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John McEnroe’s son Kevin arrested for buying cocaine

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Kevin McEnroe, the 27-year-old son of former tennis star John McEnroe and actress Tatum O’Neal, was arrested Tuesday night and charged with cocaine possession after being caught making a purchase.

The AP says McEnroe was arrested in East Village in New York and was in possession of cocaine and a prescription medication.

McEnroe did not enter a plea at his arraignment Wednesday. His lawyer says there was “nothing remarkable” about the amount of nose candy he had in his possession. That’s what they all say. The NY Daily News says McEnroe was buying six small bags of cocaine, 20 oxycodone pills, 10 morphine pills and one anxiety pill.

Whatever Kevin learned about partying I’m sure he got from his dad:

Both John and Tatum have a history of cocaine use. Tatum even became addicted to heroin and was caught buying crack in 2008.

John McEnroe: Rafael Nadal is greatest tennis player ever

Rafael NadalRafael Nadal was stunningly upset in the first round at Wimbledon on Monday 7-6, 7-6, 6-4 by Belgian Steve Darcis, who entered the match ranked No. 135 in the world. It was Nadal’s first time losing in the first round of a grand slam.

Prior to Monday, Nadal was enjoying a great year. The Spaniard returned to action in February after a seven-month absence because of a knee injury. He reached the finals of all nine tournament he played, won seven of them, and entered Wimbledon 43-2 on the year. His strong play this year — highlighted by winning the French Open earlier in the month — had ESPN analyst John McEnroe singing the Spaniard’s praises.

In fact, during a roundtable for ESPN prior to the match, McEnroe even said he was leaning towards Nadal as the greatest player ever.

“This guy is to me, I think you can make an argument right here and now, the greatest player that ever lived,” McEnroe said of Nadal. “If you look at [Rafael Nadal's] record against [Andy] Murray, [Roger] Federer, and [Novak] Djokovic, it’s way better than that.

“He won the Olympics. He’s got Davis Cups — which Roger doesn’t have. I have always said Roger Federer to me was the greatest player that ever lived — certainly the most beautiful player. But I’m going to tell you right here and now there’s a definite argument, I’m starting to lean toward Rafa.”

Despite saying he now leans towards calling Nadal the greatest player ever, McEnroe only gave Nadal the third or fourth-best chance of winning Wimbledon.

To show how much conviction McEnroe had for his bold statement, he even stuck to his declaration after Nadal lost in the first round.

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Boris Becker: John McEnroe’s first words to me ‘I’m going to beat the s— out of you’

Boris Becker was in India doing some press last week and shared many great stories, as well as some analysis of today’s game. One of the most amusing stories he told was about the first time he ever faced John McEnroe.

The subject of McEnroe came up when Becker was asked about his on-court behavior.

“My teacher in gamesmanship was a man from New York called John McEnroe,” Becker said at the Hindustan Times Leadership summit. “My English at 17, 18 was pretty limited. When I played [McEnroe] the first time in America, he won the first serve. At the changeover, he came to my chair. He said some words and I didn’t understand all the words, but I knew it wasn’t nice.

“After our tough battle, in the locker room, I asked him what was the meaning of what he said,” Becker continued.

Becker was interrupted by the moderator, who asked what McEnroe said. Becker provided an uncensored version.

“I’m going to beat the s— out of you.”

Becker happily noted that he fought off four match points to top McEnroe that match. He says being able to take the punches and overcome them helped him gain acceptance from some of the top players.

Becker, who won six grand slams and now serves as a tennis commentator for BBC, also shared many interesting thoughts about today’s game.

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John McEnroe: Novak Djokovic’s Streak More Impressive Than Mine

Novak Djokovic has incredibly won his first 37 matches of the tennis season, threatening to break John McEnroe’s record of 42 straight matches won to start a calendar year. Djokovic started off the year winning the Australian Open, then he won in Dubai, at the BNP Paribas Open, the Sony Ericsson Open, Serbia, Madrid, and last weekend at the Italian Open. He’s won on hardcourts, on clay, and he’s gone 7-0 against Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer, the other two top players in the world. Nole’s list of accomplishments to start the year is so impressive, McEnroe has said it’s better than what he did in 1984.

“Given there’s more competition, more athleticism, deeper fields, I’d say his record is even more impressive than mine – especially given that in 1984, the major in Australia was played at the end of the year,” McEnroe said when he announced he’ll be playing in London in December.

As if that’s not enough to knock you on your butt in surprise, McEnroe said he’s rooting for Djokovic to break the record!

“I’m quite excited that he might break my record at the French Open,” McEnroe added. “To put it mildly, it’s been quite amazing to see what he’s done and how much more confidently he’s playing.”

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