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James Scott "Jimmy" Connors (born September 2, 1952) is an American former world No. 1 tennis player, often considered among the greatest in the history of the sport.〔''Tennis Magazine'' ranked Connors the third best male player of the period 1965–2005.〕 He held the top ranking for a then-record 160 consecutive weeks from July 29, 1974 to August 22, 1977 and an additional eight times during his career for a total of 268 weeks. He also held a year-end top ten ranking for an Open Era record 16 years.
By virtue of his long and prolific career, Connors still holds three prominent Open Era singles records: 109 titles, 1532 matches played, and 1254 match wins. His titles include eight majors (five US Opens, two Wimbledons, and one Australian Open), three year-end championships, and 17 Grand Prix Super Series. In 1974 he became the second man in the Open Era to win three majors in a calendar year, and his total career match win rate of 81.9% remains in the top four of the era.
Connors was notorious for his fiery competitiveness, acrimonious relationships with a number of peers, and boorish behavior that pandered to the crowd. For these reasons he has been likened to baseball player Pete Rose, a comparison Connors is proud of.〔ESPN's 30 for 30 documentary (''This is What They Want'' )〕
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