Jimmy Connors

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A tennis icon and one of the sport’s most successful players.

Biography

In 1974, Jimmy Connors became the second male in the open era to win three or more Grand Slam singles titles in a calendar year.

Connors’ career win-loss record of 1241-277 (81.75%) is third after Bjorn Borg (82.7%) and Ivan Lendl (81.8%), and he holds the record for total number of wins for a male player.

Jimmy Connors Tennis GreatJimmy won three year-end championship titles, including two WCT Finals and one Masters Grand Prix. He also won 18 Championship Series titles (1973–1984). He was the first male player to rank no. 1 for more than 200 weeks in total and the first male player to be the world’s best for more than five years in total. He is the only male player to win more than 100 singles titles and holds the record for the most Grand Slam semifinals and most Grand Slam quarterfinals reached.

Jimmy established himself as a commentator with NBC in 1990 and 1991, during their coverage of the French Open and Wimbledon tournaments. During the Wimbledon tournaments of 2005, 2006 and 2007, he commentated for the BBC alongside John McEnroe (among others), providing moments of heated discussion between two former arch-rivals.

On July 24, 2006, at the start of the Countrywide Classic tournament in Los Angeles, American tennis player Andy Roddick formally announced Jimmy as his coach.

In his 1979 autobiography, Jack Kramer, the long-time tennis promoter and great player himself, ranked Connors as one of the 21 best players of all time.

Connors has also served as a commentator and analyst for the Tennis Channel since the 2009 US Open tournament.

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One of the most respected figures in Grand Slam history, Jimmy Connors is in demand as an after dinner speaker and event host.

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