I know what you mean but I don't believe you're either in the McEnroe corner or in the Lendl corner. I happen to sort of like both players myself, very different but both great in their own right, but couldn't help routing for Lendl a little more when he was put away like some boring, jerky east block guy who shouldn't be piling up titles in the flashy western sport of tennis. The problem I had with McEnroe in his playing days was that he seemed to think he was the only one who had the right to act like a jerk and get away with it. I've read Mc Enroe's book and he isn't easy on himself all the time there. But even there he is playing down on Ivan a little too much. To me his description about Ivan's behaviour toward journey men is coloured by his own grudge he still helds agains a guy he always thought he was superior to, but eventually was overtaken by. Probably Lendl was just teasing those guys in a good humoured way, with a bit of a nasty edge as his sarcasm sometimes had. The ones with some personality would give some smart replies an i don't believe he would have minded that. You don't "have to put up with that". What could be the consequences? Anyway, it's better than totally ingnore lesser players like Jimmy Connors seemed to have done most of his career.