In the golden age of tennis, when players were just learning how to become media personalities, men like McEnroe, Connors, Borg and Lendl ruled the court. In this tell-all memoir, former top ten ranked tennis star and chief McEnroe rival, Bill Scanlon, presents an unfettered look at the good old days of tennis when some of the most colourful (and infamous) players in history went head-to-head, changing the game forever. Bad News for McEnroe is in part a revelation of the feud between McEnroe and the author that began when they were teenagers, but the essence of the book is the wonderful and surprising on-and off-the-court high jinks of such notable players as Vilas, Borg, Lendl, Nastase and Connors, all of whom Scanlon played and knew intimately. From locker room fights to on-court breakdowns and blow-ups, Scanlon's tale of life on the pro tennis circuit will shock and delight tennis fans everywhere.
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"Bill Scanlon is the fly in John McEnroe's eye, the darting pesty pain that sends a highstrung young man to the outer limits of his temper."- "Washington Post" "McEnroe was determined not merely to win but to teach Scanlon a lesson. I had never seen him actively and deliberately go after another player before."- Richard Evans, McEnroe biographer
About Bill Scanlon
As a top ten ranked tennis player in the 1980s, Bill Scanlon is the only professional ever to have achieved a Golden Set (not giving up a single point). Scanlon boasts wins over eight #1 ranked players. A US Open semifinalist and a Wimbledon and Australian Open quarterfinalist, Scanlon holds 11 career singles titles and 4 career doubles titles partnering with Martina Navratilova, Ivan Lendl, Vitas Gerulaitis, and Billy Martin. He lives in Los Angeles, California. Sonny Long is a Journalism graduate of Auburn University with a Master's Degree in Communications from the University of Texas at Austin. He is an award-winning journalist and author of two previous books. Sonny Long lives in Atlanta, Texas. Cathy Long, Sonny's younger sister, attended Arizona Western College, New Mexico State University, and received a BA in Liberal Arts from Empire State University. A Bill Scanlon fan and researcher extraordinaire, this was her first collaborative writing project.
Bad News for McEnroe by Bill Scanlon
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