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With an on-court manner as rough as his tennis touch was refined, John McEnroe cemented his reputation as a man of many titles. There were those he won — a record 154 singles and doubles championships — and those he dished out, from "jerk" (very mild) to the more customary "f_____g a_____e." Fiery. In your face. Explosively perfectionistic. That was McEnroe then, and that's still McEnroe now. Maturity — and anger-management therapy — have mellowed the 43-year-old tennis great's legendary temper, but still, he says, "there's probably times every day where I feel like I lose control." Judging by his new...

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