James Spencer "Jim" Courier (born August 17, 1970) is an American former world No. 1 tennis player. He won four major singles titles, two at the French Open and two at the Australian Open. He was the youngest man to reach the singles finals of all four majors, at the age of 22 years and 11 months. He also won five Masters titles. Since 2005 he has worked as a tennis commentator, notably for the host broadcaster of the Australian Open, Nine (for which he also commentates and co-hosts Australian Ninja Warrior), and as an analyst for Tennis Channel and Prime Video Sport.

Jim Courier
Jim Courier.jpg
Country (sports) United States
ResidenceOrlando, Florida
Born (1970-08-17) August 17, 1970 (age 52)
Sanford, Florida, U.S.
Height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Turned pro1988
Retired2000 (brief doubles return in 2005)
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
CoachNick Bollettieri[1]
Sergio Cruz (1988–1990)[2]
Brad Stine (1990–1994)
José Higueras (1990–1997)
Harold Solomon (1997)
Brad Stine (1997–2000)
Prize money$14,034,132
Int. Tennis HoF2005 "(member page)" (member page)
Singles
Career record506–237 (68.1%)
Career titles23
Highest rankingNo. 1 (February 10, 1992)
Grand Slam singles results
Australian OpenW (1992, 1993)
French OpenW (1991, 1992)
WimbledonF (1993)
US OpenF (1991)
Other tournaments
Tour FinalsF (1991, 1992)
Grand Slam CupQF (1996)
Olympic Games3R (1992)
Doubles
Career record124–97
Career titles6
Highest rankingNo. 20 (October 9, 1989)
Grand Slam doubles results
Australian Open1R (1990)
French Open2R (1989)
Wimbledon3R (1989, 1991)
US Open1R (1989, 1990)
Team competitions
Davis CupW (1992, 1995)

Tennis careerEdit

Courier was raised in Dade City, Florida,[3] and though he excelled at youth sports in general, after a certain point it became clear that tennis was where his true talent lay.[4] As a junior player in the 1980s, Courier attended the Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy and won the prestigious Orange Bowl in 1986 and 1987 (the first to win back-to-back titles since Ivan Lendl), as well as the French Open junior doubles title in 1987.

Courier turned professional in 1988 and made his Grand Slam breakthrough at the 1991 French Open when he defeated Stefan Edberg and Michael Stich to reach his first Grand Slam final. In the final he defeated his former Bollettieri Academy roommate Andre Agassi in five sets to win his first Slam. He made the quarterfinals of Wimbledon before losing to eventual champion Stich. At the US Open he defeated defending champion Pete Sampras in the quarterfinals and then Jimmy Connors in the semifinals, before losing the final to Edberg.

1992 saw Courier defeat Edberg to win the Australian Open, and he celebrated by jumping into the nearby Yarra River. He then followed this result by defeating future Grand Slam champions Thomas Muster, Goran Ivanišević, Agassi and Petr Korda to successfully defend his French Open title. Afterward, Courier charmed the Parisian crowd by delivering a victory speech in French.[5] Courier also enjoyed a 25-match winning streak during the season. In February of that year, following the San Francisco tournament, he became the tenth player to reach the world no. 1 ranking since the ranking system was implemented in 1973, and the first American since John McEnroe; he finished 1992 as the world no. 1 ranked player. Courier also was a member of the US team that won the 1992 Davis Cup. In 1992 he was the top-seeded player at the Olympics in Barcelona, where he lost in the third round to eventual gold medalist Marc Rosset from Switzerland.[6]

In 1993, Courier again won the Australian Open, defeating Edberg in the final for the second consecutive year, and jumped into the Yarra a second time, but it was to be his last such celebration after contracting a stomach bug from the muddy and polluted river. He reached his third consecutive French Open final, which he lost to Sergi Bruguera in five sets. He also reached the 1993 Wimbledon final, defeating Edberg in the semifinals, and lost to Sampras in four sets. By reaching the Wimbledon final, Courier had reached the finals of all four Grand Slams at the age of 22, a record which still stands in men's singles. Courier also became the first player since Rod Laver to reach the finals of the Australian, French and Wimbledon in the same season; the feat was not matched until 2006 by Roger Federer. Courier again was part of the US team that won the 1995 Davis Cup.

Courier captured a total of 23 singles titles and 6 doubles titles during his career. He spent a total of 58 weeks ranked as the World No. 1 in 1992 and 1993. He reached the finals of all four major championships during his career, a feat accomplished by only seven other male players in the Open Era. Courier retired from the ATP tour in 2000. He was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 2005.

