John McEnroe. You may remember this tennis legend for such catchphrases as "You cannot be serious" as the American won seven Grand Slam singles titles, before getting into commentary.
Now, despite being 55-years-old, McEnroe still thinks he could be the "greatest women's to have ever lived" in Serena Williams. Speaking to Jimmy Kimmel McEnroe said:
I believe that I could still take her.
Tennis has had "battle of the sexes" matches in 1973 when then 55-year-old Bobby Riggs lost to Billie Jean King (29) in three straight sets, just four months after Margaret Court lost to Riggs in two sets 6-2, 6-1. Then in 1992 Jimmy Connors (40) beat Martina Navratilova (35) 7-5, 6-2.
McEnroe still plays some tennis on the Champions Tour continued by suggested that Donald Trump had previously tried to tempt them into playing an exhibition match 15 years ago, but said that neither he nor Williams would come out of it well:
Serena - she's got a lot to lose by losing to an old fart like myself. And I've got a lot to lose, because if I lose to, God forbid, a woman, then I'm not allowed in any men's locker room for the next 15 years, or possibly the end of my life.
He did say though that if he got the sort of money that Mayweather and Pacquaio got for their fight last May that he might consider it, before joking:
I don't think I could take her in the ring.
The US Open begins at Flushing Meadows on August 31st.
Aug. 21, 1984: Vijay Amritraj, ranked No. 104, hands No. 1 John McEnroe his 2nd loss of season in 67 62 63 upset in #CincyTennis 1st round
— This Day In Tennis (@ThisDayInTennis) August 21, 2015