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Retired American International tennis hall of fame inductee with 109 career titles to his name
James Scott Connors is an American former world No. 1 tennis player. He held the top Association of Tennis Professionals ranking for a then-record 160 consecutive weeks from 1974 to 1977 and a career total of 268 weeks.
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About Jimmy Connors
Former number one tennis player in the world, Jimmy Connors is one of the greatest and most consistent tennis stars to have ever played. With a win-loss ratio of 1253-279, Connors is ranked third of all time behind Rafael Nadal and Björn Borg. Jimmy Connors is one of the most experienced tennis speakers on the after dinner speaker circuit, delivering anecdotal tales of his time in the spotlight as well as commentating on current stars with his predictions for the future. The winner of eight Grand Slam titles, including five US Opens, two Wimbledon Championships and one Australian Open, Connors was a highly accomplished tennis player in his prime. Becoming the first player to ever rank as No. 1 in the world for more than five years in total, Jimmy Connors also held a top 10 ranking for a record of 16 years.
Throughout his impressive career, Connors won 109 ATP singles titles, a record that still stands to this day for the open era and remains in an elite group of players to have won three out of the four Grand Slams in one season. Currently, Connors also stands as the only player to win the US Open on clay, grass and hard courts, showing his clear dominance in the sport, over such a prolonged period. Other notable achievements include his seventeen Grand Prix Super Series wins and in 1998 he was recognised as one of the sports’ greats and inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame.
Aside from his continuing involvement in the senior tennis tour, Jimmy Connors is a well-respected tennis commentator and sports presenter for NBC and the BBC. Appearing on the coverage for every Grand Slam, Connors’ vast knowledge and experience make him a hugely accomplished personality in front of the camera, providing intriguing insights and invaluable advice for listeners at home. Connors’ ability to perform and succeed in sport is apparent during talks as a tennis speaker, with Jimmy breaching the subjects of drive and determination as key factors to realising your ambitions. A perfect personality for business and social events, as a sports speaker Jimmy Connors stresses the values most important to success and how to maintain peak performance throughout a career.
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