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And it is time again for play makers -- New York Jets owner Woody Johnson joins me with a leader for the world business sports politics entertainment sometimes a combination of all of them tonight.
One of the greatest tennis players ever known for its confrontational -- And -- historical rivalries with Bjorn Borg Jimmy Connors -- -- Lendl.
The winner of seven Grand Slam titles and a member of the international tennis hall of -- John McEnroe is now trying to find -- -- tennis great at -- John McEnroe tennis academy.
Here in New York City and we welcome one of the fiercest competitors in the history of sports.
John McEnroe thanks for being here thank -- early.
It now this academies.
Differ from a lot of lot of them they need their sleep -- ways they date Bordick hit up there for weeks or months on end.
This one allows a -- or go home every.
I read I read Agassi's book and he said that voluntary -- -- tennis is version of lord of the flies solitary for those who don't know -- a place value as a place down in Florida where they really isolate the kids and just focus on tennis nothing else which is owned by ING and is a management company so it's this this place -- -- -- factory basically.
And that -- may have had success however I am living proof David that you can actually succeed.
May be well if you consider living and growing up in New York City normal.
And going to do this school in Manhattan group in growing up in Queens then that you can be number one player in the world doing that.
But the key to me is one reason I'm doing this tennis -- really wanting to get -- American winless in majors again.
And -- I think the buzz get the buzz back to not only.
Where I live in New York City which is I mean I'm bias I think it's the greatest city in the world we haven't had a single player make it out of New York since my brother.
Patrick which is like 25 years ago so we need to get better athletes point.
What's happening I mean you've been asked this a lot but what's happened tennis when you play you that unbelievable ratings do you and then you had them the whole -- look at you and boring and then those incredible matches it's -- stand there football news and we have now what do you that the rivalry is that I think that rivalries and certainly -- -- There was a lot of personality I think and one on one game -- -- personality I was lucky to come in at that time.
My father always would -- said -- media you better than these guys you don't need to.
Yeah Allen's script but he -- -- -- these -- That's what I thought that was normal and I think my natural personality.
Was assertive I don't wanna be -- confrontational.
But at least fight for what I believed it and so I totally believe in that if if the worst thing I did.
Was go -- an umpire in a fight sitting around -- through you and maybe even not so nice determines that.
What are the odds of them you've been given you can explore them up.
And you think he's he's gonna Obama's momentum.
Right so why -- they opponents don't -- -- line about me yell at her Rump Parliament should.
There's a lot of other stuff going on some others -- she's a lot worse in need.
Yeah I'm under -- they're not saying hello I want to further fighting through -- -- good to tennis is -- you do have you have you have to fire.
Then you have the ice is somebody like norm -- And he was the -- man I mean he was he was as cool as a cucumber.
But he played magnificent tennis you're one of the best.
Games I've ever seen big get best matches piracy was 1980 Wimbledon between you -- just extraordinary match.
He did so little absolutely nothing -- -- anything that I would do would be magnified.
So it away took the pressure off me because I felt like a good just can't play tennis and I didn't -- out myself as much -- right if I reached.
Getting to Bjorn Borg saying -- finals or semis of a major event like the Wimbledon final you mentioned it was sort of gravy already I know that.
They say if you lose in the Super -- oh my god it's it's so horrible but I'd rather.
I personally would rather get to a Super Bowl and lose and beat to win fourteen or lose first round in Wimbledon -- that what about -- are you ready.
-- -- -- -- You know aspect and not -- you want a -- no matter what -- -- you rather be three in thirteen not what you wanna you wanna get you have a chance to get to the big get.
That source and you wanna get today again and you know as we say you know one year -- year if you have that desire to win.
You know if you have it and display it.
I think then you're gonna get people interest woody does any of this -- politics -- you kind of fiddle around with politics every now.
I think you have to prove the American people if you run for the president -- you run from -- that you really want to that you've got passion.
And you can explain it to them that you want to help them -- you what every year whatever your platform has but that you are.
Neither is -- that's not just a -- -- for -- and not just another job.
Who in the world -- loner.
The job like this at this stage in minutes is seems so insane what what's going on in.
It seems like there's so confrontation I'm gonna -- had a pet peeve about politics is that they cheated too much like the sporting event.
It's like one side is -- it's so far through the right another so far have been left and I just find it to be.
In the end of the people that get heard or just the average American.
Mean politics and sports are so similar in many respects because your life is non.
By everybody who reads the paper watches television has an opinion.
Well I feel like if I go to this for example Madison Square Garden in a few weeks and people go there and get entertained a bit if it means -- and -- they've ever replay assistant coach Callahan right right.
It is February 28 divine Wendell there's another match -- -- to right.
The two fairly good players by the name of Pete Sampras and Andre Agassi are playing.
After us okay I guess you cause the opening -- The current bad thanks a lot of the six appreciate what you guys -- -- humor.
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