Jul 17, 2016

Safin, Henin inducted into International Tennis Hall of Fame

Marat Safin enjoyed life as a tennis player, calling it like living in a rock n’ roll band. That fun-filled journey brought him to the pinnacle of his sport — induction into the International Tennis Hall of Fame. Safin and Justine Henin were inducted ...

Nishikori captures fourth consecutive Memphis Open title

Feb 15, 2016

Nishikori captures fourth consecutive Memphis Open title

Kei Nishikori had practiced against teenager Taylor Fritz a few times over the past couple years without beating the American even once. Until they met in a match that actually mattered. Nishikori won his fourth straight Memphis Open title Sunday, beating Fritz 6-4, 6-4 ...

Aug 28, 2015

Struggling Bouchard turns to Connors ahead of U.S. Open

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 ...

Jimbo's memoir mirrors his alpha-male tennis career

Jun 16, 2013

Jimbo's memoir mirrors his alpha-male tennis career

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Like most great tennis players of the million-dollar era, the career of Jimmy Connors began prenatally. As with Andy Murray, his Grand Slam gene was passed down the maternal line. THE OUTSIDER: My Autobiography, by Jimmy Connors. Bantam, 2013, 400 pp., $28.99 (hardcover) Connors’ ...