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- Age: 24 (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 20.05.2013
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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.
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...
Reached the Chennai SFs with 3-sets win over Cilic…Lost to Bautista Agut in SFs…Teamed up with Wawrinka to capture first ATP World Tour doubles title (d. Begemann-Emmrich)…
On 6 February, saved 1 M.P. versus Darcis in Montpellier 2R...Went onto finish runner-up (l. to Gasquet)…Dropped to 0-2 in ATP World Tour singles finals...In Rotterdam 1R, on 13 February, retired due to illness versus Baghdatis in 3rd set...
Beat No. 7 seed del Potro in ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Rome 3R, Granollers in QFs before losing to No. 2 seed Federer in first ATP World Tour Masters 1000 SF; rose 10 spots to career-high No. 26 on 20 May…
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