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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2008.
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Roddick beats Nadal in Dubai tournament

Roddick beats Nadal in Dubai tournament

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, March 6 (UPI) -- Andy Roddick defeated world No. 2 Rafael Nadal in straight sets Thursday and moved into the semifinals of the $1.4 million Dubai Tennis Championships.

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Sept. 2, 2007.
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Rusty Federer takes opener in Dubai

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Roger Federer celebrated his record stay atop the world rankings with an opening-round victory at the $1.5 million Dubai Tennis Championships.

Haas defeats Roddick for Memphis title

MEMPHIS, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Tommy Haas recorded a surprisingly easy victory over Andy Roddick Sunday to capture the Regions Morgan Keegan Championships in Memphis.

Federer ties Connors' No. 1 mark

LONDON, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Roger Federer has tied Jimmy Connors' record of 160 consecutive weeks as the world's top tennis player.

Federer secures 2006 No. 1 ranking

NEW YORK, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- Roger Federer has locked up his third consecutive ATP No. 1 world ranking and is on pace to break the tour's points record. Federer, 25, posted a four-set victory Sunday over Andy Roddick to win his third straight U.S. Open championship and run his 2006 m

Jimmy Connors feared hip replacement

NEW YORK, Sept. 11 (UPI) -- Veteran tennis pro and coach Jimmy Connors said in New York that undergoing hip replacement surgery last October meant overcoming his fear. Connors, 54, said at the U.S. Open that he kept turning his car around on the way to the hospital last fall, the Ne

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Today is Saturday, Sept. 2, the 245th day of 2006 with 120 to follow.
By United Press International

Roddick easy winner in U.S. Open opener

NEW YORK, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- American Andy Roddick posted a 6-2, 6-1, 6-3 victory Monday over Frenchman Florent Serra in the first round of the U.S. Open tennis championships.

Roddick advances at Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, July 27 (UPI) -- Two of the three top seeds, No. 1 Andy Roddick and No. 3 Fernando Gonzalez led Wednesday's winners the Countrywide Classic in Los Angeles.

Agassi advances to U.S. Open quarterfinals

FLUSHING MEADOWS, N.Y., Sept. 5 (UPI) -- Americans Andre Agassi and James Blake won their matches Monday at the U.S. Open and will meet in the quarterfinals.

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Today is Friday, Sept. 2, the 245th day of 2005 with 120 to follow.
By United Press International

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Today is Thursday, Sept. 2, the 246th day of 2004 with 120 to follow.
By United Press International

Tommy Haas wins Mercedes-Benz Cup

LOS ANGELES, July 18 (UPI) -- Tommy Haas beat Nicolas Kiefer, 7-6 (8-6), 6-4, Sunday to win the Mercedes-Benz Cup.
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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)

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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