| Roland Garros 1991-1992 |
Jim Courier finished only one year (1992) as the best player in the world, however, his reign in men’s tennis actually extended between Indian Wells ’91 and Wimbledon ’93, so more than two years. During those magnificent 27 months, he won the most Grand Slam (4 titles, twice Roland Garros & Australian Open) and ‘Masters 1000’ tournaments (5 titles, it was known as ‘Mercedes Super 9’ at the time), reaching major finals everywhere and contributing to the American triumph in Davis Cup. No-one before was able to hit ground-strokes with such an immense power and forward rotation as Courier in the early 90s. Courier’s amazing form peaked at Roland Garros ’92 when he was on a 25-match winning streak, overpowering all opponents with ease. It seemed that Centre Court in Paris would belong to him a decade, but it didn’t happen as Sergi Bruguera dethroned him in years 1993-94.
^ In those years Courier compiled a 23-2 record in Paris ^
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