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James Arias (born August 16, 1964) is a retired tennis touring professional player from the United States.

Jimmy Arias
Country (sports) United States
ResidenceBuffalo, New York
Born (1964-08-16) August 16, 1964 (age 55)
Grand Island, New York, U.S.
Height5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Turned pro1980
Retired1994
PlaysRight-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money$1,834,140
Official websitejimmyarias.com
Singles
Career record283–222 (Grand Prix, WCT, ATP and Grand Slam, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles5
Highest rankingNo. 5 (9 April 1984)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open3R (1991)
French OpenQF (1984)
Wimbledon4R (1984)
US OpenSF (1983)
Other tournaments
Tour Finals1R (1983)
WCT FinalsSF (1984)
Olympic GamesSF (1984, demonstration)
Doubles
Career record71–108 (Grand Prix, WCT, ATP and Grand Slam, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 61 (11 May 1987)
Mixed doubles
Career titles1
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
French OpenW (1981)

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BiographyEdit

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.

With former World No. 2 tennis player, Andrea Jaeger, he won the 1981 French Open Mixed Doubles Championship.

Arias currently[when?] serves as an assistant men's tennis coach at the University of South Florida in Tampa.

Broadcast workEdit

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.[1] In Canada, he has worked as an analyst for Rogers Sportsnet and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation on the broadcasts of the Rogers Cup.[2]

Grand Slam finalsEdit

Mixed doubles (1 title)Edit

Result Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1981 French Open Clay   Andrea Jaeger   Betty Stöve
  Fred McNair
7–6, 6–4

Career finalsEdit

Singles (5 titles, 11 runner-ups)Edit

Titles by Surface
Hard (0)
Grass (0)
Clay (5)
Carpet (0)
Result No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Medium Well: Your NBC Olympics lineup – A blog on sports media, news and networks – baltimoresun.com Archived 2008-08-03 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "Sportsnet serves multiplatform Rogers Cup coverage to tennis fans". Cartt.ca. Retrieved 12 August 2015.

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