Jimmy Connors career statistics

This is a list of the main career statistics of former tennis player Jimmy Connors.

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Jimmy Connors spent a total of 268 weeks at number 1, including 160 consecutive weeks.

Grand Slam finalsEdit

Singles: 15 (8 titles, 7 runner-ups)Edit

Result Year Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Win 1974 Australian Open Grass   Phil Dent 7–6(9–7), 6–4, 4–6, 6–3
Win 1974 Wimbledon Grass   Ken Rosewall 6–1, 6–1, 6–4
Win 1974 US Open Grass   Ken Rosewall 6–1, 6–0, 6–1
Loss 1975 Australian Open Grass   John Newcombe 5–7, 6–3, 4–6, 6–7(7–9)
Loss 1975 Wimbledon Grass   Arthur Ashe 1–6, 1–6, 7–5, 4–6
Loss 1975 US Open Clay   Manuel Orantes 4–6, 3–6, 3–6
Win 1976 US Open (2) Clay   Björn Borg 6–4, 3–6, 7–6(11–9), 6–4
Loss 1977 Wimbledon Grass   Björn Borg 6–3, 2–6, 1–6, 7–5, 4–6
Loss 1977 US Open Clay   Guillermo Vilas 6–2, 3–6, 6–7(4–7), 0–6
Loss 1978 Wimbledon Grass   Björn Borg 2–6, 2–6, 3–6
Win 1978 US Open (3) Hard   Björn Borg 6–4, 6–2, 6–2
Win 1982 Wimbledon (2) Grass   John McEnroe 3–6, 6–3, 6–7(2–7), 7–6(7–5), 6–4
Win 1982 US Open (4) Hard   Ivan Lendl 6–3, 6–2, 4–6, 6–4
Win 1983 US Open (5) Hard   Ivan Lendl 6–3, 6–7(2–7), 7–5, 6–0
Loss 1984 Wimbledon Grass   John McEnroe 1–6, 1–6, 2–6

Doubles: 3 (2 titles, 1 runner-up)Edit

Result Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 1973 French Open Clay   Ilie Năstase   John Newcombe
  Tom Okker
1–6, 6–3, 3–6, 7–5, 4–6
Win 1973 Wimbledon Grass   Ilie Năstase   John Cooper
  Neale Fraser
3–6, 6–3, 6–4, 8–9(3), 6–1
Win 1975 US Open Clay   Ilie Năstase   Tom Okker
  Marty Riessen
6–4, 7–6

Mixed doubles: 1 (1 runner-up)Edit

Result Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 1974 US Open Grass   Chris Evert   Pam Teeguarden
  Geoff Masters
1–6, 6–7

Grand Prix year-end championships finalsEdit

Singles: 1 (1 title)Edit

Result Year Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Win 1977 Grand Prix Masters Carpet (i)   Björn Borg 6–4, 1–6, 6–4

WCT year-end championship finalsEdit

Singles: 3 (2 titles, 1 runner-up)Edit

Result Year Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Win 1977 WCT Finals Carpet (i)   Dick Stockton 6–7(5–7), 6–1, 6–4, 6–3
Win 1980 WCT Finals Carpet (i)   John McEnroe 2–6, 7–6(7–4), 6–1, 6–2
Loss 1984 WCT Finals Carpet (i)   John McEnroe 1–6, 2–6, 3–6

Grand Prix Super Series finalsEdit

Singles: 29 (17 titles, 12 runner-ups)Edit

Result Year Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Loss 1971 Pacific Southwest Open Hard   Pancho Gonzales 6–3, 3–6, 3–6
Win 1973 Pacific Southwest Open Hard   Tom Okker 7–5, 7–6
Win 1973 U.S. Pro Championships Hard   Arthur Ashe 6–3, 4–6, 6–4, 3–6, 6–2
Win 1973 South African Open Hard   Arthur Ashe 6–4, 7–6, 6–3
Win 1974 U.S. Clay Court Championships Clay   Björn Borg 5–7, 6–3, 6–4
Win 1974 Pacific Southwest Open (2) Hard   Harold Solomon 6–3, 6–1
Loss 1975 Stockholm Open Hard (i)   Adriano Panatta 6–4, 3–6, 5–7
Win 1976 U.S. Pro Indoor Carpet (i)   Björn Borg 7–6, 6–4, 6–0
Win 1976 Las Vegas Tennis Classic Hard   Ken Rosewall 6–1, 6–3
Win 1976 Washington Open Clay   Raúl Ramírez 6–2, 6–4
Win 1976 U.S. Clay Court Championships (2) Clay   Wojtek Fibak 6–2, 6–4
Win 1976 Wembley Championships Carpet (i)   Roscoe Tanner 3–6, 7–6, 6–4
Loss 1977 U.S. Pro Indoor Carpet (i)   Dick Stockton 3–6, 6–4, 3–6, 6–1, 6–2
Win 1977 Las Vegas Tennis Classic (2) Hard   Raúl Ramírez 6–4, 5–7, 6–2
Loss 1977 U.S. Clay Court Championships Clay   Manuel Orantes 1–6, 3–6
Win 1978 U.S. Pro Indoor (2) Carpet (i)   Roscoe Tanner 6–2, 6–4, 6–3
Win 1979 U.S. Pro Indoor (3) Carpet (i)   Arthur Ashe 6–3, 6–4, 6–1
Loss 1979 Las Vegas Tennis Classic Hard   Bjorn Borg 3–6, 2–6
Loss 1979 Tokyo Indoor Carpet (i)   Björn Borg 2–6, 2–6
Win 1980 U.S. Pro Indoor (4) Carpet (i)   John McEnroe 6–3, 2–6, 6–3, 3–6, 6–4
Win 1980 Tokyo Indoor Carpet (i)   Tim Gullikson 6–1, 6–2
Loss 1981 Monte Carlo Open Clay   Guillermo Vilas 5–5 (match abandoned due to rain)
Loss 1981 German Open Tennis Championships Clay   Peter McNamara 6–7, 6–4, 4–6
Win 1981 Wembley Championships (2) Carpet (i)   John McEnroe 3–6, 2–6, 6–3, 6–4, 6–2
Loss 1982 U.S. Pro Indoor Carpet (i)   John McEnroe 3–6, 3–6, 1–6
Loss 1983 Wembley Championships Carpet (i)   John McEnroe 5–7, 2–6, 1–6
Win 1984 Tokyo Indoor (2) Carpet (i)   Ivan Lendl 6–4, 3–6, 6–0
Loss 1986 Cincinnati Open Hard   Mats Wilander 4–6, 1–6
Loss 1988 Miami Open Hard   Mats Wilander 4–6, 6–4, 4–6, 4–6
  • Note: Before the ATP took over running the men's professional tour in 1990, the Grand Prix and WCT Tour had a series of events that were precursors to the Masters Series known as the Grand Prix Super Series.

