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Jim Pugh (born February 5, 1964 in Burbank, California) is a former professional tennis player from the United States. He grew up in Palos Verdes, California and at age 10 began taking tennis lessons from John Hillebrand. He played tennis at UCLA. He became a doubles specialist on the ATP Tour and won three Grand Slam men's doubles titles (two Australian Open, one Wimbledon) and five Grand Slam mixed doubles titles (three Australian Open, one Wimbledon, one US Open). Pugh reached the World No. 1 doubles ranking in 1989.

Jim Pugh
Country (sports) United States
ResidenceManhattan Beach, California, USA
Born (1964-02-05) February 5, 1964 (age 55)
Burbank, California, USA
Height1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Turned pro1985
Retired1996
PlaysRight-handed (2-handed both sides)
Prize moneyUS$ 1,780,466
Singles
Career record85–95
Career titles1
Highest rankingNo. 37 (November 23, 1987)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (1988)
French Open3R (1987)
Wimbledon3R (1989)
US Open3R (1987)
Doubles
Career record276–167
Career titles22
Highest rankingNo. 1 (June 19, 1989)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenW (1988, 1989)
French OpenF (1991)
WimbledonW (1990)
US OpenF (1988)
Last updated on: October 11, 2012.

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CareerEdit

Pugh was a member of the U.S. team that won the Davis Cup in 1990. Partnering with Rick Leach, he won the doubles rubbers in all four of the rounds which the U.S. played in that year and clinched the team's victory in the final with a win over Pat Cash and John Fitzgerald of Australia. Pugh has a 6–0 career record in Davis Cup play.

Pugh won 27 doubles titles (22 men's doubles and 5 mixed doubles). He also won one top-level singles title at Newport, Rhode Island in 1989, reaching a career-high singles ranking of World No. 37 in 1987. Pugh won his last career doubles title at Los Angeles in 1992. Pugh was inducted into the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Hall of Fame in 2008. [1]

Career finalsEdit

Doubles (22 titles, 15 runners-up)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam (3)
Tennis Masters Cup (1)
ATP Masters Series (1)
Grand Prix / ATP Tour (17)
Titles by Surface
Hard (13)
Clay (4)
Grass (1)
Carpet (4)
Result No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 1. May 1987 Hamburg, Germany Clay   Claudio Mezzadri   Miloslav Mečíř
  Tomáš Šmíd
6–4, 6–7, 2–6
Win 1. May 1987 Munich, Germany Clay   Blaine Willenborg   Sergio Casal
  Emilio Sánchez
7–6, 4–6, 6–4
Loss 2. Jul 1987 Schenectady, New York, U.S. Hard   Brad Pearce   Gary Donnelly
  Gary Muller
6–7, 2–6
Win 2. Oct 1987 Scottsdale, Arizona, U.S. Hard   Rick Leach   Dan Goldie
  Mel Purcell
6–3, 6–2
Win 3. Nov 1987 Hong Kong Hard   Mark Kratzmann   Marty Davis
  Brad Drewett
6–7, 6–4, 6–2
Loss 3. Nov 1987 Stockholm, Sweden Hard (i)   Jim Grabb   Stefan Edberg
  Anders Järryd
3–6, 4–6
Win 4. Jan 1988 Australian Open, Melbourne Hard   Rick Leach   Jeremy Bates
  Peter Lundgren
6–3, 6–2, 6–3
Loss 4. May 1988 Hamburg, Germany Clay   Rick Leach   Darren Cahill
  Laurie Warder
4–6, 4–6
Win 5. May 1988 Munich, Germany Clay   Rick Leach   Alberto Mancini
  Christian Miniussi
7–6, 6–1
Win 6. Jul 1988 Washington, D.C. Hard   Rick Leach   Jorge Lozano
  Todd Witsken
6–3, 6–7, 6–2
Win 7. Aug 1988 Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S. Hard   Rick Leach   Ken Flach
  Robert Seguso
6–4, 6–3
Win 8. Aug 1988 Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S. Hard   Rick Leach   Jim Grabb
  Patrick McEnroe
6–2, 6–4
Loss 5. Sep 1988 US Open, New York City Hard   Rick Leach   Sergio Casal
  Emilio Sánchez
W/O
Loss 6. Oct 1988 Scottsdale, Arizona, U.S. Hard   Rick Leach   Scott Davis
  Tim Wilkison
4–6, 6–7
Win 9. Nov 1988 Detroit, Michigan, U.S. Carpet   Rick Leach   Ken Flach
  Robert Seguso
6–4, 6–1
Win 10. Dec 1988 Masters Doubles, London Carpet   Rick Leach   Emilio Sánchez
  Sergio Casal
6–4, 6–3, 2–6, 6–0
Win 11. Jan 1989 Australian Open, Melbourne Hard   Rick Leach   Darren Cahill
  Mark Kratzmann
6–4, 6–4, 6–4
Loss 7. Feb 1989 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. Carpet   Rick Leach   Paul Annacone
  Christo van Rensburg
3–6, 5–7
Win 12. Mar 1989 Scottsdale, Arizona, U.S. Hard   Rick Leach   Paul Annacone
  Christo van Rensburg
6–7, 6–3, 6–2, 2–6, 6–4
Win 13. May 1989 Singapore Hard   Rick Leach   Paul Chamberlin
  Paul Wekesa
6–3, 6–4
Win 14. May 1989 Forest Hills, New York, U.S. Clay   Rick Leach   Jim Courier
  Pete Sampras
6–4, 6–2
Loss 8. Jul 1989 Wimbledon, London Grass   Rick Leach   John Fitzgerald
  Anders Järryd
6–3, 6–7, 4–6, 6–7
Loss 9. Nov 1989 Stockholm, Sweden Carpet   Rick Leach   Jorge Lozano
  Todd Witsken
3–6, 7–5, 3–6
Win 15. Nov 1989 Itaparica, Brazil Hard   Rick Leach   Jorge Lozano
  Todd Witsken
6–2, 7–6
Win 16. Feb 1990 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. Carpet   Rick Leach   Grant Connell
  Glenn Michibata
3–6, 6–4, 6–2
Win 17. Mar 1990 Key Biscayne, Florida, U.S. Hard   Rick Leach   Boris Becker
  Cássio Motta
6–4, 3–6, 6–3
Loss 10. May 1990 Bologna, Italy Clay   Jérôme Potier   Gustavo Luza
  Udo Riglewski
6–7, 6–4, 1–6
Win 18. Jul 1990 Wimbledon, London Grass   Rick Leach   Pieter Aldrich
  Danie Visser
7–6, 7–6, 7–6
Loss 11. Nov 1990 Wembley, United Kingdom Carpet   Rick Leach   Jim Grabb
  Patrick McEnroe
6–7, 6–4, 3–6
Win 19. Feb 1991 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. Carpet   Rick Leach   Udo Riglewski
  Michael Stich
6–4, 6–4
Win 20. May 1991 Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S. Clay   Rick Leach   Bret Garnett
  Greg Van Emburgh
6–3, 2–6, 6–3
Loss 12. Jun 1991 French Open, Paris Clay   Rick Leach   John Fitzgerald
  Anders Järryd
0–6, 6–7
Win 21. Aug 1991 Los Angeles Hard   Javier Frana   Glenn Michibata
  Brad Pearce
7–5, 2–6, 6–4
Win 22. Aug 1992 Los Angeles Hard   Patrick Galbraith   Francisco Montana
  David Wheaton
7–6, 7–6
Loss 13. Jul 1993 Newport, Rhode Island, U.S. Grass   Byron Black   Javier Frana
  Christo van Rensburg
6–4, 1–6, 6–7
Loss 14. Jan 1994 Jakarta, Indonesia Hard   Jorge Lozano   Jonas Björkman
  Neil Borwick
4–6, 1–6
Loss 15. May 1994 Atlanta, Georgia, U.S. Clay   Francisco Montana   Jared Palmer
  Richey Reneberg
6–4, 6–7, 4–6

