Warming up for the U.S. Open, USA Network's John McEnroe and CBS's Mary Carilo, who both hail from Douglaston, N.Y. and who teamed to win the 1977 French Open mixed doubles title, played serve-and-volley over Mac's contention that Carillo and other women shouldn't be TV analysts for men's tennis.
McEnroe: "I don't know any women that really know the men's game. At the same time, I'm not sure the men would really know the women's game. I mean, how do they know exactly how the-women are feeling certain times of the month, say?"
Carillo: "It's kind of hard to believe we actually shared the same water supply for the first 18 years of our lives. I'm a 36-year-old liberal Democrat with two kids, and he's sort of the young republican from hell."
McEnroe: "The people at CBS, obviously, they like what she does, and God bless her."
Carillo: "I can't recall him ever saying anything that bounced off my face because I didn't have enough testosterone to understand."
McEnroe: "Maybe they want ratings, I don't know. Or maybe they-wanted to sell the most Perrier."
Carillo: "He's sort of got that whole Archie Bunker, Ralph Kramden, Cliff Cloven, white sock mentality."