Discussion in 'Former Pro Player Talk' started by abdjeter2, May 3, 2007.
Is john mcenroe crazy or smart for the ways he acted during his pro tennis days.
i cant decide. besides mcenroe being an excellent tennis player i think he is smart for acting in such obscene ways. it gave him tons of publicity and now his acts are what people remember him for. on the other hand i think it was bad because throwing your racket and arguing with the umpire is disrespectful and bad for the game of tennis.
I voted smart for two reasons:
1. It threw his opponents off their rhythm.
2. It got him fired up and angry and he always played better when angry.
I do think he sometimes carried it too far and couldn't stop himself once he got going and that's when it would hurt him.
being disqualified from the AO while leading pernfors 2 sets to 1 wasn't that smart...
(or maybe it's part of a bigger strategy that i didn't get ?!)
but it's true that sometimes he played better when angry.
If you read my whole post I did say he sometimes got carried away. Case in point being the default at the AO.
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