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About Jim

James Joseph Thomas was born on September 24, 1974 in Canton, Ohio.

He began playing tennis at age three and is the youngest of six children (four brothers, one sister). He has 16 nephews and nieces and considers his parents most inspirational people in his life. His father is a doctor and his mother is a teacher.

Favourite players he enjoyed watching while growing up were John McEnroe and Boris Becker. Jim played four years at Stanford University from 1992-96 and earned a degree in American Studies before turning pro. He also earned All-American honours during his senior year and was a member of NCAA team champions in 1995-96.

If he wasn't playing tennis, he says he would be "a representative in Ohio State Congress" because he is interested in national and international politics. He is involved with Victory Gallop in Bath, Ohio, an equestrian therapy organisation for at-risk children. He considers hard courts to be his favourite surface. Jim retired following the 2008 season.

Jim's career best effort at a Grand Slam was the 2005 US Open where he and Paul Goldstein made the semi-finals. In his career, he recorded doubles wins over
Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray, Lleyton Hewitt, Marat Safin, the Bryan brothers and Pat Rafter amongst many others.

                     
High Rank for doubles: 29
High Rank date for doubles: 21 August, 2006
High Rank (RACE): 7 (15 January, 2001)

High Rank for singles: 288
High Rank date for singles: 2 November, 1998
High Rank (RACE): 226 (17 July, 2000)

ATP Doubles Entry System

Career Win-Loss (doubles): 0-3
Career Win-Loss (doubles): 154-196

Height: 6'4'' (193 cm)

Weight: 200 lbs (90 kg)

Plays: Right-handed

Turned Pro: 1996


Racquet: Wilson K Factor KSix-One 95
Strings [between 54-57lbs):
Luxilon Big Banger TI-MO - mains
Babolat Touch 16 130 (or VS+ 130 in half sets) - crosses
Clothes: Nike
Shoes: Nike

This site created on
Tuesday, 1st June 2004