No one can take away his record, that's for sure. However, he's disliked because he was a bore. He reaped what he sowed.
Like norcal said, when you're a mega-jerk, like Lendl, you get a lot of hype if you smile at the cameras that one time in kalamazoo, or compliment a journalist's on her fun top.
Someone did spend 278? weeks at #1, this ensure that he isn't forgotten. Should be be celebrated? Not when he's gone out of his way to yell at little kids.