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Connors, Jimmy

(James Scott Connors, Jr.), 1952–, American tennis player, b. East St. Louis, Ill. A volatile, controversial, and fiercely competitive player, Connors was known for his theatrical conduct on the court as well as for his powerful two-handed backhand, strong return of service, accurate baseline play, and agility. He remains the all-time leader in men's tournament victories (109) and held the men's number one ranking for 160 weeks (1974–77), a record that was broken in 2007 by Roger FedererFederer, Roger,
1981–, Swiss tennis player, b. Basel. He was an outstanding junior player, ranking number one in 1998, the year he turned pro. Federer won his first Association of Tennis Professionals tournament in 2001 at Milan, and scored his first major victory in 2003
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. He won five U.S. Open titles (1974, 1976, 1978, 1982, and 1983) on three different surfaces, two Wimbledon singles titles (1974 and 1982), and one Australian Open title (1974). Since his retirement he has worked as a television commentator on tennis and as a tennis coach.

Connors, (James Scott) Jimmy

(1952–  ) tennis player; born in Belleville, Ill. A left-hander who specialized in the two-handed backhand, he won Wimbledon twice (1974, 1982), the Australian Open (1974), and the U.S. Open five times (1974, 1976, 1978, 1982–83). In 1984 he became the first player ever to win 100 singles titles. Noted in his early years for his boisterous behavior that defied the traditionally decorous manners of tennis, he played on for so many years that he came to seem almost mellow.
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But yesterday, after hearing how Connors had been drawn into the crime by the older man, London appeal judges cut his sentence.
Mr Hughes and a second man, known as Mr K, claim they had to work for little or no money, live in appalling conditions, and were bundled into cars and returned to Connors if they got away.
Connors was convicted in February of attempting to murder a man in Wester Hailes, Edinburgh, by shooting him in the face on October 25, 2014.
In typical Connors fashion, he doesn't hold anything back in his memoir, hanging out a lot of personal 'laundry,' including some old details of his long-ago romance with Evert that greatly disappointed her, and even revealing that, in the 'worst mistake' of his life, he once cheated on his wife, Patti, a former Playmate of the Year that he met at Hugh Hefner's mansion in 1977.
Some were confined to tennis, with complicated battles around the newly formed Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP), plus his ongoing fight against the old "stuffy" tennis guard who loved rules, and hated the showmanship Connors brought to the sport.
Connors said that he wanted to "let nature take its course" and accept responsibility "for what was to come.
An appeal in respect of all the defendants except Mary Connors will be heard at the Royal Courts of Justice.
April 25 - North Shields; an 87-year-old pensioner's savings of more than pounds 4,000, earmarked for her own funeral, is stolen after Connors raid her home.
The court heard that Connors was involved in a dispute outside the Stockton pub in the early hours of March 5 this year, where taxi driver Mohammed Hanif was targeted.
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