27 Facts About Jim Courier


James Spencer "Jim" Courier was born on August 17,1970 and is an American former world No 1 tennis player.

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Jim Courier won four major singles titles, two at the French Open and two at the Australian Open.

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Jim Courier was the youngest man to reach the singles finals of all four majors, at the age of 22 years and 11 months.

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Jim 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.

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Jim Courier made the quarterfinals of Wimbledon before losing to eventual champion Stich.

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Jim Courier then followed this result by defeating future Grand Slam champions Thomas Muster, Goran Ivanisevic, Agassi and Petr Korda to successfully defend his French Open title.

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Jim Courier was a member of the US team that won the 1992 Davis Cup.

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In 1993, Jim 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.

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Jim Courier reached his third consecutive French Open final, which he lost to Sergi Bruguera in five sets.

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Jim Courier reached the 1993 Wimbledon final, defeating Edberg in the semifinals, and lost to Sampras in four sets.

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Jim Courier 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.

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Jim Courier again was part of the US team that won the 1995 Davis Cup.

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Jim Courier captured a total of 23 singles titles and 6 doubles titles during his career.

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Jim Courier spent a total of 58 weeks ranked as the World No 1 in 1992 and 1993.

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Jim Courier reached the finals of all four major championships during his career, a feat accomplished by only seven other male players in the Open Era.

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Jim Courier was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 2005.

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Jim Courier returned to the tour at the 2005 US Men's Clay Court Championships when he received a wildcard into the doubles draw partnering Andre Agassi.

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Since 2005 Jim Courier has headed the commentary for the host broadcaster of the Australian Open, which was Seven from 2005 to 2018 and Nine since 2019.

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Jim 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.

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Jim Courier has provided special comments on the network's Wimbledon coverage since 2013.

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Jim Courier started working with the British channel ITV for the French Open in 2012.

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In 2015, Jim Courier worked with the British channel Sky Sports for their US Open coverage.

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

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

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On October 27,2010, Jim Courier was named captain of the United States Davis Cup team, replacing Patrick McEnroe.

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Jim Courier stepped down from the role after the 2018 semi-final defeat to Croatia.

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Jim Courier has the following head-to-head records against the listed opponents :.

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