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McEnroe claims Donald Trump offered to pay him to play Serena Williams

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Donald Trump was once willing to pay John McEnroe to play against Serena Williams or her sister Venus, according to the retired tennis star.

McEnroe made the claim during an appearance on The Dan Patrick Show.

"Over the course of time, people, including our now-President — [he] wasn't President at the time — have offered me sums of money to play either Serena or Venus," McEnroe said. "I don't know why I am always the guy that they want to play, the old fart now... Why don't they ask her to play Roger Federer or Rafael Nadal on clay, and see how that goes?"

While McEnroe didn't take those offers at the time, he might be open to them now.

"I never really thought that was something, to mix the apples and oranges," McEnroe said. "I should probably suggest now that it might not be a bad idea if everybody is up in arms about it."

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