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Facing Jimbo

A bunch of tennis players discuss what it was like to play Jimmy Connors… The American tennis icon was ATP world no. 1 for a then-record 160 consecutive weeks from 1974 to 1977 and a career total of 268 weeks. He is the first male player to be No. 1 for more than 200 weeks. […] Continue to read full article...

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Connors vs Navratilova Battle of Sexes 1992

A forgotten tennis classic duel which nobody ever talks about today was the 1992 Flex-All Battle of the Champions clash between Martina Navratilova and Jimmy Connors at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada. On a court constructed outdoors at the famous casino which hosted many famous championship boxing matches like Larry Holmes vs Gerry Cooney […] Continue to read full article...

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By Scoop Malinowski Tennis observers speculate about the similarities of boxing and tennis but rarely do we get to hear the perspective of tennis from a former boxing champion. It's hard to find an accomplished boxer who has followed and played tennis for a lifetime but got the scoop (pun intended). Long time friend since we first did a Biofile interview back in 1995 for Boxing Flash newsletter, Paul "The Ultimate" Vaden was once the IBF Light Middleweight champion in 1995 after defeating Vincent Pettway by a TKO in the final 12th round ... Continue to read full article...

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