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Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday… Jimmy Connors

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At his peak…

Connors won eight Grand Slam singles championships: five US Opens, two Wimbledons, and one Australian Open. He did not participate in the French Open during his peak years (1974–78) and only played in two Australian Opens in his entire career, winning it in 1974 and reaching the final in 1975

Connors won eight Grand Slam singles titles (five US Opens, two Wimbledons and one Australian Open) and two Grand Slamdoubles titles (at the US Open and Wimbledon), and was a runner-up in seven Grand Slam singles finals, one Grand Slam doubles final and 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 and 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.

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday salutes…one of the greatest tennis players in the sport …Jimmy Connors.

Singles
Career record 1253–279 (81.79% at Grand Slam, Grand Prix tour, WCT tour,ATP Tour level, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles 109 (ATP – 1st of all-time)
Highest ranking No. 1 (July 29, 1974)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open W (1974)
French Open SF (1979, 1980, 1984, 1985)
Wimbledon W (1974, 1982)
US Open W (1974, 1976, 1978, 1982,1983)
Other tournaments
Tour Finals W (1977)
WCT Finals W (1977, 1980)
Doubles
Career record 174–78 (68.9% at Grand Slam,Grand Prix tour, WCT tour, ATP Tour level, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles 16
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 3R (1974)
French Open F (1973)
Wimbledon W (1973)
US Open W (1975)
Team competitions
Davis Cup W (1981)
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