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Jim COURIER
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Jim COURIER

aka Rock

Give Jim Courier a microphone on the court and the American will kill it!

The man who shined in post-match interviews at the Australian Open was also a hit in 1993 after the final at Roland-Garros, speaking to the crowd in French to apologise for his language skills after losing to Sergi Bruguera. A loss, yes, but one that came on the heels of two consecutive titles on the clay courts of Paris in 1991 and 1992: 20 victories. Respect. Like Andre Agassi, Courier was a pure product of the Nick Bollettieri Academy. Looking more like a baseball player with his cap pulled down snugly, he relied on his serve, his forehand and his knack for combining power and speed. The Floridian won four Grand Slam titles ‒ two in Melbourne and two in Paris ‒ and reached the top of the world ranking in February 1992. Courier was part of the golden age of American tennis, playing alongside Agassi, Chang and Sampras. A fearsome foursome. That combination also helped him add two Davis Cup trophies to his tally. After a dismal period, during which he slid in the rankings, Jim Courier announced his retirement in 2000 at just 29 years old, ending the first phase of his tennis life. Now in his 50s, the American is loving his second career!

Current projects

TV commentator

 

 

 

palmares

Titles

23

Finals

13

Higher ranking

1

WTA Singles, 10/02/1992

grand slam

victories

  • Australian Open (2) : 1992 et 1993
  • Roland-Garros (2): 1991 et 1992

finals

  • Roland-Garros (1): 1993
  • Wimbledon (1): 1993
  • US Open (1): 1991

others

victories

  • Davis Cup (2): 1992, 1995

finals

  • Masters (2): 1991, 1992