Jimmy Connors- Former Tennis Player

Jimmy Connors- Former Tennis Player (In a Nutshell)

  • Jimmy Connors was born in the United States on September 2nd, 1952.
  • He was World Number one for 160 weeks, from July 29th, 1974.
  • The only Grand Slam Singles Grand Slam that he failed to win was the French Open.
  • He retired from tennis in 1996.
  • “Tennis was never work for me, tennis was fun. And the tougher the battle and the longer the match, the more fun I had.”- Jimmy Connors
  • “I hate to lose more than I love to win.”- Jimmy Connors

Jimmy Connors- Former Tennis Player (Nitty Gritty)

  • “Experience is a great advantage. The problem is that when you get the experience, you’re too damned old to do anything about it.”- Jimmy Connors
  • “I think my greatest victory was every time I walked out there, I gave it everything I had. I left everything out there. That’s what I’m most proud of it. I can’t go win Wimbledon anymore, so if what I’ve done in the past is not good enough, let it go. Because I’m certainly not sitting around thinking about it.”- Jimmy Connors

    Jimmy Connors- Former Tennis Player (What set him apart)
  • “Tennis was always there for me, which was lucky. I would go play baseball, basketball, football, hang with my brother, do whatever, and at the end of the day I’d come back and say, ‘Hey, Mom would you hit 15 minutes worth of balls with me?’”- Jimmy Connors
  • “Rather than viewing a brief relapse back to inactivity as a failure, treat it as a challenge and try to get back on track as soon as possible.”- Jimmy Connors

Jimmy Connors- Former Tennis Player (Final Thoughts)

  • “Every time I went out there I performed the best that I could and it was time to step back and clear my mind.”- Jimmy Connors

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