John McEnroe. Awesome 80s tennis champion. Bit of a temper, though.
In the rush to dampen expectations following an English junior US open victory, one journo in The Times looks at the real qualities needed to be a courtside superstar. He quoted ‘Mac’. On his most important quality of a champion;
“I would have to say desire, hanging in there and winning matches when you’re not playing well”
He added the recollection of his long-time doubles partner, Peter Fleming. He remembered such utterances as;
“I just cannot lose to this guy”
When due to face someone just outside the Top 50, and his approach was to make sure he pushed his opponent into the ground.
What’s the competition that you “just cannot lose to”?