by Tony Oliva
So you may not have heard this so allow me to recap; John McEnroe was giving an interview and the topic of Serena Williams came up. Johnny Mac agrees completely that she is the best women’s player in the world. But the interviewer, Lulu Garcia-Navarro takes issue with the quantification of “best female” player and wants McEnroe to admit to her that Serena Williams is the best tennis player in the world bar none.
That’s ridiculous and McEnroe didn’t have any problem saying so. Here’s an excerpt of the interview:
Garcia-Navarro: We’re talking about male players but there is of course wonderful female players. Let’s talk about Serena Williams. You say she is the best female player in the world in the book.
McEnroe: Best female player ever — no question.
Garcia-Navarro: Some wouldn’t qualify it, some would say she’s the best player in the world. Why…