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When Connors Ended His 11 Straight Finals Losing Streak

By Scoop Malinowski Tennis is a star driven sport and one of the privileges of being a star is the freedom to call the shots. One such example happened before the 1988 Washington DC ATP final between Jimmy Connors and Andres Gomez. Rain had delayed the tournament’s schedule. Connors didn’t want to play the final […] Continue to read full article...

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Ashe Explains 1975 Wimbledon Win vs Connors

By Scoop Malinowski Arthur Ashe was a guest on The Dick Cavett Show in the 1980s and explained in detail how and why he beat Jimmy Connors in their famous 1975 Wimbledon final showdown. “That particular day, Wimbledon finals on grass, Slazenger balls, about 65 degrees, no sun. That morning I was praying for cloudy […] Continue to read full article...

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Random Tennis Player Biofile: Jay Amari

By Scoop Malinowski Cycling to work to New York City last year I spotted a random man hitting tennis balls against the side of an apartment building on Riverside Drive and stopped to take a photo of the peculiar sight. A year later I posted the photo on the Facebook page NYC Tennis Players. And […] Continue to read full article...

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Jimmy Connors strongly believes both Vitas Gerulaitis and Andres Gomez should be inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame. Of Gerulaitis, Jimbo said on a recent “Advantage Connors” podcast: Vitas was seventeen and I was nineteen when we first met, after he joined the Bill Riordan circuit. We hung out a lot together in […] Continue to read full article...

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Nothing Beats Jimmy Connors 1991 US Open Run

By Scoop Malinowski Tennis has produced a lot of electric, spectacular moments. But nothing has ever surpassed, and nothing will ever surpass the Jimmy Connors 1991 US Open run at age 39. It was the most unique miracle happening right before our eyes. Connors later said “it was the best eleven days of my tennis […] Continue to read full article...

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Biofile Jimmy Connors Interview

This interview is presented by By Scoop Malinowski Status:  Former ATP world no. 1 for 160 consecutive weeks  and 268 weeks overall. Won eight Grand Slams. Hold three ATP records – 109 titles, 1557 matches and 1274 match wins. Also won 16 doubles titles, two doubles majors and Davis Cup 1981. Retired in 1996. […] Continue to read full article...

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Surreal Thrill: Borg Connors Talking Tennis Podcast

Bjorn Borg and Jimmy Connors conversation on Jimmy’s “Advantage Connors” podcast was a surreal thrill to listen to. Here are some of the highlights… Borg: Because of us they built the bigger stadiums and the big sponsors came in. The players of today come up to me and say thank you what you did to […] Continue to read full article...




Connors Compares Djokovic To Muhammad Ali

Jimmy Connors saluted Novak Djokovic on his podcast show he does with his son Brett “Advantage Connors”… “He was on a mission.” “Win or lose he’s not afraid to put it on the line, like Muhammad Ali, Joe Montana, Wayne Gretzky.” “He was willing to do that [do whatever it takes].” “Listen, I like him. […] Continue to read full article...

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Tennis Greats Who Attended Boxing Matches

By Scoop Malinowski Steffi Graf and Andre Agassi had their first date at the Oscar De La Hoya vs Felix Trinidad world welterweight title fight Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas in 1999. Jimmy Connors and Ilie Nastase both sat ringside at the Muhammad Ali vs Ken Norton III world heavyweight title fight at Yankee Stadium […] Continue to read full article...

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Coach/Player Parternships That Didn’t Succeed

With all the emphasis on coaching in pro tennis and the high profile partnerships of the likes of Felix and Toni, Simona and Halep, Nadal and Moya/Roig/Lopez, Isner and Macpherson, Sinner and Cahill, Tsitispas and Philippoussis, etc., let us take a look at some of the coach/player relationships that didn’t quite work out… The most […] Continue to read full article...

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