Commenting on Jeff's post from Saturday, I mentioned Deleuze's characterization of Bjorn Borg's tennis style as "proletarian," and John McEnroe's as involving "Egyptian postures." Here are some images below the fold. But above it, this one for fans of early 80s athletic hair.
Now why does Deleuze characterize McEnroe as having "Egyptian postures"? I think it's because the way he turned his body parallel to the service line in doing his serve, flattening out his profile, removing all depth to turn himself into a silhouette. Observe the figure at far right here: