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Jimmy Connors

Tennis Player
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Net worth 2018: $185 Million
Industry: Tennis Players
Residence: East St. Louis, Illinois
Country: United States
BirthDay: 2 September 1952
Sigh: Libra
Height: 1.77 m
BIOGRAPHY

Jimmy Connors was bornon 2 September 1952 in East St. Louis, Illinois, American, is Tennis Player. The winner of eight Grand Slam singles titles, Jimmy Connors is a former World No.1 tennis player who held the No. 1 ranking for 160 consecutive weeks from 29 July, 1974 to 22 August, 1977—a record in his era. A brilliant player, he also holds the honor of being the first male player in the Open Era to have held the top world ranking for more than five years in total. An athletic kid from a young age, Jimmy always loved to play tennis. His mother, a former tennis player herself, was a big support to him during his growing years. In fact, his mother was such a fan of tennis that she created a court in her backyard while she was pregnant with him! She taught him how to play tennis when he was a young boy and ensured that he got the best possible coaching as he grew up. He started competing at the national level as a kid of nine, and went from success to success from there. Famous for his strong arms, high energy, and dedication towards the game, he was equally notorious for his fiery demeanor and temper. After his retirement as an active tennis player he embarked on a career as a commentator and coach.

NET WORTH STATISTIC
2018

$185 Million

TIMELINE
2013

He published his autobiography, ‘The Outsider’ in 2013

2006

He embarked on a career as a coach in 2006 when he began coaching Andy Roddick at the start of the Countrywide Classic tournament in Los Angeles

2005

He also commentated during the Wimbledon tournaments of 2005, 2006, and 2007

1996

Connors was 39 while Aaron was 24 and in the prime of his youth! He played his last match in April 1996 and retired as a tennis player

1990

He commentated on the French Open and Wimbledon tournaments in 1990 and 1991

1980

However age and health issues were catching up on him and his career suffered during the late 1980s

1979

He married former Playboy model, Patti McGuire, in 1979

1974

What made him especially skilled was the fact that he had won each of these on a different surface—grass in 1974, clay in 1976 and hard in 1978

1973

In 1973, he played against the legendary Arthur Ashe in the U

1970

The first significant victory of his playing career came in 1970, when he defeated Roy Emerson in the first round of the Pacific Southwest Open in Los Angeles

1968

Though initially coached by his mother, he was mentored by Pancho Segura from 1968 in order to groom him for a professional tennis career

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