/Mellower now, John McEnroe wants today's players to get mad

Mellower now, John McEnroe wants today's players to get mad


Published 10:33 a.m. ET June 25, 2017 | Updated 6 hours ago

NEW YORK (AP) — John McEnroe wants more anger in tennis.

Not the kind of racket-smashing, profanity-flying tantrums he threw as a player, when he could go from the sport’s best player to its baddest boy in the same service game.

He wants to see players get fed up that they can’t break through against Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, that they remain stuck behind Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray heading into Wimbledon.

“Those are the two greatest players that ever played in my opinion right now, Nadal and Federer, but I’m amazed that guys aren’t hungrier or angrier about sort of their lack of success,” McEnroe said. “I mean, these guys are tremendous and better than the guys for the most part, but not every single day. You’ve got to come at these guys with everything you’ve got.”

That helped fuel McEnroe’s rise to…

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