Greetings from Melbourne where I am pulling double duty as a commentator for Australia’s 7 Network as well as following the American players in my role as Davis Cup Captain. Starting the year in the Aussie summer with long, warm days is what I have been lucky enough to do for most of the last …

I arrived in San Jose last night for today’s event at the HP Arena, a place I’ve played a few ATP tournaments in before. I’m ready to go up against Andre tonight in the semis for the first time of the season. I’m feeling pretty match tough now but Andre is the fittest guy out …

And we’re off…I’m on the plane headed home the day after stealing wins from both Johnny Mac and The Big Fella, Todd Martin, last night in the Series opening tourney in Surprise, AZ. Details? You want details? Well, I’m glad you asked (said the imaginary voice in my head) as I have another 3 hours …

Tom Petty was right…the waiting is the hardest part.  One week from today I’ll get on a plane, fly to Phoenix and drive over to Surprise, Arizona for the first stop of the 2012 PowerShares Series.   I’ve been hitting 4 days a week in NYC since I returned from Davis Cup in Spain, playing …

Today is launch day for the 2012 PowerShares Series with a press day that I am attending with Andre, Johnny Mac and our good friend Jill Baar of PowerShares as well as the InsideOut crew at the Nasdaq Site/Times Square in NYC. Good times. I’m fired up to get the information out to everyone about …

While recovering from the almighty pain that is Australia to NYC jet lag I thought this would be a good time to jot down a few post-Aussie Open and pre-Davis Cup thoughts. 1. It’s hard to get my head wrapped around the physical effort I saw on Sunday night in Melbourne, even a few days …

Jim Courier It’s the first week of November and I’m ten days removed from the final tournament of the 2011 Champions Series. What a run it was: One-night tournaments taking place in 12 cities over a 31 day period all across the United States where I played against an incredible lineup of players: Agassi, Sampras, McEnroe, Connors, …

JIM COURIER SEPT. 24 – 2:00 AM We had a great start to the tour in South Florida and I’m already in Philly getting ready for tonights tournament. Traveling from the first tournament in Ft. Lauderdale to DC was a bit interesting. Pete, Michael and me all played DC as well, so we all took …

I heard and read a lot on Tuesday about Ryan Harrison, the 19 year old American hopeful who lost a close 3 set match in the 1st round to the #27 seed Marin Cilic while flashing a considerable temper along the way.  The words I kept hearing and reading were nearly universal; Ryan’s attitude and demeanor …

It’s hard to imagine that the same Wimbledon courts that were played on from 1989-1999 play as slow today as the players claim they do. The courts I played on at that time were low bouncing and slick, the easiest courts to hit winners on tour all year long. I heard yesterday that some players …

To spend time in the President’s Box at any of the Grand Slams is to be in the company of the history of tennis. You look to your left and there is Rod Laver talking to Martina Navratilova and then to your right Ilie Nastase, ever the jokester, is giving Billie Jean King a hard …

Novak Djokovic advanced through his quarterfinal match the easy way when Fabio Fognini was forced to withdraw with an injury.  I’ve read some speculation on whether it is good or bad for Novak to get a freebie in the middle of the tournament. Example: “Will four days off throw off his rhythm?” I thought I’d weigh …

Court One – Roland Garros: An appreciation It was the second largest court for spectators at the French Open for many years until Court Suzanne Lenglen moved it to the third position in the 90’s. It’s often called the Bull Ring by tennis fans, connoisseurs and players. It’s a unique court, a circular stadium with …