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Jimmy Connors' 'no show' at 'legendary 1991 US Open win' documentary premiere

ANI  |  New York 

US tennis legend Jimmy Connors had reportedly declined to attend the premiere of a documentary about his legendary 1991 US Open match victory, which crushed the career of then-upcoming US player and Connors' former protegee Aaron Krickstein.

Connors' win against then-24-year-old Krickstein at the age of 39 years has become so famous that it is aired during US Open rain delays at the Flushing Meadows.

According to the New York Post, although Connors appears in the film and has said that he will promote its debut, he however, declined the invite as it would have brought him face-to-face with Krickstein, with whom he stopped speaking after he beat him in the match.

Disappointed at Connors' no-show, Krickstein, now a country club professional, recalled that he was playing in the match with a man who was a friend and whom he idolized while growing up, adding that the he watched those points for the first time after 22 years in the premiere.

The film by US directors Brian Koppelman and David Levien shows Connors as the Bruce Springsteen of tennis for his competitiveness and ability to pump up a crowd, the report added.

First Published: Fri, October 25 2013. 11:37 IST