Jimmy Connors' Tennis Equipment, Gear, and Accessories

Birthday: 2/2/1952
Birthplace: East St. Louis, Illinois
Residence: Santa Barbara, California
Height: 5'10' (178 cm)
Weight:154 lbs (70 kg)
Plays: Left-handed, Two-Handed Backhand
Turned Pro: 1972 (25 years on tour) Retired: 1996
Coach: Pancho Segura
During his 25-year career, James Scott Connors won a total of 8 Grand Slam singles titles and became the first male player to win more than 100 total singles titles. Connors was the first male player to rank at No. 1 for 5 consecutive years (1974-78), a record he held until 1998 when Pete Sampras won his 6th. With a total of 5 US Open singles titles, Connors is the only player to have won the US Open on all three surfaces (grass in 1974, clay in 1976, and hard in 1978, 82, and 83). Connors has won more matches (1,274) than any other male professional tennis player in the open era. In Grand Slam singles events, Connors reached the semifinals or better a total of 31 times and the quarterfinals or better a total of 41 times, despite entering the Australian Open Men's Singles only twice and not entering the French Open Men's Singles for five of his peak career years. During retirement he took on commentary roles with NBC-TV, BBC and Tennis Channel. From 2006-2008, he worked with American star Andy Roddick and later in 2013 worked with Maria Sharapova.

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