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.

French Open winners and runner-ups (male)-From 1999-1990

Jim Courier, French Open winners and runner-ups (male)-From 1999-1990

The era of 1999-1990 in men’s French Open tennis tournaments hasn’t been dominated by one player but many best tennis players claimed the French Open trophy. Playing at clay hasn’t been very easy for every player which definitely highlights Sampras who failed at winning a single title in his glorious tennis career. The era of 90’s couldn’t produce any king of clay like Bjorn Borg who bagged 6 French Open titles and held on to this record till Nadal took over the clay court and equalled 6 French Open Grand Slam record. 

The tennis legend, Jim Courier won the French Open championship twice during this period. The list of male winners and runner-ups of French Open tennis championship during 1999-1990 is as follow:

Year 1999-French Open Tennis

  • Winner: Andre Agassi
  • Runner-up: Andre Medvedev

Year 1998-French Open Tennis

  • Winner: Carlos Moya
  • Runner-up: Alex Corretja

Year 1997-French Open Tennis

  • Winner: Gustavo Kuerten
  • Runner-up: Sergi Bruguera

Year 1996-French Open Tennis

  • Winner: Yevgeny Kafelnikov
  • Runner-up:1996: Michael Stich

Year 1995-French Open Tennis

  • Winner: Thomas Muster
  • Runner-up: Michael Chang

Year 1994-French Open Tennis

  • Winner: Sergi Bruguera
  • Runner-up: Alberto Berasategui

Year 1993-French Open Tennis

  • Winner: Sergi Bruguera
  • Runner-up: Jim Courier

Year 1992-French Open Tennis

  • Winner: Jim Courier
  • Runner-up: Petr Korda

Year 1991-French Open Tennis

  • Winner: Jim Courier
  • Runner-up: Andre Agassi

Year 1990-French Open Tennis

  • Winner: Andres Gomez
  • Runner-up: Andre Agassi
American Andre Agassi somehow managed to make it to at least the runner-up. Hard court and grass court provide a reasonable pace and speed to the players however clay court slows down the pace which is why many hard court and grass court champions were left clueless on the clay, leading to single or no French Open titles.

Top ten male tennis players with the most Australian Open titles

Federer, Agassi, Top ten male tennis players with the most Australian Open titles

The famous Melbourne Park in Australia arranges the Australian Open event every year in the closing weeks of January. Since 1988, the Australian Open has been played on hard courts. One of the most prominent features of Australian Open is the retractable roof in the two main courts of the Hisense Arena and Rod Laver Arena. The Australian open has been a stage to greatest tennis players who have set records in this grand slam. Not every tennis player enjoys success on hard court, especially players who are masters of the clay surface. Sampras, famous for numerous records, wasn’t able to show his convincing skills on the hard court of Australian Open which definitely showed his limitation. However American Agassi and Swiss Federer with their 4 Australian Open titles depicted their excellent grip on hard court as well. 

The top ten best male tennis players with the most Australian Open titles are as follows:

1)      Kenneth Robert Rosewall

2)      Roy Stanley Emerson

3)      Mats Wilander

4)      Andre Agassi

5)      Roger Federer

6)      Rafael Nadal

7)      Rod Laver

8)      Stefan Edberg

9)      Jim Courier

10)   Ivan Lendl

These best tennis players have been successful in winning the most titles in the Australian Open.  Among these stars, Roy Emerson is leading with his record of six Australian Open titles, which is still to be conquered by second-leading tennis star Roger Federer with four Australian Open titles. Stefan Edberg and Jim Courier were famous for their hard court performances and managed to win the Australian grand slam too. However, Roy is the only name that has been successfully ruled the Australian Open championship.