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- Pronounced: AR-no-CLAY-mohn
- Age: 35 (17.12.1977)
- Birthplace: Aix-en-Provence, France
- Residence: Geneva, Switzerland
- Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
- Weight: 160 lbs (73 kg)
- Plays: Right-handed
- Turned Pro: 1996
- Coach: Boris Vallejo, Pierre Cherret
- Website: http://arnaudclement.com
As of 09.12.2013
*Singles & Doubles combined
*Singles & Doubles combined
Full name is Arnaud Marcel Maurice Clement...Began playing tennis at age seven with his brother Bruno (18 months older)...Father, Henri, was an amateur soccer player, and he shaved off his moustache after son won his first ATP title in 2000...Mother, Marie Michell, was an amateur handball player...Got serious about tennis after passing the bac (French high school diploma) in 1995 with a B.S. diploma in mathematics and started to train with Trevor Allan in Marseille...Enjoys eating Lebanese food since his grandmother was born there...Close friend of countryman Sebastien Grosjean and godfather of his son Tom...Going into 2010 has a 17-11 career Davis Cup record (11-9 in singles) in 16 ties...Coached by Boris Vallejo (since November 2009) and Pierre Cherret.
2010 -- The French veteran finished in Top 100 for 11th time in 12 years (except ’04)…Opened season with 11th career singles final in Auckland (l. to Isner, held one match point)…Also QF in Estoril in May…Made a 3rd RD appearance at Wimbledon (l. to Federer) and US Open (l. to Fish)…In doubles, reached final in Zagreb (w/O. Rochus)… Came from two-sets down in Davis Cup final vs. Serbia to win doubles rubber (w/Llodra).
2009 -- The Frenchman finished in Top 100 for 10th time in 11 years (except ’04)…Broke a seven-match first-round losing streak in October by qualifying in Stockholm and reaching QF (l. to eventual champ Baghdatis)…Advanced to SF in Lyon (d. Tsonga, l. to eventual winner Ljubicic)…Closed with 3rd RD at ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Paris (d. Lopez, Haas, l. to Djokovic)…Went 11-6 in Challengers with title in Cherbourg (d. Ascione) in March…Had 1-5 mark vs. Top 10 foes and compiled marks of 11-12 on hard, 3-4 on clay and 0-4 on grass…In doubles, won title in Marseille (w/Llodra) and reached finals in Metz (w/Llodra) and Lyon (w/Grosjean).
2008 -- The Frenchman finished in Top 100 for ninth time in past 10 years, highlighted by Wimbledon-best QF run...Also doubles success with runner-up at Australian Open...Did not win consecutive matches through beginning of June (2-8 start), then broke through on grass to reach QF at 's-Hertogenbosch (l. to del Potro) and Wimbledon...At All England Club, lost 8-6 in fifth set to Schuettler in 5:12, the longest match of the season...In doubles, won title in Metz, reached Australian Open final (l. to Erlich-Ram) and lost in bronze medal match at Beijing Olympics (l. to Bryans)...Finished No. 12 in ATP Doubles Race (w/Llodra) and No. 29 individually.
2007-- Reached his 10th ATP final in Nottinghan (l. to Karlovic) and won his first Grand Slam doubles title (w/Llodra) at Wimbledon (d. Bryans)...Also SF at Queen's (d. No. 4 Djokovic, Karlovic, l. to Mahut ) and doubles winner at Marseille and Metz while reaching Stockholm final (w/Llodra)...Qualified for Tennis Masters Cup in Shanghai and went 0-3 in round robin play...Finished No. 9 in Stanford ATP Doubles Race and No. 14 individually.
2006 -- Won titles in Marseille (d. No. 2 Nadal in SF, Ancic in F) and Washington (d. Hewitt, Safin, Murray)...Doubles titlist in Lyon (w/Benneteau) and AMS Paris (w/Llodra)...
2005 -- Reached two singles QFs and two ATP doubles finals...
2004 -- In Roland Garros 1st RD, played longest match in history (6:33)...Play suspended due to darkness at 5-all in fifth set, and resumed next day when Santoro prevailed 6-4 6-3 6-7(5) 3-6 16-14...In doubles, titled at AMS Indian Wells (w/Grosjean), Metz (w/Mahut) and St. Petersburg (w/Llodra)...
2003 -- Won Metz title (d. Gonzalez) and reached finals in 's-Hertogenbosch and Lyon...Missed two months with right wrist injury...
2002 -- Helped country to Davis Cup final (lost 3-2 to Russia)...Finalist in 's-Hertogenbosch (l. to Schalken)...Doubles winner in Marseille (w/Escude)...
2001 -- Reached first Slam final at Australian Open with wins over Federer, Rusedski, Kafelnikov and Grosjean (saved 2 M.P. in SF) before losing to Agassi...Became first Frenchman to reach Australian final since Jean Borotra won in '28...Helped country to Davis Cup final (vs. Australia) with 4-2 singles mark...Earned a career-high $848,999...
2000 -- Won first ATP title in Lyon (d. Rafter)...
1999 -- Finalist in Marseille (l. to Santoro)...
1998 -- Reached SF in Moscow...
1997 -- Reached QF in St. Petersburg and Toulouse...Qualified at Wimbledon and advanced to 3rd RD...
The veteran Frenchman reached the St. Remy Challenger final (l. to Roger-Vasselin) in September...
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