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Jimmy Arias
Country  United States
Residence Buffalo, New York
Date of birth August 16, 1964 (1964-08-16) (age 45)
Place of birth Buffalo, New York
Height 5'9 (175 cm)
Weight 155 lbs (70 kg)
Turned pro 1980
Retired 1994
Plays Right-handed; one-handed backhand
Career prize money $1,834,140
Career record 286–223
Career titles 5
Highest ranking 5 (9-Apr-84)
Grand Slam results
Australian Open 3R (1991)
French Open QF (1984)
Wimbledon 4R (1984)
US Open SF (1983)
Career record 71–108
Career titles 0
Highest ranking 61 (11-May-87)
Last updated on: June 8, 2008.

James ("Jimmy") Arias (born August 16, 1964) is a former top-ranked 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.

With former World No. 2 tennis player, Andrea Jaeger, he won the 1982 French Open Mixed Doubles Championship.

Today, Arias serves as a commentator for ESPN International and the Tennis Channel. Arias served as an analyst for NBC Sports coverage of Tennis at the 2008 Summer Olympics. [1]


Career finals (17)

Singles (16)

Wins (5)

Titles by Surface
Hard (0)
Grass (0)
Clay (5)
Carpet (0)
No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score
1. October 18, 1982 Tokyo, Japan Clay France Dominique Bedel 6–2, 2–6, 6–4
2. May 9, 1983 Florence, Italy Clay Italy Francesco Cancellotti 6–4, 6–3
3. May 16, 1983 Rome, Italy Clay Spain José Higueras 6–2 6–7 6–1 6–4
4. August 1, 1983 Indianapolis, U.S. Clay Ecuador Andrés Gómez 6–4, 2–6, 6–4
5. September 12, 1983 Palermo, Italy Clay Argentina José Luis Clerc 6–2, 2–6, 6–0

Runner-up (11)

Doubles (1)

Runner-up (1)


  1. ^ Medium Well: Your NBC Olympics lineup - A blog on sports media, news and networks -

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Preceded by
Peter McNamara
ATP Most Improved Player
Succeeded by
not awarded, 1984
Boris Becker, 1985

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