Courier returned to the tour at the 2005 U.S. Men's Clay Court Championships when he received a wildcard into the doubles draw partnering Andre Agassi. The pair lost in the first round to eventual finalists Martín García and Luis Horna in three sets. It would be the last match of Courier's career.

After retirement from top-level tennisEdit

Since his retirement as a top-level player, Courier has served as a tennis analyst and commentator for the Tennis Channel, USA Network, NBC Sports, TNT, ITV, Sky Sports and the Seven and Nine Network. Since 2005 Courier has headed the commentary for the host broadcaster of the Australian Open, which was Seven from 2005 to 2018 and Nine since 2019. Courier calls many centre court men's singles matches for the network and often conducts the post-match on-court interviews with the winning player. He has also provided special comments on the network's Wimbledon coverage since 2013. Courier started working with the British channel ITV for the French Open in 2012. In 2015, Courier worked with the British channel Sky Sports for their US Open coverage. The Jim Courier Club House now stands on the grounds of the Dade City Little League complex in John S. Burks Memorial Park in Dade City, Florida. Courier is an alumnus of that Little League program.

In 2004, Courier founded InsideOut Sport & Entertainment, a New York-based event production company that owns and operates the Champions Series, Legendary Nights exhibitions as well as private corporate events.

He also founded Courier's Kids, a non-profit organization that supports tennis programs in the inner city of St. Petersburg, Florida.

Courier currently competes on the Champions Series and in various charity exhibition matches.

Courier married Susanna Lingman in 2010.

On October 27, 2010, Courier was named captain of the United States Davis Cup team, replacing Patrick McEnroe. Courier stepped down from the role after the 2018 semi-final defeat to Croatia. Courier led his country with a 10-8 record and two semi-final appearances during his captaincy.[7]

In August 2019, Courier was working for Prime Video UK, for their exclusive coverage of the US Open.

Career statisticsEdit

Grand Slam finalsEdit

Singles finals: 7 (4 titles, 3 runner-ups)Edit

Result Year Championship Surface Opponent Score
Win 1991 French Open Clay   Andre Agassi 3–6, 6–4, 2–6, 6–1, 6–4
Loss 1991 US Open Hard   Stefan Edberg 2–6, 4–6, 0–6
Win 1992 Australian Open Hard   Stefan Edberg 6–3, 3–6, 6–4, 6–2
Win 1992 French Open (2) Clay   Petr Korda 7–5, 6–2, 6–1
Win 1993 Australian Open (2) Hard   Stefan Edberg 6–2, 6–1, 2–6, 7–5
Loss 1993 French Open Clay   Sergi Bruguera 4–6, 6–2, 2–6, 6–3, 3–6
Loss 1993 Wimbledon Grass   Pete Sampras 6–7(3–7), 6–7(6–8), 6–3, 3–6

Year-end championshipEdit

Singles finals: 2 (2 runner-ups)Edit

Result Year Championship Surface Opponent Score
Loss 1991 Frankfurt Hard (i)   Pete Sampras 6–3, 6–7(5–7), 3–6, 4–6
Loss 1992 Frankfurt Hard (i)   Boris Becker 4–6, 3–6, 5–7

ATP Super 9 / ATP Masters Series finalsEdit

Singles finals: 5 (5 titles)Edit

Result Year Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Win 1991 Indian Wells Hard   Guy Forget 4–6, 6–3, 4–6, 6–3, 7–6(7–4)
Win 1991 Miami Hard   David Wheaton 4–6, 6–3, 6–4
Win 1992 Rome Clay   Carlos Costa 7–6(7–3), 6–0, 6–4
Win 1993 Indian Wells (2) Hard   Wayne Ferreira 6–3, 6–3, 6–1
Win 1993 Rome (2) Clay   Goran Ivanišević 6–1, 6–2, 6–2

Doubles finals: 5 (4 titles, 1 runner up)Edit

Result Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1989 Rome Clay   Pete Sampras   Danilo Marcelino
  Mauro Menezes
6–4, 6–3
Win 1990 Hamburg Clay   Sergi Bruguera   Udo Riglewski
  Michael Stich
7–6, 6–2
Loss 1990 Rome Clay  Martin Davis   Sergio Casal
  Emilio Sánchez
6–7, 5–7
Win 1991 Indian Wells Hard   Javier Sánchez  Guy Forget
  Henri Leconte
7–6, 3–6, 6–3
Win 1993 Montreal Hard   Mark Knowles   Glenn Michibata
  David Pate
6–4, 7–6

