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- Age: 33 (25.03.1980)
- Birthplace: Dax, France
- Residence: Boulogne Billancourt, France
- Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
- Weight: 143 lbs (65 kg)
- Plays: Left-handed
- Turned Pro: 2000
- Coach: O. Malcor & O. Soules
As of 09.12.2013
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*Singles & Doubles combined
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Full name is Nicolas Aymeric Devilder...Began playing tennis at age eight...Father, Thierry, is an architect; Mother, Bernadette, is a house dresser...Has one younger brother, Bertrand, who is a student and one older sister, Carole...Hobbies include snow and water skiing...Idol growing up was fellow left-hander Marcelo Rios... Considers clay and slow hard courts his best surfaces and strength of game his court coverage and quickness to stay with his opponent...Member of Lagardere Team and coached by countrymen and former ATP pros Olivier Malcor and Olivier Soules.
2000 -- Finalist at Vina del Mar Futures event (l. to Hadad). Also reached SF at Budapest Futures (l. to Peya). Was 9-7 in Futures events.
2001 -- Reached QF in two Futures events. Was 6-9 in Futures. Doubles finalist at two Futures events in France.
2002 -- Claimed first career Futures title at Valescure, France (d. Contzler). Also won a pair of Futures doubles titles while reaching a total of five finals.
2003 -- Reached SF at Sassuolo Challenger. Was 8-6 in Challengers and 12-10 in Futures.
2004 -- Made ATP debut as qualifier at AMS Monte-Carlo. Reached 2nd RD with win over Ivanisevic (l. to Arthurs). Reached two Challenger SFs…Was 18-16 in Challengers.
2005 -- In first two events of the season, qualified into ATP Tournaments and reached 2nd RD. In Chennai, beat Baghdatis before falling to Srichaphan. In Acapulco, defeated Acasuso before falling to Canas. Played in three Challenger finals, winning title in Pamplona (d. Guez). Posted record of 17-11 in Challengers. In doubles, won Challenger title in Monza (w/ Patience).
2006 -- Finished in Top 100 for first time, highlighted by four Challenger titles in five finals appearances... Compiled a 44-18 record in Challenger play and all four titles came on clay... Reached SF in three of his first six Challenger events of year...In March, claimed first title at Monza Challenger (d. Cipolla)...Added a second title one month later in Bergamo (d. Eschauer)...Lost in 1st RD in three of next four events before claiming title at Kosice Challenger (d. Fraile)...Retired after one game as top seed at St. Petersburg Challenger in August with an upper leg injury...Did not play for a month...Returned and reached final at Banja Luka (l. to Mirnegg)...Made two ATP appearances during year in Mumbai û 2nd RD (d. de Voest, l. to Koubek) and Stockholm 1st RD (l. to Vinciguerra)...Reached SF at Montevideo Challenger (l. to Canas)...In doubles, reached SF at Challengers in Florianopolis and Poznan...
2007 -- Reached QF in ATP tournaments in Buenos Aires and Munich... Won Belo Horizonte Challenger (d. Granollers).
2008The Frenchman finished in Top 100 for second time in three years with best results coming in Challenger play...Compiled a 35-11 record and won three titles in four finals between June and July, in Braunschweig (d. Roitman), Constanta (d. Ungur) and Poznan (d. Phau)...Also runner-up in Lugano (l. to Horna)...During stretch, best ATP result was QF in Kitzbnhel (l. to eventual champion del Potro)...Qualified at Roland Garros and lost in 2nd RD to eventual winner Nadal...At US Open, defeated Andujar in 1st RD and then lost to Querrey in four sets...Did not win another match rest of season (0-5)...In doubles, captured first ATP title in Bucharest (w/Mathieu)...Earned a career-high $256,477.
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