Championship Series Tournaments are slightly different category though then Grand Prix Super Series Tournaments.

ATP Tour singles timelineEdit

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# A NH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (NH) not held. SR=strike rate (events won/competed)

Qualifying matches and walkovers are neither official match wins nor losses.

Tournament 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 SR W–L Win %
Australian Open W F NH 1 / 2 11–1 91.67
French Open 3R 1R SF SF QF QF QF SF SF QF 2R 3R 1R 0 / 13 40–13 75.47
Wimbledon QF QF W F QF F F SF SF SF W 4R F SF 1R SF 4R 2R 3R 1R 2 / 20 84–18 82.35
US Open 1R 2R 1R QF W F W F W SF SF SF W W SF SF 3R SF QF QF SF 2R 5 / 22 98–17 85.22
Win–Loss 0–1 1–1 5–3 8–3 20–0 17–3 11–1 12–2 13–1 15–3 15–3 14–3 18–1 14–2 16–3 15–3 2–2 14–3 7–2 6–3 0–0 9–3 1–3 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 8 / 57 233–49 82.62
Grand Prix SF SF W RR SF SF RR SF SF SF RR 1 / 11 18–17 51.43
WCT Finals W SF W F SF 2 / 5 10–3 76.92
Davis Cup P W F 1 / 3 10–3 76.92
Tournaments 4 12 28 26 21 19 22 22 16 20 21 16 18 15 18 16 15 17 13 15 3 14 16 5 3 2 1 398
Titles–Finals 0–0 0–2 6–9 11–14 15–17 9–15 12–15 8–15 10–12 8–12 6–8 4–6 7–11 4–5 5–8 0–2 0–4 0–3 2–4 2–2 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 109/164 109–55 66.46
Overall W–L 5–4 20–11 69–24 88–15 93–4 82–8 90–8 68–11 66–6 79–12 73–15 61–12 78–10 52–11 74–14 48–14 45–15 52–19 40–10 31–13 0–3 19–14 17–15 3–5 1–3 2–2 0–1 1274/1556 1274–282 81.88
Year-end ranking 3 1 1 1 1 1 2 3 2 2 3 2 4 8 4 7 14 936 49 84 370 672 419 1300 $ 8,641,040

Career finalsEdit

Singles titles (109)Edit

Tournament Category No. of titles
Grand Slam tournaments 8
Year-End Championships – Grand Prix 1
Year-End Championships – WCT 2
Grand Prix Super Series 17
Grand Prix Regular Series / WCT Regular Series 81

