- Pronounced: butch
- Age: 44 (01.04.1969)
- Birthplace: Meulan, France
- Residence: Geneva, Switzerland
- Height: 6' (183 cm)
- Weight: 168 lbs (76 kg)
- Plays: Right-handed
- Turned Pro: 1987
- Coach: Eric Deblicker
As of 20.05.2013
*Singles & Doubles combined
*Singles & Doubles combined
Prize money: $240,654
Matches won-lost: Tour: 14-23 (singles), 2-5 (doubles) Challenger: 2-0 (singles), 0-0 (doubles)
Singles Quarterfinalist: Milan.
1997 IN REVIEW
The former French No. 1 (1995) had his first losing season and finished with his lowest ATP Tour Ranking since 1990...Did not win more than two consecutive matches in 22 tournaments...Opened year with a 3rd RD at Australian Open (l. to Mantilla) and went 1-1 in Davis Cup 1st RD vs. Australia...Best ATP Tour showing was QF in Milan (l. to Bruguera)...His best clay results were 3rd RD at Mercedes Super 9 in Monte Carlo (l. to C. Costa) and French Open (l. to Rios)...Posted only Top 10 victory (1-3) of season over No. 3 Kafelnikov in 1st RD of Long Island...Retired with a left foot stress fracture in 2nd RD at U.S. Open (vs. Paes)...Went 2-6 during indoor season.
1989 - Runner-up in singles and doubles at Geneva Challenger...1990 - Final at Bristol Challenger...1991 - First career Tour final in Berlin...Won doubles in Bordeaux (w/Forget)...Made Davis Cup debut in doubles (w/Forget)...1992 - Broke into Top 30 by reaching final in Bolzano (l. to Enqvist)...Reached Bordeaux doubles final (w/Forget)...1993 - Won first Tour titles in Rosmalen and Toulouse to crack Top 20...Won doubles title in Marseille (w/Delaitre)...1994 - Finalist in Marseille and Ostrava...Defeated Lendl en route to 3rd RD at the French Open...1995 - Runner-up in Adelaide (d. Krajicek, l. to Courier) and Stockholm (l. to Enqvist)...Won third career ATP Tour title in Toulouse (d. Courier)...SF in Ostrava and Essen (d. Ferreira, Kafelnikov, Krajicek)...1996 - Reached SF at Mercedes Super 9 in Key Biscayne with victories over Washington, Edberg and Courier before losing to eventual winner Agassi...Reached RD 16 (l. to J. Sanchez) at U.S. Open...Helped France win Davis Cup title (over Sweden), winning the deciding match (d. Kulti) in five sets.
CAREER TITLES (3): 1993 - Rosmalen, Toulouse; 1995 - Toulouse. FINALIST (7): 1991 - Berlin; 1992 - Bolzano; 1994 - Marseille, Ostrava; 1995 - Adelaide, Stockholm; 1996 - Lyon.
CAREER DOUBLES TITLES (2). FINALIST (3).
GRAND SLAM RECORD
AUS. OPEN8-5* 3RD2ND1ST2ND4TH2ND-- -- -- -- --
FRENCH OPEN14-11 3RD2ND3RD3RD1ST1ST4TH3RD2ND2ND1ST
WIMBLEDON 9-7 1ST1ST3RD1ST3RD4TH3RD-- -- -- --
US OPEN10-72ND4TH1ST1ST3RD3RD3RD-- -- -- --
* w/o in 1994 (not included as loss).
Began playing tennis at age 8...The 1985 European Juniors champion and Orange Bowl champion...Made Davis Cup debut in 1991 and has career record 16-6 (11-6 in singles)...Wife, Gabrielle (married Dec. 3, 1991); son, Lucas (born Nov. 6, 1995)...Played in Atlanta Olympic Games, reaching the second round in singles (l. 1st in doubles).