Williams as little girls. So I was there, I said at the time, ‘okay, let’s see what you have’, what am I supposed to do of course, walk away and not see what they have when they come over? Come on,said the former world No. 1.


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He further said: “But for some reason I had to be the villain and say, ‘Ah, forget it. I can’t handle stopping the workout for 10 minutes. Are you kidding? I love pausing workouts for 10 minutes.


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McEnroe praises Serena Williams’ height

Once McEnroe said Fox News claimed that Serena Williams is hands down the most successful female athlete in history. That The 40-year-old has won a total of 39 Grand Slam tournaments, including 23 singles titles, 14 women’s doubles titles and 2 mixed doubles titles.

According to McEnroe, serena is on par with the likes of Michael Jordan and Tom Brady in terms of athletic size. Serena recently ended her illustrious US Open career. Despite giving her reasons in a lengthy Vogue essay, the 23-time Grand Slam singles champion has offered some hints about her possible return to the Tour in the future.


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