- Pronounced: SHE-dric pee-oh-LEEN
- Age: 44 (15.06.1969)
- Birthplace: Neuilly/Seine, France
- Residence: Geneva, Switzerland
- Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
- Weight: 175 lbs (79 kg)
- Plays: Right-handed
- Turned Pro: 1989
- Coach: Pierre Cherret
As of 02.12.2013
*Singles & Doubles combined
*Singles & Doubles combined
Full name is Cedric Adrien Pioline...As a junior, was a finalist at French National Championships in 1987...Parents met while at a volleyball match in Paris...Mother was a member of the World Championship Romanian volleyball team and father played volleyball for Le Racing Club de France...Enjoys scuba diving and spending time on beaches... Considers France's World Cup soccer title in 1998 as his favorite sports memory... Girlfriend, Mireille Bercot; son, Andrea (born March 14, 1993)...Has a 22-13 career Davis Cup record (18-11 in singles) in 20 ties since 1994...Coached by Pierre Cherret.
2001 -- The Frenchman finished out of Top 60 for first time since 1990 at No. 83 after struggling in last six months of season...His biggest moment of the year came in Davis Cup final in Australia as he teamed with Santoro to beat Hewitt-Rafter in doubles to give France a 2-1 lead...The French went on to win country's ninth Cup with a 3-2 victory and it was the veteran's second winning Cup team (1996) he was part of...Went 3-1 in Davis Cup doubles during year (w/Santoro), losing only to Switzerland's Federer-Manta 9-7 in fifth set in QF tie...Opened year with QF showing in Chennai (l. to Tabara) and 3rd RD at Australian Open (l. to T. Martin)...In February, advanced to QF in Marseille (l. to eventual champion Kafelnikov)...After 2nd RD exits at TMS Indian Wells and Miami, reached 3rd RD on clay at TMS Monte Carlo (d. Prinosil, Ilie, l. to Arazi)...In 13th consecutive appearance at Roland Garros (second longest streak among active players behind Chang), lost in 2nd RD to Novak...Also lost in 2nd RD at Wimbledon for second straight year, going down 12-10 in fifth set marathon against Stoliarov after leading by two sets...Returned to clay in July, reaching QF in Gstaad (d. Clavet in 2nd RD, l. to Ferrero)...After 15-16 record in first six months, went 2-8 in rest of season, including 1st RD loss at US Open to Gambill.
2000 -- Played well in first half of season by winning two ATP titles in first four months in Rotterdam (d. Henman) and TMS Monte Carlo (d. Hrbaty)...Became first Frenchman to win Monte Carlo title since Pierre Darmon in 1963...Compiled a 27-13 match record through Wimbledon but struggled rest of year with a 5-7 mark...Broke three metacarpal bones in his left hand while playing volleyball and underwent surgery on July 26...Won two rounds at US Open, defeating Sargsian and Rusedski in five sets (trailed 0-2 in sets) before losing to T. Martin in 3rd RD...His best result rest of season came in Vienna where he reached SF (l. to Haas)...Earned a career-high $888,789.
1999 -- Won his lone ATP title of season in Nottingham (d. Ullyett) and advanced and advanced to a Grand Slam SF (or better) for third straight year at US Open (d. Haas, Kuerten, l. to T. Martin)...Also reached his fourth QF (or better) at Wimbledon (d. Kafelnikov, l. to Henman)...Compiled a career-best 12-2 record on grass...Won six of eight matches in Davis Cup play during year in helping his country to final (l. to Australia)...In first three months, reached SF in Doha and Marseille and QF in Scottsdale...Also reached QF at Queen's Club in London...Led ATP with most tie break wins (30) and went 4-1 in five set matches.
1998 -- Reached finals at London-indoor (l. to Kafelnikov) and Monte Carlo (l. to Moya) and advanced to SF in four other tournaments, including a career-best SF at Roland Garros (l. to Corretja).
1997 -- Won second career title in Prague (d. Ulihrach) and reached second Grand Slam final at Wimbledon (l. to Sampras), posting victories over Rusedski (QF) and Stich (SF)...Became first Frenchman to reach Wimbledon final since Yvon Petra won in 1946.
1996 -- Won his first career ATP Tour title in Copenhagen (d. Carlsen)...Finalist in Zagreb (l. to Ivanisevic) and Marseille (l. to Forget)...SF in Monte Carlo (d. Kafelnikov, l. to Muster) and QF at French Open (d. Rios, l. to Stich)...Helped lead France to Davis Cup title over Sweden.
1995 -- At Wimbledon, beat Courier in the 2nd RD en route to QF (l. to Becker 9-7 in fifth set).
1994 -- Reached lone final in Long Island.
1993 -- Reached five finals, including U.S. Open and broke into the Top 10 for first time.
1992 -- Reached first Tour final in Lyon (l. to Sampras).
1991 -- Cracked the Top 50, reaching the final of the Brest Challenger (l. to Santoro).
1990 -- SF as a lucky loser at Tour stop in Genova...Won the Brest Challenger (d. Krajicek).
1989 -- All success came in Challengers, reaching the SF in Brest and QF in Clermont and Munich.