McEnroe On US Open

The Early Show: John McEnroe mouth will be making plenty of points while he analyzes the US Open Tennis Championships for the USA Network and CBS Sports. He visits The Early Show to talk about it. CBS/The Early Show

As a player, John McEnroe was usually known for two things: winning (including four US Open singles titles) and his mouth (which he usually used to make points of another kind).

For the next two weeks, his mouth will be making plenty of points while he analyzes the US Open Tennis Championships. He visits The Early Show on Monday to talk about it.

It's his 11th Open as a broadcaster. He'll be the lead analyst for CBS Sports and the Men's Lead Analyst for the USA Network. The USA Network begins its coverage Monday morning at 11 a.m. ET. CBS Sports has nightly highlights at 12:37a.m. ET. CBS Sports begins its play-by-play coverage on Saturday, Aug. 31 at 11 a.m. ET.

And once again this year, McEnroe's charity work includes designing a T-shirt. On Tuesday, Aug. 27, McEnroe will make an appearance at the Open where he will autograph the limited edition shirts for fans, who will be invited to sign a giant replica of the new shirt. Heineken will make a donation to The John McEnroe Foundation for each signature on the shirt.
Consumers can purchase the T-shirt at various points of Heineken sales and on-site at the US Open. For each shirt sold, Heineken USA will make a donation to his foundation.

About John McEnroe:

McEnroe was actually born in Wiesbaden, Germany (2/16/59) but grew up in Port Washington, N.Y. (on the Queens border) and now lives in New York City.

McEnroe's many titles include US Open champion, Wimbledon champion, U.S. Davis Cup captain, International Tennis Hall-of-Famer, Emmy-nominated broadcaster, artist, art collector, rock musician and philanthropist. That's only scratching the surface -- and he's no less opinionated about tennis than he ever was.

During a 16-year playing career, McEnroe was considered one of the most technically accomplished players in the history of tennis. For four consecutive years (1981-84), he was the world's No. 1 player. He also reached the No. 1 ranking in doubles play.

His career included 77 singles titles. Among them were seven Grand Slam titles: four US Open titles (1979-81 and 1984) and three Wimbledon championships. McEnroe also won five doubles titles at Wimbledon and four doubles titles at the US Open. He also won a mixed doubles title at the 1977 French Open with CBS analyst Mary Carillo.

McEnroe represented the United States in Davis Cup as a player for 12 years. He led the team to five titles and two other appearances in the final round. His record in Davis Cup play is 59-10 (41-8 in singles and 18-2 in doubles). In September 1999 he was named U.S. Davis Cup captain, a position he held for one year (Patrick McEnroe, John's brother, is the current captain).

Besides the US Open, McEnroe also serves as men's tennis lead analyst for USA Sports' coverage of the French Open as well as NBC's tennis broadcasts (including the French Open and Wimbledon). He's even worked Wimbledon for the BBC. McEnroe joined CBS Sports as a match analyst starting with the 1995 US Open Tennis Championships. He was nominated for a 1998 Sports Emmy for "Best Analyst" from USA, CBS and NBC and was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in July 1999.

McEnroe is an avid art collector (has his own gallery in Soho) and a rock musician. He's also involved with the Safe Passage Foundation, an organization founded by the late Arthur Ashe, which provides tennis instruction and educational counseling to 6,000 inner-city youths. He also helps a variety of youth tennis and children-oriented foundations.
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