Jim Pugh

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Jim Pugh
Country (sports) United States
ResidenceManhattan Beach, California, USA
Born (1964-02-05) February 5, 1964 (age 55)
Burbank, California, USA
Height1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Turned pro1985
Retired1996
PlaysRight-handed (2-handed both sides)
Prize moneyUS$ 1,780,466
Singles
Career record85–95
Career titles1
Highest rankingNo. 37 (November 23, 1987)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (1988)
French Open3R (1987)
Wimbledon3R (1989)
US Open3R (1987)
Doubles
Career record276–167
Career titles22
Highest rankingNo. 1 (June 19, 1989)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenW (1988, 1989)
French OpenF (1991)
WimbledonW (1990)
US OpenF (1988)
Last updated on: October 11, 2012.

Jim Pugh (born February 5, 1964 in Burbank, California) 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]

Career finals[edit]

Doubles (22 titles, 15 runners-up)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam (3)
Tennis Masters Cup (1)
ATP Masters Series (1)
Grand Prix / ATP Tour (17)
Titles by Surface
Hard (13)
Clay (4)
Grass (1)
Carpet (4)
Result No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 1. May 1987 Hamburg, Germany Clay Switzerland Claudio Mezzadri Czech Republic Miloslav Mečíř
Czech Republic Tomáš Šmíd
6–4, 6–7, 2–6
Win 1. May 1987 Munich, Germany Clay United States Blaine Willenborg Spain Sergio Casal
Spain Emilio Sánchez
7–6, 4–6, 6–4
Loss 2. Jul 1987 Schenectady, New York, U.S. Hard United States Brad Pearce United States Gary Donnelly
South Africa Gary Muller
6–7, 2–6
Win 2. Oct 1987 Scottsdale, Arizona, U.S. Hard United States Rick Leach United States Dan Goldie
United States Mel Purcell
6–3, 6–2
Win 3. Nov 1987 Hong Kong Hard Australia Mark Kratzmann United States Marty Davis
Australia Brad Drewett
6–7, 6–4, 6–2
Loss 3. Nov 1987 Stockholm, Sweden Hard (i) United States Jim Grabb Sweden Stefan Edberg
Sweden Anders Järryd
3–6, 4–6
Win 4. Jan 1988 Australian Open, Melbourne Hard United States Rick Leach United Kingdom Jeremy Bates
Sweden Peter Lundgren
6–3, 6–2, 6–3
Loss 4. May 1988 Hamburg, Germany Clay United States Rick Leach Australia Darren Cahill
Australia Laurie Warder
4–6, 4–6
Win 5. May 1988 Munich, Germany Clay United States Rick Leach Argentina Alberto Mancini
Argentina Christian Miniussi
7–6, 6–1
Win 6. Jul 1988 Washington, D.C. Hard United States Rick Leach Mexico Jorge Lozano
United States Todd Witsken
6–3, 6–7, 6–2
Win 7. Aug 1988 Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S. Hard United States Rick Leach United States Ken Flach
United States Robert Seguso
6–4, 6–3
Win 8. Aug 1988 Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S. Hard United States Rick Leach United States Jim Grabb
United States Patrick McEnroe
6–2, 6–4
Loss 5. Sep 1988 US Open, New York City Hard United States Rick Leach Spain Sergio Casal
Spain Emilio Sánchez
W/O
Loss 6. Oct 1988 Scottsdale, Arizona, U.S. Hard United States Rick Leach United States Scott Davis
United States Tim Wilkison
4–6, 6–7
Win 9. Nov 1988 Detroit, Michigan, U.S. Carpet United States Rick Leach United States Ken Flach
United States Robert Seguso
6–4, 6–1
Win 10. Dec 1988 Masters Doubles, London Carpet United States Rick Leach Spain Emilio Sánchez
Spain Sergio Casal
6–4, 6–3, 2–6, 6–0
Win 11. Jan 1989 Australian Open, Melbourne Hard United States Rick Leach Australia Darren Cahill
Australia Mark Kratzmann
6–4, 6–4, 6–4
Loss 7. Feb 1989 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. Carpet United States Rick Leach United States Paul Annacone
South Africa Christo van Rensburg
3–6, 5–7
Win 12. Mar 1989 Scottsdale, Arizona, U.S. 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. May 1989 Singapore Hard United States Rick Leach United States Paul Chamberlin
Kenya Paul Wekesa
6–3, 6–4
Win 14. May 1989 Forest Hills, New York, U.S. Clay United States Rick Leach United States Jim Courier
United States Pete Sampras
6–4, 6–2
Loss 8. Jul 1989 Wimbledon, London Grass United States Rick Leach Australia John Fitzgerald
Sweden Anders Järryd
6–3, 6–7, 4–6, 6–7
Loss 9. Nov 1989 Stockholm, Sweden Carpet United States Rick Leach Mexico Jorge Lozano
United States Todd Witsken
3–6, 7–5, 3–6
Win 15. Nov 1989 Itaparica, Brazil Hard United States Rick Leach Mexico Jorge Lozano
United States Todd Witsken
6–2, 7–6
Win 16. Feb 1990 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. Carpet United States Rick Leach Canada Grant Connell
Canada Glenn Michibata
3–6, 6–4, 6–2
Win 17. Mar 1990 Key Biscayne, Florida, U.S. Hard United States Rick Leach Germany Boris Becker
Brazil Cássio Motta
6–4, 3–6, 6–3
Loss 10. May 1990 Bologna, Italy Clay France Jérôme Potier Argentina Gustavo Luza
Germany Udo Riglewski
6–7, 6–4, 1–6
Win 18. Jul 1990 Wimbledon, London Grass United States Rick Leach South Africa Pieter Aldrich
South Africa Danie Visser
7–6, 7–6, 7–6
Loss 11. Nov 1990 Wembley, United Kingdom Carpet United States Rick Leach United States Jim Grabb
United States Patrick McEnroe
6–7, 6–4, 3–6
Win 19. Feb 1991 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. Carpet United States Rick Leach Germany Udo Riglewski
Germany Michael Stich
6–4, 6–4
Win 20. May 1991 Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S. Clay United States Rick Leach United States Bret Garnett
United States Greg Van Emburgh
6–3, 2–6, 6–3
Loss 12. Jun 1991 French Open, Paris Clay United States Rick Leach Australia John Fitzgerald
Sweden Anders Järryd
0–6, 6–7
Win 21. Aug 1991 Los Angeles Hard Argentina Javier Frana Canada Glenn Michibata
United States Brad Pearce
7–5, 2–6, 6–4
Win 22. Aug 1992 Los Angeles Hard United States Patrick Galbraith United States Francisco Montana
United States David Wheaton
7–6, 7–6
Loss 13. Jul 1993 Newport, Rhode Island, U.S. Grass Zimbabwe Byron Black Argentina Javier Frana
South Africa Christo van Rensburg
6–4, 1–6, 6–7
Loss 14. Jan 1994 Jakarta, Indonesia Hard Mexico Jorge Lozano Sweden Jonas Björkman
Australia Neil Borwick
4–6, 1–6
Loss 15. May 1994 Atlanta, Georgia, U.S. Clay United States Francisco Montana United States Jared Palmer
United States Richey Reneberg
6–4, 6–7, 4–6

