July 5, 1975: Arthur Ashe beats bad boy
BT.comJuly 5, 1975: Arthur Ashe beats bad boy Connors to be crowned first black king ...BT.comAcross the net stood a fellow American - the great Jimmy Connors. He was nine years younger than his opponent and had never lost to him. The youngster had lost just four out of the 103 matches he played in 1974, picking up three of the four Grand Slams ...and more »
Posted on 3 July 2015 | 9:43 am
Interactive: Arthur Ashe impact stretches
Roanoke TimesInteractive: Arthur Ashe impact stretches beyond tennisRoanoke TimesEditor's note: On July 5, 1975, Associated Press sports writer Geoffrey Miller covered a Wimbledon final that broke racial barriers: Arthur Ashe's stunning defeat of Jimmy Connors. Forty years later, the AP is making the original story and photos of ...Interactive: Arthur Ashe, the first black man to win a Wimbledon singles titleMadison.comSunday marks 40 years since Arthur Ashe won WimbledonRichmond Times-Dispatchall 4 news articles »
Posted on 2 July 2015 | 4:15 am
Sharapova and Dimitrov on track for
ESPNSharapova and Dimitrov on track for 'Lovebird Double'ESPNSo the possibility that this summer's Wimbledon will see the first romantically-involved singles champions for more than 40 years is still alive; not since Jimmy Connors and his then fiancee Chris Evert were the winners in 1974, for what became known ...and more »
Posted on 1 July 2015 | 10:22 am
I prefer this to being trounced by Jimmy
Telegraph.co.ukI prefer this to being trounced by Jimmy Connors, says All England Lawn Tennis ...Telegraph.co.uk“You might think my life was simpler when I just had to turn up here as a competitor,” says the chief executive of the All England Lawn Tennis Club. “But I have a year to plan each tournament with expert help and none of the pressure of facing Jimmy ...and more »
Posted on 28 June 2015 | 12:09 pm
Bring back the bad boys of tennis, says John
Scotsman (blog)Bring back the bad boys of tennis, says John McEnroeTelegraph.co.ukMcEnroe says the changes would lead to more confrontations between players and officials of the type which were such a feature of the matches he took part in during the late Seventies and Eighties, against the likes of Jimmy Connors and Ivan Lendl.Ashe v Connors: Remembering a true American epicScotsman (blog)Wimbledon 2015: John McEnroe hints modern stars are 'too nice' as he reignites ...Irish MirrorJohn McEnroe: Stars of the modern era don't always get on eitherHerald ScotlandbeIN SPORTS MENA Breaking Newsall 20 news articles »
Posted on 28 June 2015 | 3:58 am
Is Jack Sock Emerging as New Hope for US
Men from the United States once ruled tennis with an iron grip. Between 1974 and 2003, American males accounted for 46 Grand Slam wins, dwarfing all other nations. But like most dynasties in history, they lost control of their throne and were toppled by players from other countries. The forecast looked great during the 1970s and 1980s, which were led by the equally volatile and boisterous John ...
Posted on 14 April 2015 | 5:16 am
The greatest young sports stars ever
After Jordan Spieth's Masters triumph aged 21, we remember the other great young sportsmen and women.
Posted on 14 April 2015 | 2:35 am
INSIDE STORY: Is men's tennis now too
The greatest player of the last 15 years, and maybe of all time, Roger Federer, while being extremely fit and relatively tall (6ft1ins/185cm), did not win 17 grand slam titles via brute force. While the 2000s enjoyed the emergence of big-serving players such as Andy Roddick the fears of the previous decade never really came to pass. Indeed, over the last 10 years, there have been eight different ...
Posted on 13 April 2015 | 9:16 am
Novak Djokovic on top for 142nd week –
Novak Djokovic went past Rafael Nadal on the list of World Number ones for the most time.
Posted on 12 April 2015 | 10:29 pm
Djokovic, Federer & Nadal Descend on
Tap into the essentials of the week ahead and re-live the highlights of the past week with Corona ATP Weekly Slice, as we serve up an executive summary of what every fan should know, along with a look at the best in social media. [[More Tennis News on ATPWorldTour.com]]
Posted on 12 April 2015 | 9:29 pm
1975: Billie Jean King beats Evonne Goolagong, 6-0, 6-1 for her sixth and final singles title at Wimbledon. 1982: Jimmy Connors beats John McEnroe 3-6, 6-3, 6-7, 7-6, 6-4 for the men's singles championship at Wimbledon. The match lasts 4 hours, 16 minutes.
Posted on 3 July 2015 | 3:04 pm
Is it really time to go coach hunting for
John McEnroe, a left-handed player himself, was one of the best exponents of the serve and volley. Jimmy Connors and Bjorn Borg both had similar playing styles to Nadal, but they possessed dangerous backhands too. Lendl can also weave his Murray magic on ...
Posted on 3 July 2015 | 1:42 pm
Wimbledon: Clean serves and foul mouths are
It’s fair to say that players have reined it in since the days of John McEnroe and Jimmy Connors, who took the genre of foul mouth to a level never before or since reached. But it hasn’t stopped. Five-time champion Serena Williams was given a code ...
Posted on 3 July 2015 | 10:34 am
Wimbledon reveals truths about Serena
It’s the place where John McEnroe announced himself to the world, where Arthur Ashe taught Jimmy Connors a thing or two, where Billie Jean King, Martina Navratilova, Pete Sampras and Roger Federer elevated their greatness into the realm of legend.
Posted on 3 July 2015 | 9:29 am
It's all love off court for Sharapova and
Romance ’round the racquets is hardly unprecedented, though few couples endure. Chris Evert and Jimmy Connors were both at the top of the sport when they became engaged in the early 1970s but the nuptials were called off. Steffi Graf and Andre Agassi are ...
Posted on 3 July 2015 | 9:21 am
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
Resolved Question: Who was a better tennis
back it up with stats in order to get best answer
Posted on 25 April 2013 | 10:20 am
Resolved Question: How come Connors wont
The ATP seniors tour is becoming fairly popular. How come Jimmy wont play on it? Mac is only 7 yrs younger and still competitive. Everyone loves Jimmy and he could generate some real interest playing 2 or 3 events a year.
Posted on 2 April 2010 | 3:04 pm
Resolved Question: Why Is Jimmy Connors
He was just as good, if not better, than Borg and/or McEnroe in his prime.
Posted on 4 June 2009 | 12:28 pm
Resolved Question: What does Billie Jean
Billie Jean King, John McEnroe and Jimmy Connors were the tennis stars of the 70s. What exactly do they do now since they are retired from tennis?
Posted on 17 January 2009 | 1:23 pm
Resolved Question: Jimmy connors arrested??
i guess he's still a bad boy, hehe.-
but i think he's a bit old for those things, don't you??
ps: see eric, i'm taking my job as tennis gossip girl seriously, all kinds of info, haha.-
xoxo and also, poor becker was dumped by his fincee throw a text message, she sent 5 just to make sure... poor thing, you just can't do that, have some dignity and at least do it by phone!!
Posted on 22 November 2008 | 6:57 am