Doubles performance timelineEdit

Tournament 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 Career SR Career Win-Loss
Grand Slams
Australian Open A A NH A W W SF 3R 1R A 1R 1R A 2 / 7 18–5
French Open A A 2R 1R QF 1R 3R F QF 1R 1R A A 0 / 9 14–9
Wimbledon A A 1R 1R 3R F W 1R 1R 2R 2R A A 0 / 9 15–8
US Open A A 1R 3R F QF 1R 2R 1R 1R 1R A A 0 / 9 11–8
Grand Slam SR 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 3 0 / 3 1 / 4 1 / 4 1 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 3 0 / 4 0 / 1 0 / 0 3 / 34 N/A
Annual Win-Loss 0–0 0–0 1–3 2–3 16–2 14–3 12–3 8–4 3–4 1–3 1–4 0–1 0–0 N/A 58–30
ATP Masters Series
Indian Wells These Tournaments Were Not

Masters Series Events

Before 1990
SF 2R SF 2R 1R A A 0 / 5 5–5
Miami W 3R QF 2R QF 2R A 1 / 6 14–5
Monte Carlo A A A 1R A A A 0 / 1 0–1
Rome 1R A 2R 1R 2R A A 0 / 4 2–4
Hamburg A A 2R 2R 1R A A 0 / 3 2–3
Canada A A 1R 2R 2R A A 0 / 3 2–3
Cincinnati SF QF 1R A 1R A A 0 / 4 4–4
Stuttgart (Stockholm) 2R A A A 1R A A 0 / 2 1–2
Paris 2R A A A 2R A A 0 / 2 1–2
Masters Series SR N/A 1 / 6 0 / 3 0 / 6 0 / 6 0 / 8 0 / 1 0 / 0 1 / 30 N/A
Annual Win-Loss N/A 9–5 3–3 8–6 4–6 6–8 1–1 0–0 N/A 31–29
Year End Ranking 465 245 134 32 6 2 3 30 68 85 77 229 372 N/A

A = did not attend tournament
NH = tournament not held

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