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By Richard Finn and Richard Finn,Glantz-CulverContributing Writer | June 21, 1992
WIMBLEDON, England -- Jim Courier has done just about everything right in the last 12 months.He has won back-to-back French Open titles on the slow Roland Garros Stadium clay courts. He captured the Australian Open in January. Last year he reached the U.S. Open final, losing to Stefan Edberg.And he is ranked No. 1 in the world, the first American to be atop the rankings since John McEnroe in 1984.But, as the Wimbledon championships start tomorrow, Courier might be the most maligned top seed in recent history.
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By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | June 25, 1997
WIMBLEDON, England -- He's 20. He's from New Jersey. And he's considered the future of American men's tennis.Yesterday, Justin Gimelstob began to live up to the publicity surrounding his career by roaring into Wimbledon and slam-dunking French Open champion and No. 11-seeded Gustavo Kuerten, 6-3, 6-4, 4-6, 1-6, 6-4.It was easily the biggest win of Gimelstob's career.But it wasn't exactly what the crowd wanted.The fans who crammed into Court 3 yesterday came to cheer for Kuerten, known as Guga, and the unofficial novelty act of Wimbledon.
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By Don Markus and Don Markus,Staff Writer | September 4, 1993
NEW YORK -- There were many factors going against Boris Becker yesterday at the U.S. Open. That he was the last player left in the tournament to finish his first-round match. That he had less than 16 hours to recover for Jakob Hlasek after a five-set struggle with Andrei Cherkasov. That the Stadium Court was a sauna, with temperatures reaching 110 degrees.There was one huge factor going in Becker's favor: his resolve. He put aside all the scheduling problems that forced him to play his first-round match over two days and two rain delays.
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By Don Markus and Don Markus,Staff Writer | September 4, 1993
NEW YORK -- There were many factors going against Boris Becker yesterday at the U.S. Open. That he was the last player left in the tournament to finish his first-round match. That he had less than 16 hours to recover for Jakob Hlasek after a five-set struggle with Andrei Cherkasov. That the Stadium Court was a sauna, with temperatures reaching 110 degrees.There was one huge factor going in Becker's favor: his resolve. He put aside all the scheduling problems that forced him to play his first-round match over two days and two rain delays.
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By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | June 25, 1997
WIMBLEDON, England -- He's 20. He's from New Jersey. And he's considered the future of American men's tennis.Yesterday, Justin Gimelstob began to live up to the publicity surrounding his career by roaring into Wimbledon and slam-dunking French Open champion and No. 11-seeded Gustavo Kuerten, 6-3, 6-4, 4-6, 1-6, 6-4.It was easily the biggest win of Gimelstob's career.But it wasn't exactly what the crowd wanted.The fans who crammed into Court 3 yesterday came to cheer for Kuerten, known as Guga, and the unofficial novelty act of Wimbledon.
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By Jerry Bembry and Jerry Bembry,Sun Staff Correspondent | July 17, 1991
WASHINGTON -- Listen to Andre Agassi these days, and he gives the impression that playing second fiddle in the world of tennis is beginning to disturb him."I came into this summer focused, and I want to do well," Agassi said last night after defeating David Pate, 6-4, 6-3, in the second round of the Sovran Bank Classic at the William H.G. FitzGerald Tennis Center. "I've been put in a position where I have to."That's how you feel when you've been one of the top players in the world the past four years, only to watch guys like Jim Courier (1991 French Open champion)
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July 22, 1991
Capriati beats Seles in straight setsMonica Seles took five weeks off from work and paid the price for it yesterday in the final of the Pathmark Tennis Classic at Mahway, N.J.Seles, the No. 1 player in the world, was beaten by Jennifer Capriati, 6-3, 7-5, in a 1-hour, 10-minute match.Seles was broken five times in 10 service games. Her shots lacked crispness, and she said she didn't seem to have her usual court quickness.Capriati, 15, had a lot to do with Seles' problems. She played almost flawlessly in handing Seles, 17, her first defeat since she dropped the final of the Italian Open to Gabriela Sabatini.
