Jim Courier

Birthplace: Sanford, FL
Current Year Record: 0-2

Biography

In the early 90s he dominated the men’s professional tennis circuit with a game he fashioned out of grit, determination and a punishing insideout forehand. He was the first in his class – which included Pete Sampras and Andre Agassi – to hold the No. 1 world ranking. In 2005, Jim was elected for induction into the International Tennis Hall of Fame.

Career Highlights

-In 1989 he won his first ATP Tour title in singles (Basel) and doubles (Rome, with Pete Sampras) at age 19.

-He captured his first Grand Slam in 1991 at the French Open, beating Andre Agassi in the first all-American final at Roland-Garros since 1954.

-He achieved World No.1 ranking in 1992 and was named ATP Tour player of the year.

-He won a total of four Grand Slam titles (two French, two Australian).

-Jim played on two winning U.S. Davis Cup teams 192 and 1995). His overall record is 17-10 in 14 ties. In the 102-year history of the Davis Cup, no other American has ever taken his team into a fifth set of the deciding match and won. Courier did it twice.

-Jim has finished with the No.1 ranking on the PowerShares Series 4 times (2000, 2008, 2009 and 2012).

-29 career titles – 23 in singles; 6 in doubles.