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John McEnroe: In The Realm Of Perfection

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John McEnroe: In The Realm Of Perfection

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Wednesday 17 July 8.30pm Channel 039

John McEnroe. One of the world’s greatest tennis players – often remembered for his catch phrase “You cannot be SERIOUS!” This fascinating collection of 16-mm footage shot at the time when he was the world's top-ranked player, competing in the French Open at Paris's Roland Garros Stadium in 1984, shows close-ups and slow motion sequences of McEnroe, as well as instances of his notorious temper tantrums, highlighting a "man who played on the edge of his senses." Far from a traditional documentary, Faraut probes the archival footage to delve into McEnroe's attention to the sport, creating a lively and immersive look at a driven athlete, a study on the sport of tennis and the human body.