1999 IN REVIEW
Finished out of Top 100 for first time in five years…Jumped out to a 6-4 start, highlighted by QF in Auckland (d. B. Black, l. to Haas) and St. Petersburg, along with 2nd RD at Australian Open and Marseille…However, won just four of final 20 matches…Best win of the year was over No. 5 Henman in 1st RD of Los Angeles…Played all four Grand Slam events, running his streak to 36 consecutive Grand Slams played, tying him with Ferreira and Woodforde for longest active streak…In doubles, reached Marseille SF (w/Golmard) and helped France to 1st RD Davis Cup five-set win over Dutchmen Haarhuis-Siemerink (w/Pioline).
1989- Reached French Open doubles QF (w/Pioline)...1990-Singles titlist at Martinique and Dijon Challengers...1991-Reached first career Tour final in Birmingham...1992-Won his first Tour singles title in Brisbane...1993-Won Jakarta doubles title (w/Nargiso)...1994-Reached QF in Adelaide…1995-Reached finals in St. Petersburg, Johannesburg...In doubles, won in Johannesburg (w/R. Gilbert)...1996-Jumped from 61 to No. 45 in the ATP Tour Rankings after reaching SF of Rotterdam (l. to Ivanisevic)...Won Brest Challenger...Helped lead France to 3-2 Davis Cup title over Sweden with 3-0 doubles mark during year (w/Forget)...In doubles, won title in Marseille and reached QF at Wimbledon Wimbledon (w/Fleurian)...1997-Finished in Top 50 for first time, compiled 27-26 record, reached final (as qualifier) in Rosmalen (l. to Krajicek) and SF in Los Angeles with wins over Rafter and Philippoussis...Also beat No. 6 Moya in 1st RD of U.S. Open...Earned a career-high $359,522…1998-Reached Grand-Slam best 4th RD at Australian Open, beating No. 3 Chang…Reached Los Angeles SF and snapped Rafter's 11-match winning streak in New Haven…Won fourth career doubles title in 's-Hertogenbosch (w/Siemerink).
Finished as the No. 1 junior in France and No. 2 in the world in 1988...Enjoys soccer, video games and Harley Davidson motorcycles...Has a 10-2 Davis Cup record (6-1 in doubles)...Played in Atlanta Olympics in doubles (w/Boetsch) and lost in first round to eventual gold medalists Woodbridge and Woodforde...Wife, Caroline (married Aug. 1, 1992); son, Romain (born July 15, 1993); daughter, Maena (born May 2, 1999)...Coached by brother-in-law Tony Prudent.