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4.0 out of 5 stars jimbo at last!!!!
The most important and significant tennis player of the open era finally opens up about his life and times being the world number one tennis player of the 70's. Sometimes angry, other times moving he gives allot of insight into what drove him and even distracted him in his quest to be the best and most exciting tennis player of his era and perhaps all time. However, there...
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3.0 out of 5 stars Leaves a sour taste
Jimmy Connors was one of the most compelling players of the open era of tennis, and when you watched him play you always knew he'd give it his all. I had high hopes of this book and although I enjoyed it I found it left me feeling sad. Connors has made a fortune and won the adulation of millions, but he is not a happy man. While he is clearly a good and loyal friend - he...
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3.0 out of 5 stars Uninspiring, 21 Jun 2013
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We learnt about OCD and that he is an addicted gambler. Very little about how he played - a bit about rackets. Not an example for the young but neither are Mac and Nasty. It is a shame they cannot control themselves. The top 4 today are much better role models. I appreciated his passion for the game and his gratitude for all it gave him. Did this book help to understand him better? Yes! Not in tha same league as the books by Agassi, MacEnroe and Nadal.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Really good book, 7 Mar 2014
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I wasn't really a fan of Connors when I was growing up (I was more a McEnroe man) but this is an excellent book which clearly has his stamp all over it. Would thoroughly recommend to any Tennis fan growing up in the 70's and 80's...
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4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting insight into what made Connors tick., 6 Mar 2014
Anyone who followed tennis through the charismatic times of the 60s,70s,80s and 90s Will find this book a good read. Love him or hate him Jimmy Connors story has many highs and lows. A lone, non conformist who battled against authority and inner demons throughout his rise to super stardom.
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5.0 out of 5 stars good read, 26 Feb 2014
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as a big fan of Connors in the 70s I enjoyed reading how he reached the world no1 and all the players he associated with brought back a lot of good memories of players who entertained the crowds
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4.0 out of 5 stars Revealing, 11 Jan 2014
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Learnt a lot about Mr Connors that I never knew. Have a lot of respect for his honesty and his game.
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4.0 out of 5 stars THE OUTSIDER, 1 Jan 2014
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Very interesting account of Jimmy Connors early life and how he got to be no.1 in the world through hard work and the determination of his mother and grandmother.Makes you realise not all tennis players were born with a silver spoon in their mouths.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant book, 9 Dec 2013
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Once I started reading this book I could not put it down, Jimmy Connors comes across as a very nice person
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5.0 out of 5 stars I Love Jimmy Connors, 12 Nov 2013
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Great read, thoroughly enjoyed it. He is my hero tennis player of all time and it was a great read
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5.0 out of 5 stars an intruing read, 6 Nov 2013
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Not expecting too much from a sports autobiography,I found this one surprisingly good. There's more to Connors than the brash street fighter tennis fans will remember. In this frank account of his life he comes across as a complex, rather troubled, man - capable of hatred but also of great love. I found his many and varied relationships quite intriguing. This is a good read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars great anecdotes, 4 Nov 2013
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The book gives an impression of a time in tennis, that was also a special era in many ways. There are many great anecdotes in the book and Jimmy Connors are also willing to tell some stories that aren't exacly to his advantage. It was great fun reading it!
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