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Patrick McEnroe

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Patrick McEnroe, who enjoyed success playing tennis at the collegiate and professional levels, serves as a tennis commentator for ESPN and was just recently named Co-Director of the John McEnroe Tennis Academy. McEnroe often serves as a match analyst, but also calls play-by-play on occasion, such as during the US Open when he is paired with his older brother, John. He first worked for ESPN on a limited basis in 1995 and 1996 before beginning a more extensive schedule of assignments in 1997. Patrick also worked for CBS Sports from 1996-2008, most notably at the US Open.

On the court, Patrick’s best career performances came in doubles, including winning the French Open in 1989 with partner Jim Grabb and winning the Paris Indoor in 1992 with his brother. He reached a career-high ranking of #3 in doubles in April 1993. His singles career peaked in 1995 when the right-hander reached the quarterfinals of the US Open and ended the year ranked #35.  

McEnroe parlayed his experiences on and off the court into important roles with the United States Tennis Association (USTA). In December 2000, he was named the 38th US Davis Cup captain, winning the title in 2007 for the first time since 1995. McEnroe served in the role longer than anyone in history. In 2008, he took on the role of General Manager of USTA Elite Player Development, a role that was created as part of a new strategic direction for the development of future American champions. He also served as the coach of the 2004 US Olympic men's tennis team. 

The New York native attended Stanford University, leading its tennis team to NCAA titles in 1986 and 1988. He graduated in 1988 with a bachelor’s degree in political science. Patrick McEnroe is married and has three daughters.


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