Jim Pugh is a retired professional tennis player from the United States of America. He is a former World No.1 for Doubles. He reached this ranking in June 1989 after either winning or finishing well at multiple Grand Slam events. As a singles player, his highest rank was No.37. He achieved this rank in November 1987.
Jim Pugh was born on February 5, 1964, in Burnbank, California. He is American and since he retired from the sport, he has settled in Manhattan Beach. He stands 193 meters tall and he is a right-handed player with a two-handed backhand. Coached by John Hildebrand, he has earned a total of $ 1,780,466 in prize money throughout his professional tennis career.
He turned professional in 1985. In that year, he qualified to appear in all of the Grand Slam events and he finished in the Q1 at the doubles event at Wimbledon. He ended the year ranked 245.
As a singles player, he appeared in all of the Grand Slam events. His best finishes include a second round at the 1988 Australian Open and third-round finishes at the French Open, the US Open, and Wimbledon.
He excelled in playing doubles, both men’s doubles and mixed doubles. He won the Australian Open men’s doubles events twice, once in 1988 and again the next year in 1989. He was also at Wimbledon Men’s Doubles in 1990. He made it to the finals of the US Open in 1988 and the finals at Roland Garros in 1991.
For mixed doubles, some of his best finishes include wins at the Australian Open for three years straight – 1988, 1989, and 1990. He also won at the Mixed Doubles event at Wimbledon 1989 and the US Open 1988. He also made it to the quarter-finals of the French Open in 1988.
In 2008, he was inducted into the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Hall of Fame.
- Career Record: 85–95
- Career Titles: 1
- Highest Ranking: No. 37 (23 November1987)
Grand Slam Singles Results
- Australian Open - 2R - 1988
- French Open - 3R - 1987
- Wimbledon - 3R - 1989
- US Open - 3R – 1987
- Career Record: 276–167
- Career Titles: 22
- Highest Ranking: No. 1 (June 19,1989)
Grand Slam Doubles Performance
- Australian Open - Winner - 1988,1989
- French Open - Finals - 1991
- Wimbledon - Winner - 1990
- US Open - Finals – 1988
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles Performance
- Australian Open - Winner - 1988,1989, 199
- French Open - QF - 1988
- Wimbledon - W - 1989
- US Open - W - 1988