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 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Jimmy Connors wins his first of 2 Wimbledon singles titles beating Ken Rosewall of Australia 6-1, 6-1, 6-4
  • 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 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Arthur Ashe becomes first African-American to win Wimbledon, beats Jimmy Connors 6-1, 6-1, 5-7, 6-4
  • 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 US Open Men's Tennis : Jimmy Connors beats Björn Borg 6-4, 3-6, 7-6, 6-4
  • 1977-07-02 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Sweden's Björn Borg beats American Jimmy Connors 3-6, 6-2, 6-1, 5-7, 6-4 for the second of 5 consecutive Wimbledon singles titles
  • 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 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Björn Borg beats Jimmy Connors 6-2, 6-2, 6-3
  • 1978-09-10 US Open Men's Tennis: Jimmy Connors beats Björn Borg 6-4, 6-2, 6-2 to become the 1st player to win the US Open on 3 different surfaces
  • 1982-07-04 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: In an all-American classic, Jimmy Connors beats John McEnroe 3-6, 6-3, 6-7, 7-6, 6-4 for his second and final Wimbledon title
  • 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 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: John McEnroe defends his crown thrashing fellow American 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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