John McEnroe was reportedly offered a cool seven figures to take on either Serena or Venus Williams in a tennis match.
And the person who offered him the $1 million was none other than U.S. President Donald Trump. McEnroe, 59, did not specify when the offer was made but revealed it was before Trump took office.
“I was calling a match and suddenly I get this envelope, and it’s from Donald Trump, who is promoter galore,” McEnroe said on “In Depth with Graham Bensinger”.
“So he wrote me a letter, it went, ‘Dear John, I want to offer you $1 million to play either Serena or Venus,” the all-time great tennis player said. McEnroe explained how the Williams sisters were boasting about their ability to beat male tennis players around this time.
McEnroe turned down the money, citing no desire to play competitive tennis against women. He did, however, believe he could outplay Venus or Serena. His daughters did not agree.
“‘Dad, I don’t know if you can beat Serena,'” McEnroe said they told him. “I’m like, ‘God, I can’t even get my kids on my side.'”