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The Outsider has ratings and reviews. BrokenTune said: Not much to say about this one: I have never been a big fan of Jimmy Connors and his aut. Legendary tennis player Jimmy Connors made a career out of challenging everyone. His book was no exception. He joined Bill Littlefield. I guarantee that after reading Jimmy Connors’ autobiography you will want to pick something up and smash it. A tennis ball to be precise, and.

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To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. I beat my good friend and lifelong rival, the great Adriano Panatta, of Italy, in the third round before losing in the quarters to Nasty, the second seed, in straight sets.

I accept that I’m a gambler and I don’t want to change. Some rivals from that stellar period — McEnroeNastase — had a far greater range of shot than him. I’ve read both Pete’s and Andre’s books and this one I liked the uimmy.

I was doing all of the running around, and it began to have a detrimental effect on my game. Chrissie and I tried to see as much of each other as possible, but it was hard with our separate tour commitments. This, in a nutshell, is why I have always loved Jimmy Connors, jimym he was the real deal.

Murray still feeling hip pain ahead of return 4d Reuters. Still, I think Connors makes a strong case that his cohort was the most responsible for democratizing the sport. Always forward thinking, Venus Williams not worried about poor results this season d Alyssa Cinnors. Return to Book Page. More than once, for example, he tells his gentle reader to “fuck off”.


Nasty and I continued to play conmors together throughwhen we won the US Open.

The Outsider: My Autobiography by Jimmy Connors – review | Books | The Guardian

His innuendo about Chris Evert is shameful. A lot of tennis greats have written bios in recent years, and each of them seems to have this seminal moment early in their lives that encapsulates how the player sees himself and how he approached the game.

If she noticed me eating and not paying attention during her match, tye would throw me a look, which wasn’t hard to read: Jimmy Connors is a working-man’s hero, a people’s champion who could tear the cover off a tennis ball, just as he tore the cover off the country-club gentility of his sport. Unfortunately, things didn’t work out the way I wanted, especially not in Paris.

For a decade outsjder more, though, from the mids to the mids, Connors held all these forces in uneasy balance and used them to fuel an almost incomparable will to prevail on the tennis court.

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We kept our engagement a secret because I still had to ask Chrissie’s father for permission to marry his daughter. That South African trip jmmy important to me for another reason.

The Outsider: My Autobiography by Jimmy Connors – review

Order by newest oldest recommendations. Oh, what a sense of humor they have. Lornie Kuhle is one of my oldest friends, going back to when we were just youngsters playing tournaments in Illinois. Once we were on board, I looked out of the window across the runway, where a dozen men were clearing the snow off the tarmac with brooms.


I wish he and Ashe hadn’t had such a rocky relationship. Show 25 25 50 All. That victory did set me up perfectly for what was to become the most extraordinary single year of my career: It did not disappoint me at all. Well, having a chance to meet and spend time with John Wayne was an opportunity I just couldn’t let pass.

When I picked up tennis in the 7th grade I became addicted to watching him, McEnroe, Jjimmy, Becker, and Agassi bring tennis to the front page of the sports section. Every time I beat a local hero, the fans roared their disapproval. Reading or rather, hearing the audiobook version about that incredible run in his own words instantly brought back good memories, and for that reason alone, I probably enjoyed this book more than many.

The facilities were basic, to say the least — the Kooyong Stadium had a tiny locker room with a single shower and one toilet cubicle — but that didn’t bother me. We also paired up at Wimbledon, where we reached the quarterfinals in and the third round in connorw, before withdrawing because of our singles commitments. Relations between them obviously hadn’t improved bywhen Ashe was the acting Davis Cup coach and recruited Connors to play the finals in Sweden.

To ask other readers connoes about The Outsiderplease sign up. I liked the parts about Jimmy’s family in East St.