Jim Courier, the world's best men's tennis player in the early 1990s, is now a popular media and tennis personality. Courier, who won both the French Open and Australian Open twice, has been highly successful on and off the tennis court.
Courier is renowned for his humorous and forthright style while commentating during matches and interviewing players. His direct involvement in the sport continues as he assists US Davis Cup captain Patrick McEnroe and plays in charity events. He is the founder and board member of Courier’s Kids, a charity which funds inner-city youth tennis and education programs in America.
Records: As one of the best players to have stepped onto the court, Courier finished his career with a 506-237 record, 23 singles titles and four Grand Slams wins, and held the world number 1 position for over a year. He earned more than $13.5 million in prize money. He also sported a 16-10 record in seven years in Davis Cup competition for the United States. His imprint on the game was recognised in 2005, with his induction into the International Tennis Hall of Fame.
Retirement: Since retiring from competitive tennis in 2000 following a successful 12-year career, Courier continues to shine in the public eye. He introduced himself to the new generation of tennis fans in summer 2001, signing a television deal. He has since worked as an analyst for a number of U.S. sports networks, notably NBC Sports and the Seven Network in Australia.
Founder: In 2004, Jim co-founded InsideOut Sports & Entertainment, a New York City-based firm that owns and operates tennis tournaments and events worldwide, including the Outback Champions Series. He is also a board member of First Serve, The International Tennis Hall of Fame, The Gullikson Foundation and an advisory board member of Falconhead Capital.