Much has been made of how Mac couldnt handle the power game post 1985. While that may in part be true, I think it had more to do with fitness and conditioning that being unable to play against the new power brokers. Wimbledon 85 against Curren is cited as the point when Mac could no longer handle power hitters. I disagree. Curren won the NCAA in 1979 a year after Mac. He'd been on the tour and Mac had always managed him with ease. In 1986 a year after Wimbledon Mac beat Curren. Mac also had the measure of Lendl (except '82) another big hitter. Vilas and Connors and Borg. Even in 85 Mcenroe was able to handle boom-boom Becker. What really led to the decline was Mcenroe's timing and style of tennis, fast and aggressive. After his lay off in 1986, he (like Fleming says) lost a step. And that step was all it took to wreck the last seven years of his career, mediocre by his own standards. Another point: post 1985: Mac won 18 tournaments and was runner up in 10. Not too bad, considering some players never make that in their entire career.