First match today, a doubles match: Yannick Noah-Arnaud Clément vs Guy Forget-Arnaud Boetsch. Lots of spectacular points and a lot of fun. 7-6 7-6 for NoahClément.

Arnaud Clément and Yannick Noah

Yannick Noah
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Some pics of this year’s winner: John McEnroe. He won all his matches against Wilander, Lendl (who retired in the second set) and Forget in the final.

Photos of his doubles with partner Stefan Edberg against Bahrami and Santoro.

Stefan Edberg and John McEnroe

Stefan Edberg and John McEnroe
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Nike ads with John McEnroe – part 1

Shhhh (1994?)

A really creative commercial with Big Mac, Andre Agassi, Jim Courier, Richard Krajicek and Cédric Pioline.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OlWmTqNpzRM[/youtube]

Longest point ever (1996) with Andre Agassi and Pete Sampras

One of my favorites Agassi-Sampras commercial (with Guerilla Tennis). Nike dreamed it, Isner-Mahut did it.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZ4-VfSVL1o[/youtube]
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[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8dfApy6OyWM[/youtube]

In 1978, McEnroe signed one of the first professional endorsement deals in tennis: an 8-year clothing contract with Sergio Tacchini. That same year, Nike signed him for a shoe-contract. McEnroe was the top money maker of the day, and even when he wasn’t winning, he received considerable attention due to his frequent on-court outbursts.

In the late 70s, Nike launched the Rebel with a cause campaign (a reference to James Dean’s film Rebel without a cause).

John was featured in commercials and billboards advertisements, which portrayed him as the quick-tempered player he was.

McEnroe continued to wear Sergio Tacchini clothes until the mid-80’s, he then signed a clothes and shoes contract with Nike.

Did you know that the famous Agassi’s denim shorts were originally designed for Mac but he refused to wear them.

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7 times Grand Slam champion John McEnroe is know as much for his fiery temper as for his tennis achievements.

Here’s a little selection of his most famous outbursts:

[youtube width=”480″ height=”385″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ekQ_Ja02gTY[/youtube]

[youtube width=”480″ height=”385″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8j0eqZKTjpk[/youtube]

[youtube width=”480″ height=”385″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5QSIF_I2ZUg[/youtube]

[youtube width=”480″ height=”385″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=owzU9_J5Iuw[/youtube]

[youtube width=”480″ height=”385″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EmJi_oc7t10[/youtube]