Connors vs McEnroe Head to Head Stats

Jimmy Connors and John McEnroe played each other 34 times on the ATP Tour with McEnroe leading their H2H 20-14.

The first Connors vs McEnroe match was in the Semifinals of the 1977 Wimbledon Championships which was won by Connors in four sets 6-3, 6-3, 4-6, 6-4.

Their last H2H match was in the Semifinals of the 1991 Basel tennis tournament with McEnroe winning the match 6-1, 6-3.

Connors vs McEnroe Head to Head Stats

Connors vs McEnroe Head to Head Matches

John McEnroe won 59% of the matches they played against each other with 35% of the matches being played on indoor carpet courts, 32% of the matches being played on hard courts, 21% of the matches being played on grass courts, and 12% of the matches being played on clay courts.

Out of the 34 matches they played on the ATP tour, 1 was in the Round of 32, 2 were in a round robin, 2 were in the Quarterfinals, 15 were in the Semifinals, and 14 were in a Final.

YearTournamentRoundSurfaceWinnerScore
1991BaselSemifinalsHardMcEnroe6-1, 6-3
1989ToulouseFinalHardConnors6-3, 6-3
1987MontrealQuarterfinalsHardConnors6-3, 3-6, 6-3
1986San FranciscoFinalCarpetMcEnroe7-6, 6-3
1985MontrealSemifinalsHardMcEnroe6-2, 6-3
1984US OpenSemifinalsHardMcEnroe6-4, 4-6, 7-5, 4-6, 6-3
1984TorontoSemifinalsHardMcEnroe2-6, 6-2, 6-3
1984WimbledonFinalGrassMcEnroe6-1, 6-1, 6-2
1984Queen’s ClubSemifinalsGrassMcEnroe6-2, 6-2
1984Roland GarrosSemifinalsClayMcEnroe7-5, 6-1, 6-2
1984WCT* FinalsFinalCarpetMcEnroe6-1, 6-2, 6-3
1983WembleyFinalCarpetMcEnroe7-5, 6-1, 6-4
1983CincinnatiSemifinalsHardMcEnroe6-7, 6-1, 6-4
1983Queen’s ClubFinalGrassConnors6-3, 6-3
1982San FranciscoFinalCarpetMcEnroe6-1, 6-3
1982WimbledonFinalGrassConnors3-6, 6-3, 6-7, 7-6, 6-4
1982Queen’s ClubFinalGrassConnors7-5, 6-3
1982PhiladelphiaFinalCarpetMcEnroe6-3, 6-3, 6-1
1981MastersRRCarpetMcEnroe6-2, 7-5
1981WembleyFinalCarpetConnors3-6, 2-6, 6-3, 6-4, 6-2
1980US OpenSemifinalsHardMcEnroe6-4, 5-7, 0-6, 6-3, 7-6
1980WimbledonSemifinalsGrassMcEnroe6-3, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4
1980WCT* FinalsFinalCarpetConnors2-6, 7-6, 6-1, 6-2
1980MemphisFinalCarpetMcEnroe7-6, 7-6
1980Philadelphia WCT*FinalCarpetConnors6-3, 2-6, 6-3, 3-6, 6-4
1979US OpenSemifinalsHardMcEnroe6-3, 6-3, 7-5
1979WCT* FinalsSemifinalsCarpetMcEnroe6-1, 6-4, 6-4
1979Las VegasSemifinalsHardConnors7-5, 6-4
1979Pepsi Grand SlamSemifinalsClayConnors6-3, 6-4
1978MastersRRCarpetMcEnroe7-5, 3-0 (Retired)
1978US OpenSemifinalsHardConnors6-2, 6-2, 7-5
1978IndianapolisQuarterfinalsClayConnors3-6, 6-1, 6-1
1977BostonRound of 32ClayConnors5-7, 6-2, 7-5
1977WimbledonSemifinalsGrassConnors6-3, 6-3, 4-6, 6-4

*WCT=World Championship Tennis

Below are highlights from the last match played between Jimmy Connors and John McEnroe at the 1982 Wimbledon Championships.

Head to Head by Year

Jimmy Connors and John McEnroe first played each other in 1977 and in total, they played each other 34 times on the main ATP Tour.

YearMatches PlayedConnors WinsMcEnroe WinsH2H
19772202-0
19783214-1
19794226-3
19805238-6
19812119-7
198242211-9
198331212-11
198460612-17
198510112-18
198610112-19
198711013-19
198800013-19
198911014-19
199000014-19
199110114-20

Head to Head by Tournament

J. Connors and J. McEnroe have played each other in 20 different tournaments with their H2H at each of these tournaments detailed below.

TournamentMatches PlayedConnors WinsMcEnroe WinsH2H
Basel1010-1
Toulouse1101-0
Montreal2111-1
San Francisco2020-2
US Open4131-3
Toronto1010-1
Wimbledon4222-2
Queen’s Club3212-1
Roland Garros1010-1
WCT Finals3121-2
Wembley2111-1
Cincinnati1010-1
Philadelphia1010-1
Masters2020-2
Memphis1010-1
Philadelphia WCT1101-0
Las Vegas1101-0
Pepsi Grand Slam1101-0
Indianapolis1101-0
Boston1101-0

Head to Head by Court Surface

J. McEnroe and J. Connors played each other 12 times on indoor carpet courts, 11 times on hard courts, 7 times on grass courts, and 4 times on clay courts.

Court SurfaceMatchesConnors WinsMcEnroe WinsH2H
Hard11474-7
Grass7434-3
Clay4313-1
Indoor Carpet12393-9
Totals34142014-20

FAQ

How many times have Jimmy Connors and John McEnroe played each other?

Jimmy Connors and John McEnroe have played each other a total of 34 times (1991 Basel, 1989 Toulouse, 1987 Montreal, 1986 San Francisco, 1985 Montreal, 1984 US Open, 1984 Toronto, 1984 Wimbledon, 1984 Queen’s Club, 1984 Roland Garros, 1984 WCT Finals, 1983 Wembley, 1983 Cincinnati, 1983 Queen’s Club, 1982 San Francisco, 1982 Wimbledon, 1982 Queen’s Club, 1982 Philadelphia, 1981 Masters, 1981 Wembley, 1980 US Open, 1980 Wimbledon, 1980 WCT Finals, 1980 Memphis, 1980 Philadelphia WCT, 1979 US Open, 1979 WCT Finals, 1979 Las Vegas, 1979 Pepsi Grand Slam, 1978 Masters, 1978 US Open, 1978 Indianapolis, 1991 Basel, and 1991 Basel).

Did they ever play each other at the Australian Open Grand Slam?

McEnroe and Connors never played each other at the Australian Open.

Did they ever play each other at the French Open Grand Slam?

Yes, they played each other once at the French Open with John McEnroe leading their H2H at the tournament 1-0.

Did they ever play each other at the Wimbledon Championships?

Yes, they played each other 4 times at the Wimbledon Championships with their H2H standing at 2 wins each.

Did they ever play each other at the US Open?

Yes, they played each other 4 times at the US Open with McEnroe leading their H2H at the tournament 3-1.

What is their H2H record on hard courts?

John McEnroe leads their H2H on hard courts 7-4.

What is their H2H record on grass?

Jimmy Connors leads their H2H on grass courts 4-3.

What is their H2H record on clay?

Jimmy Connors leads their H2H on clay courts 3-1.

What is their H2H record on indoor carpet courts?

John McEnroe leads their H2H on indoor carpet courts 9-3.

The Head to Head Stats on this page were last updated on the: 18th of September 2022