The issue of Connors' injury is a difficult one because, as with any injury, it's impossible to know exactly the impact it made on the match. I do think there's a lot of evidence, however, showing that Ashe's win over Connors does not need an injury by Connors to be explained. One is Connors' poor form throughout this year. He was putting on weight and having a lot of head-scratching losses. Tanner predicted just before Wimbledon started that Connors would not defend his title successfully. That was just after he'd beaten Connors at the Wimbledon tune-up in Nottingham. WIMBLEDON, England (AP)—Jimmy Connors, twice beaten on grass in two weeks, remained the early favorite to win the Wimbledon tennis title for the second straight year. But on the eve of the two-week run of the All-England championships, the odds were lengthened, making him a 3-2 shot instead of 5-4... Pre-Wimbledon warmups traditionally produce upsets as the stars tune up on English grass. Connors’ image was tarnished after two defeats, but not his confidence…. The men who beat Connors were Bernie Mitton of South Africa at Chichester two weeks ago and Roscoe Tanner of Lookout Mountain, Tenn., at Nottingham…. The Wimbledon champion has been involved in several lawsuits. He has filed actions against Commercial Union, the insurance company that sponsors the Grand Prix, and Jack Kramer, associate adviser to ATP. And Kramer has filed a suit against Connors. While Ashe professed astonishment at the lawsuit, one player was emphatic that Connors would not win Wimbledon again. Tanner said: “Jimmy is not ready to defend his title. He hasn’t played enough matches. The man I beat is not the Connors that defeated John Newcombe in the world challenge match. It really shows when he has to play big points.So Connors went oh-for-4 in his grasscourt tournaments in '75, including the AO.