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Nadal pads lead as ATP No. 1-ranked player

Nadal pads lead as ATP No. 1-ranked player

LONDON, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Rafael Nadal collected title No. 62 and increased his hold on the ATP No. 1-ranking to 4,000 points.
Nadal, Djokovic ranked 1-2 going into Australian Open

Nadal, Djokovic ranked 1-2 going into Australian Open

LONDON, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- Rafael Nadal and three-time defending champion Novak Djokovic will be ranked 1-2 when the seedings and draws are determined for the 2014 Australian Open.
Maria Sharapova hires new coach for comeback

Maria Sharapova hires new coach for comeback

MOSCOW, Nov. 23 (UPI) -- Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova decided on a new coach this week, naming Sven Groeneveld to replace Jimmy Connors.
Shoulder injury ends Sharapova's season

Shoulder injury ends Sharapova's season

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Oct. 7 (UPI) -- No. 3-ranked Maria Sharapova said she won't play in any more tennis tournaments this year because of a right shoulder injury.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Monday, Sept. 2, 2013.
By United Press International
Federer's assault on ATP record book continues

Federer's assault on ATP record book continues

LONDON, June 17 (UPI) -- Roger Federer continued his climb in the ATP record book with his win at the Gerry Weber Open.

Djokovic, Federer to vie in ATP Finals

LONDON, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- Top-ranked Novak Djokovic and No. 2 Roger Federer reached the title match of the season-ending ATP World Tour Finals Sunday, posting semifinal victories.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012.
By United Press International
Federer picks up record win at French Open

Federer picks up record win at French Open

PARIS, May 30 (UPI) -- Roger Federer collected a record 234th Grand Slam match victory in advancing Wednesday to the third round of the French Open.
Isner reaches tennis Top 10

Isner reaches tennis Top 10

VIRGINIA WATER, England, March 19 (UPI) -- John Isner reached the Top 10 for the first time and Roger Federer pulled closer to improving his No. 3 ranking in the world tennis rankings Monday.

Federer to meet Tsonga for ATP title

LONDON, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- Roger Federer and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga claimed spots in the ATP World Tour Finals championship Saturday with semifinal wins in London.
Federer picks up 800th win

Federer picks up 800th win

PARIS, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- Roger Federer picked up his 800th match victory during Friday's quarterfinal play of the BNP Paribas Masters tennis tournament in Paris.

Stepanek upsets Monfils for Washington win

WASHINGTON, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- Radek Stepanek of the Czech Republic prevailed over top-seeded Gael Monfils Sunday, claiming the Legg Mason Tennis Classic championship in Washington.

Computer says Connors all-time tennis best

EVANSTON, Ill., March 2 (UPI) -- A U.S. researcher using computer analysis to rank tennis players says Jimmy Connors is the best player in the history of the game.

Jimmy Connors charged wtih trespassing

SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Nov. 22 (UPI) -- Jimmy Connors, the bad boy and reigning star of U.S. tennis in the 1970s, was arrested for trespassing at a California university basketball arena, police said.
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Jimmy Connors
Tennis great Jimmy Connors, who coaches Andy Roddick, USA, applauds as the ninth-seeded player scores off of Florent Sera of France during the first day of the U.S. Open at the USTA National Tennis Center in on August 28, 2006 in New York. (UPI Photo/Monika Graff)
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James Scott "Jimmy" Connors (born September 2, 1952, in East St. Louis, Illinois, also known as "Jimbo") is an American former World No. 1 tennis player.

He held the top ranking for 160 consecutive weeks from July 29, 1974, to August 22, 1977 (record at that time), and an additional eight times during his career (a total of 268 weeks). He won eight Grand Slam singles titles and two Grand Slam doubles titles with Ilie Năstase and was the mixed doubles runner-up with Chris Evert at the 1974 US Open.

Connors also won three year-end championship titles including two WCT Finals and one Masters Grand Prix. In addition he won 18 Championship Series titles (1973–1984). He is a former coach of Andy Roddick, the winner of the 2003 US Open. Connors himself was coached by Pancho Segura, since age 16, in 1968. Although Connors never won the French Open, his victory at the 1976 US Open came during the brief period (1975–77) when that tournament was held on clay courts. Connors is, therefore, one of only five men (Mats Wilander, Andre Agassi, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal are the others) to have won a Grand Slam singles title on all surfaces. He is cited to be one of the greatest male tennis players of all time.

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