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Perry thrilled to play tennis with childhood hero

The actor decided to invite the sports legend to be a part of an episode of the show – and was amazed when Connors agreed.

Perry was completely taken aback when the tennis ace suggested they warm-up together.

He says, “I was, like, a 12-year-old kid in Canada and I had his haircut… As we were going down to shoot, he said, ‘Y’know, I’ve bought my gear, if you wanna play…’ We laid down a tennis court and Jimmy Connors and I got to rally a little bit.”

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And Connors was suitably impressed with Perry, who was a tennis phenomenon in his native Canada as a kid.

Perry adds, “A couple of weeks later I got a message from him and he asked me to play in a real charity tennis event with him… and then we’ve become sort of text buddies… I want this to be a relationship in my life.”

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