Jim Pugh


Jim Pugh

Jim Pugh (born February 5, 1964 in Burbank, California) is a former professional tennis player from the United States. A doubles specialist, he won 3 Grand Slam men's doubles titles (2 Australian Open, 1 Wimbledon), and 5 Grand Slam mixed doubles titles (3 Australian Open, 1 Wimbledon, 1 US Open). Pugh reached the World No. 1 doubles ranking in 1989.

Pugh was a member of the US team which won the Davis Cup in 1990. Partnering Rick Leach, he won the doubles rubbers in all four of the rounds which the US 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 the Davis Cup.

During his career, Pugh won 27 doubles titles (22 men's doubles and 5 mixed doubles). He also won 1 top-level singles title at Newport, Rhode Island in 1989. (His career-high singles ranking was World No. 37 in 1987.) Pugh won his last career doubles title at Los Angeles in 1992.

Pugh was one of only a very few professional male players to use a two-handed forehand.

Titles (22)

Runner-ups (15)

External links

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* [http://www.daviscup.com/teams/player.asp?player=10001130 Davis Cup record]


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