Connors Talks New Book, McEnroe Rivalry During "Today" Interview
Tennis HOFer Jimmy Connors appeared on Friday's episode of NBC's "Today" and discussed his new book, "The Outsider." Connors said he has been "asked for a long time” to write a memoir, adding he "finally had the time” after two hip replacement surgeries last year. He said of his reasoning for writing the book: “As I looked back, it gave me a different perspective in my life and what it was all about.” Connors also discussed his rivalry with fellow HOFer John McEnroe, saying, "We’re not having dinner together, but we’ve gotten over a lot of that. But there’s still a little tension which makes it nice" (“Today,” NBC, 5/10).