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Olivier Patience

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Olivier Patience
  • Pronounced: o-lee-vee-EH Pah-see-ONS
  • Age: 34 (25.03.1980)
  • Birthplace: Evreux, France
  • Residence: Boulogne, France
  • Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
  • Weight: 165 lbs (75 kg)
  • Plays: Right-handed
  • Turned Pro: 1998
  • Coach: Cyril Saulnier
Inactive
France

France

As of 21.07.2014
S D
Ranking W-L Titles Prize Money
Career

High

87

19.07.2004

26-53 0 $1,030,897

Singles & Doubles combined

Career

High

206

24.07.2000

5-20 0 $1,030,897

Singles & Doubles combined

2007 IN REVIEW

The Frenchman finished just out of Top 100 for second straight year at No. 105, compiling a 28-13 Challenger match record with one title and two runner-up showings...Played sparingly in ATP level tournaments (6-8 record), with all six wins coming on his favorite clay surface...Posted biggest win of his career over No. 4 Davydenko in Estoril and reached a personal-best 3rd RD at Roland Garros with wins over Eysseric and Zabaleta (l. to Djokovic in five sets)...In March, advanced to final at Rabat Challenger (l. to Galvani)...In July, won title at Reggio Emilia (d. Mantilla)...Closed season in September with runner-up at Brasov (l. to M. Gonzalez)...Earned a career-high $151,350.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

1998-Broke through in France #8 Futures and reached QF…Reached doubles SF at France #3 (w/ Rafidison)…1999-Won two Futures events…Claimed first career title at France #9 in July (d Saoudi)…One month later won Ukraine #4 (d. Cadart)…Went 24-10 in Futures and 2-2 in Challengers…Won doubles titles at France #9 (w/Cuaz), Ukraine #4 (w/Cadart)…Reached doubles final at four Futures events…2000-Reached final at Great Britain Futures #4 (l Mutis)…Also a finalist at Contrexeville Challenger (l. to Santopadre)…Finished year at 9-10 in Futures and 6-11 in Challengers…Won doubles title at France #10 (w/ de Chaunac)…Doubles finalist at Contrexeville (w/Lisnard)… 2001-Finalist at France Futures #8 (l. to Kordasz) and #10 (l. to Perlant)…Was 13-8 in Futures and 11-12 in Challengers…Doubles finalist at Italy #7 (w/Mahut)…2002-Made ATP and Grand Slam debut at Australian Open (l. to Savolt) as a qualifier…Made Grand Slam debut in doubles at Roland Garros (w/Varlet) and lost in 1st RD to Bryan-Bryan…2003-Qualified into ATP events in Chennai (l. to van Lottum) and Valencia (l Sanchez)…In April, won title at France Futures #9 (d. Saoudi)…Won first career Challenger title at Manerbio (d. Cassallo Arguello)…2004 – The Frenchman reached his career high ranking (No. 87) during season while also achieving career highs for ATP wins (12)…Began season at Australian Open and reached Grand Slam-best 3rd RD…Posted wins over Russian Andreev and Davydenko before losing to Blake…Reached QF in Estoril (l. to Chela)…Made Roland Garros debut and defeated Volandri before falling to Lee…Made Wimbledon debut but lost in 1st RD to Moya…Reached SF at San Remo Challenger (l. to Wessels)…2005 – Reached 2nd RD in Chennai (d. Schuettler, l. to Tabara) and Rolang Garros (d. Simon, l. to Ferrer)…Won Challenger titles at Rome (d. Serra) and St. Brieuc (d. Ionita)…Reached three QFs in final five Challenger events…Claimed doubles title at Monza Challenger (w/Devilder)... 2006 -- Finished just out of Top 100 of ATP Rankings at a year-end best No. 101...Put together a 24-6 match record in Challenger play with three titles...Opened season with title at Doha Challenger, defeating countryman Benneteau in final...Reached first career ATP SF at Costa do Sauipe and earned first career Top 10 victory en route...Opened with wins over Sabau, No. 9 Gaudio in 2nd RD and Pashanski in QF before falling to Martin in three sets...Reached SF at St. Brieuc Challenger (l. to Wessels)...Won title at San Remo Challenger (d. Galvani)...Lost in three tie-breaks to Karlovic in Roland Garros in 1st Rd...Won a pair of Challenger titles in June, at Lugano (d. Garcia-Lopez) and Reggio Emilia (d. Roitman)...Fell in US Open 1st RD (l. to O. Rochus)...Reached SF at Tarragona Challenger (l. to Lorenzi)...2006--Finished just out of Top 100 ATP Rankings for first time in his career highlighted by an outstanding 24-6 match record in Challenger play with three titles...Opened season with title at Doha Challenger, defeating countryman Benneteau in final...Reached first career ATP SF at Costa do Sauipe and earned first career Top 10 victory en route...Opened with wins over Sabau, No. 9 Gaudio in 2nd RD and Pashanski in QF before falling to Martin in three sets...Reached SF at St. Brieuc Challenger (l. to Wessels)...Won title at San Remo Challenger (d. Galvani)...Lost in three tie-breaks to Karlovic in Roland Garros in 1st Rd...Won a pair of Challenger titles in June, at Lugano (d. Garcia-Lopez) and Reggio Emilia (d. Roitman)...Fell in US Open 1st RD (l. to O. Rochus)...Reached SF at Tarragona (l. to Lorenzi).

PERSONAL

Full name Olivier Alexandre Patience...Nickname “La Pace”...Began playing at age four...Father, Jeanpierre, who is retired, and mother, Catherine, who works as a state employee...Has an older sister, Anne-Caroline, who works in cultural sector...Father used to play tennis recreationally...Favorite surface is clay and rebound ace... Favorite shots are backhand volley and backhand chip...Idolized Marcelo Rios and Cedric Pioline growing up...Aspires to reach Top 50...If he didn’t play tennis, he’d try golf, or outside of sports, would have worked for Red Cross...Enjoys golf and once had a handicap of 12...Coached by former ATP pro and countryman Eric Winogradsky (since Aug. 2006).

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