Conners 1991

Conners 91 RunDay One of my favorite Grand Slam: The US Open! In honor of their 50th anniversary, the tournament is highlighting top moments in their history and I wanted to share my favorite. And it’s quite possibly my favorite moment in tennis history: Jimmy Conners in 1991!

-Ranked 174 in the world
-Recovering from wrist surgery
-Turning 39 during the tournament
-Needing a wildcard to get in
-Down 2 sets, 0-3 and love-40 to Patrick McEnroe before coming back to win
-Upsetting 10th seed Karl Novacek
-Defeating Aaron Krickstein in a 5-set all-time iconic match
-Reaching the semifinals!

If you haven’t seen it, go watch the ESPN 30 For 30 documentary ,”This is What They Want” and enjoy Jimbo’s momentus run. His fight, his grit, his determination – they were all a huge influence and why he was my favorite tennis player when I was growing up!


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