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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)

GALLERY: Top 20 Athletes with Irish Connections

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)
GALLERY: Top 20 Athletes with Irish Connections

In the 33rd meeting between the two best players over the last 10 years, Rafael Nadal pulled out a 59-minute first set and rolled from there to improve to 3-0 against Roger Federer at the Australian Open, winning 7-6 (4), 6-3, 6-3 on Jan. 24, 2014.  As Rod Laver and Pete Sampras sat in the crowd, Nadal showed once again why his now 23-10 record against Federer is no fluke. (Rick Rycroft/AP)

GALLERY: Rafael Nadal vs. Roger Federer

In the 33rd meeting between the two best players over the last 10 years, Rafael Nadal pulled out a 59-minute first set and rolled from there to improve to 3-0 against Roger Federer at the Australian Open, winning 7-6 (4), 6-3, 6-3 on Jan. 24, 2014.  As Rod Laver and Pete Sampras sat in the crowd, Nadal showed once again why his now 23-10 record against Federer is no fluke. (Rick Rycroft/AP)
GALLERY: Rafael Nadal vs. Roger Federer

With his second U.S. Open victory in four years, Rafael Nadal has won 13 Grand Slam titles, passing Roy Emerson for third among the all-time leaders. His major victories include one Australian Open, eight French Opens, two Wimbledons, and two U.S. Opens.  (Heinz Kluetmeier(3), Bob Martin, David Callow, Darren Carroll/SI; Getty Images(5); EPA; AP)

GALLERY: Rafael Nadal’s Grand Slam Victories

With his second U.S. Open victory in four years, Rafael Nadal has won 13 Grand Slam titles, passing Roy Emerson for third among the all-time leaders. His major victories include one Australian Open, eight French Opens, two Wimbledons, and two U.S. Opens.  (Heinz Kluetmeier(3), Bob Martin, David Callow, Darren Carroll/SI; Getty Images(5); EPA; AP)
GALLERY: Rafael Nadal’s Grand Slam Victories

Andy Murray snapped a 77-year drought for British men at Wimbledon on July 7, 2013, but one fan will never forget the victory, having Murray tattooed on his bottom after losing a bet the 27-year-old had made with his friends.

GALLERY: Fans and Their Sports Tattoos

Andy Murray snapped a 77-year drought for British men at Wimbledon on July 7, 2013, but one fan will never forget the victory, having Murray tattooed on his bottom after losing a bet the 27-year-old had made with his friends.
GALLERY: Fans and Their Sports Tattoos

Arthur Ashe takes questions with Senator Ted Kennedy after a 1972 press conference in New York. (Lane Stewart/SI)

GALLERY: Classic SI Photos of Arthur Ashe

Arthur Ashe takes questions with Senator Ted Kennedy after a 1972 press conference in New York. (Lane Stewart/SI)
GALLERY: Classic SI Photos of Arthur Ashe

British tennis player Andy Murray reads through the morning papers in London on July 8, 2013, having won Wimbledon the day before. (Julian Finney/Getty Images)

British tennis player Andy Murray reads through the morning papers in London on July 8, 2013, having won Wimbledon the day before. (Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Rafael Nadal reacts as he loses a point to Steve Darcis during their first round singles match at Wimbledon on June 24, 2013, in London.  The 135th ranked Darcis stunned the 5th ranked Nadal in straight sets 7-6 (4), 7-6 (8), 6-4, just two weeks after Nadal won his eighth French Open. (Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP)

GALLERY: Greatest Upsets In Sports History

Rafael Nadal reacts as he loses a point to Steve Darcis during their first round singles match at Wimbledon on June 24, 2013, in London.  The 135th ranked Darcis stunned the 5th ranked Nadal in straight sets 7-6 (4), 7-6 (8), 6-4, just two weeks after Nadal won his eighth French Open. (Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP)
GALLERY: Greatest Upsets In Sports History

With his eighth French Open victory in nine years, Rafael Nadal has won 12 Grand Slam titles, passing Bjorn Borg and Rod Laver, and tying him with Roy Emerson for third among the all-time leaders. (SI, AFP, Getty Images, AP)

GALLERY: Rafael Nadal’s Grand Slam Victories

With his eighth French Open victory in nine years, Rafael Nadal has won 12 Grand Slam titles, passing Bjorn Borg and Rod Laver, and tying him with Roy Emerson for third among the all-time leaders. (SI, AFP, Getty Images, AP)
GALLERY: Rafael Nadal’s Grand Slam Victories

Maria Sharapova lays out on a carpet of tennis balls before playing at Indian Wells in 2002. (Clive Burnskill/Getty Images)

GALLERY: Rare Photos of Maria Sharapova

Maria Sharapova lays out on a carpet of tennis balls before playing at Indian Wells in 2002. (Clive Burnskill/Getty Images)
GALLERY: Rare Photos of Maria Sharapova

Andy Roddick, who is known for his sometimes tempestuous nature on the court, argues with an umpire during a match against Ivan Ljubicic in Shanghai. (Ron C. Angle/SI)

GALLERY: Rare Photos of Andy Roddick

Andy Roddick, who is known for his sometimes tempestuous nature on the court, argues with an umpire during a match against Ivan Ljubicic in Shanghai. (Ron C. Angle/SI)
GALLERY: Rare Photos of Andy Roddick

Novak Djokovic slams his racket during a moment of frustration in the 2012 Shanghai Open. (Getty Images)

GALLERY: Tennis Players Smashing Rackets

Novak Djokovic slams his racket during a moment of frustration in the 2012 Shanghai Open. (Getty Images)
GALLERY: Tennis Players Smashing Rackets

SI photographer Peter Read Miller captures 11-year-old Venus Williams practicing her game during a 1991 practice session in Compton, Calif. (Peter Read Miller/SI) 

GALLERYRare Photos of Venus Williams

SI photographer Peter Read Miller captures 11-year-old Venus Williams practicing her game during a 1991 practice session in Compton, Calif. (Peter Read Miller/SI) 
GALLERY: Rare Photos of Venus Williams

Maria Sharapova serves against Kim Clijsters in Madrid at the WTA Championships in November 2006. (AP)

GALLERY: Rare Photos of Maria Sharapova

Maria Sharapova serves against Kim Clijsters in Madrid at the WTA Championships in November 2006. (AP)
GALLERY: Rare Photos of Maria Sharapova

Dwight Howard and Venus Williams show off their muscles during a 2009 EA Sports event. (Jeff Vinnick/NBAE/Getty Images)

GALLERY: Rare Photos of Dwight Howard 

Dwight Howard and Venus Williams show off their muscles during a 2009 EA Sports event. (Jeff Vinnick/NBAE/Getty Images)
GALLERY: Rare Photos of Dwight Howard 

Venus Williams serves during a practice session ahead of the 2013 Australian Open at Melbourne Park. (Vince Caligiuri/Getty Images)

NGUYEN: Reviewing the Australian Open draw

Venus Williams serves during a practice session ahead of the 2013 Australian Open at Melbourne Park. (Vince Caligiuri/Getty Images)
NGUYEN: Reviewing the Australian Open draw