Jimmy Arias
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Jimmy Arias
Jimmy Arias
Jimmy Arias 1984.jpg
Arias in 1984
Country (sports) United States
ResidenceBuffalo, New York
Born (1964-08-16) August 16, 1964 (age 58)[1]
Buffalo, New York, U.S.[1]
Height5 ft 9 in (175 cm)[1]
Turned pro1980[1]
PlaysRight-handed (one-handed backhand)
CoachNick Bollettieri[1]
Prize money$1,834,140[1]
Official websitejimmyarias.com
Career record283-222 (Grand Prix, WCT, ATP and Grand Slam, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles5[1]
Highest rankingNo. 5 (9 April 1984)
Grand Slam singles results
Australian Open3R (1991)
French OpenQF (1984)
Wimbledon4R (1984)
US OpenSF (1983)
Other tournaments
Tour Finals1R (1983)
WCT FinalsSF (1984)
Olympic GamesSF (1984, demonstration)
Career record71-108 (Grand Prix, WCT, ATP and Grand Slam, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 61 (11 May 1987)
Mixed doubles
Career titles1
Grand Slam mixed doubles results
French OpenW (1981)

James Arias (born August 16, 1964) is a retired tennis touring professional player from the United States.


Arias was born in Grand Island, near Buffalo, New York.

A baseliner, Arias turned pro at age 16 in 1980. His peak year was 1983, when as a 19-year-old he finished the year ranked World No. 6, having reached the U.S. Open semi-finals by defeating Jonathan Canter, Tom Gullikson, Gianni Ocleppo, Joakim Nyström and Yannick Noah, and then lost to Ivan Lendl. He also won the Italian Open and three other tour grand prix events.

He reached his career high ranking of World No. 5 in April 1984. He retired from the tour in 1994, having amassed a 286-223 singles playing record and over $1,800,000 in prize money.

With former World No. 2 tennis player, Andrea Jaeger, he won the 1981 French Open Mixed Doubles Championship.

Broadcast work

Arias serves as a commentator for ESPN International and Tennis Channel. Arias served as an analyst for NBC Sports coverage of Tennis at the 2008 Summer Olympics.[2] In Canada, he has worked as an analyst for Rogers Sportsnet and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation on the broadcasts of the Rogers Cup.[3]

Grand Slam finals

Mixed doubles (1 title)

Result Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1981 French Open Clay United States Andrea Jaeger Netherlands Betty Stöve
United States Fred McNair
7-6, 6-4

Career finals

Singles (5 titles, 11 runner-ups)

Titles by surface
Hard (0)
Grass (0)
Clay (5)
Carpet (0)
Result W/L Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0-1 Jul 1982 Washington, D.C., U.S. Clay Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl 3-6, 3-6
Loss 0-2 Aug 1982 Indianapolis, U.S. Clay Spain José Higueras 5-7, 7-5, 3-6
Win 1-2 Oct 1982 Tokyo, Japan Clay France Dominique Bedel 6-2, 2-6, 6-4
Win 2-2 May 1983 Florence, Italy Clay Italy Francesco Cancellotti 6-4, 6-3
Win 3-2 May 1983 Rome, Italy Clay Spain José Higueras 6-2, 6-7(3-7), 6-1, 6-4
Win 4-2 Aug 1983 Indianapolis, U.S. Clay Ecuador Andrés Gómez 6-4, 2-6, 6-4
Loss 4-3 Jul 1983 Boston, Massachusetts, U.S. Clay Argentina José Luis Clerc 3-6, 1-6
Loss 4-4 Jul 1983 Washington D.C., U.S. Clay Argentina José Luis Clerc 3-6, 6-3, 0-6
Win 5-4 Sep 1983 Palermo, Italy Clay Argentina José Luis Clerc 6-2, 2-6, 6-0
Loss 5-5 May 1985 Las Vegas, U.S. Hard United States Johan Kriek 6-4, 3-6, 4-6, 2-6
Loss 5-6 May 1985 Florence, Italy Clay Spain Sergio Casal 6-3, 3-6, 2-6
Loss 5-7 Oct 1985 Tokyo Outdoor, Japan Hard United States Scott Davis 1-6, 6-7(3-7)
Loss 5-8 Apr 1987 Monte Carlo Open, Monaco Clay Sweden Mats Wilander 6-4, 5-7, 1-5, 3-6
Loss 5-9 May 1988 Charleston, U.S. Clay United States Andre Agassi 2-6, 2-6
Loss 5-10 Jan 1990 Adelaide, Australia Hard Austria Thomas Muster 6-3, 2-6, 5-7
Loss 5-11 May 1991 Charlotte, U.S. Clay Peru Jaime Yzaga 3-6, 5-7


  1. ^ a b c d e f g Jimmy Arias. Association of Tennis Professionals
  2. ^ Ray Frager (July 16, 2008) Medium Well: Your NBC Olympics lineup. Baltimore Sun. Archived 2008-08-03 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "Sportsnet serves multiplatform Rogers Cup coverage to tennis fans". Cartt.ca. Retrieved 2015.

External links

Preceded by ATP Most Improved Player
Succeeded by
not awarded, 1984
Boris Becker, 1985

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