Jim Pugh

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Jim Pugh
Country (sports) United States
ResidenceManhattan Beach, California, USA
Born (1964-02-05) February 5, 1964 (age 58)
Burbank, California, USA
Height1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Turned pro1985
Retired1996
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize moneyUS$ 1,780,466
Singles
Career record85–95
Career titles1
0 Challenger, 0 Futures
Highest rankingNo. 37 (23 November 1987)
Grand Slam singles results
Australian Open2R (1988)
French Open3R (1987)
Wimbledon3R (1989)
US Open3R (1987)
Doubles
Career record276–167
Career titles22
4 Challenger, 0 Futures
Highest rankingNo. 1 (19 June 1989)
Grand Slam doubles results
Australian OpenW (1988, 1989)
French OpenF (1991)
WimbledonW (1990)
US OpenF (1988)
Grand Slam mixed doubles results
Australian OpenW (1988, 1989, 1990)
French OpenQF (1988)
WimbledonW (1989)
US OpenW (1988)
Last updated on: 22 November 2021.

Jim Pugh (born February 5, 1964) is a former professional tennis player from the United States. He grew up in Palos Verdes, California and at age 10 began taking tennis lessons from John Hillebrand. He played tennis at UCLA. He became a doubles specialist on the ATP Tour and won three Grand Slam men's doubles titles (two Australian Open, one Wimbledon) and five Grand Slam mixed doubles titles (three Australian Open, one Wimbledon, one US Open). Pugh reached the world No. 1 doubles ranking in 1989.

Career[edit]

Pugh was a member of the U.S. team that won the Davis Cup in 1990. Partnering with Rick Leach, he won the doubles rubbers in all four of the rounds which the U.S. played in that year and clinched the team's victory in the final with a win over Pat Cash and John Fitzgerald of Australia. Pugh has a 6–0 career record in Davis Cup play.

Pugh won 27 doubles titles (22 men's doubles and 5 mixed doubles). He also won one top-level singles title at Newport, Rhode Island in 1989, reaching a career-high singles ranking of world No. 37 in 1987. Pugh won his last career doubles title at Los Angeles in 1992. Pugh was inducted into the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Hall of Fame in 2008. [1]


ATP career finals[edit]

Singles: 4 (1 title, 3 runner-ups)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam Tournaments (0–0)
ATP World Tour Finals (0–0)
ATP Masters 1000 (0–0)
ATP 500 Series (0–0)
ATP 250 Series (1–3)
Finals by surface
Hard (0–2)
Clay (0–0)
Grass (1–0)
Carpet (0–1)
Finals by setting
Outdoors (1–3)
Indoors (0–0)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Jul 1987 Schenectady, United States Grand Prix Hard Peru Jaime Yzaga 6–0, 6–7, 1–6
Loss 0–2 Oct 1987 San Francisco, United States Grand Prix Carpet Sweden Peter Lundgren 1–6, 5–7
Win 1–2 Jul 1989 Newport, United States Grand Prix Grass Sweden Peter Lundgren 6–4, 4–6, 6–2
Loss 1–3 Aug 1989 Stratton Mountain, United States Grand Prix Hard United States Brad Gilbert 5–7, 0–6


Doubles: 37 (22 titles, 15 runner-ups)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam Tournaments (3–3)
ATP World Tour Finals (1–0)
ATP Masters 1000 (2–2)
ATP Championship Series (2–1)
ATP Grand Prix (14–9)
Finals by surface
Hard (13–0)
Clay (4–0)
Grass (1–0)
Carpet (4–0)
Finals by setting
Outdoors (0–0)
Indoors (0–0)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 May 1987 Hamburg, Germany Masters Series Clay Switzerland Claudio Mezzadri Czech Republic Miloslav Mečíř
Czech Republic Tomáš Šmíd
6–4, 6–7, 2–6
Win 1–1 May 1987 Munich, Germany Grand Prix Clay United States Blaine Willenborg Spain Sergio Casal
Spain Emilio Sánchez
7–6, 4–6, 6–4
Loss 1–2 Jul 1987 Schenectady, United States Grand Prix Hard United States Brad Pearce United States Gary Donnelly
South Africa Gary Muller
6–7, 2–6
Win 2–2 Oct 1987 Scottsdale, United States Grand Prix Hard United States Rick Leach United States Dan Goldie
United States Mel Purcell
6–3, 6–2
Win 3–2 Nov 1987 Hong Kong, Hong Kong Grand Prix Hard Australia Mark Kratzmann United States Marty Davis
Australia Brad Drewett
6–7, 6–4, 6–2
Loss 3–3 Nov 1987 Stockholm, Sweden Grand Prix Hard United States Jim Grabb Sweden Stefan Edberg
Sweden Anders Järryd
3–6, 4–6
Win 4–3 Jan 1988 Melbourne, Australia Grand Slam Hard United States Rick Leach United Kingdom Jeremy Bates
Sweden Peter Lundgren
6–3, 6–2, 6–3
Loss 4–4 May 1988 Hamburg, Germany Masters Series Clay United States Rick Leach Australia Darren Cahill
Australia Laurie Warder
4–6, 4–6
Win 5–4 May 1988 Munich, Germany Grand Prix Clay United States Rick Leach Argentina Alberto Mancini
Argentina Christian Miniussi
7–6, 6–1
Win 6–4 Jul 1988 Washingdon, United States Grand Prix Hard United States Rick Leach Mexico Jorge Lozano
United States Todd Witsken
6–3, 6–7, 6–2
Win 7–4 Aug 1988 Indianapolis, United States Grand Prix Hard United States Rick Leach United States Ken Flach
United States Robert Seguso
6–4, 6–3
Win 8–4 Aug 1988 Cincinnati, United States Masters Series Hard United States Rick Leach United States Jim Grabb
United States Patrick McEnroe
6–2, 6–4
Loss 8–5 Sep 1988 New York, United States Grand Slam Hard United States Rick Leach Spain Sergio Casal
Spain Emilio Sánchez
walkover
Loss 8–6 Oct 1988 Scottsdale, United States Grand Prix Hard United States Rick Leach United States Scott Davis
United States Mel Purcell
4–6, 6–7
Win 9–6 Nov 1988 Detroit, United States Grand Prix Carpet United States Rick Leach United States Ken Flach
United States Robert Seguso
6–4, 6–1
Win 10–6 Dec 1988 Masters Doubles, United Kingdom ATP Finals Carpet United States Rick Leach Spain Sergio Casal
Spain Emilio Sánchez
6–4, 6–3, 2–6, 6–0
Win 11–6 Jan 1989 Melbourne, Australia Grand Slam Hard United States Rick Leach Australia Darren Cahill
Australia Mark Kratzmann
6–4, 6–4, 6–4
Loss 11–7 Feb 1989 Philadelphia, United States Championship Series Carpet United States Rick Leach United States Paul Annacone
South Africa Christo van Rensburg
3–6, 5–7
Win 12–7 Mar 1989 Scottsdale, United States Grand Prix Hard United States Rick Leach United States Paul Annacone
South Africa Christo van Rensburg
6–7, 6–3, 6–2, 2–6, 6–4
Win 13–7 Apr 1989 Singapore, Singapore Grand Prix Hard United States Rick Leach United States Paul Chamberlin
Kenya Paul Wekesa
6–3, 6–4
Win 14–7 May 1989 Forest Hills, United States Grand Prix Clay United States Rick Leach United States Jim Courier
United States Pete Sampras
6–4, 6–2
Loss 14–8 Jul 1989 Wimbledon, United Kingdom Grand Slam Grass United States Rick Leach Australia John Fitzgerald
Sweden Anders Järryd
6–3, 6–7, 4–6, 6–7
Loss 14–9 Nov 1989 Stockholm, Sweden Grand Prix Carpet United States Rick Leach Mexico Jorge Lozano
United States Todd Witsken
3–6, 7–5, 3–6
Win 15–9 Nov 1989 Itaparica, Brazil Grand Prix Hard United States Rick Leach Mexico Jorge Lozano
United States Todd Witsken
6–2, 7–6
Win 16–9 Feb 1990 Philadelphia, United States Championship Series Carpet United States Rick Leach Canada Grant Connell
Canada Glenn Michibata
3–6, 6–4, 6–2
Win 17–9 Mar 1990 Miami, United States Masters Series Hard United States Rick Leach Germany Boris Becker
Brazil Cássio Motta
6–4, 3–6, 6–3
Loss 17–10 May 1990 Bologna, Italy World Series Clay France Jérôme Potier Argentina Gustavo Luza
Germany Udo Riglewski
6–7, 6–4, 1–6
Win 18–10 Jul 1990 Wimbledon, United Kingdom Grand Slam Grass United States Rick Leach South Africa Pieter Aldrich
South Africa Danie Visser
7–6, 7–6, 7–6
Loss 18–11 Nov 1990 Wembley, United Kingdom World Series Carpet United States Rick Leach United States Jim Grabb
United States Patrick McEnroe
6–7, 6–4, 3–6
Win 19–11 Feb 1991 Philadelphia, United States Championship Series Carpet United States Rick Leach Germany Udo Riglewski
Germany Michael Stich
6–4, 6–4
Win 20–11 May 1991 Charlotte, United States World Series Clay United States Rick Leach United States Bret Garnett
United States Greg Van Emburgh
6–3, 2–6, 6–3
Loss 20–12 Jun 1991 Paris, France Grand Slam Clay United States Rick Leach Australia John Fitzgerald
Sweden Anders Järryd
0–6, 6–7
Win 21–12 Aug 1991 Los Angeles, United States World Series Hard Argentina Javier Frana Canada Bret Garnett
United States Brad Pearce
7–5, 2–6, 6–4
Win 22–12 Aug 1992 Los Angeles, United States World Series Hard United States Patrick Galbraith United States Francisco Montana
United States David Wheaton
7–6, 7–6
Loss 22–13 Jul 1993 Newport, United States World Series Grass Zimbabwe Byron Black Argentina Javier Frana
South Africa Christo van Rensburg
6–4, 1–6, 6–7
Loss 22–14 Jan 1994 Jakarta, Indonesia World Series Hard Mexico Jorge Lozano Sweden Jonas Björkman
Australia Neil Borwick
4–6, 1–6
Loss 22–15 May 1994 Atlanta, United States World Series Clay United States Francisco Montana United States Jared Palmer
United States Richey Reneberg
6–4, 6–7, 4–6

ATP Challenger and ITF Futures finals[edit]

Singles: 2 (0–2)[edit]

Legend
ATP Challenger (0–2)
ITF Futures (0–0)
Finals by surface
Hard (0–2)
Clay (0–0)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Mar 1987 Cherbourg, France Challenger Hard Sweden Stefan Eriksson 3–6, 0–6
Loss 0–2 Sep 1995 Aruba, Aruba Challenger Hard United States Chris Woodruff 4–6, 2–6

Doubles: 6 (4–2)[edit]

Legend
ATP Challenger (4–2)
ITF Futures (0–0)
Finals by surface
Hard (2–1)
Clay (1–0)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (1–1)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 Mar 1987 Cherbourg, France Challenger Hard France Eric Winogradsky United States Paul Chamberlin
United States Leif Shiras
5–7, 5–7
Win 1–1 Sep 1992 Fairfield, United States Challenger Hard United States Jared Palmer United States Steve Devries
United States Ted Scherman
6–4, 7–6
Win 2–1 Oct 1992 Ponte Vedra, United States Challenger Hard United States Jared Palmer Venezuela Nicolas Pereira
Czech Republic Daniel Vacek
1–6, 6–3, 6–2
Win 3–1 Dec 1993 Naples, United States Challenger Clay United States Francisco Montana The Bahamas Mark Knowles
United States Jared Palmer
7–6, 3–6, 6–4
Loss 3–2 Feb 1996 Wolfsburg, Germany Challenger Carpet Netherlands Joost Winnink Germany Dirk Dier
Germany Arne Thoms
4–6, 4–6
Win 4–2 Feb 1996 Lübeck, Germany Challenger Carpet Netherlands Joost Winnink Switzerland Lorenzo Manta
Germany Lars Rehmann
7–5, 7–5


Performance timelines[edit]

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# DNQ A NH
(W) winner; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (DNQ) did not qualify; (A) absent; (NH) not held; (SR) strike rate (events won / competed); (W–L) win–loss record.

Singles[edit]

Tournament 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 SR W–L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A A 2R 1R 1R 1R 0 / 4 1–4 20%
French Open A A 3R 2R 1R 2R A 0 / 4 4–4 50%
Wimbledon Q1 Q2 1R 1R 3R 2R 1R 0 / 5 3–5 38%
US Open A 1R 3R 1R 1R 2R 1R 0 / 6 3–6 33%
Win–loss 0–0 0–1 4–3 2–4 2–4 3–4 0–3 0 / 19 11–19 37%
ATP Masters Series
Indian Wells A A A 1R 1R 3R A 0 / 3 2–3 40%
Miami A A 1R 1R 2R 2R A 0 / 4 2–4 33%
Monte Carlo A A A 1R A A A 0 / 1 0–1 0%
Rome A A 2R 3R A 1R A 0 / 3 3–3 50%
Hamburg A A 1R 2R A A A 0 / 2 1–2 33%
Canada A A 2R 1R A A A 0 / 2 1–2 33%
Cincinnati A A 2R 1R A 2R A 0 / 3 2–3 40%
Paris A A A 1R A A A 0 / 1 0–1 0%
Win–loss 0–0 0–0 3–5 3–8 1–2 4–4 0–0 0 / 19 11–19 37%


Doubles[edit]

Tournament 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 SR W–L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A NH A W W SF 3R 1R A 1R 1R 2 / 7 18–5 78%
French Open A 2R 1R QF 1R 3R F QF 1R 1R A 0 / 9 14–9 61%
Wimbledon Q1 1R 1R 3R F W 1R 1R 2R 2R A 1 / 9 15–8 65%
US Open A 1R 3R F QF 1R 2R 1R 1R 1R A 0 / 9 11–9 55%
Win–loss 0–0 1–3 2–3 16–3 14–3 12–3 8–4 3–4 1–3 1–4 0–1 3 / 34 58–31 65%
ATP Masters Series
Indian Wells A A A 1R A SF 2R SF 2R 1R A 0 / 6 6–6 50%
Miami A 1R 1R 2R 1R W 3R QF 2R QF 2R 1 / 10 15–9 63%
Monte Carlo A A 2R QF A A A A 1R A A 0 / 3 2–3 40%
Rome A A 1R 1R A 1R A 2R 1R 2R A 0 / 6 2–6 25%
Hamburg A A F A A A A 2R 2R 1R A 0 / 4 6–4 60%
Canada A A 1R 2R A A A 1R 2R 2R A 0 / 5 2–5 29%
Cincinnati A 2R 1R W A SF QF 1R A 1R A 1 / 7 10–6 63%
Paris A A A 2R 2R 2R A A A 2R A 0 / 4 3–4 43%
Win–loss 0–0 1–2 5–6 8–6 1–2 9–4 3–3 8–6 4–6 6–7 1–1 2 / 45 46–43 52%
Year-end ranking 245 134 32 6 2 3 30 68 85 77 229


Mixed doubles[edit]

Tournament 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 SR W–L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A W W W QF QF A A 3 / 5 19–2 90%
French Open A QF A A A A A 3R 0 / 2 4–2 67%
Wimbledon 1R 2R W SF F 3R 1R 1R 1 / 8 18–7 72%
US Open QF W 2R F 1R 1R 1R 1R 1 / 8 12–7 63%
Win–loss 2–2 13–2 12–1 13–2 7–3 4–3 0–2 2–3 5 / 23 53–18 75%

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