Jimmy Connors Bio | Wiki
Jimmy Connors is an American former world No. 1 tennis player. He held the top Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) ranking for a then-record 160 consecutive weeks from 1974 to 1977 and a career total of 268 weeks.
Jimmy still holds three prominent Open Era men’s singles records: 109 titles, 1,557 matches played, and 1,274 match wins. He finished year-end number one in the ATP rankings from 1974 to 1978. In 1982, Jimmy won both Wimbledon and the US Open and was ATP Player of the Year and ITF World Champion. He retired in 1996 at the age of 43.
Jimmy Connors Age
Jimmy was born on September 2, 1952, in Belleville, Illinois, United States. He is 70 years old.
Jimmy Connors Height
He is a man of average stature and stands at a height of 5 ft 10 in (Approx. 1.78 m).
Jimmy Connors Family
He was born and raised in East St. Louis, Illinois, across the Mississippi River by his parents. Jimmy grew up Catholic and was coached and trained by his mother and grandmother. He played in his first U.S. Championship, the U.S. boys’ 11-and-under of 1961 when he was nine years old.
Jimmy’s mother, Gloria, took him to Southern California to be coached by Pancho Segura, starting at age 16, in 1968. He and his brother, John “Johnny”, attended St. Phillip’s grade school. On January 8, 2007, their mother Gloria died at age 82.
Jimmy Connors Wife | Patti McGuire
Jimmy is married to his beautiful wife Playboy model Patti McGuire. The couple celebrated their wedding in 1979. Together, they have two children, a son Brett, and a daughter Aubree, and the family resides in the Santa Barbara, California area.
On Aug 29, 2018, Jimmy posted on his Twitter. “Worst 4 words I’ve heard- Patti has cancer again!!— best 4 words I’ve heard/ Patti is cancer free — starting day 2 cancer free— she is strong mentally and physically— onwards!!!!!”
Jimmy was previously engaged to fellow tennis pro-Chris Evert from 1974 to 1975. He was also engaged to former Miss World Marjorie Wallace was engaged to Connors from 1976 to 1977.
Jimmy Connors 1991 Us Open
He compete against much younger players and had one of the most remarkable comebacks for any athlete when he reached the semifinals of the 1991 US Open at the age of 39. Jimmy recuperated and made an improbable run to the 1991 US Open semifinals which he later said were “the best 11 days of my tennis career”.
On his 39th birthday, he defeated 24-year-old Aaron Krickstein, 3–6, 7–6, 1–6, 6–3, 7–6, in 4 hours and 41 minutes, coming back from a 2–5 deficit in the final set. Jimmy then defeated Paul Haarhuis in the quarterfinals before losing to Jim Courier. 22 years later ESPN aired a documentary commemorating Connors’s run
Jimmy Connors Tennis
Jimmy is a former world No. 1 tennis player. He held the top Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) ranking for a then-record 160 consecutive weeks from 1974 to 1977 and a career total of 268 weeks. His titles include eight major singles titles (a joint Open Era record of five US Opens, two Wimbledons, and one Australian Open), three year-end championships, and 17 Grand Prix Super Series titles.
In 1974, Jimmy became the second man in the Open Era to win three major titles in a calendar year and was not permitted to participate in the fourth, the French Open. He retired in 1996 at the age of 43.
Jimmy Connors Vs John Mcenroe
In the 1980 WCT Finals, Jimmy defeated the defending champion, John McEnroe. McEnroe and Borg were battling for the top spot in that year, while Jimmy played the role of the spoiler. However, in 1982, at age 29, Jimmy was back in the Wimbledon singles final, where he faced McEnroe, who by then was established firmly as the world’s top player.
Jimmy recovered from being three points away from defeat in a fourth-set tie-break and claimed his second Wimbledon title, eight years after his first. Although Jimmy’s tour record against McEnroe was 14–20, McEnroe is six years younger than him and had a losing record against Jimmy until he won 12 out of their last 14 meetings.
Head to head in major championship finals, they split their two meetings, Jimmy winning the 1982 Wimbledon in five sets, and McEnroe winning the 1984 Wimbledon in straight sets. McEnroe won six of their nine meetings in Grand Slam events.
Jimmy Connors Family Guy
In December 2019, Jimmy appeared as himself on season 18 episode 9 of Family Guy titled Christmas is Coming. Family Guy is an American adult animated sitcom created by Seth MacFarlane for the Fox Broadcasting Company. The series centers on the Griffins, a family consisting of parents Peter and Lois; their children, Meg, Chris, and Stewie; and their anthropomorphic pet dog, Brian.
Jimmy Connors BBC
He did commentary with NBC-TV in 1990 and 1991, during its coverage of the French Open and Wimbledon tournaments. During the Wimbledon tournaments of 2005, 2006, and 2007, Jimmy commentated for the BBC alongside John McEnroe, providing moments of heated discussion between two former archrivals. He returned to BBC commentary at Wimbledon in 2014. Jimmy has also served as a commentator and analyst for the Tennis Channel since the US Open tournament of 2009.
Jimmy Connors Books
In 2013, Jimmy published his autobiography The Outsider. It won the British Sports Book Awards in the “Best Autobiography/Biography” category.
Jimmy Connors Net Worth
He earns his wealth from his career, therefore, he has amassed a fortune over the years. Jimmy’s estimated net worth is $30 million.
Where Is Jimmy Connors Today
He retired in 1996 at the age of 43 and now serves as a commentator and analyst at Wimbledon for BBC.
Who Is Jimmy Connors Married To
He married his beautiful wife Playboy model Patti McGuire in 1979. Together, they have two children, a son Brett, and a daughter Aubree.