Tennis Legend Joins ESPN’s Wimbledon Coverage

Apr 23, 2012  •  Post A Comment

One of the legends of tennis has signed on with ESPN for its coverage of Wimbledon this summer, reports B&C. John McEnroe will be part of the cable network’s team coverage of the tournament.

ESPN signed a 12-year agreement last July for exclusive rights to the tournament, allowing it for the first time to air all matches live, the piece notes. NBC Sports aired the singles finals for more than four decades, the story adds.

McEnroe worked as part of NBC’s coverage team, the piece notes.

In a statement, McEnroe said: "I have enjoyed working the past three years with my ESPN teammates at the U.S. Open and I am looking forward to expanding my role at Wimbledon, beginning with the new expanded schedule we have this year. Like ESPN, I am committed to working hard and giving my best to help our sport grow in the U.S. and around the world."

The Wimbledon Championships start June 25 in London.

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