James Scott “Jimmy” Connors (born September 2, 1952, in East St. Louis, Illinois) is a former World No. 1 tennis player from the United States.
was a runner-up in seven Grand Slam singles finals, one Grand Slam doubles final
one Grand Slam mixed doubles final.
He held the top ranking for a then-record 160 consecutive weeks from July 29, 1974 to August 22, 1977
an additional eight times during his career for a total of 268 weeks.
He was the first male player in the Open Era to rank No. 1 for more than five years in total and more than 200 weeks. He held a year-end top ten ranking for an Open Era record 16 years.
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