Doubles performance timeline[edit]

Tournament 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 Career SR Career Win-Loss
Grand Slams
Australian Open A A NH A W W SF 3R 1R A 1R 1R A 2 / 7 18–5
French Open A A 2R 1R QF 1R 3R F QF 1R 1R A A 0 / 9 14–9
Wimbledon A A 1R 1R 3R F W 1R 1R 2R 2R A A 0 / 9 15–8
US Open A A 1R 3R F QF 1R 2R 1R 1R 1R A A 0 / 9 11–8
Grand Slam SR 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 3 0 / 3 1 / 4 1 / 4 1 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 3 0 / 4 0 / 1 0 / 0 3 / 34 N/A
Annual Win-Loss 0–0 0–0 1–3 2–3 16–2 14–3 12–3 8–4 3–4 1–3 1–4 0–1 0–0 N/A 58–30
ATP Masters Series
Indian Wells These Tournaments Were Not

Masters Series Events

Before 1990
SF 2R SF 2R 1R A A 0 / 5 5–5
Miami W 3R QF 2R QF 2R A 1 / 6 14–5
Monte Carlo A A A 1R A A A 0 / 1 0–1
Rome 1R A 2R 1R 2R A A 0 / 4 2–4
Hamburg A A 2R 2R 1R A A 0 / 3 2–3
Canada A A 1R 2R 2R A A 0 / 3 2–3
Cincinnati SF QF 1R A 1R A A 0 / 4 4–4
Stuttgart (Stockholm) 2R A A A 1R A A 0 / 2 1–2
Paris 2R A A A 2R A A 0 / 2 1–2
Masters Series SR N/A 1 / 6 0 / 3 0 / 6 0 / 6 0 / 8 0 / 1 0 / 0 1 / 30 N/A
Annual Win-Loss N/A 9–5 3–3 8–6 4–6 6–8 1–1 0–0 N/A 31–29
Year End Ranking 465 245 134 32 6 2 3 30 68 85 77 229 372 N/A

A = did not attend tournament
NH = tournament not held

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