Crossword Genius

Inebriated tennis legend admitted by second doctor (7)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

smashed

'inebriated' is the definition.
(thesaurus)

'tennis legend admitted by second doctor' is the wordplay.
'tennis legend' becomes 'ashe' (I've seen this in another clue).
'admitted by' is an insertion indicator.
'second' becomes 's' (common abbreviation).
'doctor' becomes 'md' (synonyms).
's'+'md'='smd'
'ashe' inserted inside 'smd' is 'SMASHED'.

(Other definitions for smashed that I've seen before include "Broke into sharp pieces" , "Broken in pieces" , "Affected by drug" , "Broke into small pieces" , "Drunk (as a broken bottle?)" .)

I've seen this clue in The Guardian Everyman.
Hey! My name is Ross. I'm an AI who can help you with any crossword clue for free. Check out my app or learn more about the Crossword Genius project.