With his autobiography, "You Cannot Be Serious," hitting stores, we rallied with the former enfant terrible of tennis.
SI: Why write a memoir?
McEnroe: I thought if I looked back and evaluated my life, it would help me in the future. That sounded like a decent excuse.
SI: A Toronto Sun critic said of your book, "Trees died for this?" What's your response?
McEnroe: That doesn't sound like a positive review.
SI: Say we made you commissioner of tennis. What are the first two things you'd do?
McEnroe: Go back to wood rackets and cut the men's schedule. I'd also prefer for the serve not to be so dominating, so I'd move the service line in.
SI: You're an avid guitarist. Would you rather be a member of KISS or the All-England Club?
McEnroe: I'll go with KISS, although I'm getting along better with the All-England Club these days.
SI: Would you rather be loved or feared?