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Jim Courier Australian Open Blog

Written by Blog on January 22, 2013

Greetings from Melbourne where I am pulling double duty as a commentator for Australia's 7 Network as well as following the American players in my role as Davis Cup Captain. Starting the year in the Aussie summer with long, warm days is what I have been lucky enough to do...
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San Jose

Written by Jim Courier on November 16, 2012

I arrived in San Jose last night for today's event at the HP Arena, a place I've played a few ATP tournaments in before. I'm ready to go up against Andre tonight in the semis for the first time of the season. I'm feeling pretty match tough now but Andre...
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33,000 FEET ABOVE THE USA

Written by Jim Courier on October 14, 2012

And we're off...I'm on the plane headed home the day after stealing wins from both Johnny Mac and The Big Fella, Todd Martin, last night in the Series opening tourney in Surprise, AZ. Details? You want details? Well, I'm glad you asked (said the imaginary voice in my head) as...
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2012 PowerShares Series – The Waiting Game

Written by Jim Courier on October 04, 2012

Tom Petty was right...the waiting is the hardest part. 

One week from today I'll get on a plane, fly to Phoenix and drive over to Surprise, Arizona for the first stop of the 2012 PowerShares Series.  

I've been hitting 4 days a week in NYC since I returned from Davis Cup...
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2012 PowerShares Series Launch Day

Written by Jim Courier on July 18, 2012

Today is launch day for the 2012 PowerShares Series with a press day that I am attending with Andre, Johnny Mac and our good friend Jill Baar of PowerShares as well as the InsideOut crew at the Nasdaq Site/Times Square in NYC. Good times. I'm fired up to get the...
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Courier’s Aussie Open Reflection and Davis Cup Outlook

Written by Jim Courier on January 31, 2012

While recovering from the almighty pain that is Australia to NYC jet lag I thought this would be a good time to jot down a few post-Aussie Open and pre-Davis Cup thoughts.

1. It's hard to get my head wrapped around the physical effort I saw on Sunday night in Melbourne,...
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A Day in the life of a Champions Series player

Written by Jim Courier on November 04, 2011

Jim Courier

It's the first week of November and I'm ten days removed from the final tournament of the 2011 Champions Series. What a run it was: One-night tournaments taking place in 12 cities over a 31 day period all across the United States where I played against an incredible lineup of players:...
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We’re off and running with the 2011 Tour

Written by Jim Courier on September 24, 2011

JIM COURIER
SEPT. 24 - 2:00 AM
We had a great start to the tour in South Florida and I'm already in Philly getting ready for tonights tournament. Traveling from the first tournament in Ft. Lauderdale to DC was a bit interesting. Pete, Michael and me all played DC...
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Media reaction to Ryan Harrison’s attitude during US Open

Written by Jim Courier on August 31, 2011

I heard and read a lot on Tuesday about Ryan Harrison, the 19 year old American hopeful who lost a close 3 set match in the 1st round to the #27 seed Marin Cilic while flashing a considerable temper along the way.  The words I kept hearing and reading were nearly...
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Read Jim Courier’s blog on the speed of today’s Wimbledon courts versus the 90’s

Written by Jim Courier on June 21, 2011

It's hard to imagine that the same Wimbledon courts that were played on from 1989-1999 play as slow today as the players claim they do. The courts I played on at that time were low bouncing and slick, the easiest courts to hit winners on tour all year long. I...
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Jim blogs on Li, Rafa and the President’s Box at Roland Garros

Written by Jim Courier on June 07, 2011

To spend time in the President's Box at any of the Grand Slams is to be in the company of the history of tennis. You look to your left and there is Rod Laver talking to Martina Navratilova and then to your right Ilie Nastase, ever the jokester, is giving...
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Jim’s take on Novak’s French walkover win

Written by Jim Courier on June 01, 2011

Novak Djokovic advanced through his quarterfinal match the easy way when Fabio Fognini was forced to withdraw with an injury. 
I've read some speculation on whether it is good or bad for Novak to get a freebie in the middle of the tournament. Example: "Will four days off throw off his...
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Court One – Roland Garros: An appreciation

Written by Jim Courier on May 30, 2011

Court One – Roland Garros: An appreciation

It was the second largest court for spectators at the French Open for many years until Court Suzanne Lenglen moved it to the third position in the 90's. It's often called the Bull Ring by tennis fans, connoisseurs and players. It's a unique court,...
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