Tags: McEnroe, John

Postcards From the French Open: Cheering John McEnroe in Paris Never Gets Old

Advertisement Postcards From the French Open John McEnroe, above, played alongside Cédric Pioline at the men’s legends tournament for players 45 and up at the French Open in Paris.CreditPete Kiehart for The New York Times By Kurt Streeter June 9, 2018 PARIS — It looked like an easy shot for John McEnroe: a forehand sitter,…

Review: ‘Borg vs. McEnroe’ Revisits an Epic Court Battle

A movie that recreates a real-life sporting event is a curious phenomenon, potentially undermined by the sources of its own appeal. If you remember the Big Game in question, then you walk into the theater with a spoiler in your pocket. But if you don’t, you might not care much in the first place. And…

Tennis Moves Toward Taking the Human Element Out of Line Calls

He added that he might have been a better player with no line judges to argue with, “but I would have been more boring.” The current Hawk-Eye system, which made its debut in 2004, acts as a check on human line-calling. Through computer-generated software and courtside integration, line calls are made and recorded but put…