The Brothers McEnroe: Watch out for Rafa at the U.S. Open

Photo Credit: Bernat Armangue | John and Patrick McEnroe

Photo Credit: Bernat Armangue | John and Patrick McEnroe

“Once again John and brother Patrick McEnroe will be doing the U.S. Open for ESPN and they had some interesting thoughts about the Men’s Championship. John will also be part of the CBS coverage team, as they have the broadcast portion of the tournament.

…I asked the brothers who we should be looking at as the 2013 U.S. Open Champion? As you might expect, they had some interesting thoughts:

PATRICK McENROE:  I don’t think any of us would have expected Rafa Nadal, to play three Masters events and go undefeated, and not to mention beat every top 10 player on hardcourts and do it as impressively as he has done it.  We all knew he could come back.  He’s Nadal.  And he could still get to the top.  But what he’s done on hardcourts this year has been amazing.  I think he’s perfectly primed to win the Open.  His movement has been great…

JOHN McENROE:  I would just say that we’re all extremely pleased for our sport that he’s come back seemingly so healthy.  Obviously, as Patrick said, if he’s healthy he’s an incredible player.  I put him as one of the all time greats.  There is an argument to make his “the” greatest with his results and head to heads with these other top guys.”

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