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- Age: 27 (12.02.1987)
- Birthplace: Pau, France
- Residence: Liege, Belgium
- Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
- Weight: 165 lbs (75 kg)
- Plays: Right-handed
- Turned Pro: 2005
- Coach: Magnus Tideman
As of 29.09.2014
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Singles & Doubles combined
Singles & Doubles combined
Began playing at age six...Father, Guy, is a banker; mother, Maryse, is a housewife...Older sister, Stephanie (31), is a French teacher and older brother Thierry (28), is a banker...Soccer fan of Paris Saint-Germain...Idol growing up was Pete Sampras...Considers serve as best shot...Would like to be an actor after his tennis career...Captured Wimbledon junior Championships (d. Young in SF, Haase in F) and finished runner-up at US Open juniors in 2005 (l. to Ryan Sweeting)...Finished No. 4 in world junior rankings in '05...In 2004, won Eddie Herr International in Florida and SF at Wimbledon juniors (l. to Monfils)...In doubles, reached Roland Garros juniors final in 2005 (w/Bubka)...Physiotherapist is Jean Jacques Peyroutou...Fitness trainer is Frederic Lefevre.
2013 -- The Frenchman finished in Top 50 for 4th time in 5 years, reaching a personal-best No. 25 in January after 1st Grand Slam QF at Australian Open…Best result was SF in Viña del Mar (l. to Nadal) in February and in Grand Slam play, compiled a 9-4 record, with QF at Aus. Open (d. No. 7 del Potro, l. to No. 3 Murray), 3R at Roland Garros (l. to No. 8 Tsonga) and Wimbledon (l. to No. 1 Djokovic) and 2R at US Open (l. to Benneteau)…Also QF in Valencia (d. F. Mayer, No. 14 Isner, l. to Tursunov) and ‘s-Hertogenbosch (l. to Wawrinka)…Compiled records of 10-14 on hard, 8-9 on clay and 4-2 on grass. Went 1-5 vs. Top 10 opponents and earned a career-high $945,291…
2012 -- The Frenchman finished a year-end best No. 32 (also in ‘09) by climbing 71 ranking positions from previous season to finish in Top 50 for 3rd time in 4 years...Opened season with Challenger title in New Caledonia (d. Menendez-Maceiras) and runner-up at Tunis Challenger (l. to Ramirez Hidalgo) in May...His best ATP World Tour results were SF in Viña del Mar (l. to Monaco) and QF in Acapulco (l. to Wawrinka), Casablanca (l. to Ramos), Hamburg (l. to Monaco) and ATP Masters 1000 Cincinnati (d. No. 4 Murray, l. to del Potro)...Also beat No. 6 Tsonga in Toronto en route to 3R (l. to Granollers)...In Grand Slam play, reached 3R at US Open (l. to Klizan) and 2R at Roland Garros (l. to Tipsarevic) and Wimbledon (l. to Monaco)...Compiled records of 12-8 on clay, 10-10 on hard and 2-2 on grass...Went 2-2 vs. Top 10 opponents...
2011 -- The Frenchman finished just outside Top 100 for 1st time 4 years, highlighted by a SF in Moscow as a qualifier (l. to Troicki)…It was only ATP World Tour event in which he won back-to-back matches...Compiled a 12-5 match record in Challengers and won Madrid title (d. Gimeno-Traver) and runner-up at Nottingham-2 Challenger (l. to Sela)...Biggest win came over No. 10 Melzer in Davis Cup 1R…Then defeated Martin Fischer in 5th and decisive rubber to give France 3-2 win...
2010 -- The Frenchman posted his second consecutive Top 50 season as he recorded a career-best ATP Masters 1000 result…Opened season 1-5 before reaching Delray Beach QF…Reached 3rd RD in Miami* and Wimbledon…On clay, reached 3rd RD in Hamburg and QF in Gstaad…Posted career-best ATP Masters 1000 result with QF in Toronto* by beating two consecutive Top 10s No. 9 Verdasco and No. 6 Davydenko (l. to Djokovic)…In fall, reached QF in Bucharest and, as qualifier, 3rd RD in Shanghai*…In doubles, captured first ATP title in Brisbane (w/ Gicquel) and runner-up in Hamburg (w/ Mathieu).
