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Roger Federer plans to play at least into 2019, when he'll be 38 years old

"I hope to see you next year. If not, this was a wonderful run here and I can’t be more happy to have won tonight." - Roger Federer to Australian Open crowd, after defeating Rafael Nadal in the finals on Jan 29.Roger Federer had just broken through to his win his first Grand Slam title in five years and his 18th overall at the remarkable age of 35. And then, just like that, the...
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8 days ago

Connors In '91: 'Match Made In Heaven'

Twenty-five years ago, Jimmy Connors was a 38-year old wild card entry when the 1991 U.S. Open began, a week away from his 39th birthday, largely ignored at the start of a tournament he had owned once. He went on to become the Open's biggest story.
Via Sports On Earth
August 29, 2016

Jimmy Connors defends Indian Wells CEO's sexist remarks: 'Let it go'

One of the greatest tennis players of all time stepped up in defense of former Indian Wells tournament director Raymond Moore.Former World No. 1 Jimmy Connors defended Moore — his longtime friend — in a brief interview with TMZ. Moore stepped down from his post as the Indian Wells CEO last week after he claimed female tennis players should "go down every night on [their...
Via FOX Sports
March 28, 2016  |  Discuss

China Open: Djokovic tops Zhang; matches Jimmy Connors at 26-0

  Novak Djokovic matched Jimmy Connors for the second-longest unbeaten record at an ATP Tour event by beating Chinese wild card Zhang Ze 6-2, 6-1 on Thursday to improve to 26-0 at the China Open. Djokovic has won five titles at the China Open in the past six years, excluding 2011, when he didn't play the tournament. Djokovic matched Connors' 26-0 record at the ATP event in Birmingham...
Via Associated Press
October 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Struggling Bouchard gets help from Connors ahead of US Open

NEW YORK (AP) Eugenie Bouchard is getting a little help from Jimmy Connors ahead of the U.S. Open. A statement issued by Bouchard's management company Thursday said the Canadian and Connors have ''no long-term plans at this time'' for a coaching arrangement. The statement said Bouchard, the 2014 runner-up at Wimbledon, and Connors, an eight-time major champion, ''have been friends...
Via Associated Press
August 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Serena, Muguruza, And The Absence of Treachery

As a Spanish woman, Garbine Muguruza, prepares for a Wimbledon singles final on Saturday, the pages of tennis history turn. Back in 1974, 39-year-old Ken Rosewall contested the Wimbledon men’s final against 21-year-old Jimmy Connors. That’s a college freshman’s lifespan between the two competitors. In the annals of Wimbledon women’s finals with large age disparities between...
Via Attacking The Net
July 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Jimmy Connors: Reunion match against Krickstein will be his last

BOCA RATON, Fla. -- More than 20 years after Jimmy Connors left the tennis tour, he's finally announcing his retirement. Ahead of a reunion exhibition match against Aaron Krickstein on Tuesday, the 62-year-old Connors said the match would be his last in public because health issues make it difficult for him to play competitively. Connors has undergone three hip replacements. It's...
Via Associated Press
February 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Jimmy Connors says he's done playing tennis in public

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) More than 20 years after Jimmy Connors left the tennis tour, he's finally announcing his retirement. Ahead of a reunion exhibition match against Aaron Krickstein on Tuesday, the 62-year-old Connors said the match would be his last in public because health issues make it difficult for him to play competitively. Connors has undergone three hip replacements. It...
Via Associated Press
February 10, 2015  |  Discuss

The Top Five Moments of the U.S. Open on CBS

As CBS enters its final week of airing the U.S. Open, let’s look at some of the moments that have made the tennis tournament one of the signature events for the Tiffany Network. The U.S. Open stayed with CBS through some of the network’s best times and even during a period when it lost the NFL, college football and MLB. Now that US Tennis Association is ending its partnership...
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September 01, 2014  |  Discuss
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