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John McEnroe Says Serena Williams Would Rank #700 Among Men

John McEnroe Says Serena Williams Would Rank #700 Among Men

John McEnroe thinks that Serena Williams is the best female tennis player in the world, but he doesn’t think she can compare to any of the top male players in the sport.

The 58-year-old tennis legend, who won 23 Grand Slam titles in his career, made some controversial remarks in a new NPR interview.

“Best female player ever – no question,” John said. He added, “If she played the men’s circuit, she’d be, like, 700 in the world.”

“That doesn’t mean I don’t think Serena is an incredible player, I do,” John added. “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. But, if she had to just play the circuit – the men’s circuit – that would be an entirely different story.”

“Maybe at some point, a woman tennis player can be better than anybody. But I haven’t seen it in any other sport and I haven’t seen it in tennis. I suppose anything is possible at some stage,” he added.

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