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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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Next week Novak Djokovic begins his conquest to make tennis history as he will attempt to win Grand Slam no. 21 at the US Open. Tennis players are always seeking to improve and look for edges and it seems Team Djokovic is complete and ready to take on the ultimate challenge, to win the fourth […] Continue to read full article...

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Professional athletes have been targets of gossip about gambling. Perhaps the biggest names that come to mind are former basketball player Michael Jordan and football stars Wayne Rooney and Cristiano Ronaldo. However, there are quite a few former and present tennis pros who love casino games.  Tennis stars play casino games too and, in this […] Continue to read full article...

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Marlene Dietrich Loved Jimmy Connors!

Hollywood film star and legend Marlene Deitrich was one of the hugest stars in the world in the 1930s for her films Blue Angel, Shanghai Express, The Devil Is A Woman, Morocco, Blonde Venus, Destry Rides Again. She was romantically involved with Orson Welles, Frank Sinatra, Errol Flynn, John F. Kennedy, George Bernard Shaw, John […] Continue to read full article...

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Facing Jimbo

By Scoop Malinowski A plethora 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 […] 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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