McEnroe, Roddick among those competing at LU Monday night
LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) - If you're a big tennis fan, Liberty University's Vines Center was the place to be Monday night.
John McEnroe, one of the greatest to ever play the game, was among those competing in PowerShares Series Tennis. The 3-time Wimbledon and 4-time U.S. Open champ battled Michael Chang in one of the night's one-set semifinals.
McEnroe jumped out to a big early lead before Chang stormed back to tie things at 5. McEnroe was able to bounce back and take the match 7-5.
McEnroe has displayed his great skills for many decades now. And he admits his temper tantrums on the court in his early days probably helped people remember him so many years later.
John McEnroe, WON 3 WIMBLEDONS, 4 U.S. OPENS, said "Now people still know me a little bit from the goings-on and the arguments and stuff, hopefully a little bit of the tennis, too. But I think I would have won more but it would have been more boring."
One thing McEnroe is not is boring. In the first semifinal, 2003 U.S. Open champ and former world number one Andy Roddick faced James Blake, who reached number 4 in the world in his career.
Blake raced to a big lead in this one and held off Roddick 6-3 to earn his finals spot. Blake later went on to beat McEnroe in the final.