The big, bad and ugly - Eagle-Tribune
Eagle-TribuneThe big, bad and uglyEagle-TribuneJohn McEnroe. Tennis, at least the male version, has been plagued with spoiled brats. The Romanian Illie Nastase was a prime example. So was Jimmy Connors. Their temper tantrums belonged in a day nursery. McEnroe was at his best (worst?) in the 1981 ...
Posted on 27 September 2014 | 2:50 am
Tennis shop closing as Mundorff rides off
Tennis shop closing as Mundorff rides off into sunsetSan Jose Mercury NewsFive years ago, tennis legend Jimmy Connors came into Mundorff's store, standing right in front of the counter. Connors looked to the wall on his right and there was a large poster of Bjorn Borg on his knees at the '78 Wimbledon final, celebrating a 6 ...and more »
Posted on 26 September 2014 | 5:56 pm
Tech It Out: Babolat AeroPro/Pure
ESPN (blog)Tech It Out: Babolat AeroPro/Pure Control/Pure StrikeESPN (blog)Steel rackets, including the legendary T2000 made famous by Jimmy Connors, found their way on to the tour in the 1960s. The next iteration of frames were primarily made of aluminum, and racket heads began to increase in size. And finally manufacturers ...
Posted on 25 September 2014 | 9:25 am
Will Derek Jeter's Yankee Stadium farewell
Washington Post (blog)Will Derek Jeter's Yankee Stadium farewell get rained out?Washington Post (blog)Maybe there'll even be another of those late-night hurrahs in New York, like the wonderful one Jimmy Connors had at the U.S. Open so many years ago. Like the weather, it also is uncertain just how much more Jeter will play in the Yankees' final series ...and more »
Posted on 25 September 2014 | 7:32 am
Hidden Secrets of the Greats: Jimmy Connors
Long Island Tennis MagazineHidden Secrets of the Greats: Jimmy ConnorsLong Island Tennis MagazineJames Scott Connors was born in 1952 in East St. Louis, Ill., home of Miles Davis. His mom was a tennis pro and Jimmy witnessed the savage beating of her and his grandparents when he was just eight-years-old. His mom received more than 100 stitches ...
Posted on 17 September 2014 | 1:43 pm
I would have liked Sania to continue playing
Sania Mirza recently added a mixed doubles gold from the Asian Games to her three Grand Slam titles in the same category, and is ranked world No. 7 in doubles. However, Indian tennis legend Vijay Amritraj says he would have loved to see her do well in singles and fulfil her true potential.
Posted on 1 October 2014 | 7:53 am
Will Derek Jeter’s Yankee Stadium farewell
Nor is it clear whether the shortstop will play in Fenway Park in the final series of the season.
Posted on 25 September 2014 | 7:29 am
Eric Cantor — who’s joined investment bank Moelis & Co. — flexing his new expense account at Primola, where Bill Bratton, Jimmy Connors, Tony Danza and Wolf Blitzer also schmoozed...
Posted on 22 September 2014 | 8:52 pm
1886 — The Mayflower defends the America's Cup by beating Britain's Galatea in two straight heats. 1926 — The United States captures the Davis Cup for the seventh straight year as it beats France 4-1.
Posted on 10 September 2014 | 6:16 am
Jimmy Connors makes surprise appearance at
Jimmy Connors was an unexpected guest at a fashionable Tod’s dinner Monday at Le Bilboquet. The tennis star turned up at the chic eatery after the US Open for a...
Posted on 9 September 2014 | 8:52 pm
Like Jeter, Federer Deserves Farewell Tour
Michael Jordan had to retire three times before he finally stopped playing basketball. Martina Navratilova was still playing at age 50. As another ageless wonder, Jimmy Connors, once said, it’s hard to live without the applause.
Posted on 30 September 2014 | 5:12 pm
Serving for Success: The Mind Game
The crowd turned on her after she disputed a line call and crossed the net, against the rules in tennis. 3. A 39-year-old Jimmy Connors displayed his old spirit at the 1991 US Open calling the chair umpire "a bum" among other things in a series of tirades.
Posted on 29 September 2014 | 5:30 pm
Hidden Secrets of the Greats: Jimmy Connors
This marks the fifth installment in the series “Secrets of the Tennis Greats.” I have sought to uncover the one distinctive and overriding character trait that determined the greatness of the top players in the world. Yes, all of the tennis greats have ...
Posted on 17 September 2014 | 6:59 am
John McEnroe and Jimmy Connors Weigh In on
British No. 1 and defending champion Andy Murray crashed out of the Wimbledon Championships on Wednesday afternoon following a straight sets loss to budding Bulgarian talent Grigor Dimitrov, It was far from Murray’s best performance, even in a losing ...
Posted on 3 July 2014 | 6:26 am
Jimmy Connors, Ladies’ Man
Technically, Jimmy Connors wasn’t the most overwhelming player. He was on the slight side; his serve was so-so, his forehand questionable. His only truly great stroke was his two-handed backhand. That he managed to win eight Grand Slam events (five U.S ...
Posted on 22 August 2013 | 6:00 pm
Lendl to help replace Connors on tennis tour
While Andy Murray basked in the glow of his first major championship, his coach celebrated the U.S. Open title with a few rounds of golf with his buddies.
Posted on 12 September 2012 | 3:22 pm
Agassi, McEnroe, Sampras, Connors to play
Andre Agassi, John McEnroe, Pete Sampras, Jimmy Connors and other Grand Slam champions will play a series of matches around the country in October and November.
Posted on 18 July 2012 | 10:01 am
Stepanek upsets Monfils to win Washington
Through injuries and illness and, well, aging, Radek Stepanek never doubted he'd one day hoist another trophy overhead as an ATP tournament champion.
Posted on 1 August 2011 | 2:20 pm
Serve it up: Jimmy Connors memoir coming in
Jimmy Connors has a memoir coming, with a few overhead smashes promised.
Posted on 19 June 2011 | 5:51 pm
No US men will be ranked in ATP top 10 next
Thanks to players such as Jimmy Connors and John McEnroe, then Pete Sampras and Andre Agassi, and, lately, Andy Roddick, there always has been at least one man from the United States in tennis' top 10 since the computer rankings began in 1973.
Posted on 6 August 2010 | 10:49 am