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  Encyclopedia: Jim Courier   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Courier was also a member of the US team which won the 1992 Davis Cup.
Courier was an all-star shortstop in the Dade City Little League, but he quit baseball at 11 to play in national junior tennis tournaments.
Courier's recent InsideOut charity events include a two-day tennis and music festival in Austin to benefit the Hope Foundation for cancer research and a tennis exhibition in Houston that raised $518,000 for tsunami relief.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Jim-Courier   (1561 words)

 rediff.com: Courier to retire
Jim Courier, winner of four Grand Slam titles in the last decade of the century, is retiring after a 13-year professional tennis career.
Courier, 29, was ranked No. 1 in the world for 58 weeks during the 1990s and was one of six men in the Open era to reach the finals of all four Grand Slams.
Courier, known for his baseball caps and powerful forehand, won the French Open twice (1991 and '92) and the Australian Open twice (1992 and '93).
www.rediff.com /sports/2000/may/09jim.htm   (158 words)

 USATODAY.com - Another Courier drawing applause   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Jim Courier, now retired from tennis at 30, won four Grand Slam titles, held the No. 1 ranking for parts of two years (1992 and 1993) and was a rock for the USA in Davis Cup team competition.
Courier didn't even become a catcher until the fall before his senior season of high school at Tampa's Berkeley Prep, when his team needed one during its winter play because its two regulars were involved in other sports.
While Jim was on the ATP Tour, Kris would spend two weeks with him during the summer months at the tour's stops in Cincinnati and New Haven, Conn. Kris knows all about being a celebrity after frequently brushing shoulders with Pete Sampras, Michael Chang and Todd Martin.
www.usatoday.com /sports/baseball/comment/borelli/2001-03-12-borelli.htm   (1647 words)

 SI.com - Tennis - Courier leads class of four into Tennis Hall of Fame - Saturday July 9, 2005 8:53PM   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Jim Courier was inducted into the Tennis Hall of Fame along with Yannick Noah, Jana Novotna and Butch Buchholz.
Courier, a two-time winner of both the Australian and French Opens, started playing tennis in juniors at the age of 7.
In contrast to Novotna and Courier's conservative appearance on the court, Noah was a flashy player, known for flowing dreadlocks.
sportsillustrated.cnn.com /2005/tennis/07/09/tennis.hall.of.fame   (580 words)

 Jim Courier - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
During his career he won four Grand Slam singles titles – two at the French Open and two at the Australian Open.
Courier turned professional in 1988 and made his Grand Slam breakthrough in 1991 when he won the French Open singles title, defeating his former Bollettieri Academy-mate Andre Agassi in a memorable five-set final.
He reached his third consecutive French Open final, which he lost to Sergi Bruguera, and also reached the 1993 Wimbledon final where he was defeated by Pete Sampras.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Jim_Courier   (580 words)

 Jim Courier - Enshrinee - International Tennis Hall of Fame, Newport RI   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
American Jim Courier, turned pro in 1988, and during his 13-year career he captured 23 singles titles and 6 doubles titles.
Overall, Courier spent a total of 58 weeks (non-consecutive) at No. 1, finishing 1992 as the No. 1 player in the world.
As a junior, Courier won the prestigious Orange Bowl and the French Junior Open in 1986 and 1987.
www.tennisfame.com /enshrinees/courier.html   (304 words)

 Delta Tour of Champions
Jim Courier won The Masters Tennis presented by Cunard title and pocketed $100,000 for his efforts after a pulsating 7-6(4), 6-4 victory over Thomas Muster on Sunday.
Courier, who also topped the Stanford Financial Champions Tour Rankings in 2004, took home his third trophy on the Delta Tour of Champions this year.
Courier repaid the compliment later in the match.
www.atptennis.com /championstour/news/stories/london04_sunday1.asp   (333 words)

 Tennis-X Interview: One-on-One with Jim Courier
Former No. 1 Jim Courier has made the transition from prickly personality (during his last couple years on tour) to one of the premier television commentators in tennis in the U.S., covering the Athens Olympics for NBC and alternating between studio and court-side commentating for USA Network's coverage of the US Open.
Courier is developing into a smooth on-air personality with original insight and, like fellow commentator John McEnroe, an affinity for calling events like he sees them.
Courier was born in Sanford, Florida, and currently resides in New York City.
www.tennis-x.com /story/2004-09-11/j.php   (1115 words)

 Tennis Week   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Courier claimed his first Grand Slam championship when he was still 20 and collected his last of the premier prizes two years later.
Courier might well have lasted longer in the upper reaches of his sport had it not been for three back-breaking quarterfinal losses at the majors in the mid-1990s.
Courier emerged as a worthy member of America’s "Greatest Generation" of tennis players and set a tone during his biggest years that surely spurred on his compatriots.
www.sportsmediainc.com /tennisweek/index.cfm?func=showarticle&newsid=12592&bannerregion=   (3033 words)

