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Retired American World No. 1 Tennis Player

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 Jimmy Connors Biography

After winning NCAA singles title as a student at UCLA in 1971, Jimmy Connors left school to turn professional in 1972. He won the U. S. pro championship the following year.

A left-hander who uses the two-handed backhand, Jimmy Connors was deprived of a shot at the grand slam in 1974. He won the Australian and U. S. Opens and the Wimbledon singles championship, but was banned from the French Open because he played in the World Team Tennis league. He won the U. S. Open again in 1976, 1978, 1982, and 1983, and he took his second Wimbledon title in 1982.

One of his opponents said of Connors, "Playing him is like fighting Joe Frazier. The guy's always coming at you. He never lets up." During the early part of his career, his personality matched his style of play. Connors had frequent clashes with judges and umpires, the players' union, Davis Cup officials, and other players.

Later, he became mellower. After his first Wimbledon victory, he declined to accept the commemorative medal emblematic of the championship. After his second, eight years later, he accepted it graciously and won over many British fans who had previously disliked him.

Ranked first in the world five years in a row, from 1974 through 1978, Connors had to yield that position to Bjorn Borg, John McEnroe, and Ivan Lendl for the rest of his career. Yet he gained popularity with American crowds. It reached a peak in 1989, when he played in his twentieth U. S. Open at the age of thirty-seven. Connors ignited the crowd with a fourth-round upset of Stefan Edberg before losing in the quarter-finals.

Jimmy Connors is the all-time leader with 109 tournament victories and he ranks fifteenth in money won with $8,641,040.

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Retired American World No. 1 Tennis Player

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Jimmy Connors Biography

After winning NCAA singles title as a student at UCLA in 1971, Jimmy Connors left school to turn professional in 1972. He won the U. S. pro championship the following year.

A left-hander who uses the two-handed backhand, Jimmy Connors was deprived of a shot at the grand slam in 1974. He won the Australian and U. S. Opens and the Wimbledon singles championship, but was banned from the French Open because he played in the World Team Tennis league. He won the U. S. Open again in 1976, 1978, 1982, and 1983, and he took his second Wimbledon title in 1982.

One of his opponents said of Connors, "Playing him is like fighting Joe Frazier. The guy's always coming at you. He never lets up." During the early part of his career, his personality matched his style of play. Connors had frequent clashes with judges and umpires, the players' union, Davis Cup officials, and other players.

Later, he became mellower. After his first Wimbledon victory, he declined to accept the commemorative medal emblematic of the championship. After his second, eight years later, he accepted it graciously and won over many British fans who had previously disliked him.

Ranked first in the world five years in a row, from 1974 through 1978, Connors had to yield that position to Bjorn Borg, John McEnroe, and Ivan Lendl for the rest of his career. Yet he gained popularity with American crowds. It reached a peak in 1989, when he played in his twentieth U. S. Open at the age of thirty-seven. Connors ignited the crowd with a fourth-round upset of Stefan Edberg before losing in the quarter-finals.

Jimmy Connors is the all-time leader with 109 tournament victories and he ranks fifteenth in money won with $8,641,040.

Jimmy Connors Videos

  • Jimmy Connors vs McEnroe Semi Final - US Open 1980 - YouTube
  • 1988 U S Open Andre Agassi Jimmy Connors - YouTube
  • Jimmy Connors, Aaron Krickstein reunion match - YouTube

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  • How to book Jimmy Connors?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Jimmy Connors for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Jimmy Connors, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Jimmy Connors or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Jimmy Connors?

    Booking fees for Jimmy Connors, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Jimmy Connors, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Jimmy Connors?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Jimmy Connors for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Jimmy Connors for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Jimmy Connors or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Jimmy Connors or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Jimmy Connors is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Jimmy Connors for your event is $30,000 - $50,000. Jimmy Connors generally travels from Los Angeles, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Wayne Gretzky, Joe Torre, Monica Seles, Andre Agassi and James Garner. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Jimmy Connors for an upcoming event.

Jimmy Connors Speaker Videos

  • Jimmy Connors vs McEnroe Semi Final - US Open 1980 - YouTube
    1988 U S Open Andre Agassi Jimmy Connors - YouTube
  • Jimmy Connors, Aaron Krickstein reunion match - YouTube
    Tennis legend Jimmy Connors gives a lesson - YouTube
  • 1988 US Open Andre Agassi Jimmy Connors Crowd Interaction ...
    Jimmy Connors discusses his Wimbledon memories and famous ...

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