Hong Kong was served a madcap appetiser to the city's re-entry into the world of professional tennis next year, as two starlets, Agnieszka Radwanska and Caroline Wozniacki last night entertained fans with more than just a match at the BNP Paribas Showdown at AsiaWorld-Expo.Tuesday, 5 March, 2013, 5:30am
Lendl, once the most feared player in the world, is now enjoying success as coach of grand slam winner Andy Murray.24 Feb 2013 - 3:42am
In 1988, at the Seoul Olympics, a notable absentee in tennis was American John McEnroe who, 24 years later at Wimbledon, admitted that it was one of the biggest mistakes of his career. 'I didn't play because I thought it [tennis at the Olympics] was a joke,' McEnroe said on BBC.15 Aug 2012 - 11:07pm
Switzerland's Roger Federer faces the United States' James Blake at the Cotai Arena in Macau tonight, 12 months after facing Pete Sampras in the same venue, and he hopes it'll be equally memorable.
That shouldn't be a problem with legends John McEnroe and Bjorn Borg also on the bill, and Federer can't wait for the action to start.20 Nov 2008 - 12:00am
Being John McEnroe by Tim Adams
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There were plenty of tricks and treats last night as two of the legends of the game, John McEnroe and Bjorn Borg, served out a Halloween special at the Cathay Pacific Champions tournament at the Hong Kong Exhibition and Convention Centre.1 Nov 2000 - 12:00am
The good news is that Bjorn Borg will continue to play tennis. The bad news is that Hong Kong fans will get to see him - in the flesh so to speak - for the last time today.
Borg takes on old rival John McEnroe in their final group game at the Cathay Pacific Champions tournament at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre at 7.30pm.31 Oct 2000 - 12:00am
John McEnroe is starting to get bored. The living legend feels that the competition on the senior tennis tour needs to be refreshed with young blood if it is to survive.30 Oct 2000 - 12:00am
US DAVIS Cup team captain John McEnroe, fresh from his Singapore title win, declared himself fit and ready for today's start of the Cathay Pacific Champions tournament at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.29 Oct 2000 - 12:00am
Hong Kong could become part of an expanded Asian leg on the Senior ATP Tour next year.
Moves are afoot to make Hong Kong and Singapore part of the circuit for the elder statesmen of world tennis, according to Richard Doggart, organiser of last week's Cathay Pacific Champions tournament.10 Nov 1999 - 12:00am
Henri Leconte crossed the line in tennis yesterday.
A heated verbal exchange with John McEnroe - both players standing toe-to-toe and trading insults more in the fashion of pugilists than tennis players - enlivened the third night's play at the Cathay Pacific Champions tournament at the Convention and Exhibition Centre.6 Nov 1999 - 12:00am
He took on 'Darth Vader' in the Wimbledon version of Star Wars. He indulged in Patriot Games as a Davis Cup hero. And he starred with the leading lady of tennis as the final credits rolled on his epic career.
John McEnroe's life reads like a Hollywood script - and A Man For All Seasons would have been the ideal title.1 Nov 1999 - 12:00am
John McEnroe hit four aces in the champions tie-breaker to defeat Jimmy Connors 6-2, 2-6, 10-5 and capture the Mentadent Joe Dumars Champions senior tournament in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.
It was the 40th time McEnroe and Connors have met during their careers. McEnroe won 23 of their 33 on the men's tour, but trails Connors 3-4 on the senior circuit.28 Jul 1998 - 12:00am
YABBA Dabba Doo! Hong Kong's first taste of rock 'n' roll tennis was a huge success last night at the Hong Kong Stadium, much to the delight of besieged sport promoters Spectrum.17 Dec 1994 - 12:00am
SPORTS promotion is a business not without considerable risk as those involved locally and internationally with the 'High Noon in Hong Kong' debacle know to their cost.
The cost is measured in an awful lot of dollars, of the American variety, plus total credibility.4 Dec 1994 - 12:00am