Jimmy Connors

Tennis Legend Jimmy Connors Full Name: Jimmy Connors
Nationality: American

Profession: Tennis Legend
Why Famous: Won eight Grand Slam singles titles and played in 15 total. He also won 109 ATP-listed singles titles, more than any other male player in the open era, and is widely considered to be one of the greatest players of all time.

Born: September 2, 1952 (65 years old)
Star Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: St. Louis, Illinois, USA

Historical Events in the Life of Jimmy Connors

  • 1971-09-02 Chris Evert & Jimmy Connors win their 1st US Open tennis matches
  • 1973-12-10 1st time since 1885, tennis has 2 top males (Stan Smith & Jimmy Connors)
  • 1974-01-01 62nd Men's Australian Open: Jimmy Connors beats Phil Dent (7-6, 6-4, 4-6, 6-3)
  • 1974-07-06 88th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Jimmy Connors beats K Rosewall (61 61 64)
  • 1974-09-08 94th Men's U.S. Open: Jimmy Connors beats Ken Rosewall (6-1, 6-0, 6-1)
  • 1975-01-01 63rd Men's Australian Open: John Newcombe beats Jimmy Connors (7-5, 3-6, 6-4, 7-6)
  • 1975-07-05 89th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Arthur Ashe beats Jimmy Connors (61 61 57 64)
  • 1975-09-07 95th Men's U.S. Open: Manuel Orantes beats #1 seed Jimmy Connors (6-4, 6-3, 6-4)
  • 1976-09-12 96th Men's U.S. Open: Jimmy Connors beats Bjorn Borg(6-4, 3-6, 7-6, 6-4)
  • 1977-09-11 97th Men's U.S. Open: Guillermo Vilas beats Jimmy Connors (2-6, 6-3, 7-6, 6-0)
  • 1978-07-08 92nd Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Bjorn Borg beats Jimmy Connors (62 62 63)
  • 1978-09-10 98th Men's U.S. Open: Jimmy Connors beats Bjorn Borg (6-4, 6-2, 6-2) to become the 1st player to win the US Open on 3 different surfaces
  • 1982-07-04 96th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Jimmy Connors beats John McEnroe (3-6 6-3 6-7 7-6 6-4)
  • 1982-09-12 102nd Men's U.S. Open: Jimmy Connors beats Ivan Lendl (6-3, 6-2, 4-6, 6-4)
  • 1983-09-11 103rd Men's U.S. Open: Jimmy Connors beats Ivan Lendl (6-3, 6-7, 7-5, 6-0)
  • 1984-07-08 98th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: John McEnroe beats Jimmy Connors (6-1 6-1 6-2)
  • 1986-02-21 Tennis star Jimmy Connors fined $20,000 & suspended for 10 weeks
  • 1992-09-26 Jimmy Connors beats Martina Navratilova, 7-5, 6-3

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