John McEnroe: ‘I’ve definitely mellowed. I don’t have that killer instinct’ | Sean Ingle

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The legend admits his old attitude was too much for him, and maybe for others, and also reveals how much he missed Bjorn Borg when the Swede retired at 25

‘What Roger Federer has done over the past 18 months is the most incredible thing I have seen in tennis,” says John McEnroe, that famous Queens drawl oscillating between admiration and sheer astonishment at the Swiss legend’s glorious Indian summer. “He hadn’t won a major in four years. Now he has three of the last six. It’s insane.”

We are sitting in the Chelsea hotel where McEnroe bases himself during Wimbledon, chewing the fat – literally in his case, with a burger and fries in front of him – on everything from his enjoyment of Special Brew to the time he sparked a punch-up between the British and US press by failing to answer questions about his then girlfriend.

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Written by Sean Ingle
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