McEnroe had a 65 match win streak on carpet

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  1. Moose Malloy

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    Thought it was funny when espn flashed this stat(comparing nadal's clay streak to other surface streaks)
    Apparently Mac won 65 straight on carpet from '83-'85. Wonder if he's even aware of this.
    Since there are virtually no carpet events these days, this streak looks unlikely to be broken.
     
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  2. DariusRaiden

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    To have that kind of streak in a time with so many S&V players is extremely impressive. Johnny Mac was awesome, I'm really getting annoyed that nobody comes to net anymore.
     
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  3. The tennis guy

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    Almost no carpet anymore, and no soft grass either. What do you expect?
     
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  4. LowProfile

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    Well faster surfaces were pretty common back then 20 years ago. Several Masters tournaments (besides Paris and the year-ender) were played on indoor hardcourts. This is of course no longer the case, with moderate and slower surfaces becoming more prevalent.
     
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  5. JayxTheKoolest

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    Slower surfaces are becoming more prevelent because the racquets are enabling peopel to hit the ball harder.
     
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