I completely understand why he says he "hates" tennis.
But yes, I lost a lot of respect for him as a person...if you think past the entertaining, and engrossing writing, you do start to see the incredible hypocrisy of his judgments and many of his attitudes.
Their are also many little "fudges" and "white lies" and glossing over of significant incidents. We did have an extensive thread about that. So, definitely he did a fair amount of history rewriting.