October 17, 1982: The day Jimmy Connors had the chair umpire removed
Every day Tennis Majors looks back at the biggest moments in tennis history. On October 17, 1982, an angry Jimmy Connors had the umpire replaced in a semi-final match in Sydney, but still lost
January 16, 1981: The day Connors called Lendl a chicken, a nickname that the Czech would bear until his first Grand Slam title in 1984
Every day, Tennis Majors takes you back in time to celebrate a great moment in tennis history. Today, we go back to 1981 to witness how Jimmy Connors accused Ivan Lendl of tanking and called him chicken for losing a match on purpose.