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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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New Champions Series format in September

Written by Pete Sampras on May 15, 2011

Was at the Staples Center a few weeks ago with Jim and Andre to promote the Champions Series circuit we are playing in starting in September in the States. I'm going to be playing in 7 of the 12 tournaments this fall and it's going to be sweet to compete...
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Tickets on sale today for Champions Series

Written by Jim Courier on May 09, 2011

I was out in LA last week to launch the 2011 Champions Series with a press day at the Staples Center with Andre and Pete. We got the show on the road by talking up the Champions Series to both local and national media and hitting a couple of balls...
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Champions Series Launch

Written by Jim Courier on May 03, 2011

Woke up this morning in my hotel room in Los Angeles fired up to announce the new version of the Champions Series with Andre and Pete today at the Staples Center. I've been on the road for a week in Buenos Aires, Santa Fe and now here in LA and...
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Australian Open Update

Written by Jimmy Arias on January 19, 2011

I'm here at ESPN in Bristol, CT, commentating the Australian Open. So far, favorites are getting through with no major upsets. Best match in the men's draw has been David Nalbandian against Leyton Hewitt. 
Nalbandian fighting off the hostile crowd and cramping eventually wins 9-7 in the fifth set. As...
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Happy New Year!

Written by Jim Courier on January 04, 2011

Happy New Year everyone. Soon I will be off to Melbourne to commentate for Australia's Channel 7 but top of mind for me at the moment is the newly announced format of the 2011 Champions Series which is coming to North America this fall. These events will see the best...
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