 BBC SPORT | Tennis | Courier set for Masters Challenge
Courier enters the tournament as the number one seed and fancies his chances of snatching the £100,000 first prize away from his compatriot.
Courier has been drawn in the same group as Pat Cash and Henri Leconte and feels he has a good chance of progressing to the knockout stage.
Courier and the rest of the players competing are looking forward to the unique experience of playing at the Albert Hall.
news.bbc.co.uk /sport1/hi/tennis/4052591.stm   (583 words)

 USA Network | US Open 2005 - Character Profile: Jim Courier
Courier spent 12 years on the ATP Tour and adds the insight of a former champion and No. 1 ranked player.
Courier was a member of the 1992 Davis Cup-winning United States team, and holds the distinction of being the only American since Davis Cup competition began in 1900 to win two five-set fifth and decisive matches.
Courier began his television career in 2001 as an analyst during TNT and CNN/Sports Illustrated's coverage of the Wimbledon Championships.
www.usanetwork.com /sports/usopen2005/theshow/characterprofiles/courier   (250 words)

 Journey Complete: From The Tampa Tribune   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Courier captivated the crowd the same way he did in his playing days - by being the same All-American guy next door who excelled through hard work and perseverance.
But Courier's parents, Linda and Jim Sr., introduced him to tennis early, and by the age of 13, tennis - not baseball - was his life.
Courier told Trabert he was nervous, even a bit scared, about his speech.
www.tampatrib.com /MGBVEP3KYAE.html   (814 words)

 HickokSports.com - Biography - Jim Courier
A classmate of Andre Agassi at the Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy, Courier was overshadowed by Agassi until 1991, when he beat Agassi in the French Open's first all-American final since 1954.
Courier won the French Open again and also took the Australian Open to claim the world's top ranking in 1992.
In May of 2000, Courier announced that he was retiring from competition.
www.hickoksports.com /biograph/courierj.shtml   (241 words)

 Dwight´s Little Pot - Jim Courier
Courier was never the star, but what the world's most recognisable coach thought, was that he was willing to work on his immense talent due to his heart for the game.
Jim Courier's great promise winning four major titles dried up in the early 1990s as he struggled against bad form and lapses in self-belief
in 1992 and 1993, Courier established himself as the man to beat - rising to the top spot in February of 1992 - combining a forehand, which became deadly with hours of practice and gym work after matches.
estadium.ya.com /daviscup/Jim_Courier.htm   (309 words)

 Laver, Courier Make Adidas Tennis Smash a Hit
Courier was the No. 1-ranked player in the world in 1992 and winner of four Grand Slam singles titles, including the 1991 and 1992 French Open and the 1992 and 1993 Australian Open.
Playing almost as intensely as he did during his storied playing career, Courier reached for leaping overheads and added a much-appreciated splash of humor and good fun to the equation that began to involve the crowd with the action on the court.
During the match, the crowd learned that Courier’s parents were married on the grounds of Ocean Edge, leaving fond memories of Ocean Edge dear to his heart.
www.usta.com /travel/fullstory.sps?iNewsid=40072&itype=927&icategoryid=179   (1111 words)

 Hall of Fame Bound Jim Courier Ready to "Rock" World TeamTennis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Courier's fitness and tireless determination in long matches earned him the nickname "The Rock" during his years on the ATP circuit.
Meanwhile, Courier can still get the job done on the court, having quite a bit of success against his fellow retirees on the euphimistically named Tour of Champions.
Courier's appearances with the Buzz will come mere days after his induction into the International Tennis Hall of Fame.
www.tennis-ontheline.com /05cgcourier.htm   (545 words)

 Jim Courier at 1993 ATP Tour World Championship; Tennis; November 15, 1993; ASAPSports FastScripts; Sports Interviews, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
JIM COURIER: I really try not to read the tennis articles, because a lot of times they're guessing at how a player is feeling, and I like to keep myself kind of open minded about how I'm feeling, rather than have someone else explain to me what's going on.
JIM COURIER: Well, first off, you have Michael Chang, a young American from California, a very talented young man, won the French Open when he was 17, has worked on his game a lot in the past few years, much more aggressive than he used to be.
Jim is going to try and pound the ball down his throat, and Michael is going to try to carry out the best he can.
www.asapsports.com /tennis/1993atpworld/111593JC.html   (5030 words)

 Sports, entertainment news regarding InsideOut   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Even at the age of 4, Jim Courier was relentless in his pursuit of excellence.
In the years that followed, Courier played tennis with the same zeal, and as he emerged as one of the sport's stars he became the pride and joy of Dade City.
Courier's tennis beginnings were humble, to say the least.
www.insideoutlive.com /news/news17.php   (1398 words)