Titles by surface
Clay outdoor (14)
Grass outdoor (9)
Hard outdoor (31)
Hard indoor (22)
Carpet indoor (33)
No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
1. 1972 Jacksonville, US Hard (i)   Clark Graebner 7–5, 6–4
2. 1972 Roanoke, US (1) Hard (i)   Vladimír Zedník 6–4, 7–6
3. 1972 Queen's Club, UK (1) Grass   John Paish 6–2, 6–3
4. 1972 Columbus, US (1) Clay   Andrew Pattison 7–5, 6–3, 7–5
5. 1972 Cincinnati, US Clay   Guillermo Vilas 6–3, 6–3
6. 1972 Albany, US Hard (i)   Roscoe Tanner 6–2, 7–6
7. 1973 Baltimore, US Carpet (i)   Sandy Mayer 6–4, 7–5
8. 1973 Roanoke, US (2) Hard (i)   Ian Fletcher 6–2, 6–3
9. 1973 Salt Lake City, US (1) Hard (i)   Paul Gerken 6–1, 6–2
10. 1973 Salisbury, US (1) Hard (i)   Karl Meiler 7–6, 7–6, 6–3
11. 1973 Hampton, US (1) Hard (i)   Ilie Năstase 4–6, 6–3, 7–5, 6–3
12. 1973 Paramus, US Hard   Clark Graebner 6–1, 6–2
13. 1973 Boston, US Hard   Arthur Ashe 6–3, 4–6, 6–4, 3–6, 6–2
14. 1973 Columbus, US (2) Clay   Charlie Pasarell 3–6, 6–3, 6–3
15. 1973 Los Angeles, US (1) Hard   Tom Okker 7–5, 7–6(11–9)
16. 1973 Quebec, Canada Hard (i)   Marty Riessen 6–1, 6–4, 6–7, 6–0
17. 1973 Johannesburg, South Africa (1) Hard   Arthur Ashe 6–4, 7–6, 6–3
18. 1974 Australian Open Grass   Phil Dent 7–6(9–7), 6–4, 4–6, 6–3
19. 1974 Roanoke, US (3) Hard (i)   Karl Meiler 6–4, 6–3
20. 1974 Little Rock, US Carpet (i)   Karl Meiler 6–2, 6–1
21. 1974 Birmingham, US (1) Carpet (i)   Sandy Mayer 7–5, 6–3
22. 1974 Salisbury, US (2) Hard (i)   Frew McMillan 6–4, 7–5, 6–3
23. 1974 Hampton, US (2) Hard (i)   Ilie Năstase 6–4, 6–4
24. 1974 Salt Lake City, US (2) Hard (i)   Vitas Gerulaitis 4–6, 7–6, 6–3
25. 1974 Tempe, US Hard   Vijay Amritraj 6–1, 6–2
26. 1974 Manchester, UK Grass   Mike Collins 13–11, 6–2
27. 1974 Wimbledon (1) Grass   Ken Rosewall 6–1, 6–1, 6–4
28. 1974 Indianapolis, US (1) Clay   Björn Borg 5–7, 6–3, 6–4
29. 1974 US Open (1) Grass   Ken Rosewall 6–1, 6–0, 6–1
30. 1974 Los Angeles, US (2) Hard   Harold Solomon 6–3, 6–1
31. 1974 London – Dewar Cup, UK Carpet (i)   Brian Gottfried 6–2, 7–6
32. 1974 Johannesburg, South Africa (2) Hard   Arthur Ashe 7–6, 6–3, 6–1
33. 1975 Nassau, Bahamas Hard   Karl Meiler 6–0, 6–2
34. 1975 Birmingham, US (2) Carpet (i)   Billy Martin 6–4, 6–3
35. 1975 Salisbury, US (3) Hard (i)   Vitas Gerulaitis 5–7, 7–5, 6–1, 3–6, 6–0
36. 1975 Boca Raton, US Hard   Jürgen Fassbender 6–4, 6–2
37. 1975 Hampton, US (3) Hard (i)   Jan Kodeš 3–6, 6–3, 6–0
38. 1975 Denver, US (1) Carpet (i)   Brian Gottfried 6–3, 6–4
39. 1975 North Conway, US (1) Clay   Ken Rosewall 6–2, 6–2
40. 1975 Hamilton, Bermuda Clay   Vitas Gerulaitis 6–1, 6–4
41. 1975 Maui, US (1) Hard   Sandy Mayer 6–1, 6–0
42. 1976 Birmingham, US (3) Carpet (i)   Roscoe Tanner 6–4, 3–6, 6–1
43. 1976 Philadelphia, US (1) Carpet (i)   Björn Borg 7–6(7–5), 6–4, 6–0
44. 1976 Hampton, US (4) Hard (i)   Ilie Năstase 6–2, 6–2, 6–2
45. 1976 Rancho Mirage, US (1) Hard   Roscoe Tanner 6–4, 6–4
46. 1976 Denver, US (2) Carpet (i)   Ross Case 7–6(1), 6–2
47. 1976 Las Vegas, US (1) Hard   Ken Rosewall 6–1, 6–3
48. 1976 Washington, US (1) Clay   Raúl Ramírez 6–2, 6–4
49. 1976 North Conway, US (2) Clay   Raúl Ramírez 7–6, 4–6, 6–3
50. 1976 Indianapolis, US (2) Clay   Wojtek Fibak 6–2, 6–4
51. 1976 US Open (2) Clay   Björn Borg 6–4, 3–6, 7–6(11–9), 6–4
52. 1976 Cologne, West Germany Carpet (i)   Frew McMillan 6–2, 6–3
53. 1976 Wembley, UK (1) Carpet (i)   Roscoe Tanner 3–6, 7–6(8–6), 6–4
54. 1977 Birmingham, US (4) Carpet (i)   Bill Scanlon 6–3, 6–3
55. 1977 St. Louis WCT, US Carpet (i)   John Alexander 7–6, 6–2
