I haven't read the book; don't plan to.
I love tennis, so hearing someone announce that he hates tennis is at best too bad, or worse kinda pathetic.
Never cared much for Mr. "Image is Everything" as a player or personality.
Even less now after his "carthartic revelations."
The weak never apologize, because they perceive it as a sign of weakness. The strong easily apologize because it is a sign of their strength.