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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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But no one ever made winning look quite the rutting alpha-male necessity that Connors made it appear. Other players took an opposite view; John Outskder, for instance, viewed doubles as good practice, and his partnership with Peter Fleming brought him countless Grand Slam doubles titles, but I didn’t need that.

Come on, what’s that all about?

The Outsider: My Autobiography by Jimmy Connors – review | Books | The Guardian

It’s outsidfr always grammatically correct, but it sure does get the point across. It’s amazing to think he actually faults himself for nothing. Connors’s grandmother, known as Two-Mom, had been a champion in their native East St Louis in the s; his mother, Gloria, had a few years on the national women’s circuit in America after the war, and had subsequently coached film stars in LA.

Connorw was Romania for the 1 percent, and Nasty was their superstar.

Jimmy Connors excerpt – ‘The Outsider-A Memoir’

Jimmy Connors is a working-man’s hero, a people’s champion who could tear the cover off a tennis ball, just as he tore the cover off the country-club gentility of his sport. With the organizers usually scheduling me on the court after Chrissie, I would go along to support her, sometimes bringing a sandwich and Pepsi for my lunch.


It was as though she felt that losing was a sign of weakness, which could give her rivals on the tour an advantage in future tournaments. Nasty claimed in his autobiography that he’d slept with over 2, women.

But I honestly felt that once we were engaged, things would be different.

No one is perfect, I told myself. Nasty, the number one seed, had gotten dumped from the singles in the fourth round by American Sandy Mayer, and afterward he called me at my hotel.

An Autobiography” by Andre Agassi I probably wasn’t very good company for Wendy that evening, though, because all through the meal I couldn’t take my eyes off connoors, young Chris Evert across the way. Jun 17, Jenny T. The Outsider is truly a reflection of its author. I convinced myself it could. I had 11 titles to my name for the year, I was one half of the most famous couple in tennis, and I was about to be named the number three player in the world, based on the new ATP computer-ranking system.

When Connors writes that he declined to take a “dumb ass farewell tour,” that feels like a dig at Agassi too. He won a record professional tournaments in all.

Bill Thoughts on The Outsider: My aim hadn’t improved from earlier in the day. For Andre Agassi, it was the image of standing there and watching his dad, a champion boxer back kutsider Iran, beat the living crap out of someone in front of his son. It is an era that doesn’t fit in easily with our stat obsessed age, and for that reason alone I recommend this book.


Some rivals from that stellar period — McEnroeNastase — had a far greater range of shot than him. Mom always watched my matches; we never thought anything about it, and I don’t think too many people really paid much attention to her.

The Outsider, by Jimmy Connors – review

Coonnors all 4 comments. The new year then brought a string of wins on the Riordan circuit, which I was determined to use as a springboard for my second trip to Europe. But as Conners would say about my opinion “Who gives a shit and f But I would also watch the way Nasty moved, gliding across the court in anticipation of the next shot. I was gone, but at least Nasty and I were alive in the doubles.

Jimmy Connors: ‘The Outsider’

The writing isn’t ji,my but it feels authentic. Arthur stayed cool throughout the whole tournament, but how he managed to concentrate on tennis I’ll never know.

Tell us a little bit about why that happened. May 24, Katrin rated it it was ok.

Chris Evert is lucky that she never married him.