56. 1977 Las Vegas, US (2) Hard   Raúl Ramírez 6–4, 5–7, 6–2
57. 1977 Dallas WCT Finals, US (1) Carpet (i)   Dick Stockton 6–7(5–7), 6–1, 6–4, 6–3
58. 1977 Maui, US (2) Hard   Brian Gottfried 6–2, 6–0
59. 1977 Sydney Indoor, Australia (1) Hard (i)   Ken Rosewall 7–5, 6–4, 6–2
60. 1977 Las VegasWCT Challenge Cup, US Carpet (i)   Roscoe Tanner 6–2, 5–6, 3–6, 6–2, 6–5(7–5)
61. 1977 Tennis Masters Cup, New York Carpet (i)   Björn Borg 6–4, 1–6, 6–4
62. 1978 Philadelphia, US (2) Carpet (i)   Roscoe Tanner 6–2, 6–4, 6–3
63. 1978 Denver, US (3) Carpet (i)   Stan Smith 6–2, 7–6
64. 1978 Memphis, US (1) Hard (i)   Tim Gullikson 7–6, 6–3
65. 1978 Rotterdam, Netherlands (1) Carpet (i)   Raúl Ramírez 7–5, 7–5
66. 1978 Birmingham, UK Grass   Raúl Ramírez 6–3, 6–1, 6–2
67. 1978 Washington, US (2) Clay   Eddie Dibbs 7–5, 7–5
68. 1978 Indianapolis, US (3) Clay   José Higueras 7–5, 6–1
69. 1978 Stowe, US (1) Hard   Tim Gullikson 6–2, 6–3
70. 1978 US Open (3) Hard   Björn Borg 6–4, 6–2, 6–2
71. 1978 Sydney Indoor, Australia (2) Hard (i)   Geoff Masters 6–0, 6–0, 6–4
72. 1979 Birmingham, US (5) Carpet (i)   Eddie Dibbs 6–2, 3–6, 7–5
73. 1979 Philadelphia, US (3) Carpet (i)   Arthur Ashe 6–3, 6–4, 6–1
74. 1979 Memphis, US (2) Hard (i)   Arthur Ashe 6–4, 5–7, 6–3
75. 1979 Tulsa, US Hard (i)   Eddie Dibbs 6–7, 7–5, 6–1
76. 1979 Indianapolis, US (4) Clay   Guillermo Vilas 6–1, 2–6, 6–4
77. 1979 Stowe, US (2) Hard   Mike Cahill 6–0, 6–1
78. 1979 Hong Kong Hard   Pat DuPré 7–5, 6–3, 6–1
79. 1979 Dorado Beach,US Hard   Vitas Gerulaitis 6–5, 6–0, 6–4
80. 1980 Birmingham, US (6) Carpet (i)   Eliot Teltscher 6–3, 6–2
81. 1980 Philadelphia, US (4) Carpet (i)   John McEnroe 6–3, 2–6, 6–3, 3–6, 6–4
82. 1980 Dallas WCT Finals, US (2) Carpet (i)   John McEnroe 2–6, 7–6(7–4), 6–1, 6–2
83. 1980 North Conway, US (3) Clay   Eddie Dibbs 6–3, 5–7, 6–1
84. 1980 Guangzhou Marlboro Tennis Classic Carpet (i)   Eliot Teltscher 6–2, 6–4
85. 1980 Tokyo Indoor, Japan (1) Carpet (i)   Tom Gullikson 6–1, 6–2
86. 1981 La Quinta, US (2) Hard   Ivan Lendl 6–3, 7–6
87. 1981 Brussels, Belgium Carpet (i)   Brian Gottfried 6–2, 6–4, 6–3
88. 1981 Rotterdam, Netherlands (2) Carpet (i)   Gene Mayer 6–1, 2–6, 6–2
89. 1981 Wembley, UK (2) Carpet (i)   John McEnroe 3–6, 2–6, 6–3, 6–4, 6–2
90. 1982 Monterrey, Mexico Carpet (i)   Johan Kriek 6–2, 3–6, 6–3
91. 1982 Los Angeles, US (3) Hard   Mel Purcell 6–2, 6–1
92. 1982 Las Vegas, US (3) Hard   Gene Mayer 5–2, ret.
93. 1982 Queen's Club, UK (2) Grass   John McEnroe 7–5, 6–3
94. 1982 Wimbledon (2) Grass   John McEnroe 3–6, 6–3, 6–7(2–7), 7–6(7–5), 6–4
95. 1982 Columbus, US (3) Hard   Brian Gottfried 7–5, 6–0
96. 1982 US Open (4) Hard   Ivan Lendl 6–3, 6–2, 4–6, 6–4
97. 1983 Memphis, US (3) Hard (i)   Gene Mayer 7–5, 6–0
98. 1983 Las Vegas, US (4) Hard   Mark Edmondson 7–6, 6–1
99. 1983 Queen's Club, UK (3) Grass   John McEnroe 6–3, 6–3
100. 1983 US Open (5) Hard   Ivan Lendl 6–3, 6–7(2–7), 7–5, 6–0
101. 1984 Memphis, US (4) Hard (i)   Henri Leconte 6–3, 4–6, 7–5
102. 1984 La Quinta, US (3) Hard   Yannick Noah 6–2, 6–7(7–9), 6–3
103. 1984 Boca West, US Hard   Johan Kriek 7–5, 6–4
104. 1984 Los Angeles, US (4) Hard   Eliot Teltscher 6–4, 4–6, 6–4
105. 1984 Tokyo Indoor, Japan (2) Carpet (i)   Ivan Lendl 6–4, 3–6, 6–0
106. 1988 Washington, US (3) Hard   Andrés Gómez 6–1, 6–4
107. 1988 Toulouse, France (1) Carpet (i)   Andrei Chesnokov 6–2, 6–0
108. 1989 Toulouse, France (2) Carpet (i)   John McEnroe 6–3, 6–3
109. 1989 Tel Aviv, Israel Hard   Gilad Bloom 2–6, 6–2, 6–1