RecordsEdit

  • These records were attained in Open Era of tennis.
Championship Years Record accomplished Player tied
Grand Slam 1991–1993 Youngest to reach all four Grand Slam finals (22y 10m) Stands alone
French Open—Australian Open 1991–1993 Simultaneous holder of consecutive Australian and French Open titles Stands alone
Grand Slam 1992 Winner of Australian Open and French Open in the same calendar year Rod Laver
Mats Wilander
Novak Djokovic
Rafael Nadal

ATP career finalsEdit

Singles: 36 (23 titles, 13 runner-ups)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam (4–3)
Year-end championships (0–2)
ATP Masters Series (5–0)
ATP Championship Series (5–3)
ATP World Series (9–5)
Titles by surface
Hard (17–6)
Grass (0–1)
Clay (5–2)
Carpet (1–4)
Result No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Win 1. Oct 1989 Basel, Switzerland Hard (i)   Stefan Edberg 7–6(8–6), 3–6, 2–6, 6–0, 7–5
Win 2. Mar 1991 Indian Wells, USA Hard   Guy Forget 4–6, 6–3, 4–6, 6–3, 7–6(7–4)
Win 3. Mar 1991 Key Biscayne, USA Hard   David Wheaton 4–6, 6–3, 6–4
Win 4. Jun 1991 French Open, Paris, France Clay   Andre Agassi 3–6, 6–4, 2–6, 6–1, 6–4
Loss 1. Sep 1991 US Open, New York City, USA Hard   Stefan Edberg 2–6, 4–6, 0–6
Loss 2. Nov 1991 ATP Championships, Frankfurt, Germany Carpet   Pete Sampras 6–3, 6–7(5–7), 3–6, 4–6
Win 5. Jan 1992 Australian Open, Melbourne, Australia Hard   Stefan Edberg 6–3, 3–6, 6–4, 6–2
Loss 3. Feb 1992 San Francisco, USA Hard (i)   Michael Chang 3–6, 3–6
Loss 4. Feb 1992 Brussels, Belgium Carpet   Boris Becker 7–6(7–5), 6–2, 6–7(10–12), 6–7(5–7), 5–7
Win 6. Apr 1992 Tokyo, Japan Hard   Richard Krajicek 6–4, 6–4, 7–6(7–3)
Win 7. Apr 1992 Hong Kong, UK Hard   Michael Chang 7–5, 6–3
Win 8. May 1992 Rome, Italy Clay   Carlos Costa 7–6(7–3), 6–0, 6–4
Win 9. Jun 1992 French Open, Paris, France Clay   Petr Korda 7–5, 6–2, 6–1
Loss 5. Aug 1992 Indianapolis, USA Hard   Pete Sampras 4–6, 4–6
Loss 6. Nov 1992 ATP Championships, Frankfurt, Germany Carpet   Boris Becker 4–6, 3–6, 5–7
Win 10. Feb 1993 Australian Open, Melbourne, Australia Hard   Stefan Edberg 6–2, 6–1, 2–6, 7–5
Win 11. Feb 1993 Memphis, USA Hard (i)   Todd Martin 5–7, 7–6(7–4), 7–6(7–4)
Win 12. Mar 1993 Indian Wells, USA Hard   Wayne Ferreira 6–3, 6–3, 6–1
Loss 7. Apr 1993 Hong Kong, UK Hard   Pete Sampras 3–6, 7–6(7–1), 6–7(2–7)
Win 13. May 1993 Rome, Italy Clay   Goran Ivanišević 6–1, 6–2, 6–2
Loss 8. Jun 1993 French Open, Paris, France Clay   Sergi Bruguera 4–6, 6–2, 2–6, 6–3, 3–6
Loss 9. Jul 1993 Wimbledon, London, UK Grass   Pete Sampras 6–7(3–7), 6–7(6–8), 6–3, 3–6
Win 14. Aug 1993 Indianapolis, USA Hard   Boris Becker 7–5, 6–3
Loss 10. Apr 1994 Nice, France Clay   Alberto Berasategui 4–6, 2–6
Loss 11. Oct 1994 Lyon, France Carpet   Marc Rosset 4–6, 6–7(2–7)
Win 15. Jan 1995 Adelaide, Australia Hard   Arnaud Boetsch 6–2, 7–5
Win 16. Mar 1995 Scottsdale, USA Hard   Mark Philippoussis 7–6(7–2), 6–4
Win 17. Apr 1995 Tokyo, Japan Hard   Andre Agassi 6–3, 6–4
Win 18. Oct 1995 Basel, Switzerland Hard (i)   Jan Siemerink 6–7(2–7), 7–6(7–5), 5–7, 6–2, 7–5
Loss 12. Oct 1995 Toulouse, France Hard (i)   Arnaud Boetsch 4–6, 7–6(7–5), 0–6
Win 19. Mar 1996 Philadelphia, USA Carpet   Chris Woodruff 6–4, 6–3
Win 20. Jan 1997 Doha, Qatar Hard   Tim Henman 7–5, 6–7(5–7), 6–2
Win 21. Jul 1997 Los Angeles, USA Hard   Thomas Enqvist 6–4, 6–4
Win 22. Oct 1997 Beijing, China Hard (i)   Magnus Gustafsson 7–6(12–10), 3–6, 6–3
Win 23. Apr 1998 Orlando, USA Clay   Michael Chang 7–5, 3–6, 7–5
Loss 13. Feb 1999 Memphis, USA Hard (i)   Tommy Haas 4–6, 1–6

