It dawned on me that tennis stars were perfect models of heroes – all kinds of heroes – folk tale, myth, comicbook, and above all modern fantasy. And I found myself attending closely and thinking very hard indeed.
For a start, they all had that larger-than-life quality. They stood out among…
‘Is it a new thought then, to say: keep on, there’s always hope? I thought that was a very old saying.’
‘Yes, but you’re the first person I’ve met who’s still saying it when he’s dead. That has to be new.’