Runner-ups (55)Edit

No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
1. 1971 Columbus, US Hard   Tom Gorman 7–6, 6–7, 6–4, 6–7, 3–6
2. 1971 Los Angeles, US Hard   Pancho Gonzales 6–3, 3–6, 3–6
3. 1972 Baltimore, US Hard   Ilie Năstase 6–1, 4–6, 6–7
4. 1972 Washington Indoor, US Carpet (i)   Stan Smith 6–4, 1–6, 3–6, 6–4, 1–6
5. 1972 Indianapolis, US Clay   Bob Hewitt 6–7, 1–6, 2–6
6. 1973 Omaha, US Hard (i)   Ilie Năstase 0–5, ret.
7. 1973 Bretton Woods, US Clay   Vijay Amritraj 5–7, 6–2, 5–7
8. 1973 Washington-2, US Carpet (i)   Ilie Nastase 4–6, 6–4, 6–2, 5–7, 6–2
9. 1974 Omaha, US Carpet (i)   Karl Meiler 3–6, 6–1, 3–6
10. 1974 South Orange, US Hard   Alex Metreveli Walkover
11. 1975 Australian Open, Melbourne Grass   John Newcombe 5–7, 6–3, 4–6, 6–7
12. 1975 New York City, US Carpet (i)   Vitas Gerulaitis Walkover
13. 1975 Wimbledon, London Grass   Arthur Ashe 1–6, 1–6, 7–5, 4–6
14. 1975 US Open, New York Clay   Manuel Orantes 4–6, 3–6, 3–6
15. 1975 Stockholm, Sweden Hard (i)   Adriano Panatta 6–4, 3–6, 5–7
16. 1975 London, UK Carpet (i)   Eddie Dibbs 6–1, 1–6, 5–7
17. 1976 Salisbury, US Carpet (i)   Ilie Năstase 2–6, 3–6, 6–7
18. 1976 La Costa WCT, US Hard   Ilie Năstase 6–4, 0–6, 1–6
19. 1976 Nottingham Grass   Ilie Nastase 6–2, 4–6, 1–1 (match abandoned rain)
20. 1977 WCT Challenge Cup Carpet (i)   Ilie Năstase 6–3, 6–7, 4–6, 5–7
21. 1977 Philadelphia, US Carpet (i)   Dick Stockton 6–3, 4–6, 6–3, 1–6, 2–6
22. 1977 Toronto Indoor WCT, Canada Carpet (i)   Dick Stockton 6–5, ret.
23. 1977 Wimbledon, London Grass   Björn Borg 6–3, 2–6, 1–6, 7–5, 4–6
24. 1977 **Pepsi Grand Slam Clay   Björn Borg 4–6, 7–5, 3–6
25. 1977 Indianapolis, US Clay   Manuel Orantes 1–6, 3–6
26. 1977 US Open, New York Clay   Guillermo Vilas 6–2, 3–6, 6–7, 0–6
27. 1978 **Pepsi Grand Slam Clay   Björn Borg 6–7, 6–3, 1–6
28. 1978 Wimbledon, London Grass   Björn Borg 2–6, 2–6, 3–6
29. 1979 **Pepsi Grand Slam Hard   Björn Borg 2–6, 3–6
30. 1979 Las Vegas, US Hard   Björn Borg 3–6, 2–6
31. 1979 Tokyo Indoor, Japan Carpet (i)   Björn Borg 2–6, 2–6
32. 1979 WCT Challenge Cup Carpet (i)   Björn Borg 4–6, 2–6, 6–2, 4–6
33. 1980 Memphis, US Carpet (i)   John McEnroe 6–7, 6–7
34. 1980 San José, Costa Rica Hard   José Luis Clerc 6–4, 6–2, ret.
35. 1981 Monte Carlo Clay   Guillermo Vilas 5–5 (match abandoned rain)
36. 1981 Hamburg, Germany Clay   Peter McNamara 6–7, 1–6, 6–4, 4–6
37. 1982 Philadelphia, US Carpet (i)   John McEnroe 3–6, 3–6, 1–6
38. 1982 Rotterdam, Netherlands Carpet (i)   Guillermo Vilas 6–0, 2–6, 4–6
39. 1982 Milan, Italy Carpet (i)   Guillermo Vilas 3–6, 3–6
40. 1982 San Francisco, US Carpet (i)   John McEnroe 1–6, 3–6
41. 1983 Wembley, UK Carpet (i)   John McEnroe 5–7, 1–6, 4–6
42. 1984 Dallas WCT Finals, US Carpet (i)   John McEnroe 1–6, 2–6, 3–6
43. 1984 Wimbledon, London Grass   John McEnroe 1–6, 1–6, 2–6
44. 1984 Rotterdam Hard   Ivan Lendl 0–6, 0–1 (match abandoned bomb scare)
45. 1985 Ft. Myers, US Hard   Ivan Lendl 3–6, 2–6
46. 1985 Chicago, US Carpet (i)   John McEnroe Walkover
47. 1986 Ft. Myers, US Hard   Ivan Lendl 2–6, 0–6
48. 1986 Queen's Club, UK Grass   Tim Mayotte 4–6, 1–2, ret.
49. 1986 Cincinnati, US Hard   Mats Wilander 4–6, 1–6
50. 1986 San Francisco, US Carpet (i)   John McEnroe 6–7, 3–6
51. 1987 Memphis, US Hard (i)   Stefan Edberg 3–6, 1–2, ret.
52. 1987 Orlando, US Hard   Christo van Rensburg 3–6, 6–3, 1–6
53. 1987 Queen's Club, UK Grass   Boris Becker 7–6, 3–6, 4–6
54. 1988 Milan, Italy Carpet (i)   Yannick Noah 4–4, ret.
55. 1988 Miami, US Hard   Mats Wilander 4–6, 6–4, 4–6, 4–6
  • ** The "Pepsi Grand Slam" was a four-man invitational tournament not bringing ATP-ranking points. It is included in the ATP Tour statistics even though it was an ITF event.

Other singles titlesEdit

Here are Connors's tournament titles that are not included in the statistics on the Association of Tennis Professionals Web site. These mainly are special events like invitational tournaments and exhibitions (24).

