• Patrick McEnroe is a former doubles Grand Slam champion and a current ESPN analyst
  • He was tested positive of the coronavirus
  • Billie Jean King, Chris Evert, Andy Roddick and other legends showed their support for McEnroe

The coronavirus continues to spread worldwide as everything has stood still. The World Health Organization has already declared it a global pandemic as thousands continue to get infected by the virus. Major sporting events have already been postponed and even the top athletes and influential figures are not immune to COVID-19.

The latest big name to test positive of coronavirus is tennis legend, Patrick McEnroe. McEnroe is the younger brother of famed player John. While John remains to be one of the most iconic figures in sports, including his famed “you cannot be serious” outburst, Patrick has also made a name for himself in tennis.

The younger McEnroe was a standout in the tennis team during his collegiate days at Stanford University. He would then turn pro and become a Grand Slam champion in the doubles division as he won Roland Garros in 1989. He would eventually be named as the team captain of the United States in the Davis Cup.

Beyond his stint on the court, McEnroe ventured into broadcasting serving as an analyst for ESPN. With all of the news happening now, McEnroe shared with everyone via social media his test results. He’s been serving his quarantine time and self-isolation as he has been experiencing minor symptoms. Unfortunately, he tested positive of the virus.

Amidst that, he remains to be in a calm demeanor. “The good news is I feel fine, my symptoms have passed, I’m feeling a hundred percent,” he shared.

He’s remained optimistic throughout this situation and fellow tennis greats have offered their support in this hard time. Former US Open winner Andy Roddick replied to his tweet and told him to hang in there.

Tennis legend Billie Jean King also shared words of encouragement in this situation.

Doubles specialist Pam Shriver added that it was nice seeing McEnroe recover well despite the news.

18-time Grand Slam champion and all-time great Chris Evert chipped in support for their colleague in this unique and complex moment.

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In this photo, a general view of Court 18 during previews ahead of the 2012 London Olympic Games at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in Wimbledon on July 23, 2012 in London, England. Getty Images / Clive Brunskill