John McEnroe Announces He’ll Help Coach Milos Raonic At Wimbledon

by Tom Gainey | May 27th, 2016, 4:20 pm

John McEnroe was on Eurosport this evening taping a segment for the “Game Set Mats” show with Mats Wilander. And on the show, McEnroe revealed that he will be on the coaching team for Milos Raonic at Wimbledon as a consultant.

Raonic, who is currently with Carlos Moya, hasn’t commented on this acquisition. And what of Moya? Will he be let go after the clay swing?

Raonic won easily today over lucky loser Andrej Martin and afterward didn’t mention any coaching chance. He’ll take on Albert Ramos-Vinolas on Sunday in the fourth round.

The 57-year-old McEnroe has never officially coached anyone but he did win Wimbledon five times. Raonic made the semifinals two years ago.

You Might Like:
Milos Raonic: There’s A Lot I Want To Achieve, That’s Why I Hired John McEnroe
After Best Season Milos Raonic Parts Ways With Coach Carlos Moya
Have Milos Raonic And John McEnroe Already Split?
Milos Raonic: I’m Going To Get Fitter, Stronger, I Will Leave No Stone Unturned To Win A Slam
Milos Raonic: There Are Things I Could Have Done Better In The Wimbledon Final Against Murray

Don't miss any tennis action, stay connected with Tennis-X

Get the FREE TX daily newsletter

12 Comments for John McEnroe Announces He’ll Help Coach Milos Raonic At Wimbledon

mat4 Says:

This is the day:

– Rafa injured,
– Troicki wins a match,
– Gasquet didn’t choke,
– JMac coaching…

What’s next: Gulbis beating Tsonga, Almagro Goffin, Thiem retiring, Murray hiring Navratilova?

Humble Rafa Says:

Murray hires Jana Navotna to help become mentally stronger. They are made for each other.

Vami Says:

I’d say Troicki and Gasquet didn’t choke…

I watched good parts of the Gilles – Viktor match. Gilles was super tired, he was barely moving at the end but Viktor did play surprisingly well the whole match. I like Simon (I can’t put myself together to write “I like Gilles”), even his time delaying antics were somehow acceptable and charming and Viktor didn’t complain either.

The crowd was awful at times, they put an extra pressure on Viktor. Viktor was 2 sets and 2 breaks up in the 3rd and if Gilles looked at least 10% better I wouldn’t bet on Viktor winning :-)

James Says:

McEnroe won wimbledon singles 3 times, not 5. 1981, 83, 84.

I do think he can really help Raonic. He has a very astute tennis mind, unlike his dumb brother.

J-Kath Says:

Evidently John is embracing his new role with enthusiasm. It seems it’s not just Grass/Wimbledon he’s “coaching/advising” on he’s been seen on the clay….hence Milos getting an advance on his money at FO as well.

BBB Says:

“He has a very astute tennis mind, unlike his dumb brother.” That made me laugh.

chrisford1 Says:

John McEnroe is a smart individual. Clearly has made a lot more money after his pro career by exploiting his abilities and associations than he made as a player.
His brother Patrick has a perfect “broadcaster voice” and not much else – a predictable dullard.

jane Says:

this is somewhat surprising. maybe it’s because moya’s forte was obviously not grass but he and/or his team get milos’ potential on the surface?

mat4 Says:

Welcome back, J.

jane Says:

thanks mat4. i guess not many are interested in this pairing up for wimbledon, but i am intrigued to see what will happen. people may not love milos’ tennis, but there is no denying that he is a student of the game, very devoted to improving and bettering himself. he’s also a very thoughtful interview.

BBB Says:

I’m not a fan of Milos since he nonchalantly admitted to being unsportsmanlike (I forget whether it was a double bounce or hitting the net). I also don’t love it when the announcers also represent a player (Cahill, Davenport, Gimelstob, Navratilova, and now McEnroe). But I guess that’s the nature of the game today.

Top story: Andy Murray Back Injury Puts Wimbledon In Jeopardy
Most Recent story: Jannik Sinner Returns Home To Celebrate His No. 1 Ranking [Video]