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- Age: 26 (08.05.1989)
- Birthplace: Avignon, France
- Residence: Avignon, France
- Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
- Weight: 176 lbs (80 kg)
- Plays: Right-handed
- Turned Pro: 2007
- Coach: Lionel Zimbler
As of 18.05.2015
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Singles & Doubles combined
Singles & Doubles combined
Plays with a two-handed backhand...Started playing tennis aged six with his father, who used to work at a mini-tennis club next to their house...Father, Philippe, works at the SNCF (French railway system); mother, Eliane, works for the local government of the Vaucluse; one brother, Thomas, is a tennis coach...Favourite surface is clay...Favourite shot is backhand...Idol growing up was Marat Safin...Favourite hobby is to watch football and is a huge supporter of the Olympique de Marseille...If he wasn't a tennis player he would have loved to play football...Favourite tennis memory is appearing at 2010 US Open...Nickname is "La Tige" ("the stalk") because he's tall and thin.
2014 -- The Frenchman finished outside Top 100 for 1st time since ‘10 after a left knee injury forced him to struggle through season...Best results were QF in Chennai in opening week of season (l. to Granollers after holding 1 MP) and Casablanca in April (l. to eventual champion Garcia-Lopez). Dropped out of Top 100 on August 11 for 1st time in more than 2 years...In Grand Slam play, reached 3R at Australian Open for 1st time (l. to Bautista Agut), and 2R at Roland Garros (l. to Bautista Agut) and US Open (l. to Carreño Busta). Fell in 1R at Wimbledon (l. to Rosol)...Underwent surgery on long-standing knee problem on September 17 and didn’t return for rest of season...Compiled records of 7-8 on hard, 3-8 on clay and 0-3 on grass. Went 0-1 vs. Top 10 opponents...
2013 -- The Frenchman improved his year-end ranking for a 6th year in a row, finishing in Top 30 with a personal-best 32 match wins while reaching his 2nd career ATP World Tour final in Montpellier (l. to Gasquet)…Saved 1 MP vs Darcis in 2R…In Grand Slam play, reached 3R at Roland Garros (l. to Nishikori) and Wimbledon (l. to Kubot) and 1R at Australian Open (l. to Federer) and US Open (l. to Bogomolov Jr.)…In opening week of season in Chennai, reached SF (d. Cilic, l. to Bautista Agut) and in May at ATP Masters 1000 Rome (d. Monaco in 1R, No. 7 del Potro in 3R, l. to Federer)…Also SF in Stockholm (l. to eventual champ Dimitrov) and QF in Casablanca (l. to Robredo) and Stuttgart (l. to Hanescu)…In doubles, won 1st ATP title in Chennai (w/Wawrinka)…Compiled records of 16-17 on hard, 13-10 on clay and 3-3 on grass. Went 2-6 vs. Top 10 opponents and earned a career-high $946,262…
2012 -- The Frenchman was one of most improved players of season, jumping from No. 95 (with 5 match wins) previous year to No. 47 (with 26 match wins)...In May, advanced to 1st ATP World Tour final in Belgrade (l. to Seppi). Also SF in ‘s-Hertogenbosch (l. to Ferrer) and QF in Auckland (l. to Rochus), Casablanca (l. to Cipolla) and Basel (l. to Federer)...In Grand Slam play, reached 3R at Wimbledon (l. to Baker) and 2R at Roland Garros (d. Ramos, l. to Ferrer) and US Open (d. Dimitrov, l. to Kohlschreiber in 5th set TB)...Compiled records of 12-10 on clay, 9-14 on hard and 5-2 on grass. Went 0-5 vs. Top 10 opponents and highest-ranked win came over No. 21 Dolgopolov at Wimbledon. Earned a career-high $502,783...
2011 -- The young Frenchman finished in Top 100 for 1st time with a 37-21 Challenger match record and 2 titles…Won 5 ATP World Tour level matches...In opening month of action, made successful Australian Open debut (d. Cipolla, l. to Ljubicic in 4 sets)…Following month, qualified in Rotterdam (d. Simon, l. to Ljubicic again)...In April, reached Challenger final in St. Brieuc (l. to Texeira) and 2 weeks later qualified in Barcelona (l. to Montanes in 2R)…In May, qualified in Nice and followed with 1R exit at Roland Garros, losing to Hanescu both times...Made Wimbledon debut and lost to No. 6 Ferrer in 1R and returned to clay in July and reached 2 Challengers QF and advanced to 2R in Stuttgart (l. to Granollers)...In next 2 months on Challenger circuit, reached 3 SF (San Marino, Como, Todi) and won 1st title at Brasov (d. Teixeira)...In November, closed with title in Salzburg (d. Zemlja) and afterwards broke into Top 100 for 1st time from No. 112 to No. 94...In limited ATP play, compiled marks of 3-4 on hard, 2-4 on clay and 0-2 on grass…Earned a career-high $216,513...
2010 -- Captured 3 Futures titles while runner-up at 2 others…Qualified in 3 ATP World Tour level events, including Grand Slam tournaments at Roland Garros (l. to O. Rochus) and US Open (d. Schuettler in 5th set TB, l. to Lopez in 5 sets)…Reached Challenger finals at Arad, Romania (l. to Guez) and San Sebastian, Spain (l. to Ramos)...
2009 -- Put together his best results in Futures events, winning title at Slovenia #3 and runner-up at Great Britain #8, Austria #7, Portugal #4 and Germany #18...
2008 -- Runner-up at Italy #17 Futures...
2007 -- Winner at France #10 Futures...
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