Tennis....and U.S. Open Champion, John McEnroe, has added a further rich prize to his growing?
Tennis....and U.S. Open Champion, John McEnroe, has added a further rich prize to his growing list of honours. It comes with a decisive win over Harold Solomon in London's Grand Prix Tournament. Solomon currently ranks ninth in the world computer ratings, but he was no match for McEnroe who won in straight sets.
SYNOPSIS: The 20 year-old superstar earned himself more than GBP 17,000 for a two-and-a-half hour demonstration of 'all court' tennis.
But he got off to an uncertain start. In the first game McEnroe served one ace but he also served two double faults. He saved two break points and after seven deuces won his fifth game point. It was clear, though, that not every ball was to go the way McEnroe wanted.
But in the end....the raw aggression of McEnroe's style proved too much for Solomon. It was a match in which McEnroe showed some of the sophistication and maturity of both his elders, Connors and Nastase.
Solomon to McEnroe...whose forehand was decisive.
In the final set, McEnroe served two winners....before dealing Solomon his ace.....
During the match McEnroe showed little of the temperamental side of his character, although he did smash a racket in anger at netting a simple backhand. His 6-3, 6-4, 7-5 win brought him GPB 17,238 (34,500 dollars) and other spoils of victory.