Patrick McEnroe out as head of USTA player development
NEW YORK -- Patrick McEnroe has been forced out of his job as Head of Player Development for the USTA, reports Jon Wertheim of SI.com. The New York Times also broke the news, citing two sources close to the decision. The USTA has called a press conference later Wednesday evening to address the news.
McEnroe, the younger brother of John McEnroe, has served in the role since 2008. It is understood that the decision for McEnroe to step down from his role came before this year's U.S. Open, where for the second year in a row, no American man progressed to the fourth round. In fact, only three American men -- John Isner, Sam Querrey and Tim Smyczek -- made the second round this year, the fewest number in U.S. Open history. The landscape is more positive on the women's side, though No. 1 Serena Williams remained the only American representative to progress to the fourth round.
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