Saturday, 4 December 2010

Advent Calendar day 4 #22 Jim Courier

Day 4 of the countdown

22nd Best Player of all time
Jim Courier

Grand Slams won - 4
Grand Slam Finals lost - 3
Overall amount of singles titles won - 23
Overall Match Winning percentage - 68.1% (506-237)
Top rank - 1

Jim Courier was a player who dominated the tour for 3 years between 1991 and 1993, winning 4 of 7 Grand Slam Finals. In this time he also became number 1 for 58 weeks and bagged 5 Masters 1000 tournaments. He also qualified for 3 ATP World Tour Finals, which included 2 Finals, which he lost. At this time he was in his early twenties and looked a promising champion but lost his form after these 3 years. After this period he would only make a few Grand Slam Semi-Finals, a few Masters Semi Finals as well as qualifying for one ATP World Tour Finals. However, he was the youngest of 8 players during Open Era to make the Finals of all four Grand Slams. He would go on to retire in 2000 at the age of 30.

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