Jim Courier (USA)
Current Residence:New York, NY
Current Champions Rank:
Highest Champions Rank:1
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In the early 90s he dominated the mens professional tennis circuit with a game he fashioned out of grit, determination and a punishing inside-out forehand. He was the first in his class - which includes Pete Sampras and Andre Agassi - to hold the No. 1 world ranking. In 2005, Jim was elected for induction into the International Tennis Hall of Fame.
+In 1989 he won his first ATP Tour title in singles (Basel) and doubles (Rome, with Pete Sampras) at age 19.
+Courier captured his first Grand Slam in 1991 at the French Open, beating Andre Agassi in the first all-American final at Roland-Garros since 1954.
+He achieved World No.1 ranking in 1992 and was named ATP Tour player of the year.
+He won a total of four Grand Slam titles (two French, two Australian).
+Jim played on two winning U.S. Davis Cup teams 192 and 1995). His overall record is 17-10 in 14 ties. In the 102-year history of the Davis Cup, no other American has ever taken his team into a fifth set of the deciding match and won. Courier did it twice.
+He finished 2004 with the No.1 world ranking on the Delta Champions Tour, winning the year-end tour champions event.
+29 career titles - 23 in singles; 6 in doubles.