Jim Courier Biography
(American Former World No. 1 Tennis Player)
Birthday: August 17, 1970 (Leo)
Born In: Sanford, Florida, United States
Jim Courier is an American former World No. 1 professional tennis player with four Grand Slam singles titles to his credit. He also holds five Masters 1000 series titles and 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. Ranked No. 1 in 1992, he captured a total of 23 singles titles and 6 doubles titles during his career. Interested in several varieties of sports from an early age, he decided to pursue tennis professionally as a young boy. His parents encouraged him and ensured that he received good professional training to hone his game. As a teen, he attended the prestigious Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy and under the guidance of his coach went on to win the Orange Bowl in 1987. He turned professional soon after and before long won his first career Grand Slam beating his former Bollettieri Academy roommate Andre Agassi in the final. More successes followed and he was ranked World No. 1 in 1992, becoming the first American since John McEnroe to reach the highest rank in professional tennis. Following his retirement he became a tennis analyst and television commentator.