Year Date Tournament Surface Prize money Opponent Score Winner's prize
1972 Aug 14–20 Ocean City - Ocean Pines Invitational Hard $5,000   Herb Fitzgibbon 6–3, 6–2 $1,500
1978 Jun 10 Kent All Comers Championship, Beckenham Grass   Stan Smith 9–8, 6–3
1978 Nov 23–26 Kobe & Tokyo – Gunze Invitational Carpet (i)   Ilie Năstase 6–2, 6–4
1978 Dec 5–8 Lucerne Lucerne Invitational Carpet (i)   Tom Okker 6–1, 6–1
1979 Sep 28–30 Asunción – Boqueron International Clay   Guillermo Vilas 7–5, 6–3
1980 May 15–18 Louisville International Classic ? $104,000   Eddie Dibbs 6–2, 6–3 $36,000
1980 Aug 4–10 Frejus – 8-men Round Robin Hard   Roscoe Tanner 6–0, 6–7, 6–4
1980 Oct 8–12 Melbourne – Mazda Challenge Carpet   Gene Mayer 1–6, 6–2, 6–0, 7–5
1982 Jan 6–11 Rosemont – Michelob Light Challenge of Champions Carpet (i) $310,000   John McEnroe 6–7, 7–5, 6–7, 7–5, 6–4
1982 Sep 29 – Oct 3 Montreal – Molson Light Challenge Cup Hard (i) $250,000   Björn Borg 6–4, 6–3 $80,000
1982 Dec 17–19 North Miami Beach – Nastase-Hamptons Invitational Hard $305,000   Brian Teacher 6–2, 6–2 $80,000
1983 Feb 8–13 Toronto – Molson Challenge Carpet (i)   José Higueras 6–2, 6–0, 5–7, 6–0
1983 May 12–15 Tulsa Bank of Oklahoma Tennis Classic Hard   Roscoe Tanner 6–4, 6–3
1983 Jul 28–31 Beaver Creek – Vail Beaver Creek Classic Hard   Mats Wilander 7–6, 6–2
1983 Aug 3–7 Newport Beach – High Stakes Hard $300,000   Tim Mayotte 6–3, 6–4, 6–2 $100,000
1983 Oct 5–9 Vancouver Labbat's Invitational Carpet (i)   Bill Scanlon 6–1, 6–2, 6–2
1983 Dec 14–20 North Miami Beach – Nastase-Hamptons Invitational Hard $305,000   Ivan Lendl 6–3, 7–6, 6–1 $90,000
1984 Jan 3–8 Rosemont – Lite Challenge of Champions Carpet (i) $250,000   Andrés Gómez 6–3, 6–2, 6–1
1985 Apr 25–28 Tulsa Bank of Oklahoma Tennis Classic Hard   Yannick Noah 6–4, 6–4
1985 Jul 26–29 Beaver Creek Kiva Tennis Classic Hard   Mats Wilander 6–4, 6–4
1985 Jul 30 – Aug 4 Head Cup Hard   Gene Mayer 2–6, 6–3, 6–4
1986 Apr 24–27 Tulsa Bank of Oklahoma Tennis Classic Hard   Kevin Curren 6–3, 6–2
1986 Sep 11–14 Amelia Island Dupont All American Hard   Aaron Krickstein 4–6, 6–2, 6–0
1987 Jul 16–19 Beaver Creek Vail Tennis Classic Hard   Tim Mayotte 1–6, 6–3, 7–6

Other singles titles (4–8 man fields)Edit

These are non-ATP, exhibition/invitational and special events (16)

Year Date Tournament Surface Final opponent Final result Winner's prize
1972 June 8–11 Nottingham – 4-men invitational Round Robin Grass Colin Dibley 4–6, 7–6, 7–5
1978 September 22–24 Buenos Aires – 4-men invitational Carpet (i) Björn Borg 5–7, 6–3, 6–3
1979 July 27–28 Montpellier Invitational Tennis Tournament – 4-men invitational Hard John McEnroe 7–6, 2–6, 7–5
1979 September 15–16 Rio de Janeiro – 4-men invitational Clay Guillermo Vilas 6–3, 6–4, 6–3
1979 October 3–5 Buenos Aires – Indoor Round Robin Carpet (i) Victor Pecci 6–2, 1–6, 6–2
1980 March 6–7 Munich – 4-men invitational Carpet (i) Vitas Gerulaitis 6–1, 6–7, 6–4
1980 April 7–8 Tokyo – Suntory Cup Carpet (i) John McEnroe 7–5, 6–3
1980 September 19–20 Napa Valley Harvest Cup Hard Roscoe Tanner 6–4, 6–2
1981 April 11–12 Tokyo – Suntory Cup Carpet (i) John McEnroe 6–4, 7–6
1981 November 17–18 Tel Aviv – Golden Racquet Sabirna Gali ? Ilie Năstase 6–4, 6–2
1982 July 22–24 Industry Hills – $100,000 4-men invitational Hard Björn Borg 5–7, 6–2, 6–2, 6–7, 6–2 $50,000
1983 April 10–11 Tokyo – Suntory Cup Carpet (i) Björn Borg 6–3, 6–4
1983 July 8–10 Sun City – Round Robin Bophuthatswana Hard Ivan Lendl 7–5, 7–6 $400,000
1983 October 15–16 Atlantic City Jimmy Connors Invitational ? Gene Mayer 7–6, 6–4
1986 April 19–20 Tokyo – Suntory Cup Carpet (i) Mats Wilander 6–4, 6–0
1989 May 5–7 Nîmes Clay Anders Järryd 6–2, 6–3

Challenge matches / Exhibition matches (2 players) / amateur titles (50)Edit

1970: Modesto, California (amateur title) – Final opponent: Robert Potthast 4–6 6–4 6–3

1975: Ilie Nastase – Syracuse, N.Y. 6–4 6–7 6–2

1975: Rod Laver – Las Vegas 6–4, 6–2, 3–6, 7–5.

