McEnroe - Henman is boring
John McEnroe has criticised Tim Henman for being too boring.
The three-time Wimbledon champion said Henman was the "classic example" of modern players, who were "robots" lacking personality.
"Henman should get with the fans. They are rooting for him! Respond to them, harness their energy, love them back!" McEnroe told the Radio Times.
"If he could do that, Henman could win on grass. Call it acting, but it would energise the game."
McEnroe, one of the all-time greats, became infamous during his career for his outbursts during games.
"A lot of the players are Darth Vader types to me. OK, so they're great athletes. But where's the passion, the feeling?" he added.
"It seems to me that even if you, the audience, really dislike the guy on the court, it's better to feel that than to feel nothing. They walk around in a bubble that's all professional sport and no life.
"We need more daring attempts to entertain. The players don't seem happy to be out there."
McEnroe won three men's singles titles at Wimbledon and also won the US Open three years in a row during the 1980s.
He continued: "These kids have to do all these tournaments, show up on the circuit, because that's business, but then they can't get into the big ones that we really care about.
"They walk around with their heads down. If they're 15 in the world, they're miserable because all they can think about is the 14 people better than them.
"They walk around in a bubble that's all professional sport and no life. We need to work out a way of promoting them, or the game will go down.
"They need to be accessible to their fans. Who wants to watch robots all day?"
Yes, I agree. Henman needs to smash a few rackets, fake a cramp, or pull his pants down. Athletes are also entertainers.
Thanks for providing more publicity for Wimby and Henman, Johnny Mac.