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John McEnroe

John McEnroe (Tennis. Born, Wiesbaden, West Germany, Feb. 16, 1959.) John Patrick McEnroe, Jr., was often considered a tennis artist, using a deft touch and the possibilities afforded by the game’s geometry to craft court brilliance. And, like many artists, he was boorish, vulgar, and impatient with societal norms, his transgressions sometimes – though not […]

Jim Courier

Jim Courier (Tennis.  Born, Stanford, FL, Aug. 17, 1970.)  A world-ranked singles player in the early 1990s, James Courier was a U.S. Open finalist in 1991.  Courier lost that year’s final to Sweden’s Stefan Edberg, 6-2, 6-4, 6-0.  Courier had reached the final by ending 39-year-old Jimmy Connors’ march through the draw in the semifinals.  He […]

Jimmy Connors

Jimmy Connors (Tennis.  Born, Belleville, IL, Sept. 2, 1952.)  Perhaps the player most emblematic of tennis’ transition in the late 1960s and early 1970s from genteel country-club amateurism to noisy professionalism, James Scott Connors won the U.S. Open five times on three surfaces in two venues, but may today be best remembered for an Open […]

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