Jimmy Arias

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Jimmy Arias
Country  United States
Residence Buffalo, New York
Born (1964-08-16) August 16, 1964 (age 50)
Grand Island, New York
Height 5'9" (175 cm)
Turned pro 1980
Retired 1994
Plays Right-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money $1,834,140
Career record 283–222 (Grand Prix, WCT, ATP and Grand Slam, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles 5
Highest ranking No. 5 (9 April 1984)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 3R (1991)
French Open QF (1984)
Wimbledon 4R (1984)
US Open SF (1983)
Other tournaments
Tour Finals 1R (1983)
WCT Finals SF (1984)
Olympic Games SF (1984, demonstration)
Career record 71–108 (Grand Prix, WCT, ATP and Grand Slam, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 61 (11 May 1987)

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

From Grand Island, near Buffalo, New York, Arias's 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, and winning the Italian Open and three other tour grand prix events.

A baseliner, Arias was a tennis prodigy, turning pro at age 16 in 1980. 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 1982 French Open Mixed Doubles Championship.

Today, 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.[1] He worked for Rogers Sportsnet and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in Canada on their broadcasts for the 2011, 2012 and 2013 Rogers Cup.

Career Grand Prix, WCT Tour, ATP Tour, and Grand Slam finals (17)[edit]

Singles (16)[edit]

Wins (5)[edit]

Titles by Surface
Hard (0)
Grass (0)
Clay (5)
Carpet (0)
No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score
1. October 18, 1982 Tokyo, Japan Clay France Dominique Bedel 6–2, 2–6, 6–4
2. May 9, 1983 Florence, Italy Clay Italy Francesco Cancellotti 6–4, 6–3
3. May 16, 1983 Rome, Italy Clay Spain José Higueras 6–2, 6–7(3), 6–1, 6–4
4. August 1, 1983 Indianapolis, U.S. Clay Ecuador Andrés Gómez 6–4, 2–6, 6–4
5. September 12, 1983 Palermo, Italy Clay Argentina José Luis Clerc 6–2, 2–6, 6–0

Runner-up (11)[edit]

Doubles (1)[edit]

Runner-up (1)[edit]


  1. ^ Medium Well: Your NBC Olympics lineup – A blog on sports media, news and networks – baltimoresun.com

External links[edit]

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