Serena vs. JMac Exhibition

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  1. JohnnyMac Fan!

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    Top 50 probably, MAYBE top 20, but seriously don't think she would beat ANY top 10 player.
     
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    What is your argument that he couldn't exactly? You say that she could even beat a prime Bjorn Borg since Mac Beat him?

    Firstly, Mac has the year winning record (or one of) in the open era with over 80+ matches and only 3 loses(Better than Novak, Federer and Nadal). He would have had more slams if it weren't that nobody cared to play the Australian open back then. Mac would have destroyed Serena back then, because of the surface were faster and his incredible speed/dexterity/reflexes. Johnny mac lost a step after 25 and that crippled his game. But in essence no, she would have been trashed if he were in his prime and she hers.
     
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    You are of the opinion that anyone who has actually watched both of them play currently will definitely be persuaded that Serena will triumph.

    My point is that there are plenty of people who have watched both play currently and conclude that Mac would beat Serena.
     
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    Yep..
     
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    LULz
     
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    Surely you meant top-1000 and top-2000, right?
     
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  7. JohnnyMac Fan!

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    I was trying not be so hard on the original post.:cool:
     
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    Again, the idea is beyond pointless, and It's a cheap stunt. McEnroe would end up with a joint result: looking like a desperate fool clawing for attention / losing respect from everyone. That would lead him to try to save face (after being crushed by a mountain of embarrassment) by pulling the following....

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    "see? it was me being the latter-day funnyman!! You cannot be serious! Remember that one, folks? Please??"
     
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    Beyond idiocy in this thread. I've seen Mac and Serena many times in person. If you don't have this experience, then why weigh in on this thread? So many people posting don't even know who John McEnroe is and have NEVER seen him play, whether it's 1985 or 2015. Yet they post with narcissistic "authority."

    Mac, 6-2, 6-2.
     
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    I've watched both in person--McEnroe during his pro tour years, and he's not that player anymore. He is in his senior years, so no matter what strategy he thinks remains, its not like muscle memory; his body cannot react to thought as in 1980, or even 1990. Of course, some allow their ill agenda to keep threads of this kind going, as it is one of the ways used to try to "take down" a woman who has been making history time after time since the 2014 USO. That is too much for them to take, so, in comes nonsense threads of this kind.

    If John McEnroe has an ounce of sense left, he will avoid turning himself into a pariah for the 21st century / universal joke.
     
  11. Down_the_line

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    I think Johnny Mac is secure enough that he wouldn't feel too much shame if he lost. I mean, he's an old man. Clearly it's just for fun. It's some of you who are taking it so seriously.
     
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    I don't see it as a Serena bash to suggest she plays a man, I see it as a compliment. She's far too good for the players on the women's tour, she wins even at 40% against them when she has serious physical problems. It makes sense to put her in a new, more interesting, more challenging match-up.
     
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    There was an old interview wherein Johnny Mac asked Andy Murray about how the top women would do against male pros.

    The exact numbers escape me. But Mac was actually the first to suggest that #1 woman would be comparable to something like #500 man.

    Murray acted surprised and responded that it's more like #2000.

    Again, I don't remember the exact rankings given by both Mac and Murray. Does anyone remember this interview?
     
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    Ok, I tracked down the interview.

    Henman pressed Mac to give a number. So Mac says that the top woman could be ranked 600 in the ATP. Then Murray says that he would be surprised if any woman could be ranked inside 1000.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/tennis/8780054.stm
     
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