This is Jim Courier’s fifth year as an analyst for CBS Sports’ coverage of the U.S. Open Tennis Championships.
Courier who was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 2005, began his television career in 2000 as an analyst for TNT and CNN/Sports Illustrated’s coverage of the Wimbledon Championships. He joined USA Sports in 2002 as an analyst for the U.S. Open Tennis Championships and served in that capacity until 2008. Since 2005, Courier has served as an analyst for Channel 7 Australia’s coverage of the Australian Open. He served as an analyst for NBC Sports’ coverage of the 2004 Summer Olympic Games in Athens, Greece.
Courier turned professional in 1988 and made his Grand Slam breakthrough in 1991 when he won the French Open singles title, defeating Andre Agassi in five sets. He also reached the final of the U.S. Open that year, where he lost to Stefan Edberg. He won the Australian Open and the French Open in 1992 and ended that season as the World’s No. 1-ranked player. Courier won his fourth and final major championship at the 1993 Australian Open, and also was runner-up at the 1993 Wimbledon Championships. Courier captured a total of 23 singles titles and six doubles titles during his career. He spent a total of 58 weeks ranked as the World No. 1 in 1992 and 1993 and reached the finals of all four major championships during his career. 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 1990 to win two five-set, fifth and decisive matches. He was named captain of the Davis Cup team in 2010.
In 2004, he co-founded InsideOut Sports & Entertainment, a New York City-based sports events company. He also co-founded Courier's Kids, a non-profit organization that supports after school tennis and education programs. Courier was born on August 17, 1970 in Sanford, Fla. He currently competes on the Champions Series, finishing No. 1 in the year-end rankings on the circuit in 2006, 2008 and 2009, and in various charity exhibition matches.
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