Nine's commentary line-up isn't a million miles from Seven's – Australian greats Todd Woodbridge and Lleyton Hewitt are returning to the box, along with Alicia Molik, Jelena Dokic, Sam Groth and Dylan Alcott. On October 27, 2010, Courier was named captain of the United States Davis Cup team, replacing Patrick McEnroe. The 48-year-old is on a flying visit to Sydney, wheeled out by Nine to spruik their coverage of the Australian Open, which they snatched the rights from Seven in March last year. Click here to find out more info. Renowned for his on-court temper tantrums, McEnroe has since morphed into a top commentator in the vein of lovable grumpy uncle. "It'll be sad for fans if we can't see that. Will be used in accordance to our Privacy Policy. Courier stepped down from the role after the 2018 semi final defeat to Croatia. "First of all, the players have just won a match and typically it's on Rod Laver Arena, so the players are in a really good mood. 1 professional tennis player Jim Courier.Credit:James Brickwood. But the real interest comes with Nine's big new signing, fiery US tennis legend John McEnroe. "It will be variable. To find out more about our use of cookies and how you can disable them, please see our Privacy Policy. Get the latest news on Susanna Lingman including her bio, career highlights and history at the official Women's Tennis Association website. "Yeah, let's get it out of the way first," goaded Courier.

"He's a great competitor and still treats everything like it's the 1980 Wimbledon final.". Chatting with Lleyton Hewitt in 2005.Credit:Vince Caligiuri. Every week receive player features, tournament news, and WTA Insider content with the WTA First Serve newsletter. Not everyone can make Roger Federer squirm. By continuing to browse our website, you agree to our use of cookies.

", The Australian Open runs from January 14-27. Roger Federer after his win against Diego Hartfield, post his interview with Courier at the Australian Open in 2008. "I would probably be the one telling the other parents to shut the f--- up," he says, laughing. It's good to talk about the bad stuff first, I guess," Federer replied in 2017 when Courier put him on the spot during a post-match interview about Federer's drop in form during his semi-final against Stan Wawrinka. For this year's Open, Courier says the story to watch is of the old guard – never-say-die Federer, who is chasing a record seventh Australian Open title, and a resurgent Novak Djokovic – versus a new wave of young men: Alexander Zverev, Chung Hyeon, Denis Shapovalov, Felix Aliassime and "your local hero, slash villain" Nick Kyrgios. "I don't think the three of us will be working together in the same space," Courier bats back. "There's more good stuff coming, I promise". Will be used in accordance to our Privacy Policy. Susanna Lingman (37) is a tennis player from USA who has a career-high singles ranking of No. Roger Federer after his win against Diego Hartfield, post his interview with Courier at the Australian Open in 2008. Credit:Vince Caligiuri. Courier had led his country with a 10-8 record and two semi final appearances during his captaincy.

Sorry, we couldn't find any stats data for this year. "There's nothing you can do about it, so just sit down and shut up. He graciously answers deeply tennis nerd questions (in case you've ever wondered, he didn't know Andre Agassi wore a wig until he read about it in Agassi's autobiography, Open), and volleys back any queries about his new commentary partners. He has two young sons with his wife Susanna Lingman, and while he would like them to be "conversant" with tennis, he has no plans to be a nightmare tennis dad. The pair have worked together on US networks and still catch up on the Legends circuit (old tennis players don't die, they just keep going on and on, albeit a little slower). "And the key to doing that everyday is working at it. "There's a couple of things," says Courier. Because he's electric. "That's what really gets me excited from a commentary standpoint, from a fan standpoint, just watching the best players in the world chase history.