McEnroe Wins 78th Doubles Title

On the same day that Andy Murray won his inaugural ATP singles title, the 47-year-old grey-haired John McEnroe capped his Tour comeback with a doubles victory in the SAP Open final in San Jose, partnering Sweden’s Jonas Bjorkman to a 7-6, 4-6, 10-7 win over Paul Goldstein and Jim Thomas (10-7 being points, not games, and the ATP’s new third-set tie-break). McEnroe’s 78th doubles title came 14 seasons after his last, won with his brother Patrick at the Paris Indoors in November 1992.

McEnroe has a full schedule of television broadcasting and senior events this year but did not rule out playing another ATP tournament.

“Maybe I can find some of the younger American guys to play with,” he said. “I’ve got to enjoy this for a little bit and then go back to where I belong on the seniors tour. We’ll see what develops.”