Jimmy Connors

September 02, 1952
Place of Birth:
Belleville, Illinois
United States
United States
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Highest Ranking
World Singles Ranking: 1

An indefatigable fighter, the champion every fan wanted to watch, a compelling player who was groomed for greatness by the coaching of his mother and grandmother, Jimmy Connors may have done more to raise the profile of tennis than any other competitor in a golden stretch for the game in the 1970s and 1980s. The only player ever to win the US Open on three different surfaces (grass, clay, and hard courts), he was the world’s top ranked player for five consecutive years (1974-78). He set a modern era record for men with 109 tournament victories.

Grand Slam Record

Australian Open

  • Singles Champion 1974


  • Singles Champion 1974, 1982
  • Doubles Champion 1973

US Open

  • Singles Champion 1974, 1976, 1978, 1982-83
  • Doubles Champion 1975

Career Achievements

  • Davis Cup Team Member 1975, 1981, 1984