Jimmy Connors

Tennis Legend Jimmy Connors Full Name: Jimmy Connors
Nationality:

United States of America
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 (66 years old)
Birthplace: St. Louis, Illinois, USA

Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Virgo

Historical Events in the Life of Jimmy Connors

  • 1971-09-02 Teenage debutants Chris Evert & Jimmy Connors win their first matches at the US Open Tennis Championships at Forest Hills
  • 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 US Open Men's Tennis: Jimmy Connors wins his first of 5 US titles; outclasses 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 US Open Men's Tennis: Manuel Orantes of Spain wins his only Grand Slam title; upsets #1 seed Jimmy Connors 6-4, 6-3, 6-4
  • 1976-09-12 US Open Men's Tennis : Jimmy Connors wins his second US title; beats Björn Borg of Sweden 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 US Open Men's Tennis: Guillermo Vilas becomes the only Argentine to win US title; 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 US Open Men's Tennis: Jimmy Connors wins 4th US title; beats Czech star Ivan Lendl 6-3, 6-2, 4-6, 6-4
  • 1983-09-11 US Open Men's U.S. Open: Jimmy Connors retains title; 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
  • 1992-09-04 In his record 115th and final US Open singles match, Jimmy Connors is beaten by Ivan Lendl 3-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-0 in a 2nd-round night match
  • 1992-09-26 Jimmy Connors beats Martina Navratilova, 7-5, 6-3

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