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January 29, 1989 | BILL DWYRE, Times Sports Editor
The drumbeats of Paraguay, 1987, still pound in Jimmy Arias' head. They are his migraine. Aspirin doesn't make them go away. He can tell himself that it was only a tennis match. His family and friends do that. He can tell himself that he hadn't even turned 23 years old at the time, so how devastating should this be? What about the resilience of youth? How long should the hurt hurt?
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April 15, 1993 | From Associated Press
Sixth-seeded Derrick Rostagno rallied from a two-game deficit in the third set to defeat Jimmy Arias, 6-7 (7-5), 6-4, 6-3, on Wednesday, advancing to the quarterfinals of the U.S. Men's Clay Court championships at Charlotte, N.C. Rostagno, ranked No. 72 in the world, trailed, 3-1, in the third set when he started rushing the net on almost every point. The strategy worked as he won five consecutive games, the last by breaking Arias at love to win the match.
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July 15, 1992 | From Associated Press
Jimmy Arias, a two-time finalist in the NationsBank Classic but a qualifier this year, won his first-round match in Washington on a court where temperatures reached 108 degrees. Arias, who defeated Chris Pridham, 6-4, 3-6, 6-1, had to earn his way into the main draw last weekend despite his past success in the tournament. "Wild cards are a big political thing. ProServ runs this tournament, and I'm not a ProServ client, so I didn't get one," said Arias, whose world ranking has slipped to 250.
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September 14, 1986 | Associated Press
Jimmy Arias, Paul Annacone and Matt Anger have entered the first Scottsdale Open tennis tournament set for next month here. The 23-man field already includes John McEnroe and Tim Mayotte and is scheduled Oct. 6-12. Annacone, ranked No. 18 in the world, rose to prominence recently by beating McEnroe in the first round of the U.S. Open. Arias is ranked 28th in the world with Anger at No. 29.
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June 28, 1987 | Associated Press
Jimmy Arias, the 1983 U.S. Clay Court tennis champion, and former runners-up Guillermo Vilas and Mel Purcell have entered the July 13-19 tournament at the Indianapolis Sports Center. Arias, currently ranked 28th in the world, also was Clay Court runner-up in 1982. Vilas, ranked 62nd, was a finalist here in 1979; Purcell, ranked 68th, was runner-up in 1980. Previously announced entries include No. 3 Mats Wilander and No. 10 Andres Gomez.
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July 15, 1992 | From Associated Press
Jimmy Arias, a two-time finalist in the NationsBank Classic but a qualifier this year, won his first-round match in Washington on a court where temperatures reached 108 degrees. Arias, who defeated Chris Pridham, 6-4, 3-6, 6-1, had to earn his way into the main draw last weekend despite his past success in the tournament. "Wild cards are a big political thing. ProServ runs this tournament, and I'm not a ProServ client, so I didn't get one," said Arias, whose world ranking has slipped to 250.
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January 5, 1990 | From Associated Press
Unseeded American Jimmy Arias advanced to the semifinals of the Australian Hardcourt tennis championships today with a 6-3, 6-4 victory over sixth-seeded Mark Koevermans of the Netherlands. Arias will play Jean Fleurian of France in Saturday's semifinal. Fleurian defeated Jerome Potier of France 6-3, 3-6, 6-1. Arias, once ranked fifth in the world, has slipped to 88th on the Assn. of Tennis Professionals computer. He did not make the semifinals of any event last year.
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August 3, 1991 | From Associated Press
Fifth-seeded Jimmy Arias won an opening set tiebreaker and held on to beat fourth-seeded Ronald Agenor of Haiti, 7-6 (8-6), 6-3, Friday in the quarterfinals of the $200,000 U.S. Pro Championships at Brookline, Mass. Arias and Agenor battled through 12 points of the tiebreaker before Arias hit two winning forehands to advance to the semifinals. Arias, who had complained Thursday of a painful right shoulder, and Agenor each held serve through seven games of the second set.
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April 4, 1991 | From Associated Press
Sixth-seeded Jimmy Arias rallied to down amateur David Witt, 6-7 (7-2), 7-6 (7-3), 6-1, Wednesday in the second round of the $225,000 Prudential Securities tournament at Orlando, Fla. Witt, competing in his fourth pro event, won the first set when Arias had four unforced errors in the tiebreaker, then reached break point on Arias' serve at 4-4 in the second set.
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January 8, 1990 | From Associated Press
Thomas Muster of Austria rallied from a 3-0 deficit in the final set to beat Jimmy Arias, 3-6, 6-2, 7-5, Sunday night and win the $150,000 Australian Hardcourt championship at Adelaide. Muster is coming back after being seriously injured when hit by a drunk driver in an auto accident last April in Florida. The third-seeded Muster twice broke Arias' serve in the final set en route to his first tournament victory since the career-threatening knee injury. He earned $18,000.
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January 5, 1990 | From Associated Press
Unseeded American Jimmy Arias advanced to the semifinals of the Australian Hardcourt tennis championships today with a 6-3, 6-4 victory over sixth-seeded Mark Koevermans of the Netherlands. Arias will play Jean Fleurian of France in Saturday's semifinal. Fleurian defeated Jerome Potier of France 6-3, 3-6, 6-1. Arias, once ranked fifth in the world, has slipped to 88th on the Assn. of Tennis Professionals computer. He did not make the semifinals of any event last year.
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February 16, 1989 | From Associated Press
Unseeded Jimmy Arias overpowered 13th-seeded Robert Seguso Wednesday for a 6-2, 7-6 upset victory in the second round of the Volvo indoor championships at Memphis, Tenn. It was the fifth match of the tournament, including three qualifiers, for Arias, who fell from the top tennis rankings after reaching No. 5 in the world in 1984. He is ranked 107th. Seguso is No. 36. "I returned serve well and that always boosts my confidence," Arias said.
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August 3, 1991 | From Associated Press
Fifth-seeded Jimmy Arias won an opening set tiebreaker and held on to beat fourth-seeded Ronald Agenor of Haiti, 7-6 (8-6), 6-3, Friday in the quarterfinals of the $200,000 U.S. Pro Championships at Brookline, Mass. Arias and Agenor battled through 12 points of the tiebreaker before Arias hit two winning forehands to advance to the semifinals. Arias, who had complained Thursday of a painful right shoulder, and Agenor each held serve through seven games of the second set.
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February 28, 1985 | From Times Wire Services
Defending champion Mark Dickson, Tim Mayotte and Shahar Perkiss posted second-round victories Wednesday at the World Championship Tennis Shootout at Houston. Dickson upset fourth-seeded Jimmy Arias, 6-3, 4-6, 7-6, while the fifth-seeded Mayotte was downing Mike Bauer, 6-4 6-2. Perkiss whipped Terry Moor, 6-7, 6-4, 6-4. Top-seeded John McEnroe rallied to defeat Wojtek Fibak, 6-2, 6-7, 7-5 in a late match. Dickson placed four points to take a 4-0 advantage in the third-set tiebreaker.
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January 29, 1989 | BILL DWYRE, Times Sports Editor
The drumbeats of Paraguay, 1987, still pound in Jimmy Arias' head. They are his migraine. Aspirin doesn't make them go away. He can tell himself that it was only a tennis match. His family and friends do that. He can tell himself that he hadn't even turned 23 years old at the time, so how devastating should this be? What about the resilience of youth? How long should the hurt hurt?
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