Serena Williams will retire in 2020, says John McEnroe

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Serena Williams will retire in 2020, says John McEnroe

The seven-time Grand Slam winner John McEnroe believes that Serena Williams will retire from the professional tour in 2020. Speaking after the American player's US Open final loss to Bianca Andreescu, McEnroe said: “I can’t imagine her playing past next year.

I’d be surprised. She’s about to turn 38, she’ll be 39, the Olympics. It feels like she needs to win one [Grand Slam] next year if she wants to do it. 23 ain’t bad! I suppose it would be nice to break them all even though she’s still the greatest anyway, right?” McEnroe also spoke of Daniil Medvedev ahead of Russian player's final on Sunday against the 18-time Grand Slam winner Rafael Nadal: “Medvedev physically, that’s my biggest concern.

How much is left in the tank after three finals and everything he’s been through. But I love that there’s a villain out there. To have a guy that has the guts after two matches to go out there and say thank you to the crowd, and that your booing helped me.

That to a New York crowd, initially they gave him a hard time, but they respect it now. You need to have people the fans like or dislike. The crowd are going to be a lot more interested than they would otherwise. He is like a chess master - I love this guy.

Strategically, he’s one of the most brilliant young guys I’ve seen in ten years”. <div class="gig-button title=" comments"="" alt="Comments" style="transform: none; padding: 0px; border: none; margin: 0px; width: auto; float: none; border-radius: 0px; background: none; cursor: pointer;">