Connor's memoirs

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  1. jrepac

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    they were quite friendly and Connors took him along on the Senior Tour events. But, at the USO, no one was his friend. And, let's face it, John Lloyd was a good player, but nowhere near Connors' level.
     
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    How did Chris and John meet? was Jimmy the guy that introduced both to each other?
     
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    yeah.After John LLoyd, Jimbo´s best friend tourned out being Andy Mills and, a few years later, Greg Norman...
     
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    Now, John LLoyd, whom I saw play around 1978 or 1979 was a really good player and a guy that had the talent to stay in the top 10 or 15.He lost the AO final to Gerulaitis in a very tough match and had wins over many great contemporaries.like many of the british to be stars, he lacked guts or was too indulgent.too much pressure.

    His brother David used to team up Mark Cox for doubles play in DC.Britain reached a final in 1978, on John LLoyd´s best year.Mac trounced both, Mottram and LLoyd and won his first great event.In British soil, must be said...
     
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    Does anybody remember that great moment in the 1981 Wimbledon Champion´s dance and what Connors said afterwards? really funny.
     
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  6. Chillaxer

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    Wasn't Connors married to her before Lloyd? How can that not be tense...
     
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  7. Chillaxer

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    I don't think he's that bad a guy.
     
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    I always hated seeing JC with that girly yellow Slazenger after toting around a bad-ass steel Wilson T2000 for so long.
     
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    Connors and Evert never got married to each other.
     
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  10. kiki

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    In his book, Connors pays tribute to Kodes...imagine¡¡¡ Kodes¡¡¡
     
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  11. jrepac

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    that racquet was an Estusa; Becker signed up w/them as well.
     
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  12. robow7

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    How do we know this, is the book out yet?
     
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  13. kiki

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    a former book on Connors, written around 1976.
     
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  14. juan guzman

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    Thanks kiki for the info.
     
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  15. kiki

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    :)
     
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  16. juan guzman

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    Great info kiki.Thanks
     
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  17. urban

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    I have an old softcover book on Connors by Jim Burke (if i remember the name right). It was edited in 1975, and covered Connors' early career, especially his trumphant 1974 and his Las Vegas match with Laver. The last chapter deals with the recent not so happy endings in 1975.
     
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  18. kiki

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    I think we refeer to the same book, Jim Burke.it also enters in the Evert clan, too.
     
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