Famous Tennis Player Jim Courier

Jim Courier

James Spencer ‘Jim’ Courier, Jr, a former World No.1 professional American tennis player  was born on August 17, 1970, in Sanford, Florida, United States. He was greatly engrossed in games and surpassed in youth sports, but after a short time it became evident that his true flair lay in tennis. In the 1980s, when he played as a junior, Courier went to the Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy, and succeeded in winning the dignified Orange Bowl. This happened in the years 1986 and 1987, along with the French Open title in junior doubles in 1987. He has the credit of being the youngest player, at the age of 22 years and 11 months, to have made to all four finals of Grand Slam singles tournament and holds five Masters 1000 series titles, as well. Courier is recognized for his far-reaching knowledge about tennis rackets and strings.

In 1991, Courier made his Grand Slam advancement at the French Open after defeating Stefan Edberg and Michael Stich and reached his first Grand Slam final. Courier won the Australian Cup in 1992, after defeating Edberg, and later enthralled the Parisian crowd by delivering a success speech in French. In February, 1992 he was ranked as the World No.1 tennis player, and the same year, at the Olympics in Barcelona he was the top seeded player. Courier was fortunate to win the Australian Open again, in 1993 beating Edberg consecutively for the second year. He was the first American player to make to the finals of French, Australian and Wimbledon in the same term.

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