1975: Vitas Gerulaitis – Ridgefield, Connecticut 6–3 7–6

1975: John Newcombe – Las Vegas 6–3, 4–6, 6–2, 6–4

1976: Manuel Orantes – Las Vegas 6–2 6–2 6–1

1976: Ilie Nastase – Providence 6–4 6–1

1976: Tony Roche – Hartford (Aetna World Cup WCT) 6–4 7–5

1976: John Newcombe – Hartford (Aetna World Cup WCT) 6–2 6–3

1977: John Alexander – Hartford (Aetna World Cup WCT) 6–1 6–4

1977: Tony Roche – Hartford (Aetna World Cup WCT) 6–4 7–5

1977: Ilie Nastase – Puerto Rico 4–6 6–3 7–5 6–3

1978: John Newcombe – New Haven (Aetna World Cup WCT) 6–4 6–4

1978: John Alexander – New Haven (Aetna World Cup WCT) 6–2 6–4

1978: Eddie Dibbs – Toledo, Ohio 6–4 6–4

1979: Hank Pfister – São Paulo (Brasil) 3–6 6–2 6–4 6–1

1979: Guillermo Vilas – Buenos Aires 7–5 6–3 6–3

1980: Adriano Panatta – Copenhagen 6–4 6–1

1980: Bjorn Borg – Copenhagen 6–4 6–2

1980: Ilie Nastase - Detroit 7-6 6-3

1980: Ilie Nastase – Toronto 6-3 6-4

1980: Eddie Dibbs – Portland 6–4 7–6

1980: Eddie Dibbs – San Diego 6-4 6-3

1980: Roscoe Tanner – Napa Valley (Harvest Cup) 6–4 6–2

1981: Ilie Nastase – San Diego

1981: Ilie Nastase – Portland (Peugeot Tennis Invitatonal) 6–2 6–2

1982: Bjorn Borg – Richmond 6–4 3–6 7–5 6–3

1982: Bjorn Borg – Seattle 6–4 3–6 7–5

1982: Bjorn Borg – Los Angeles 6–3 2–6 6–2

1982: Bjorn Borg – Vancouver 6–2 5–7 6–4

1982: Bjorn Borg – San Francisco 7–5 7–6

1983: Bjorn Borg – Bâton-Rouge 6–7 6–4 6–4

1983: Bjorn Borg – Providence 6–4 6–4

1983: Bjorn Borg – Séoul 5–7 6–1 4–6 6–4 7–6

1983: Ivan Lendl – San Diego 6–2 5–7 6–1

1983: Kevin Curren – Cape Town (Southafrica) 2–6 7–6 7–6 6–4

1983: Vitas Gerulaitis – Portland (Peugeot Tennis Invitatonal) 6–3 7–5

1983: Ilie Nastase – Tampa 6–2 7–5

1984: John McEnroe – Seattle (Peugeot Invitational)3–6 6-2 6-3[citation needed] The Straits Times 27 Sept. 1984 Connors settles a score SEATTLE, Wed. Jimmy Connors beat John McEnroe In a "grudge match" yesterday la the Peugeot Invitatlonal Exhibition match here. Connors, whs lost to McEnroe In this year's United States Open, staged a comeback after dropping the first set M. Connors took the last two sets ft-2

1984: Andres Gomez – Jakarta (Indonesia) 6–4 6–2

1984: Andres Gomez – Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) 6–1 7–6

1986: John McEnroe – Ottawa 6–4 6–3 6–3

1986: Bjorn Borg – Tokyo (2 may) 4–6 6–2 6–4

1986: Bjorn Borg – Tokyo (3 may)

1986: Bjorn Borg – Tokyo (4 may)

1986: Aaron Krickstein – New Orleans

1986: Yannick Noah – Inglewood (Michelin Tennis Challenge) 2–4 ret.

1987: Tim Mayotte – Inglewood (Michelin Tennis Challenge) 7–5 7–6

1988: Andre Agassi – Auburn Hills (Kings of Tennis Classic) 7–6 6–3

1992: John McEnroe – Inglewood (Michelin Tennis Challenge) 6–4 3–6 6–3

SourcesEdit

The following are the sources for the information that is not on the Association of Tennis Professionals Web site:

  • Michel Sutter, Vainqueurs Winners 1946–2003, Paris 2003. Sutter has attempted to list all tournaments meeting his criteria for selection beginning with 1946 and ending in the fall of 1991. For each tournament, he has indicated the city, the date of the final, the winner, the runner-up, and the score of the final. A tournament is included in his list if: (1), the draw for the tournament included at least eight players (with a few exceptions, such as the Pepsi Grand Slam tournaments in the second half of the 1970s); and (2), the level of the tournaments was at least equal to the present-day challenger tournaments. Sutter's book probably is the most exhaustive source of tennis tournament information since World War II, even though some professional tournaments held before the start of the open era are missing. Later, Sutter issued a second edition of his book, with only the players, their wins, and years for the period of 1946 through April 27, 2003.
  • John Barrett, editor, World of Tennis Yearbooks, London from 1976 through 1983.

