"No one's going to ask me to play anything after watching this": John McEnroe jokes about retiring after Pickleball Slam 2 disappointment

Monday, 12 February 2024 at 02:37
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John McEnroe joked that he was set to retire already from Pickleball after tasting defeat to Andre Agassi and Steffi Graf last weekend at Pickleball Slam 2 in Las Vegas as the duo of McEnroe and Maria Sharapova missed out on the $1m.
McEnroe and Sharapova lost all three doubles matches they featured in with the former joining James Blake to be defeated by Agassi and Jack Sock 7-11, 11-9, 8-11. Sharapova and Blake then faced off with Graf and Sock and were defeated 11-9, 8-11, 5-17. The result of these two matches set the Agassi and Graf team on course.
The final match between the four main protagonists was worth four points but Graf and Agassi outclassed them 7-11, 11-13. As a result, it was a 4-0 loss and McEnroe was left licking his wounds and said he doesn't think that the career in pickleball is set to pan out.
"I don't think that the pickleball thing's going to happen," the 64-year-old said. "I may be retiring but that's also because no one's going to ask me to play anything after watching this."

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