Over 35 years can feel Jimmy Connors as the exclusive person. The Americans crack on 11. September 1983 wins as the first player to the mark of 100 tournament. The has managed to no other – up to Roger Federer (37) on Saturday in Dubai.
Connors succeeds at the time of the Coup on the big stage. The hundredth success of all things at the home Grand Slam, the US Open. It is also his last Major should be the title. Connors wins then until 1989, nine more tournaments, but only minor like twice in Toulouse, or in Tel Aviv. Between its Premiere in 1972, and the Derniere 17 calendar years. This record grabs now, Federer with 18 years of age (2001-2019).
Connors’ record of 109 titles for Roger but far away and not a goal, as he last October in Basel, after the 99. Title explained: “the record of Connors, I think. I am again one step closer. But even if I don’t do this, it would be super.”
No topic is therefore for the Maestro, to play smaller tournaments, as did Connors at the end of the career. Federer says: “I thought of that a few years ago. But this is not so easy. I have a family and have other goals, such as Wimbledon, Basel and the ATP Finals.”
In the women’s 100-club, incidentally, is a player more. Unchallenged at the top, Martina Navratilova with 167 titles, Chris Evert with 154. Third in the League, Steffi Graf won 107 tournaments. Best active player Serena Williams (71 wins).