 Endurance Set Him Apart - from TBO.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
When his matches went five sets, Courier's edge was that he often was in better shape than his opponent.
While his opponent was catching his breath in the locker room, Courier went for a run, then hit more practice balls with his coach and headed to the weight room.
Courier was in the middle of a four- hour hitting session when Sampras came in to hit for an hour.
sports.tbo.com /sports/MGBCO36KYAE.html   (395 words)

 Jim Courier, Compaq Grand Slam Cup, Tennis, Sports Interviews, Quotes, Transcript, ASAPSports FastScripts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
JIM COURIER: I'm just trying to basically try and keep a high level like I was playing out there in the first set, early in the second set, just try and maintain it.
JIM COURIER: No. I mean, I would relish an opportunity to play Boris here in the final.
JIM COURIER: It would be quite hypocritical for me to Slam them for not coming, seeing as I missed four years running that I qualified.
www.asaphq.com /tennis/1996grslam/120696JC.html   (875 words)

 SurfWax: News, Reviews and Articles On Jim Courier
Jim Courier, who developed serious jerk-like tendencies as his prominence grew in the 1990s, scores major points these days for having repented of his sins and worked diligently to make amends for his erstwhile aloofness.
Dade City native Jim Courier was puzzled that he wasn't invited to work as a TV commentator at the French Open, an event he won in 1991 and 1992.
Jim Courier, 6-4, 2-6, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 1992 Jim Courier def.
sports.surfwax.com /files/Jim_Courier.html   (4341 words)

 LEGEND COURIER BACKS HENMAN DOWN UNDER: Sporting Life - Tennis | Australian Open Live, Melbourne Park, Andy Murray, Tim ...
Courier claimed the title in 1992 and 1993 and knows what it takes to triumph in the famously tricky first major of the season.
Switzerland's reigning champion is favourite to emulate Courier in claiming the title in successive years before going on to fulfil his growing hype as the best player ever over the course of the 2005 season.
Courier added: "Like everyone else, Tim has got to hope he is not in Federer's side of the draw.
www.sportinglife.com /tennis/news/story_get.dor?STORY_NAME=tennis/05/01/12/TENNIS_Column_Rerun.html   (451 words)

 WireImage: Listings
Jim Courier and Andre Agassi celebrate after a winning point during their match against...
Jim Courier shows Andre Agassi the correct way to hit a volley during their match....
Jim Courier hits a volleyt at the net during his match with partner Andre Agassi against...
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 Bob Larson's Tennis News | Courier wins Paris
Jim Courier continued his love affair with Paris by taking the 2e Trophee Jean-Luc Lagardere — his first Delta Tour of Champions title of 2005.
Courier, last year’s No.1 player in the Stanford Financial Champions Tour Rankings, defeated Cedric Pioline 7-6(4), 6-4 to add the Paris trophy to the French Open titles he won at Roland Garros in 1991 and ’92.
Courier and Pioline traded heavily from the baseline throughout, but Courier’s ability to throw in an occasional, deadly drop-shot kept Pioline guessing.
www.tennisnews.com /exclusive.php?pID=7642   (264 words)

 Jim Courier at 1993 U.S. Open Championship; Tennis; September 5, 1993; ASAPSports FastScripts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
JIM COURIER: I was ready to turn it up, had the balls gone in, but you just played the cards you dealt out there and I did turn it up after that game, at 4-3 I played-- I won about, I don't know, maybe 10 or 11 straight points in succession there.
JIM COURIER: Yes, but we had a very tough match in the Orange Bowl in the 18 and under, extremely tough.
JIM COURIER: It is enough to worry about is what is in front of me. I don't need to worry about what everybody else is doing.
www.asaphq.com /tennis/1993usopen/090593JC.html   (809 words)

 Surfing Bangalore, India - Men Players   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Ten years ago Jim Courier was already up at 6:30AM and running his sprints by 7:00AM.
Both Jim Courier and Andre Agassi were coached at the Nick Bolletteri Tennis Academy.
Courier after taking two French and two Australian Open titles in two years, took to reading a book at the at a change over during the 1993 ATP tour championships.
www.bangalorenet.com /system1/rahuld/men.html   (890 words)

Tennis great Jim Courier brought his freckled forearms and internationally famous forehand to the Seaside Swim and Tennis Club for a clinic and exhibition that’s been hyped for weeks.
Courier and his partner, Alabama-Birmingham assistant Rusty Walker, won that one, too, making Courier undefeated on the day.
Before the day’s activities began, Courier was asked about his upcoming induction into the International Tennis Hall of Fame, a fitting honor for a 13-year career that resulted in 23 singles titles and played a huge role in helping rejuvenate American men’s tennis.
www.seasidefl.com /newsStory.asp?releaseId=1032   (1332 words)

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