| By New York Tennis Magazine Staff

Tennis Channel has announced that it is adding two tennis legends Mats Wilander and Jim Courier to the booth for the opening week of the 2011 U.S. Open. After debuting yesterday, former U.S. Open Champion Wilander will once again comment on matches Wednesday, Aug. 31. Hall-of-Famer Jim Courier will take his turn in offering analysis today, Thursday and Friday. This week marks the first time each has appeared as part of the network's broadcast team. Courier and Wilander are joined by U.S. Open Tonight host Bill Macatee, lead analyst Martina Navratilova and the rest of the critically acclaimed Tennis Channel on-air team.

"With Mats and Jim coming aboard, we continue to provide our fans with insight from some of the greatest players of this sport," said Larry Meyers, senior vice president, production, and executive producer for Tennis Channel. "We're very excited to add such legendary names to our roster this week."

Courier is a former world number one-ranked professional tennis player from the United States. During his career, he won four Grand Slam singles titles, two at the French Open and two at the Australian Open and five Masters 1000 Series titles. He holds the record for being the youngest person to have reached the finals of all four Grand Slam singles tournaments at the age of 22. Courier was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 2005.

Wilander is an eight-time Grand Slam titleholder and former number one-ranked Hall-of-Famer from Sweden. A champion of all four majors, Wilander holds one U.S. Open, one Wimbledon (doubles), three Australian Open and three French Open titles throughout his successful 15-year professional tennis career. Wilander was also an integral member of Sweden's highly successful Davis Cup team throughout the 1980s. In 2002 he was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame.