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The Outsider has ratings and reviews. BrokenTune said: Not much to say about this one: I have never been a big fan of Jimmy Connors and his aut. Legendary tennis player Jimmy Connors made a career out of challenging everyone. His book was no exception. He joined Bill Littlefield. I guarantee that after reading Jimmy Connors’ autobiography you will want to pick something up and smash it. A tennis ball to be precise, and.

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Even with the crowd cheering their countryman on, he didn’t stand a chance. Believe it or not, there were moments when the spotlight didn’t belong to either one of us, and I relished those. Quiet — this is my book. The dining-room area of the club was small, and one day when Chrissie was sitting there before one of her matches, I pulled up a chair next to her at lunch and turned on the connogs faucet! So you can imagine my disappointment when I walked out of my hotel and saw that my ride was not a Rolls — they had cut that out the year before — but instead just a jimmt old taxi.

It took him out of his comfort zone, and a, victory set up my first meeting with the great John Newcombe in the quarters. Not only does time erode memories, but the author is also in a place to incorporate some revisionist history in the telling of his life story. Louis I was really interested in the story.

Jimmy Connors: ‘The Outsider’

Playing on Centre Court in my first match at my first Wimbledon was something I had dreamed about my whole life. With Connors you get what you see.

How he got himself out of that I’ll never uimmy. The Inner Connors Tennis autobiographies are intriguing to me, and this one ticks a lot of boxes. My opinion of Jimmy Connors did not change after reading this.


More than once, for example, he tells his gentle reader to “fuck off”. But, he also reveals sides of his personality that many of his fans, myself included, were unaware. Word of the year: You know how it is, guys: He is definitely pompous and egotistical.

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I have never been a big fan of Jimmy Connors and his autobiography has just confirmed that I never will be.

Some rivals from that stellar period — McEnroeNastase — had a far greater range of shot than him. Connors should stick to tennis instruction or golf or gambling or whatever, because writing is clearly not his thing! There are no discussion topics on this book yet. I was playing ooutsider too many singles matches by then, and I didn’t want to hang around stadiums all day long waiting for the late-night himmy.

A memoir, not an autobiography, this is Jimmy’s story.

The Outsider, by Jimmy Connors – review | The Spectator

To ask other readers questions kutsider The Outsiderplease sign up. But Connors earned his street cred the hard way. Andre’s rebel stance was always about image. He disparages opponents, talks big and skips around a lot.

Despite its length I read it in about a week. When you’re 5, miles apart, doubt enters your mind, and things can be taken out of context. The math doesn’t work. Jul 10, Kay rated it really liked it. Connors struggled with an addiction to gambling for many years.

The question was, could my patience, which cpnnors thin at the best of times, cope with so much drama? Run along, Jimmy, do what you’re told.

I attacked him with my groundstrokes — I don’t think he knew what hit him — and won in straight sets. I beat my good friend and lifelong rival, the great Adriano Panatta, of Italy, in the third round before losing in the quarters to Nasty, the second seed, in straight sets. Every time I beat a local hero, the fans roared their disapproval. In the evening, after dinner, there was usually some betting action on the backgammon board, and he talked just like he did connkrs the movies.


To help make this website better, to improve and personalize outsided experience and for advertising purposes, are you happy to accept cookies and other technologies? Tell us a little bit about why that happened. For John McEnroe, it was getting on the subway in New York and commuting to the tony private school where he learned to play, of the tension between his father’s working class Irish roots and these rich kids he was now hanging with.

Chris Evert gets special attention as his former lover. It really didn’t bother me; I just thought the whole thing was fun, running away from photographers and ducking behind cars. Especially since I knew Chrissie had already entered. It was an image that served him well, at least insofar as it drew attention. He almost blows his relationship with outsiver beautiful wife Patti, but teh he cannot live without outider.

I was the US Pro champion now. But the book also reveals that he has learned about himself, mended lots of fences, and has figured out the centrality of his family to his life.

Given that Nasty also had the singles final to play he defeated Niki Pilic, of Yugoslavia, in straight setsit was no great surprise that we ran out of steam.