Jimmy Connors told the Wall Street Journal last week that his recent exhibition against Aaron Krickstein will be his last public appearance to play tennis. All good things come to an end and no tennis player was more exciting to watch than Jimmy Connors. His total number of singles titles is still unmatched at 109. The Wall Street Journal reported:
On Tuesday here, Krickstein, 47, beat Connors, 62, for the first time, 8-5 in a pro set that Connors said would be his last public tennis match. It happened in front of about 800 people at the St. Andrews Country Club, where Krickstein, the club’s director of tennis, puts on annual exhibitions for his members.
“I’m just happy to be on the same court with him again and have some closure to this whole thing,” Krickstein said.
Connors, who has had three hip replacements, said “everything has to come to an end,” and that this was a fitting way to finish his public tennis career.
“This is it,” he said. “I’m 62 and crippled. And I don’t say that lightly, because there’s nothing I’d rather do than be able to come out and to play the kind of tennis that would make me happy.” Rest of article.
Here are some memorable clips: