|Residence||Buffalo, New York|
August 16, 1964 |
Grand Island, New York
|Height||5'9" (175 cm)|
|Plays||Right-handed (one-handed backhand)|
|Career record||286–223 (Grand Prix, WCT, ATP and Grand Slam, and in Davis Cup)|
|Highest ranking||No. 5 (9 April 1984)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||3R (1991)|
|French Open||QF (1984)|
|US Open||SF (1983)|
|Tour Finals||1R (1983)|
|WCT Finals||SF (1984)|
|Olympic Games||SF (1984, demonstration event)|
|Career record||71–108 (Grand Prix, WCT, ATP and Grand Slam, and in Davis Cup)|
|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.
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. 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)
|This section requires expansion with: tables for Singles runner-ups and Doubles wins/runner-ups. (September 2008)|
|Titles by Surface|
|No.||Date||Tournament||Surface||Opponent in the final||Score|
|1.||October 18, 1982||Tokyo, Japan||Clay||Dominique Bedel||6–2, 2–6, 6–4|
|2.||May 9, 1983||Florence, Italy||Clay||Francesco Cancellotti||6–4, 6–3|
|3.||May 16, 1983||Rome, Italy||Clay||José Higueras||6–2, 6–7(3), 6–1, 6–4|
|4.||August 1, 1983||Indianapolis, U.S.||Clay||Andrés Gómez||6–4, 2–6, 6–4|
|5.||September 12, 1983||Palermo, Italy||Clay||José Luis Clerc||6–2, 2–6, 6–0|
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|ATP Most Improved Player
not awarded, 1984
Boris Becker, 1985