John McEnroe thinks he could still “take” Serena Williams on the tennis court.
“I believe that I could still take her”, said McEnroe, who added that Donald Trump once offered to make the match happen but it was “not enough”. “I think he was humoring the two of us”, the seven-time Grand Slam champion said.
During his appearance McEnroe said he believed Serena, a 68 title victor, is the greatest female player of all time.
“God forbid I lose to a woman”, McEnroe said sarcastically.
Kimmel upped the ante and proposed a double bill – a rematch between the two boxers, followed by a tennis match between McEnroe and Williams.
Well, that’s one point we can agree with you on, John.
For the Win flashed back to a 2013 comment Williams made about current No. 2 player in the world Andy Murray, in which she said she’d lose 6-0, 6-0 and doubted she’d win a point.
Williams is working on being the first player in almost three decades to complete the Grand Slam in a single year.
“In order that’s a part of why it is intriguing”.
“Fifteen years in the past Donald Trump, who appears to be within the information a bit bit, he made a suggestion that I felt like was not sufficient”, McEnroe stated. “I consider that I might nonetheless take her”.
And McEnroe then raised the prospect of a big-money showdown – equating the interest it would generate to the year’s big welterweight boxing bout between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao.
McEnroe to beat Serena Williams at this stage of his life?