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James Arias (born August 16, 1964) is a retired tennis touring professional player from the United States.
|Country (sports)||United States|
|Residence||Buffalo, New York|
|Born||August 16, 1964|
Grand Island, New York, U.S.
|Height||5 ft 9 in (175 cm)|
|Plays||Right-handed (one-handed backhand)|
|Career record||283–222 (Grand Prix, WCT, ATP and Grand Slam, and in Davis Cup)|
|Highest ranking||No. 5 (9 April 1984)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||3R (1991)|
|French Open||QF (1984)|
|US Open||SF (1983)|
|Tour Finals||1R (1983)|
|WCT Finals||SF (1984)|
|Olympic Games||SF (1984, demonstration)|
|Career record||71–108 (Grand Prix, WCT, ATP and Grand Slam, and in Davis Cup)|
|Highest ranking||No. 61 (11 May 1987)|
|Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results|
|French Open||W (1981)|
Arias was born in Grand Island, near Buffalo, New York.
A baseliner, Arias turned pro at age 16 in 1980. His peak year was 1983, when as a 19-year-old he finished the year ranked World No. 6, having reached the U.S. Open semi-finals by defeating Jonathan Canter, Tom Gullikson, Gianni Ocleppo, Joakim Nyström and Yannick Noah, and then lost to Ivan Lendl. He also won the Italian Open and three other tour grand prix events.
He reached his career high ranking of World No. 5 in April 1984. He retired from the tour in 1994, having amassed a 286–223 singles playing record and over $1,800,000 in prize money.
Arias currently[when?] serves as an assistant men's tennis coach at the University of South Florida in Tampa.
Arias serves as a commentator for ESPN International and Tennis Channel. Arias served as an analyst for NBC Sports coverage of Tennis at the 2008 Summer Olympics. In Canada, he has worked as an analyst for Rogers Sportsnet and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation on the broadcasts of the Rogers Cup.
Grand Slam finalsEdit
Mixed doubles (1 title)Edit
|Win||1981||French Open||Clay||Andrea Jaeger|| Betty Stöve
Singles (5 titles, 11 runner-ups)Edit
|Titles by Surface|
|Loss||1.||Jul 1982||Washington, D.C., U.S.||Clay||Ivan Lendl||3–6, 3–6|
|Loss||2.||Aug 1982||Indianapolis, U.S.||Clay||José Higueras||5–7, 7–5, 3–6|
|Win||1.||Oct 1982||Tokyo, Japan||Clay||Dominique Bedel||6–2, 2–6, 6–4|
|Win||2.||May 1983||Florence, Italy||Clay||Francesco Cancellotti||6–4, 6–3|
|Win||3.||May 1983||Rome, Italy||Clay||José Higueras||6–2, 6–7(3–7), 6–1, 6–4|
|Win||4.||Aug 1983||Indianapolis, U.S.||Clay||Andrés Gómez||6–4, 2–6, 6–4|
|Loss||3.||Jul 1983||Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.||Clay||José Luis Clerc||3–6, 1–6|
|Loss||4.||Jul 1983||Washington D.C., U.S.||Clay||José Luis Clerc||3–6, 6–3, 0–6|
|Win||5.||Sep 1983||Palermo, Italy||Clay||José Luis Clerc||6–2, 2–6, 6–0|
|Loss||5.||May 1985||Las Vegas, U.S.||Hard||Johan Kriek||6–4, 3–6, 4–6, 2–6|
|Loss||6.||May 1985||Florence, Italy||Clay||Sergio Casal||6–3, 3–6, 2–6|
|Loss||7.||Oct 1985||Tokyo Outdoor, Japan||Hard||Scott Davis||1–6, 6–7(3–7)|
|Loss||8.||Apr 1987||Monte Carlo Open, Monaco||Clay||Mats Wilander||6–4, 5–7, 1–5, 3–6|
|Loss||9.||May 1988||Charleston, U.S.||Clay||Andre Agassi||2–6, 2–6|
|Loss||10.||Jan 1990||Adelaide, Australia||Hard||Thomas Muster||6–3, 2–6, 5–7|
|Loss||11.||May 1991||Charlotte, U.S.||Clay||Jaime Yzaga||3–6, 5–7|
- Medium Well: Your NBC Olympics lineup – A blog on sports media, news and networks – baltimoresun.com Archived 2008-08-03 at the Wayback Machine
- "Sportsnet serves multiplatform Rogers Cup coverage to tennis fans". Cartt.ca. Retrieved 12 August 2015.
- Jimmy Arias at the Association of Tennis Professionals
- Jimmy Arias at the International Tennis Federation
- Jimmy Arias at the Davis Cup
- Induction into the Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame page
| ATP Most Improved Player
not awarded, 1984
Boris Becker, 1985