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Jimmy Connors

American Jimmy Connors was the best player in the world for part of the decade during the 1970s and deserves his place among the game’s all-time greats. Though smaller than most of his rivals (Bjorn Borg, John McEnroe, Ilie Nastase,, Guillermo Vilas), Connors’ determination and never-say-die attitude propelled him to a record 109 ATP tournament wins and the 3rd-best winning percentage ever (behind only Borg and Ivan Lendl).

Connors competed at a high level until long past the time most elite players retire – he reached the semifinals of the US Open at 39 years old.

  • Born: St Louis, USA, 1950
  • Height/weight: 177 cm (5’10″); 68 kg (150 lbs)
  • Played: left-handed
  • Turned pro: 1972
  • Retired: 1996
  • Career Grand Slams: 8 (singles), 2 (doubles)
  • Career Prize Earnings: $8,641,040

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