McEnroe ranks Serena 700th on men’s circuit


According to tennis veteran John McEnroe the 23-time Grand Slam winner Serena Williams is only as good as the male player to be ranked 700th in the world.

In an interview with NPR’s Lulu Garcia-Navarro that aired on Sunday he said he would place Williams “like 700 in the world” on the men’s circuit. The interview was regarding his new book “But Seriously”.

“Best female player ever – no questions” “If she had to just play the circuit — the men’s circuit — that would be an entirely different story,” McEnroe told American broadcaster National Public Radio.

That doesn’t mean I don’t think Serena is an incredible player. I do, but the reality of what would happen on a given day is Serena could beat some players, I believe, because she is so incredibly strong mentally,” McEnroe added.

The seven-time-major winner went on saying that at some point maybe a female player could be better than anybody.

Williams claimed her first Grand Slam title in 2015 at the age of 33 and then earned 23 Grand Slam singles crowns and 14 doubles titles in majors.

Serena Williams fired back on McEnroe via Twitter, stating –

“Dear John, I adore and respect you but please please keep me out of your statements that are not factually based.

I’ve never played anyone ranked “there” nor do I have time. Respect me and my privacy as I’m trying to have a baby. Good day sir”

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