|Celebrated Name:||Jimmy Connors|
|Real Name/Full Name:||James Scott Connors|
|Age:||67 years old|
|Birth Date:||2 September 1952|
|Birth Place:||East St. Louis, Illinois, United States|
|Wife/Spouse (Name):||Patti McGuire (m. 1979)|
|Children:||Yes (Aubree Connors, Brett Connors)|
|Profession:||Coach, a retired tennis player|
|Net Worth in 2020:||$14 Million|
|Last Updated:||February 2020|
James Scott Connors also was known as Jimmy Connors, is a retired American tennis player. He was excellent in this sport and was often considered the greatest player of his time. He became a pro at the game in 1972 and retired in 1996.
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Jimmy Connors was born on 2nd September in the year 1952 in East St. Louis, Illinois. He has a sibling named Johnny Connor, and both of them attended the same school, St. Phillip’s grade school in Illinois. His mother’s name is Gloria Connors. Jimmy’s training began at an early age. Both his mother and grandmother coached him.
At the age of 16, Pancho Segura, who was a major tennis player in the 1950s, started training him. Jimmy played for the first time when he was nine years old. In the year 1972, he won the Jacksonville Open as a professional. This was recorded to be his first tournament.
Age, Height, and Weight
Being born on 2 September 1952, Jimmy Connors is 67 years old as of today’s date 19th February 2020. His height is 1.78 m tall, and his weight is 68 kg.
Jimmy Connor’s first momentous title was the U.S Pro Singles, which he won in the year 1973. Four most important tennis tournaments like the Australian Open, French Open, US Open, and Wimbledon Open are known as the grand slam tournaments. Jimmy Connors won eight grand slam singles tournaments.
This is considered to be a prestigious achievement for Jimmy Connor. Although he did not participate in the French Open, he won one Australian Open, 5 US Open, and 2 Wimbledon. He was a part of the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP), which was formed in the year 1972. Jimmy held the number one ATP Ranking from 1974 to 1977. Apart from these eight major titles, he also won 109 other crucial singles titles.
He also won 15 doubles titles. He won a total number of 13377 matches. No other professional player is said to match his skills and his dedication to sports. Jimmy Connor was regarded as one of a kind as he was considered to be the first tennis player who won grand slam titles on three different kinds of surfaces, i.e., hard, clay and grass.
He became a member of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Hall of Fame and the International Tennis Hall of Fame in the years 1986 and 1998, respectively. Jimmy also wrote his autobiography named The Outsider in the year 2013. The book won British Sports Book Awards. His name was introduced in the St. Louis Walk of Fame.
Awards and Achievements
From the year 1974 to the year 1977, Jimmy Connors held the number one ranking in men’s tennis for a total of 160 weeks. He also ranked the number one tennis player in the whole world in 1978. Connors also did commentary between the years 1990 to 1991 with NBC and also commented on the BBC. Alongside this, he also joined his brother Johnny as an investor of a riverboat casino, which was owned by the Argosy gaming company on the Mississippi River.
Net Worth & Salary of Jimmy Connors in 2020
As of February 2020, the net worth of Jimmy Connors, who is a former American tennis player, is estimated to be around $14 Million. He started earning a lot since his tournament days, and in the year 1978 became the first player to earn more than two million dollars.
Jimmy Connors was a left-handed player. Jack Kramer listed him as one of the 21 best players of all time in the year 1979. He was praised as one of the most skillful and strongest tennis players. Not only this, he gained tremendous public attention and was called a tennis champion and a strong fighter all in one. His passion for tennis inspires many young individuals still now.