John McEnroe to return to Edinburgh

YOU cannot be serious! Yes we are – tennis legend John McEnroe is to play on a Scottish court for the first time in 24 years after it was confirmed he would take part in the ATP Champions of Tennis tournament at Edinburgh Academicals home ground.

Mr McEnroe, 54, who won seven Grand Slams and was famous for his outbursts at umpires, said: “The last time I was in Edinburgh was 1989, so it will be nice to be in Scotland again after such a long time.

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“I have been playing pretty well lately and training hard so hopefully I will be able to bring my best tennis to Edinburgh and win the title.”

Organisers said they were delighted to secure an appearance by the famously loud-mouthed American at the tournament, which takes place in June – the first time it has been staged in Scotland. And they revealed other top tennis names would soon be confirmed in the line-up.

Tournament Director Viki Mendelssohn said: “We have a host of other exciting names to release and tennis fans are going to be in for a real treat at the calibre of tennis we are bringing to Scotland.”