2002 - Made his debut at the Australian Open as a qualifier, reached the second round defeating fellow qualifier Stefano Galvani 62 75 75 falling to No. 7 Tommy Haas 61 62 63…1998 - Played in his first Roland Garros as a wild card, losing to Fabrice Santoro in the opening round…Qualified for St. Petersburg and defeated Dinu Pescariu to reach second round before losing to Santoro.
Began playing tennis age six…Mother, Anne-Marie; father, Andre, is a colonel in the army and plays tennis. Wife is Karine and first child was born in March 2002…Favorite surface is hard court…Goals for 2002 are to reach the top 100 and be a good father…Finished 1994 at No. 7 in the ITF Junior rankings: semifinalist in Wimbledon boy's singles championship…Member, 1993 Galea Cup Finalist team. Also junior champion of France that year…A sports fan, hobbies include soccer, independent cinema, psychology, music, and spending time with friends, wife and family…Turned professional in 1997.