“Do you still like sports?

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John McEnroe has the image of an aggressive player who does not leave his opponents unchallenged on the pitch. His on-court debacles with chair umpires and players and his raw emotions earned him the nickname “Super Brat”.

But it seems he’s not the same around Maitreyi Ramakrishnan, the lead actress of the hit Netflix TV series, ‘Never Have I Ever’. The star actress explained that she didn’t know him earlier and that he had become friends with her.

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Maitreyi Ramakrishnan didn’t know who John McEnroe was

The star actress of the series confessed that she didn’t know who McEnroe was on the Jimmy Fallon show. The seven-time Grand Slam champion voices the narrator who is the show’s protagonist. The actress spoke about the importance of the diaper in the show.

She says, “John McEnroe is very important to Mindy and I think it’s a great match made in heaven.” Adding to this, she said, “I think he’s important for everyone. He’s important for me now that I know who he is. The player confessed that she didn’t know who he was initially.

In her defence, she said, ” I did not know. I am not an athletic girl. She gave him the designation of being a legend but in a new realm. She says, “He’s a legend. I know him as a legend in storytelling, not necessarily tennis.

How did McEnroe and Ramakrishnan become friends?

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Maitreyi Ramakrishnan then told a story. She says, “On set when I met him. I was like, ‘Hey, do you still like sports?’ She was trying to be friends with the former player. She says, “I just try to make conversation with friends. He was like, Yeah and I was cool.

LONDON, ENGLAND – MAY 19: John McEnroe of USA reacts during the mixed doubles match between John McEnroe of USA and partner Kim Clijsters of Belgium and Martina Navratilova of USA and Jamie Murray of Great Britain during the Wimbledon No 1 Court Celebration in support of the Wimbledon Foundation at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on May 19, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Dan Istitene/Getty Images)

Ramakrishnan used his cheerful demeanor to find common ground between them and said: “And then I asked him if he wanted to go to Crafty’s and get some cookies. He said, yes. In the end, they both ended up befriending each other.

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McEnroe established himself as one of the most aggressive players on the court, along with an active tennis commentator. Along with that, he has apparently also tested grounds in television series, where everyone loves his work and his presence.

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