And Newcombe said, "I feel sorry for them. That's all. It's a sport. It's a living, too, yes, but they take it over the fringe."
McEnroe said, "Fun? I enjoy the competition. But I was brought up to be very serious on the court, and I just can't be what you call a crowd-pleaser." And so, right or wrong, it's all very serious now.
Still, it was so very nice when Navratilova cried after the women's final. She didn't weep when Austin beat her. She cried several minutes later when she was introduced as the runner-up, the loser, and the other Americans clapped and cheered, on and on, until she understood, at last, that they liked her. That was very nice.