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Jimmy Connors

Biography

Jimmy Connors

Jimmy Connors won a record 109 men's singles titles (and 15 doubles titles) from 1972 to 1989. He was ranked the world's number one player for five consecutive years and won a total of ten Grand Slams. In 1998 he was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame and is arguably one of the top tennis players of all time. Originally from East St. Louis, he lives in Santa Barbara, California, with his family.

Jimmy Connors

Books by Jimmy Connors

by Jimmy Connors - Memoir, Nonfiction, Sports

Jimmy Connors ignited the tennis boom in the 1970s with his aggressive style of play, turning his matches with John McEnroe, Bjorn Borg and Ivan Lendl into prizefights. But it was his prolonged dedication to his craft that won him the public’s adoration. More than just the story of a tennis champion, THE OUTSIDER is the uncensored account of Connors's life --- from his complicated relationship with his formidable mother and his storybook romance with tennis legend Chris Evert, to his battles with gambling and fidelity.