Originally Posted by heya
McEnroe misses his own brief time when any media outlet gave a damn about him. He admits that Federer wasn't really number 1 this year, so he felt a desperate need to promote Fed to the intelligent audience that still doesn't quite buy Fed as a quiet, gentle-natured sweetheart (in reality, Fed's his fellow badmouthing asshole hero). It's BS written all over the place when he believes Djoker shows no emotion. Not every champion should be stereotyped like Mr. Peachy, Polished Federer just because imagination-deficient McEnroe's bitter about his regretful career, which was full of bad tantrums.
McEnroe will always be bitter at how he tanked his career. In 1984 he had the best year ever and was unbeatable in singles and doubles before he married an actress and started smoking pot and doing coke. As soon as McEnroe got into drugs the lightning reflexes disappeared and he flinched at the net every time Lendl cranked a forehand at him.