Doubles: 11 (6–5)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam (0–0)
Year-end championships (0–0)
ATP Masters Series (4–1)
ATP Championship Series (0–1)
ATP World Series (2–3)
Titles by surface
Hard (3–2)
Grass (0–0)
Clay (3–3)
Carpet (0–0)
Result No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 1. May 1989 Forest Hills, US Clay   Pete Sampras   Rick Leach
  Jim Pugh
4–6, 2–6
Win 1. May 1989 Rome, Italy Clay   Pete Sampras   Danilo Marcelino
  Mauro Menezes
6–4, 6–3
Win 2. May 1990 Hamburg, Germany Clay   Sergi Bruguera   Udo Riglewski
  Michael Stich
7–6, 6–2
Loss 2. May 1990 Rome, Italy Clay   Martin Davis   Sergio Casal
  Emilio Sánchez
6–7, 5–7
Win 3. Mar 1991 Indian Wells, US Hard   Javier Sánchez   Guy Forget
  Henri Leconte
7–6, 3–6, 6–3
Win 4. Apr 1993 Montreal, Canada Hard   Mark Knowles   Glenn Michibata
  David Pate
6–4, 7–6
Loss 3. Apr 1994 Barcelona, Spain Clay   Javier Sánchez   Yevgeny Kafelnikov
  David Rikl
7–5, 1–6, 4–6
Win 5. Jan 1995 Adelaide, Australia Hard   Patrick Rafter   Byron Black
  Grant Connell
7–6, 6–4
Loss 4. Oct 1997 Beijing, China Hard (i)   Alex O'Brien   Mahesh Bhupathi
  Leander Paes
5–7, 6–7
Loss 5. Jan 1999 Adelaide, Australia Hard   Patrick Galbraith   Gustavo Kuerten
  Nicolás Lapentti
4–6, 4–6
Win 6. Apr 1999 Orlando, US Clay   Todd Woodbridge   Bob Bryan
  Mike Bryan
7–6(7–4), 6–4

Singles performance timelineEdit

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# DNQ A NH
(W) winner; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (DNQ) did not qualify; (A) absent; (NH) not held; (SR) strike rate (events won / competed); (W–L) win–loss record.
Tournament 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 SR W–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A A 2R 4R W W SF QF QF 4R A 3R 1R 2 / 10 35–8
French Open A A 4R 4R W W F SF 4R QF 1R 2R 2R A 2 / 11 40–9
Wimbledon A A 1R 3R QF 3R F 2R 2R 1R 1R 1R 4R A 0 / 11 19–11
US Open A 2R 3R 2R F SF 4R 2R SF A 1R A 1R A 0 / 10 24–10
Win–loss 0–0 1–1 5–3 7–4 20–3 20–2 22–3 12–4 13–4 8–3 3–4 1–2 6–4 0–1 4 / 42 118–38
Year-end championships
ATP Tour World Championships A A A A F F RR A RR A A A A A 0 / 4 7–9
Grand Slam Cup Not Held A 1R A A A A QF A A A NH 0 / 2 1–2
ATP Masters Series
Indian Wells NME SF W 3R W 2R 2R 3R 1R 3R 2R 1R 2 / 11 21–9
Miami NME QF W SF 4R SF 3R QF SF 2R 2R 2R 1 / 11 30–10
Monte Carlo NME 3R A A A QF A 2R 2R A A A 0 / 4 6–4
Hamburg NME 3R 2R A A A A A A A A A 0 / 2 2–2
Rome NME 3R 3R W W QF 1R 2R QF 1R A A 2 / 9 23–7
Canada NME A SF A 3R SF 3R A 1R 1R QF A 0 / 7 12–7
Cincinnati NME QF SF 3R 2R QF QF 3R 1R 1R 2R A 0 / 10 14–10
Stuttgart (Stockholm) NME 2R SF 3R 3R 3R QF 3R A A 2R A 0 / 8 11–8
Paris NME 3R 3R QF 2R 2R SF 2R 1R A QF A 0 / 9 11–9
Win–loss 19–8 24–6 15–5 15–5 16–8 12–7 7–7 8–7 3–5 10–6 1–2 5 / 71 130–66
Year-end ranking 346 43 24 25 2 1 3 13 8 26 21 77 32 290

