The Men With the Most US Open Championship Titles

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4. Jimmy Connors (tied)
> U.S. Open championships 5
> Years: 1974, 1976, 1978, 1982, 1983
> Runner-up: 0

Like his rival John McEnroe, Jimmy Connors was famous for his combative style on the court. Yet it’s hard to argue with his long and successful career, as he continues to hold three Open Era men’s single records: 109 titles, 1,557 matches played, and 1,274 match wins. He famously had an on- and off-again relationship with fellow tennis champion Chris Evert.

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1. William Tilden (tied)
> U.S. Open championships 7
> Years: 1920-1925, 1929
> Runner-up: 4

William Tilden, nicknamed “Big Bill,” ranked as the number one tennis player from 1920 to 1925. He won 10 Grand Slam events, including becoming the first American to win Wimbledon in 1920.

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1. William Larned (tied)
> U.S. Open championships 7
> Years: 1901, 1902, 1906, 1908-1911
> Runner-up: 2

An all-around athlete, William Larned also played hockey, and was an avid golfer and horseman. In 1922, he invented the steel-framed racquet and founded the company to manufacture it. While serving with Theodore Roosevelt’s Rough Riders in the Spanish-American War, Larned caught rheumatism, which later progressed to rheumatoid arthritis that forced him to retire in 1912.

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1. Richard Sears (tied)
> U.S. Open championships 7
> Years: 1881-1887
> Runner-up: 0

Richard Sears dominated the first seven years of the U.S. National Championships, winning all seven titles. But he may have had an advantage: In the early days the previous year’s winner was slotted automatically into the finals. He retired in 1887 after his final win at the tournament. Sears was the first 19-year-old to win the U.S. event. He was only slightly older than Oliver Campbell in 1890 and the youngest ever, Pete Sampras, in 1990.