An Inclusive Litany

9/8/02

Former tennis star John McEnroe, of all people, in an op-ed for the London Daily Telegraph, September 8, 2002:
In traveling the world as a tennis player, I have a better appreciation of other countries than most Americans. We could do with being a little less besotted with money, money, money, win, win, win. When I am in England each summer people always ask: "Why don't English players win Wimbleton? They ought to be more like Americans and play to win." To my mind, it's time Americans started being more like the English—or at least learnt to lose with grace.

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