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Jim Courier

Top Tennis Players Join Forces With Former Champions

“Some of the best coaches, in my opinion, are the ones who had less and made the most of it,” said Jim Courier, the American Davis Cup captain and former No.1 player. “That’s why I think Brad Gilbert has been so effective as a coach, because he was a guy who had a limited skill set on ...

US Davis Cup Captain Courier Impressed by Setting

U.S. captain Jim Courier is impressed by the setting where his team will face a British team highlighted by Wimbledon champion Andy Murray in the first round of the Davis Cup. A clay court has been set up in left field of the San Diego Padres' ballpark for this weekend's matches. It's ...

Grigor Dimitrov's Grand Slam prospects, more mail

I'm not sure what duties a Davis Cup captain has, but is there any chance that Jim Courier's broadcasting work at the Australian Open might have distracted him from his job of getting the U.S. players ready for the tie against Great Britain in San Diego just five days after the finals in ...

Andy Murray to Face Young in Davis Cup on Friday

"We knew he (Isner) wasn't going to play earlier in the week," said U.S. captain Jim Courier. "Donald has been practicing. John actually hasn't hit a ball since Sunday. We've known for a while, but you're probably wondering why we haven't made the announcement. "ITF rules make it ...

Andy Murray leads Britain past U.S. in Davis Cup

American captain Jim Courier was asked to put that in perspective. "It feels great to be alive in 2014," Courier said. "We certainly don't feel a lot of kinship to the last team that lost to the Brits on American soil since they've been dead a long time. It has nothing to do with ...

Isner wants prize money rule change to lower injury-induced withdrawals

The American said he was confident he would be fit to take his place in Jim Courier's U.S. Davis Cup team for the home tie with Britain which begins in California on January31. "I have two-and-a-half weeks, I believe I can make it," he said. "That's my goal, to be 100 percent fit, not 95 ...

BBC Sport Davis Cup: Great Britain to face US at San Diego's Petco Park

"Our squad is ready to go up against a tough adversary in the British squad," said US Davis Cup captain Jim Courier. Great Britain have not beaten the United States since 1935, with the USA winning the last four meetings between the two countries Wimbledon champion Murray, 26, has begun ...

Stanislas Wawrinka eyeing first-ever Davis Cup title for Switzerland

It is 22 years since the Swiss lost the final to a stellar United States team of Andre Agassi, Pete Sampras, Jim Courier and John McEnroe. ''We are not thinking already to the final,'' Wawrinka cautioned, though adding: ''We are, on paper, big favorites for this weekend. '' With most ...

Donald Young replacing John Isner for Davis Cup, facing Andy Murray

The announcement was made Thursday by U.S. captain Jim Courier at the Davis Cup draw at The Prado at San Diego's Balboa Park. In the second singles match Friday, Sam Querrey will play Britain's James Ward. The doubles match will be played Saturday with Bob and Mike Bryan of the US facing ...

Thoughts on Rafael Nadal-Roger Federer in wake of the Aussie Open

Jim Courier, if you're out there, maybe post-Davis Cup, you could summarize the discussion. Sampras would make Nadal work harder on the return games, but I think the matches would play out quite similarly. Nadal would pick on the one-handed backhand. All that pace and spin would thwart ...

Isner, Querrey, Bryan twins on U.S. Davis Cup roster

Joining him on the American roster announced Monday by U.S. captain Jim Courier are Sam Querrey and the doubles team of twins Bob and Mike Bryan. The Davis Cup matches are Jan. 31 through Feb. 2 at a temporary court set up in left field at the San Diego Padres' baseball stadium. ...

Davis Cup: Can it become the World Cup of tennis? – CNN World Sport

The sight of Novak Djokovic and his Serbian teammates all shaving their heads on court after winning the 2010 Davis Cup, or American legends Pete Sampras, Agassi, Jim Courier and John McEnroe passing the U.S. flag from person to person for a victory lap after winning the cup in 1992, are ...

Wimbledon title ends torturous wait for Murray and England

And when Murray cried after losing to Roger Federer in last year's final, "that's when people started to realize how much he cared," says U.S. Davis Cup captain Jim Courier. "It was a beautiful moment. " And from then on, Murray began to roll in a way that could only raise expectation...

Roger Federer, Maria Sharapova and the Winners and Losers of the Week in Tennis

In the 1990s, Pete Sampras, Andre Agassi and Jim Courier understandably invested themselves in their quests to win Grand Slam titles and hold the No. 1 ranking. They were rivals first, and they often had the uncomfortable dilemma of playing the Davis Cup with only one foot in the water. ...

Donald Young replaces Isner for Davis Cup tie in San Diego

US captain Jim Courier announced the move while naming his squad during the Davis Cup draw conducted on Thursday. Isner, the American number one, has not competed since he retired from his first-round match at the Australian Open on January 14 because of an ankle injury first suffered at ...

Andy Murray aims to deliver for Great Britain in Davis Cup

“James has played really well on this court over the last few days, and the match-ups for him are good ones, that’s why he got the nod.” Although Jim Courier, the US team captain, has declined to admit it in so many words, everyone knows that he commissioned the court with Murray in ...

British Davis Cup hopes of causing upset against USA rest on unconvincing James Ward

Jim Courier’s presence as US Captain is a reminder of the days when America could put out a seriously heavyweight Davis Cup team that would be sure to include two top ten singles players. The slide of the US fortunes in the men’s game now sees GB arrive here with a realistic chance of ...

Davis Cup: Great Britain have fitness concerns over Andy Murray

" Great Britain's last Davis Cup meeting with the Americans came in 1999 when Tim Henman and Greg Rusedski fell just short of a memorable win, with Rusedski losing 8-6 to Jim Courier in the deciding set of the match. The States lead the overall battle 11-7 and have won the Davis Cup 32 ...

Andy Roddick's Grand Slam Raises Funds For Youth In Cashiers, NC CASHIERS, N.C., Aug. 28, 2013 /

1 tennis champions, Andy Roddick and Jim Courier, hit the courts recently at the inaugural United Community Bank Mountain Challenge, benefitting Mountain Youth Charities. Hosted by McKee Properties, Cashiers Area Chamber of Commerce and Cedar Creek Racquet Club, the event attracted over ...

Andre Agassi, John McEnroe among tennis legends coming to Portland for Cancer Treatment Centers of...

(The Associated Press/2009) Tennis legends Andre Agassi, John McEnroe, Jim Courier and James Blake will be in Portland next February for the Cancer Treatment Centers of America Championships at the Moda Center. The one-night tournament on Feb. 27, 2014, will consist of three matches: two ...

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