Courier and Arias repeat

Jim Courier opened up the defense of his Outback Champions Series title in the Cayman Islands by getting to the final yesterday afternoon, after we had gone to press.

On Friday, American Courier defeated Mikael Pernfors of Sweden 6-3, 6-4 to advance into the semi-finals of the $150,000 The Residences at The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman Legends Championships.

He also breezed through the semi-final on Saturday, defeating Australian Mark Philippoussis 6-2, 7-5.

Courier played Jimmy Arias in the final, a repeat of last year’s Grand Cayman final which Courier won.

Arias beat Mats Wilander 6-2, 6-2 in the quarter-final and was a thrilling winner against Pat Cash in the semi.

American Arias beat the popular Aussie 4-6, 7-5, and 10-8 on the tie breaker.

  • Full results in tomorrow’s Caymanian Compass.

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