Professional AwardsEdit

Head-to-headEdit

Courier has the following head-to-head records against the listed opponents (No. 1 ranked players in boldface):

Top 10 winsEdit

Season 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 Total
Wins 0 0 3 1 10 10 8 3 6 0 7 1 4 0 53
# Player Rank Event Surface Rd Score Courier
Rank
1989
1.   Andre Agassi 5 French Open, Paris, France Clay 3R 7–6, 4–6, 6–3, 6–2 47
2.   Stefan Edberg 3 Basel, Switzerland Hard (i) F 7–6, 3–6, 2–6, 6–0, 7–5 35
3.   Aaron Krickstein 8 Stockholm, Sweden Carpet (i) 3R 6–2, 1–0, ret. 28
1990
4.   Aaron Krickstein 6 Indian Wells, United States Hard QF 6–2, 7–6 22
1991
5.   Andre Agassi 4 Indian Wells, United States Hard 3R 2–6, 6–3, 6–4 26
6.   Emilio Sánchez 8 Indian Wells, United States Hard QF 6–2, 6–2 26
7.   Guy Forget 5 Indian Wells, United States Hard F 4–6, 6–3, 4–6, 6–3, 7–6(7–4) 26
8.   Guy Forget 5 Miami, United States Hard 4R 7–6(7–3), 6–3 18
9.   Stefan Edberg 1 French Open, Paris, France Clay QF 6–4, 2–6, 6–3, 6–4 9
10.   Andre Agassi 4 French Open, Paris, France Clay F 3–6, 6–4, 2–6, 6–1, 6–4 9
11.   Pete Sampras 6 US Open, New York, United States Hard QF 6–2, 7–6(7–4), 7–6(7–5) 5
12.   Karel Nováček 9 ATP Tour World Championships, Frankfurt, Germany Carpet (i) RR 6–7(6–8), 7–5, 6–4 2
13.   Guy Forget 6 ATP Tour World Championships, Frankfurt, Germany Carpet (i) RR 7–6(7–4), 6–4 2
14.   Andre Agassi 8 ATP Tour World Championships, Frankfurt, Germany Carpet (i) SF 6–3, 7–5 2
1992
15.   Stefan Edberg 1 Australian Open, Melbourne, Australia Hard F 6–3, 3–6, 6–4, 6–2 2
16.   Guy Forget 7 Brussels, Belgium Carpet (i) SF 7–6(9–7), 6–4 1
17.   Michael Chang 6 Tokyo, Japan Hard SF 6–2, 6–3 2
18.   Michael Chang 6 Hong Kong, Hong Kong Hard F 7–5, 6–3 1
19.   Goran Ivanišević 9 French Open, Paris, France Clay QF 6–2, 6–1, 2–6, 7–5 1
20.   Petr Korda 8 French Open, Paris, France Clay F 7–5, 6–2, 6–1 1
21.   Andre Agassi 9 US Open, New York, United States Hard QF 6–3, 6–7(6–8), 6–1, 6–4 1
22.   Richard Krajicek 10 ATP Tour World Championships, Frankfurt, Germany Carpet (i) RR 6–7(4–7), 7–6(7–1), 7–5 1
23.   Michael Chang 5 ATP Tour World Championships, Frankfurt, Germany Carpet (i) RR 7–5, 6–2 1
24.   Pete Sampras 3 ATP Tour World Championships, Frankfurt, Germany Carpet (i) SF 7–6(7–5), 7–6(7–4) 1
1993
25.   Petr Korda 7 Australian Open, Melbourne, Australia Hard QF 6–1, 6–0, 6–4 1
26.   Stefan Edberg 2 Australian Open, Melbourne, Australia Hard F 6–2, 6–1, 2–6, 7–5 1
27.   Michael Chang 5 Indian Wells, United States Hard SF 6–4, 6–4 1
28.   Michael Chang 9 Hong Kong, Hong Kong Hard SF 6–2, 6–3 2
29.   Michael Chang 10 Rome, Italy Clay SF 6–2, 6–7(2–7), 6–0 2
