You cannot be serious! McEnroe drives fans to Wimbledon

Tennis legend takes the wheel

John McEnroe Drives Tennis Fans to Wimbledon
Three-time Wimbledon champion John McEnroe astonished two tennis fans with a VIP journey to the All England Club in a new Jaguar XE.

McEnroe swapped his role as a Wimbledon commentator for chauffeur on Wednesday, as the all-time tennis great surprised two unsuspecting Wimbledon fans with an unforgettable journey.

McEnroe surprised Tom Payne and Nick Webb, who were selected to take part in the Secret Chauffeur stunt, and offered them a VIP trip to Wimbledon as part of Jaguar's #FeelWimbledon campaign, the Daily Mail reports.

En route to Wimbledon, the real chauffeur jumped out the car to be replaced by McEnroe as he took hold of the wheel and personally drove the two unsuspecting fans down to The Championships.

The New Yorker, famous for shouting "You cannot be serious" to a Wimbledon umpire back in 1981, was luckily not involved in any road rage incidents during the journey.

'Awesome surprise'

The fans quizzed McEnroe on his thoughts about Andy Murray's chances of winning a second Wimbledon title, and posed for photographs with the American tennis legend outside the famous gates to the world's premier tennis tournament.

McEnroe said: "This is the greatest Grand Slam of them all – both in the eyes of the players and fans – and the surprise on Tom and Nick's faces when I got in the car shows just how excited the fans get at Wimbledon."

Payne said: "I thought I was just coming to Wimbledon to watch the quarter finals and enjoy the atmosphere, but to be driven there in style by the legend John McEnroe was incredible - it was an awesome surprise!"

Webb added: "I think my reactions say it all! Walking into Wimbledon with McEnroe was something I'll never forget."