Discussion in 'Former Pro Player Talk' started by adil1972, Oct 22, 2012.
does any body knows when connors bio will come out and is peter bodo author?
how old is ATP and WTA
i hate sampras bio as it does not contain any controversies and love agassi n mcenroe
how about you
The delays with the Connors bio could mean it's not juicy enough. Jimbo has a lot of colorful background to choose from but by the way he spoke in cliches on Tennis Channel coverage, you hope he doen't make the book ultra boring like some of his commentating was.
adil I loved the Agassi book and liked very much Pete's. The Marcelo Rios and Nadal books are very good too.
You could try Jimmy Connors saved my life by Joel Drucker while you wait.
Is Connors going to talk about his women?
With his hate and hot relationship with Mc Enroe?
I think it was freud who said that the Connors vs Mac relationship was like two teasing lovers that cannot find the true love that his hidden in their souls, thus reacting as enemies...
Freud died in 1939.
Book to be out by second half of 2013.This info was provided by Connors on twitter.
Oh!!!! You know sometimes our thought are missgiving
would make sense if it came out around us open time
LOL, Kiki, gotta love you!
and lots of different spellings
Johnny or Jimbo, which of the two is more likely to have spent time on a psychiatrists couch?
Johnny is the upper middle class histerical New Yorker and Connors was raised like Tony Perkins in famous Hitchcock film
Both are psiquiatric stuff...but that is one of the many reasons they were so exciting to watch and one of the reasons why some of us miss them soooo much
Marjorie Blackwood, Connors girlfriend in between Evert and Mc Guire: " The way Jimmy has been raised I cannot believe he is not homisexual"
Lovely ex girlfriendBTW
never heard of her, at least she knew that much
i know we´re in agreement that tennis misses that kind of personality
i can see McEnroe frequenting psychiatrists, whilst Connors probably would insist he doesn´t need one
Les cannibales du tennis by Jean Couvercelle
Possibly the most interesting tennis onlook at the 70s
Connors had old values and blue collar ethics and never took drugs
We do have a cover.
good title...that pretty much describes him....a total non-conformist, battler, etc.
I just happened to notice that Jimmy seems to wear a wedding ring on his right ring finger, not on the traditional left ring finger. Not sure why. Maybe I'm seeing wrong or something.
The phrase "frenemies" kind of works for them!
Yeah.The true spirit of america in the bodies and minds of the Illinois blue collar wroker and Big Apple son of a rich .
Canadian top model of the 70´s.I guess that I put her name right but right or not, Connors was dating a canadian top model after he and Evert split and before he met Patty.
when have you ever spelled something wrong
interesting Connors interview by Gimelstob in another thread in this forum.
highly suggested you listen to it, Connors is very direct
I will.Thank you.Connors was always right to the spot.
Finished my book--"Outsider" just 5 minutes ago. Lot of work but am very happy with the results. Will b out in May-- hope to entertain you.
Connors just posted this info on Twitter
maybe its just a ring (non wedding) and that is the finger it fits on best..i had a ring from my granddad and cos im left handed i put it on my left hand and it fitted best on the 'wedding ring' finger..i got pretty bored with folk going 'yeh but you are married c'mon, look at your wedding ring its on that finger blahblahyawn'..that i put it on my right hand.
Brilliant news, can't wait to read it
Love to see how he handles the Agassi take on him in his book "Open" as a mean guy to a child.
Jimmy is my favourite player of all-time and I'm going to be most interested in the Riordan days, his friendship with Nastase, the rivalry with Borg when they were both vying for the no.1 spot and the chicks (if he mentions them in any great detail).
somebody mentioned Budge and Connors were the most possible similar type of players, with their hard, deep, high risky side spin shots, and I certainly agree
From Jimmy Connors.
Book coming out in May, I'm excited! Going back and reliving so much
of my past was a bit difficult and painful, but worth it. Hope you
like it as much as I enjoyed writing it! Here is the link for
pre-order on Amazon.com
I hope there are chapters to main rivals, of course you may writte a full book on Connors vs Mac
And Jimmy just announced on twitter that he will be doing some book signings in May, hope he comes over to the UK
Can't wait to read it.
Well you'll have to wait 3 months like the rest of us
I'm wondering how the significant amount of time that has lapsed since his playing days will affect the story. Hope his memory is better than mine. Btw, my old best friend and I are hoping there's a chapter on his early high school days and he mentions beating up on the Granite City High School boys tennis team so we can seek royalties. Ha
I just hope it's dare I say it, an open honest account, and Jimmy doesn't hold back; but I'm worried the lawyers may have withheld lots of the good stuff, still really looking forward to reading it anyway
Just a few weeks away now, quite exciting
I read that one. It's OK, but not great. I think it should have been called "My favorite A$$hole"
Those who read it, should remember that that's what Arthur Ashe Jr. was quoted in the book as calling Connors one time.
I have over 100 tennis bios. I got tired of the subject and quit buying/reading more titles. However, I think this one might be worth trying.
Not quite sure how I feel about that revelation, I do hope he had the permission of Chris for that piece.
I agree with you. That's too private. A secret he should have taken to his grave.
at least we know now his book isnt going to be filled with only his usual stuff.. i.e. - "i gave it 110% everyday, i gave the people what they want, the usopen was my favorite, etc..." .
apparently he writes about agassi too, which id like to read..
Jimmy Connors and Chris Evert were one of the most popular couples in sports in the 1970s. The two tennis stars were at the top of the food chain in their sport, which in many ways made them the ideal power couple. Connors and Evert were engaged to be married in 1974, but they split just weeks before their scheduled wedding date. The reason why may surprise you.
In his new memoir, “The Outsider,” Connors implied that he and Evert called off their wedding because of a complication that arose in their relationship when Evert became pregnant.
“An issue had arisen as a result of youthful passion, and a decision had to be made as a couple,” Connors wrote in the book, via the NY Post. “Chrissie called to say she was coming out to LA to take care of the ‘issue.’ I was perfectly happy to let nature take its course and accept responsibility for what was to come.”
Connors was 22 at the time and Evert was 19. Having come from a strict Catholic home, Evert reportedly felt that the timing of the pregnancy was bad and that she had no other choice. Connors said she asked him to handle the “details” and had already made up her mind.
“Well, thanks for letting me know,” he said he told her. “Since I don’t have any say in the matter, then I guess I am just here to help.”
Connors said he later told Evert that it would be best if they “take a step back” in their relationship, which did not sit well with her and ultimately led to the split. He said they fought hard to work out their issues but that it became difficult because of their rising status as sports stars.
“Can two No. 1’s exist in the same family?” he wrote.
It seems to be working out fine for Jay-Z and Beyonce.
And now it comes out in two weeks and he just let some snipets out. INCLUDING: really strong hints that Chris Evert was pregnant before teh wedding.
I don't want to be accused of anything here - go to the CNNSI/tennis site...
What we need right now is a healthy dose of the calm, British demeanour of Sarah Virginia Wade.
Is there anyone here who remembered in 1972 when Billie Jean revealed she had an abortion the previous year? Does anyone remember the response to her announcement?
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