Jimmy Connors

38 results

Frances McDormand in the film Nomadland. Photograph: Searchlight Pictures

I predict that the 2021 Oscars will not earn fair comparison with the 1973 Wimbledon Championships. That was the asterisked tournament in which, follo(...)

Germany’s Boris Becker  kisses the  trophy to celebrate  his victory over  South Africa’s Kevin Curren in the 1985 Wimbledon final. Photograph:  Steve Powell/Allsport/Getty Images

As a Bruce Springsteen devotee, it’s likely that Kevin Curren was aware of how lengthy his concerts tend to be, some of them even nudging past the fou(...)

Pete Sampras during his 2000 Wimbledon final win over Pat Rafter - his seventh and final Wimbledon Championship. Photograph: Gary M Prior/Allsport

Hollywood endings are exceedingly rare among even the greatest champions. Muhammad Ali fought 10 more times after the hellfire of Manila left him with(...)

Björn Borg sinks to his knees after winning the 1980 Wimbledon men’s singles final against John McEnroe.  Photograph: Getty Images

An allegiance to Björn Borg in the 1980 Wimbledon men’s singles final came about in circuitous fashion. He wasn’t the primary object of my childhood a(...)

Jimmy Connors reacts during his US Open match against Aaron Krickstein in 1991.

1. Jimmy Connors, 1991 US Open The eight-time Grand Slam winner had already caused a stir at Flushing Meadows before his fourth-round match with the (...)

Switzerland’s Roger Federer celebrates winning the Dubai Tennis Championships Final against Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas, his 100th ATP Tour title win. Photograph: Ahmed Jadallah/Reuters

Roger Federer claimed the 100th ATP title of his career by beating 20-year-old Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-4 6-4 in the final of the Dubai Duty Free T(...)

  Evelyn Malone (95), who lives at No 72 Dublin Road, Sutton, Dublin 13. File photograph: Courtpix

Neighbours in Sutton, Dublin, who have been warring over boundary lines between their properties, have reached almost full agreement on their land div(...)

Germany’s Alexander Zverev and Roger Federer after their match at the O2 Arena. Photograph: Getty Images

Roger Federer will end the year tantalisingly short of his 100th career title after the king of men’s tennis was forced to bow to young prince Alexan(...)

Evelyn Malone, of 72 Dublin Road in Sutton. Photograph: Courtpix

A judge who threatened to impose “a Trump solution” by ordering the building of a wall between warring Dublin neighbours has urged them to think of t(...)

In all there are eight men’s and eight women’s matches played at Wimbledon on Monday.

If Wimbledon ever had a moving day, this is it. The top four male players in the world, Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and a resurgent Raf(...)

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • Next
  • Last »