2009 -- The Frenchman compiled his best season by breaking through to capture his first ATP World Tour title and reaching another final…One of most improved players on tour, winning 35 matches, 25 more than previous year, and reaching a career-high No. 31 in November…In Stuttgart, rallied from a set down against Hanescu to win in three sets to earn his first ATP World Tour title…In February, advanced to his maiden final in Johannesburg (l. to countryman Tsonga) and SF in Delray Beach (l. to Fish)…on clay advanced to SF in Munich (d. Cilic, l. to Berdych) and 3rd RD at Roland Garros (l. to Haas)…In second half of season reached QF in Gstaad (l. to Andreev) and 3rd RD at ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Cincinnati (d. Robredo, Isner; l. to Djokovic)…Went 0-5 vs. Top 10 opponents and compiled marks of 17-17 on hard and 16-8 on clay…Earned a career-high $676,894...
2008 -- Finished in Top 100 for first time after reaching two ATP QF and Grand Slam-best 4th RD at Roland Garros...Opened season on Challenger circuit, qualifying into hard court tournament at Bergamo and also reaching QF next week at East London...Followed on clay with QF at Meknes and final at Marrakesh (l. to Monfils)...Received wild card to play at Roland Garros and posted wins over Gil, No. 7 Nalbandian in five sets, and Tursunov before falling to Almagro...The win against Nalbandian was his first against a Top 10 player...Afterwards, moved up 51 Rankings spots to crack Top 100 at No. 94 on June 9...Defeated Gil again on his Wimbledon and US Open debuts (l. to Mathieu and Andreev, respectively, in 2nd RD), marking the first time in Open Era two players had met in 1st RD of three straight Grand Slam tournaments...In July, qualified into Gstaad and reached first ATP QF (l. to Hanescu)...Followed with Challenger title on clay at Graz (d. Roitman)...During European indoor season, reached QF at Moscow (l. to Kunitsyn) and made AMS debut at Paris (l. to Robredo)...
2007 -- In his first ATP event in Marseille, lost to No. 20 Nieminen in three tie-break sets in 1st RD...Won two Challengers titles, beating Gremelmayr at Kosice, and Bohli at Barnstaple...Finished in Top 200 for first time at No. 188...Posted 0-3 record in ATP events...
2006 -- Jumped from No. 563 in '05 to No. 262 at end of season...In Grand Slam debut, advanced to 2nd RD at Roland Garros (d. Bjorkman, l. to No. 15 Ferrer)...Reached Future finals at Barnstaple, Great Britain (l. to Robert) and Khemisset, Morroco (l. to Karol)
2005 -- Won his first event of season, a clay court Futures over Stefan Wauters in Grasse, France and followed in his next event with SF at Angers
2004 -- Reached QF in first pro Futures event at Saint-Gervais, France in July
The Frenchman started the season by reaching the Brisbane SFs (l. to Federer in three sets)…Lost to No. 3 seed Ferrer in Australian Open 3R…
With Dlouhy, reached Vina del Mar SFs (L. to Cabal-Farah)… On 27 February , withdrew due to back injury ahead of Sao Paulo doubles 1R (w/Simon)…
On 14 May, saved one match point versus Federer in third set TB win in ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Rome 2R; fell to Raonic in three sets in QFs…
Beats Matosevic in five sets, over 4hrs, 15 mins, in Wimbledon 2R; beat Stakhovsky in 3R; fell to No. 26 seed Cilic in 4R...
Finished runner-up with Marach in the Bastad final (l. to Brunstrom-Monroe)…Dropped to a 2-5 mark in doubles finals…
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