Grand Slam, Grand Prix, and WCT doubles titles (16)Edit

Result No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 1. 1971 New York, US Hard (i)   Haroon Rahim   Juan Gisbert
  Manuel Orantes
6–7, 2–6
Loss 2. 1971 Columbus, US Hard   Roscoe Tanner   Jim McManus
  Jim Osborne
7–6, 4–6, 2–6
Win 1. 1972 Columbus, US Hard   Pancho Gonzales   Robert McKinley
  Dick Stockton
6–3, 7–5
Win 2. 1972 Los Angeles WCT, US Hard   Pancho Gonzales   Ismail El Shafei
  Brian Fairlie
6–3, 4–6, 7–6
Win 3. 1973 Baltimore WCT, US Hard (i)   Clark Graebner   Paul Gerken
  Sandy Mayer
3–6, 6–2, 6–3
Win 4. 1973 Roanoke, US Hard   Juan Gisbert   Ian Fletcher
  Butch Seewagen
6–0, 7–6
Loss 3. 1973 Omaha, US Hard (i)   Juan Gisbert   William Brown
  Mike Estep
DEF
Loss 4. 1973 Hampton, US Hard (i)   Ion Ţiriac   Clark Graebner
  Ilie Năstase
2–6, 1–6
Loss 5. 1973 French Open, Paris Clay   Ilie Năstase   John Newcombe
  Tom Okker
1–6, 6–3, 3–6, 7–5, 4–6
Win 5. 1973 Wimbledon, London Grass   Ilie Năstase   John Cooper
  Neale Fraser
3–6, 6–3, 6–4, 8–9, 6–1
Win 6. 1973 South Orange, US Hard   Ilie Năstase   Pancho Gonzales
  Tom Gorman
6–7, 6–3, 6–2
Loss 6. 1973 Los Angeles, US Hard   Ilie Năstase   Jan Kodeš
  Vladimir Zednik
2–6, 4–6
Loss 7. 1973 Quebec, Canada Carpet (i)   Marty Riessen   Bob Carmichael
  Frew McMillan
2–6, 6–7
Win 7. 1973 Stockholm, Sweden Hard (i)   Ilie Năstase   Bob Carmichael
  Frew McMillan
6–3, 6–7, 6–2
Win 8. 1974 Salisbury, US Carpet (i)   Frew McMillan   Byron Bertram
  Andrew Pattison
3–6, 6–2, 6–1
Win 9. 1974 Salt Lake City, US Hard (i)   Vitas Gerulaitis   Iván Molina
  Jairo Velasco, Sr.
2–6, 7–6, 7–5
Win 10. 1974 Indianapolis, US Clay   Ilie Năstase   Jürgen Fassbender
  Hans-Jürgen Pohmann
6–7, 6–3, 6–4
Win 11. 1974 London, United Kingdom Carpet (i)   Ilie Năstase   Brian Gottfried
  Raúl Ramírez
3–6, 7–6, 6–3
Win 12. 1975 Salisbury, US Carpet (i)   Ilie Năstase   Jan Kodeš
  Roger Taylor
7–6, 6–2
Loss 8. 1975 Rome, Italy Clay   Ilie Năstase   Brian Gottfried
  Raúl Ramírez
4–6, 6–7, 6–2, 1–6
Win 13. 1975 South Orange, US Clay   Ilie Năstase   Dick Crealy
  John Lloyd
6–2, 6–3
Win 14. 1975 US Open, New York Clay   Ilie Năstase   Tom Okker
  Marty Riessen
6–4, 7–6
Loss 9. 1975 London, United Kingdom Carpet   Ilie Năstase   Wojtek Fibak
  Karl Meiler
1–6, 5–7
Win 15. 1976 Birmingham, US Carpet   Erik van Dillen   Hank Pfister
  Dennis Ralston
7–6, 6–4
Loss 10. 1976 Denver WCT, US Carpet (i)   Billy Martin   John Alexander
  Phil Dent
7–6, 2–6, 5–7
Loss 11. 1976 Washington, D.C., US Clay   Arthur Ashe   Brian Gottfried
  Raúl Ramírez
3–6, 3–6
Win 16. 1980 North Conway, US Clay   Brian Gottfried   Kevin Curren
  Steve Denton
7–6, 6–2

Record against No. 1 playersEdit

Connors' match record against players who have been ranked world No. 1.

Player Years Matches Record Win % Hard Clay Grass Carpet
  John Newcombe 1973–1979 6 4–2 67% 2–0 0–0 0–2 2–0
  Stefan Edberg 1984–1991 12 6–6 50% 4–5 1–0 0–0 1–1
  Ilie Năstase 1971–1984 28 12–16 43% 2–3 1–1 0–1 9–11
  John McEnroe 1977–1991 34 14–20 41% 4–7 3–1 4–3 3–9
 /  Ivan Lendl 1979–1992 35 13–22 37% 5–14 2–2 2–0 4–6
  Björn Borg 1973–1981 23 8–15 35% 3–3 3–3 0–4 2–5
  Andre Agassi 1988–1989 2 0–2 0% 0–2 0–0 0–0 0–0
  Pete Sampras 1992 2 0–2 0% 0–1 0–1 0–0 0–0
  Jim Courier 1985–1992 3 0–3 0% 0–1 0–0 0–0 0–2
  Mats Wilander 1984–1988 5 0–5 0% 0–4 0–1 0–0 0–0
  Boris Becker 1986–1992 6 0–6 0% 0–1 0–1 0–1 0–3

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