- Age: 30 (28.11.1983)
- Birthplace: Gennevilliers, France
- Residence: Boulogne-Billancourt, France
- Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
- Weight: 165 lbs (75 kg)
- Plays: Right-handed
As of 03.03.2014
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*Singles & Doubles combined
*Singles & Doubles combined
Nickname is "Doudou", speaks French, English, and basic Spanish…Began playing at an early age with Father, Christophe, who reached semi-finals at Roland Garros in 1983, defeating Jimmy Connors in quarter-finals before losing to countryman and eventual champion Yannick Noah...Father reached a career-high No. 39 in ATP Rankings on Aug. 1, 1983...Mother Alexandine Vaduijn works as a painter…Favourite surface is grass, shot is volley and event is Roland Garros… Trains in Paris at the tennis club LPR with the Team Lagardere infrastructure...Lists football, golf, dinner with friends, movies with girlfriend as favourite things to do outside of tennis court…Would be a football or golf player if he wasn't a tennis player…. Fan of FC Nantes football team in France… Goal is to play Davis Cup for national team…Best memory was reaching 3rd round at 2007 Roland Garros…Trainer is Pierre Mazenq.
"Getting Acquainted With" Feature (Aug. 2011)
2013 -- The Frenchman compiled his best season by reaching 1st career ATP World Tour singles final and breaking Top 50 while capturing 3 doubles titles with as many partners. Finished a year-end best No. 52 in singles and No.17 in doubles winning 23 singles and 34 doubles matches...In March, reached final at Delray Beach (l. to Gulbis). In May, advanced 1st SF on clay in Nice (l. to Montañes) and later in year in Basel (d. No. 8 Wawrinka, l. to No. 5 del Potro). Afterwards jumped from No. 65 to No. 48 on Oct.23...In Grand Slam play, compiled a 3-4 record, with 2R at Australian Open (l. to Benneteau), Roland Garros (l. to Almagro) and US Open (l. to Kohlschreiber). Fell in 1R at Wimbledon (l. to Gulbis)...In doubles, won titles in Newport (w/Mahut), Atlanta (w/Sijsling) and Tokyo (w/Bopanna). Also runner-up in Bogota (w/Sijsling) and SF at Wimbledon (w/Bopanna)...Compiled records of 14-16 on hard, 8-6 on clay and 1-4 on grass. Went 1-6 vs. Top 10 opponents. Earned a career-high $815,655...
2012 -- The Frenchman finished in Top 100 for 1st time since 2007 highlighted by a career-high 3 ATP World Tour QF results, in Marseille (l. to Tsonga) in February, ‘s-Hertogenbosch (l. to Petzschner) on grass in June and in Moscow (l. to Karlovic) in October. His biggest win came over top seed/No. 21-ranked Dolgopolov in Moscow 2R, saved 4 MPs...Reached a career-high ranking of No. 67 on June 11 after 2R at Roland Garros (d. Pospisil, l. to del Potro). Also 2R at Australian Open (d. Malisse, l. to Murray). In Challengers went 14-8 with 2 SF and 3 QF results. Earned a career-high $410,585...Compiled records of 7-10 on hard, 4-3 on grass and 3-6 on clay. Went 0-3 vs. Top 10 opponents...
2011 -- The Frenchman compiled his best results on Challenger level to finish just outside Top 100…Put together a 24-10 match record and won titles in Granby (d. Bachinger) in July and St. Remy (d. Clement) in September...Best ATP World Tour result was QF in Newport (l. to Kamke) in July…Qualified into tour-level main draw 6 times...Earned a career-high $214,117...
2010 -- Reached 2R at Roland Garros (d. Anderson, l. to Berdych) and Kuala Lampur (d. Cermak, l. to Soderling)…Was 13-10 in ATP qualifying, reaching main draw in Marseille, Metz and Tokyo…Won Sarajevo Challenger (d. K. Beck) and runner up at Orbetello (l. to Andujar) and St. Remy (l. to Janowicz)...
2009 -- Reached 1st ATP QF as qualifier in Tokyo (d. del Potro, Melzer; l. to Hewitt)…Also qualified into Wimbledon (l. to Koubek), Bangkok (l. to A. Beck)…Was 19-20 in Challengers with SF in Cherbourg (l. to Ascione)...
2008 -- Qualified at Wimbledon (l. to Cilic) and reached 2R in Amersfoort and Chennai…Was 21-22 in Challengers, reaching final as a qualifier in Mons (l. to Gabashvili) and SF Surbiton (l. to Dancevic)...
2007 -- The Frenchman finished in Top 100 highlighted by successful results in Challenger level play...Compiled a 24-18 record with one runner-up, three SF results and two QF showings...Also performed well in first Grand Slam action, reaching 3rd RD at Roland Garros and Wimbledon...In February-March, his best stretch came with runner-up at Besancon Challenger (l. to Gulbis) and SF at Cherbourg (l. to Haehnel) and Rabat (l. to Patience) Challengers...Won his first ATP match of season in Casablanca (d. Vassallo Arguello, l. to Mathieu)...Received a wild card into his first Roland Garros main draw and posted wins over Daniel and Stepanek (in five sets) before losing to Monaco in 3rd RD...On grass, qualified at Wimbledon, defeating Baker and No. 20 Chela in straight sets before falling to countryman Gasquet in 3rd RD...Afterwards, broke into Top 100 from No. 109 to No. 92 on July 9...Returned to clay at Montova Challenger and advanced to SF (l. to Di Mauro)...Made his US Open debut and lost to Monaco in four sets in 1st RD...In October, closed season with QF at Mons Challenger and SF at Andrezieux Challenger...Earned a career-high $207,725.
2006 -- Played a combination of Futures and Challenger tournaments, winning title at France #16 Futures (d. Lammer) and reaching finals at back-to-back Challengers in St. Petersburg (l. to Guez) and Samarkand (l. to Tipsarevic)...Also runner-up at France #17 Futures (l. to Recouderc)...
2005 -- Won titles at France Futures #8 (d. Renavand) and Montauban Challenger (d. Karanusic) while reaching SF at Kosice, Trani and Bonx Challengers...Compiled a 21-18 record in Challengers...
2004 -- Compiled best results in Challenger level play (20-16 record) with six SF showings -- Cherbourg, Leon, Mexico City, Montauban, Seoul and Bolton...Won first ATP match in Shanghai (d. Healey, l. to Burgsmuller)...
2003 -- Played in 15 Futures and six Challengers with best result SF at Kiev Challenger and Czech Republic Futures #3...Reached three Challenger QF at Montauban, Hilversum and Manerbio...
2002 -- Reached QF or better in seven of 17 Futures tournaments played, including title in Copenhagen (d. Cherkasov) and final in Estonia (l. to Hommel)...Advanced to two other SF and three QF...
The Frenchman reached his second ATP World Tour final at Chennai (l. to Wawrinka) to start the season…On 7 January, retired due to fatigued after losing first set versus Dolgopolov in Sydney 1R…Reached the doubles SFs (w/Benneteau)…Failed to convert one match point versus No. 19 seed Anderson in 75 fifth set loss in Australian Open 3R…
With Benneteau, fell in Austra lian Open 3R (l. to Mirnyi-Youzhny)…Reached Rotterdam SFs (w/Benneteau), losing to Rojer-Tecau…On 23 February, saved six match points (w/Benneteau) to win Marseille doubles title, beating Hanley-Marray 13-11 in Match TB…
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