Yeah, it was a cut-throat era. Mac was at war with Lendl and the establishment, Lendl was at war with his own inner demons, and Connors was simply at war with the world. It's all a bit too nicey-nicey at the mo. And possibly not all that sincere, either.
Think you're right Grabcopy - think there's a lot of respect between the Top4 - maybe too much even (more than the 'old' days certainly)... well apart from Mr Smug who doesn't respect anyone who can beat him and is now just a big embarrassment whenever he opens his mouth - so sad for a great champion to end his career like this. I wasn't as great fan of Lendl in the 80's but now I like him very much indeed!