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Jimmy Connors

1991 US Open was shaping up to be an exceptional one. Pete Sampras had just stunned the world to win it last year as the youngest male player. His serve and volley and single hand back hand were just amazingly beautiful and lethal. The two old warriors Jimmy Connors and John McEnroe were still competing. It seemed USA could do no wrong. In fact Americans would dominate tennis: boys do the ATP, girls do WTA, then added Williams sisters in 1995 (Venus 1994; Serena 1995)
Chris evert ( -1989)
Davenport (1993-2010)
Jennifer Capriai (1990-2004)
Monica Seles (1989-2003,2008) becoming USA 1994
Martina Navratilova (1975-1994)

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The excitement started early, from the first round when Jimmy Connors, at age 39 defeat

1992 (held from August 31 to September 13, 1992) birthday cake ….

Pete Sampras (born August 12, 1971) win 1990; 1991 QF

Jimmy Connors (born September 2): He would continue to compete against much younger players and had one of the most remarkable comebacks for any athlete when he reached the semifinals of the 1991 US Open at the age of 39. 1992 2R

John McEnroe 1991 3R; 1992 4R


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