John McEnroe and Patrick McEnroe faced each another in an exhibition match in Tanzania recently but it came to a halt, first because of a snake, and then due to rain.
The two brothers played in the Serengeti region of the African nation, which is a protected area comprising the Serengeti National Park. Their match had a dramatic moment as a snake entered the court with John McEnroe leading his brother 7-4.
The match was later abandoned due to rain.
The McEnroe brothers represented Team World during this year’s Laver Cup, with John captaining the side and Patrick being the vice-captain. Team World registered a comprehensive 13-2 win over Team Europe to defend their title at the tournament that took place in Vancouver.
Day 1 saw Ben Shelton, Francisco Cerundolo and Felix Auger-Aliassime beat Arthur Fils, Alejandro Davisovich Fokina and Gael Monfils respectively, while Tommy Paul and Taylor Fritz defeated Fils and Andrey Rublev.
Fritz started Day 2 by beating Rublev before Casper Ruud handed Team Europe their only win of the Laver Cup. Tiafoe beat Hubert Hurkacz before Ben Shelton and Felix Auger-Aliassime beat the Pole and Gael Monfils.
There was only one match on Day 3 as Ben Shelton and Frances Tiafoe triumphed over Hubert Hurkacz and Andrey Rublev to seal victory for Team World.
The side had beaten Team Europe 13-8 in 2022 to win the competition for the very first time.
John McEnroe won all of his singles matches against Patrick McEnroe during their playing days
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