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Jim Courier

Full name: James Spencer "Jim" Courier
Nickname(s): The Rock
Gender: Male
Height: 6-0.5 (185 cm)
Weight: 181 lbs (82 kg)
Born: August 17, 1970 in Sanford, Florida, United States
Country: USA United States
Sport: Tennis

Biography

After the dominance of Jimmy Connors and John McEnroe in the 1970s and 1980s, Jim Courier was the next American man to ascend to tennis’s #1 ranking. Courier was ranked #1 for 58 weeks between February 1992 and September 1993. He won the French Open in 1991-92, the first American to win that title twice since Tony Trabert in 1954-55. Courier also won the Australian Open in 1992-93. During that three-year period he went to the final of Wimbledon in 1993 and the US Open in 1991. When he made the 1993 Wimbledon final it made him the youngest player ever to make the final of all four Grand Slam events, at 22 years, 11 months.

Courier never again reached the heights of 1991-93, supplanted as world #1 and the best American player by [Pete Sampras]. Courier reached one more Grand Slam semi-final, that at the 1995 US Open, where he lost to Sampras. However, Courier won 23 professional singles titles in his career, along with his four Grand Slams, and six doubles titles, and he also won five Masters 1000 singles events. He retired from competitive tennis in 2000. After retirement Courier became a popular analyst for tennis on television. He was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 2005.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1992 Summer 21 Barcelona Tennis Men's Singles United States USA 9T
1992 Summer 21 Barcelona Tennis Men's Doubles United States USA 9T

Men's Singles

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result SW
1992 Summer 21 Barcelona Tennis United States USA Round Three Match #1 2 Rosset (SUI) 3, Courier (USA) 0 0
1992 Summer 21 Barcelona Tennis United States USA Round Two Match #1 1 Courier (USA) 3, Bloom (ISR) 0 3
1992 Summer 21 Barcelona Tennis United States USA Round One Match #1 1 Courier (USA) 3, Krishnan (IND) 1 3

Men's Doubles

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit Rank Date Result SW
1992 Summer 21 Barcelona Tennis United States USA Pete Sampras Round Two Match #6 2 ESP 3, USA 2 2
1992 Summer 21 Barcelona Tennis United States USA Pete Sampras Round One Match #11 1 USA 3, SWE 2 3
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