Connors 60 years !

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  1. jean pierre

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  2. BeHappy

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    Impossible to know what kind of tennis he's playing from that angle.
     
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    Jimbo has been competing against the best senior players, past champions, 1..2 decades younger than him. He also recently had a hip replacement. I think this is pretty impressive and just adds to the Connors legacy.
     
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    They don't call him a legend for nothing. Now imagine facing him when he was in his 20's! Thanks for the video.
     
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    Might be the most selfish, jerk GOAT men's tennis has seen, but also undeniably one of the best, and quite possibly the most important player in tennis....ever....
     
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  6. Limpinhitter

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    I don't know who does his hair, but, that's a very natural looking color.

    PS: Still has a great return game!
     
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  7. Mick

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    connors said "Experience is a great advantage. The problem is that when you get the experience, you’re too damned old to do anything about it."

    but it looks like he's not too old to do something about it :)
     
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    Quoted for truth.
     
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    Bring back the perm!!! But be careful Jimbo....the dye and perm may be too much for the poor follicles!!!
     
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    YAY!

    I've noticed you've done this a few times lately Mustard. It's redundant, but WAY better than simply reposting the same info as your own!!!! ;-)

    I'VE heard he's recently had hip replacement surgery.
     
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    What's wrong with posting factual information? It's certainly better than using your own personal suspicions and presenting them as fact, as you've done in the past in saying a certain player was doping. Good day to you ;)
     
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    Still married to Patty Mc Guire? that is a record¡¡¡
     
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  13. Datacipher

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    LOL!!! Nice edit....I think the first post was stronger.

    Don't get in a tizzy, I"m actually serious, this is way better. Others called you on it in that one thread, and you even seemed to acknowledge it!

    No, nothing wrong with posting factual info...you are a great wiki bot for us....but you don't need to repost info others already did!

    I'm having a good one! Relax and have one yourself!

    PS. Muster was a huge doper, but...so are many others. It is in fact, an indelible part of modern athletics....so pretend it doesn't exist, or get informed, and learn to accept it! It certainly wont' change!
     
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    Do you think posting on these forums is a competition or something? It isn't.

    Firstly, Muster never failed a drugs test. Secondly, athletics has been rife with failed drugs tests, a far greater amount than those who have failed drug tests in tennis.
     
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    Geez. :-( Yeah...I don't even know what to say to ignorance like this anymore....been through it so many times. Drug testing! LOL! Unicorn testing? As good ol' Brock Lesnar says when asked (though he absolutely refuses to say he HASN'T taken drugs...good on 'em): I've been tested hundreds of times in college, wwe, ufc...I've never TESTED positive.

    Of course...when Muster played, tests didn't even exist for EPO, drug of choice for claycourters...but WTH! Let's just pretend it's a valid argument point K??? :) WHEEE!!! OFF TO FAIRLY LAND FOR ALL OF US GUYS!!!!!!!!! YSAOOOAYEWEEEWOOOOOOOO!!!!
     
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    Thanks for the video link! I would love to see Connors play again. He still has amazing footwork in that video.

    Not a bad score to lose against another former #1 who is 18 years his junior.
     
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  17. Limpinhitter

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    Wait, what? Connors had a perm? I have no recollection of a Connors' perm. I must have been so horrified that I purged it from my memory.
     
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    No, it was Roscoe Tanner who had a perm ( according to him because he didn´t lose his concentration tearing away his hair)
     
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  19. Limpinhitter

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    THAT I remember! That was bad! I don't know what in the World Roscoe was thinking with that one.
     
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    Well, you know that is the year he reached the Wimbledon final and ended the year at nº 5? I read somewhere that he said he did that because, having to constantly remove her former curly hair cost him 5% of his concetration...It sounded ridiculous but it seemed to work.

    Or maybe was he practising hair cuts to switch to several identities, as he seems to have been doing in the past 10 years???:)
     
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    I watched the Champions Series match vs Courier last night on Fox Sports Ohio and thought Jimmy looked pretty good for a 60year old.It was a very competitive match that could have gone either way and it didn't appear that Courier was just dogging it to make the score closer.It was good to see Jimmy on the court again.
     
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    His perm?? it ain´t nothing compared to Roscoe´s perm ( which he may have changed 20 years over the lat 5 years, anyhow¡¡¡)
     
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    And who gives a **** about Muster?? he is hardly noticed...just one major, like Gomez ( who beat Agassi, not Chang¡¡¡)
     
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    Hardly noticed? Muster? He was everywhere on the clay scene in the mid-1990s. He won 44 tournaments after all, with plenty of epic matches, and there was usually controversy about how a player would be wound up by Muster's on-court demeanour, and then came insinuations and accusations about drugs when he started to win a load of clay-court matches in a row (many matches of which Muster won from MPs down), even though they didn't have a shred of evidence.
     
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    True, he was a nobody in terms of greatness. He was certainly a character....one of the absolute most hated men on the tour....he lived off the legend of his "accident", but also used it to shy away from ever growing beyond a 1 surface pony (at least I, and some others, like Mcenroe think so!). He also grew a legend of "toughness" that was not exactly warranted, considering he gave up in a number off matches off clay, and even on clay, his domination only lasted a very short time. There was of course the controversy of his disingenous claims to #1 as well!

    He probably gets about the attention he deserves now. I liked Muster quite a bit, (always regretted that he never owned up to becoming the hard court player he had the potential to be), but you certainly don't see me chattering away about him! ;-)
     
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    We can blame the 1989 incident for that, which limited the amount of matches he could play on hardcourt. Still, winning some hardcourt tournaments like Miami and Dubai, getting to 2 Australian Open semi finals and 3 US Open quarter finals, is still rather good. Without the 1989 incident, who knows how his career would have turned out.
     
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    He spent his whole career using that tired excuse. Sorry....don't buy it! He was more than healthy and able to play. Fact is, he was a prissy when it came to truly making a full effort on other surfaces....he liked to play in his safe zone on clay. One need only look at the polarized difference between Nadal's attitude towards Wimbledon and Muster's to see the difference between a real champ and a pretender.

    I will say this, at least he put in a helluva lot more effort on other surfaces than Bruguera. Bruguera, probably had more potential than Muster, but was a total flake out. Ask Mcenroe about him as well!
     
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    Are you saying it was no factor? Muster can't even fully bend his left leg to this day.

    Which is why he was the second best hardcourter for much of 1997 behind Sampras while his clay form disappeared in a puff of smoke, and why he's won masters series titles on hardcourt and carpet, beating guys like Sampras, Courier and Bruguera. Interesting.
     
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    Yep....a prissy who wouldn't even show up at Wimbledon. His clay court went out the window because his super-human endurance suddenly evaporated...in a "puff of smoke" LOL. And, as I said, he had potential to be a good hardcourter...too bad he never fully developed it or showed consistent determination to.

    Geez....can't fully bend his leg eh?? Good thing is must not be required to be able to do that, since he thought at age 83 he could come back to the tour! (rolls eyes).....same ol' Muster. I can certainly see why he just chased clay court points, and couldn't be bothered to show up at the most prestigous tourney in the world! Even Agassi learned by 21 or so, that facing up to your surface fears, may actually reap huge benefits for your game.
     
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    Age?

    I thought he was 59 not 60
     
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    Amazing footwork then, and now i can see :)
     
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    Yeah, he's amazing. And he recently turned 59.
    He was born in 1952, so I think he'll be 60 during the 2012 US Open.
     
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