The New York Times magazine features tennis this weekend. A story on Roger Federer, a brief Q&A with Jimmy Connors and this collection of tennis stories from their archive.
Here's a little more Kornheiser, from when he was at the Times (’76-79). He worked at Newsday and then the New York Times before joining the Washington Post.
Here's Frank Deford's 1978 Sports Illustrated portrait of Jimmy Connors: "Raised By Women to Conquer Men."
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As keeper of Sports Illustrated's indispensable Vault, Andy Gray spends a lot of his time sifting through the sports photography of another time, when athletes wore short shorts and facial hair, and everyone looked vaguely uncomfortable. Here is one such photo.
"You are an abortion," Jimmy Connors says to a U.S. Open umpire in the video above, along about the 3:30 mark. "You are an abortion, do you know that?" The umpire nods gravely, almost as if to say, hmm, yes, it's possible.