30.   Goran Ivanišević 6 Rome, Italy Clay F 6–1, 6–2, 6–2 2
31.   Stefan Edberg 3 Wimbledon, London, United Kingdom Grass SF 4–6, 6–4, 6–2, 6–4 2
32.   Boris Becker 4 Indianapolis, United States Hard F 7–5, 6–3 2
1994
33.   Goran Ivanišević 8 Australian Open, Melbourne, Australia Hard QF 7–6(9–7), 6–4, 6–2 3
34.   Goran Ivanišević 6 Miami, United States Hard QF 6–3, 7–5 5
35.   Pete Sampras 1 French Open, Paris, France Clay QF 6–4, 5–7, 6–4, 6–4 7
1995
36.   Michael Chang 6 Tokyo, Japan Hard SF 6–4, 7–5 15
37.   Andre Agassi 1 Tokyo, Japan Hard F 6–3, 6–4 15
38.   Thomas Muster 3 US Open, New York, United States Hard 4R 6–3, 6–0, 7–6(7–4) 15
39.   Michael Chang 5 US Open, New York, United States Hard QF 7–6(7–5), 7–6(7–3), 7–5 15
40.   Michael Chang 4 Paris, France Carpet (i) QF 6–2, 7–6(7–5) 7
41.   Thomas Muster 3 ATP Tour World Championships, Frankfurt, Germany Carpet (i) RR 6–4, 4–6, 6–4 7
1997
42.   Thomas Muster 5 Doha, Qatar Hard QF 6–3, 7–5 26
43.   Wayne Ferreira 8 Dubai, United Arab Emirates Hard QF 6–2, 7–5 22
44.   Richard Krajicek 6 Miami, United States Hard 4R 7–6(8–6), 6–4 26
45.   Goran Ivanišević 5 Miami, United States Hard QF 6–2, 7–6(7–2) 26
46.   Pete Sampras 1 Rome, Italy Clay 1R 7–6(7–5), 6–4 24
47.   Goran Ivanišević 3 Los Angeles, United States Hard SF 6–3, 6–4 29
48.   Thomas Enqvist 8 Los Angeles, United States Hard F 6–4, 6–4 29
1998
49.   Jonas Björkman 5 Indian Wells, United States Hard 2R 4–6, 6–1, 7–6(7–4) 46
1999
50.   Tim Henman 7 Davis Cup, Birmingham, United Kingdom Hard (i) RR 7–6(7–2), 2–6, 7–6(7–3), 6–7(10–12), 7–5 54
51.   Carlos Moyá 10 Wimbledon, London, United Kingdom Grass 2R 6–3, 3–6, 7–6(7–1), 3–6, 6–2 61
52.   Tim Henman 5 Montreal, Canada Hard 2R 6–1, 6–7(3–7), 6–4 46
53.   Thomas Enqvist 9 Paris, France Carpet (i) 3R 6–7(3–7), 7–6(7–4), 7–5 39

Champions Series titlesEdit

NOTE: In Champions Series tournaments, there are only two sets. A tiebreaker to ten is held instead of a third set.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Courier: No more grudge against Bollettieri for siding with Agassi".
  2. ^ "Players | ATP Tour | Tennis".
  3. ^ Courier was sometimes referred to by broadcast commentators as The Dude from Dade
  4. ^ Franz Lidz (February 24, 1992). "Jim Courier has capped a stunning run up the tennis - SI Vault". Sportsillustrated.cnn.com. Retrieved June 2, 2012.
  5. ^ "Topics of The Times; An American in Paris". The New York Times. June 10, 1992. Retrieved June 2, 2012.
  6. ^ David Wallechinsky and Jaime Louky, The Complete Book of the Olympics, 2008 edition. (London: Aurum, 2008), p. 1022.
  7. ^ "Davis Cup - Courier ends eight-year tenure as US Davis Cup captain".

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