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The world through Jimmy's eyes a very different place

Ostensibly, the Andy Roddick-Jimmy Connors breakup appeared mutual. But from the outset, the relationship was doomed. Connors has struggled with a wave of emotions since his days on top of the world, and living vicariously through his pupil simply wasn't cutting it.

Updated: March 14, 2008, 2:48 PM ET
By Joel Drucker | Special to ESPN.com

"Alone in his already decaying pleasure palace, aloof, seldom visited, never photographed …" -- From the film, "Citizen Kane"

All the better for both parties when Andy Roddick earned his most impressive tournament title in 18 months the same week he announced the resignation of Jimmy Connors as a coach. Memories of the Roddick-Connors relationship will fade rapidly, aided by the rocket fuel-like burst of energy gained from his victorious run last week in Dubai.

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