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The notoriously indignant John McEnroe won 77 singles titles in his career, including seven Grand Slams. Together with doubles and mixed doubles titles, McEnroe won 17 Grand Slam tournaments. He recorded arguably the greatest season in tennis history in 1984, when he won 96.47 percent of his matches, including Wimbledon and U.S. Open titles. (Walter Iooss Jr.(3), Steve Powell(2), Manny Millan/SI)

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The notoriously indignant John McEnroe won 77 singles titles in his career, including seven Grand Slams. Together with doubles and mixed doubles titles, McEnroe won 17 Grand Slam tournaments. He recorded arguably the greatest season in tennis history in 1984, when he won 96.47 percent of his matches, including Wimbledon and U.S. Open titles. (Walter Iooss Jr.(3), Steve Powell(2), Manny Millan/SI)
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Trinity High School’s Kevin McEnroe, son of John McEnroe and Poly Prep High School’s Joakim Noah, son of Yannick Noah, pose during a 2003 SI photo shoot. (Michael Sugrue/SI)

Trinity High School’s Kevin McEnroe, son of John McEnroe and Poly Prep High School’s Joakim Noah, son of Yannick Noah, pose during a 2003 SI photo shoot. (Michael Sugrue/SI)

John McEnroe turns 53 today. In this 1979 photo, the tempestuous tennis star relaxes at home with a cassette player, Robert Ludlum novel and a bunch of tennis rackets. (David Montgomery/Getty Images)

GALLERY: Rare Photos of John McEnroe and Bjorn BorgĀ 
SI VAULT: At 19, McEnroe already a force (12.18.78)


John McEnroe turns 53 today. In this 1979 photo, the tempestuous tennis star relaxes at home with a cassette player, Robert Ludlum novel and a bunch of tennis rackets. (David Montgomery/Getty Images)GALLERY: Rare Photos of John McEnroe and Bjorn Borg SI VAULT: At 19, McEnroe already a force (12.18.78)