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Super Mac makes a racket at Wimbledon.

Wimbledon's favourite bad boy turned crooner yesterday as the heavens opened over centre court.

John McEnroe is no Cliff Richard - but he was the best the crowds could get as the rains fell.

Supermac belted out America's national anthem as the match between Venus Williams and Chanda Rubin was washed out.

It was a far cry from the days when he was Superbrat - Wimbledon's biggest bawl boy.

His centre court tantrums - and shouts of "You CANNOT be serious" - made front page news. And his power and deadly serve made back page headlines.

These days, Wimbledon seems a more sedate affair altogether.

But the fans were glad to see McEnroe back when a downpour threatened to put a dampener on the strawberries and cream.

The patriotic SingalongaMac went over nearly as well as the time when Cliff Richard sang Congratulations to the Wimbledon crowd during a rainstorm.

McEnroe, known to be a bit of a rock and roll fan during his heyday, could be looking to add a new string to his racket.

Just don't ask the umpires if they thought he was in good voice.
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