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August 24, 1991
SCHENECTADY, N.Y. -- Wimbledon champion Michael Stich routed Australia's Todd Woodbridge, 6-4, 6-2, to advance to the men's semifinals.Germany's Anke Huber, the women's top seed and defending champion, was upset, 6-3, 6-4, by France's Alexia Dechaume in the women's quarterfinals.
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March 6, 1992
INDIAN WELLS, Calif. -- Unseeded Andre Chesnokov of Russia surprised Jim Courier, the world's top-ranked player, in straight sets yesterday at the Champions Cup.Three other seeded Americans, including No. 2 seed Pete Sampras, also were bounced from the tournament in third-round matches.Courier, the event's defending champion and top seed, lost, 6-4, 7-5, to Chesnokov. Courier hurt himself with a number of errors off his forehand in the match at Hyatt Grand Champions resort. Chesnokov, ranked 36th internationally, put together a balanced, all-court game.
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By Bill Glauber | September 12, 1992
NEW YORK -- Never say never in doubles.Down a set, down 2-5 in the second set, Jim Grabb and Richey Reneberg were about to pack it in during the men's doubles final at the U.S. Open.But a strange thing happened on their way to a second consecutive Grand Slam final loss. Grabb and Reneberg rallied and won, defeating Kelly Jones and Rick Leach, 3-6, 7-6 (7-2), 6-3, 6-3."It was bizarre," Grabb said. "I was playing about as bad as possible. And then we just came back."The victory was particularly satisfying since Grabb and Reneberg were runners-up at Wimbledon, losing the fifth-set final to Michael Stich and John McEnroe, 19-17.
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By Richard Finn and Richard Finn,Glantz-CulverContributing Writer | June 21, 1992
WIMBLEDON, England -- Jim Courier has done just about everything right in the last 12 months.He has won back-to-back French Open titles on the slow Roland Garros Stadium clay courts. He captured the Australian Open in January. Last year he reached the U.S. Open final, losing to Stefan Edberg.And he is ranked No. 1 in the world, the first American to be atop the rankings since John McEnroe in 1984.But, as the Wimbledon championships start tomorrow, Courier might be the most maligned top seed in recent history.
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July 22, 1991
Capriati beats Seles in straight setsMonica Seles took five weeks off from work and paid the price for it yesterday in the final of the Pathmark Tennis Classic at Mahway, N.J.Seles, the No. 1 player in the world, was beaten by Jennifer Capriati, 6-3, 7-5, in a 1-hour, 10-minute match.Seles was broken five times in 10 service games. Her shots lacked crispness, and she said she didn't seem to have her usual court quickness.Capriati, 15, had a lot to do with Seles' problems. She played almost flawlessly in handing Seles, 17, her first defeat since she dropped the final of the Italian Open to Gabriela Sabatini.
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By Jerry Bembry and Jerry Bembry,Sun Staff Correspondent | July 17, 1991
WASHINGTON -- Listen to Andre Agassi these days, and he gives the impression that playing second fiddle in the world of tennis is beginning to disturb him."I came into this summer focused, and I want to do well," Agassi said last night after defeating David Pate, 6-4, 6-3, in the second round of the Sovran Bank Classic at the William H.G. FitzGerald Tennis Center. "I've been put in a position where I have to."That's how you feel when you've been one of the top players in the world the past four years, only to watch guys like Jim Courier (1991 French Open champion)
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November 14, 1991
FRANKFURT, Germany -- Pete Sampras, mixing powerful serves with delicate passing shots, beat Wimbledon champion Michael Stich, 6-2, 7-6 (7-3), in the ATP Tour World Championships yesterday.Ivan Lendl beat Jim Courier, 6-2, 6-3, to go 2-0 in the event and virtually assure a spot in the last four. Courier, the top seed and the No. 2 in the world, dropped to 1-1.Guy Forget beat Karel Novacek, 6-3, 7-6 (7-3), to maintain his chances of reaching the semifinals.The $2.25 million year-end event pits the top eight players in the world.
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