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Jim Courier    

Tennis Channel Analyst & Australian Open Commentator; Retired World No. 1 Tennis Player & International Tennis Hall of Famer

James “Jim” Courier is an American former world No. 1 professional tennis player. For 15 years, he has been the main commentator on the Australian Open for the host broadcaster the Seven Network and now the Nine Network. He is also an analyst for Tennis Channel. During his career, he won four Grand Slam singles titles, two at the French Open and two at the Australian Open. He holds the record for being the youngest man to have reached the finals of all four Grand Slam singles tournaments, at the age of 22 years and 11 months. He also won five Masters 1000 series titles. Until Novak Djokovic in 2016, Courier was the last man to win both the Australian and French Open titles in the same calendar year

As a junior player in the 1980s, Courier won the prestigious Orange Bowl in 1986 and 1987, as well as the French Open junior doubles title. 1992 saw Courier win both the Australian Open and French Open titles and enjoy a 25 match winning streak. In February that year he became the tenth player to reach the World No. 1 ranking since the ranking system was implemented in 1973. He would finish 1992 as the World No. 1 ranked player. Courier was also a member of the US team which won the 1992 Davis Cup. 1993 saw Courier claim the Australian Open title again. He reached his third consecutive French Open final, and also reached the 1993 Wimbledon final.

Courier retired from the professional tour in 2000. He was inducted in the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 2005.

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