Paul-Henri Mathieu

Country France
Residence Geneva, Switzerland
Date of birth January 12, 1982 (1982-01-12) (age 28)
Place of birth Strasbourg, France
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Turned pro 1999
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Career prize money USD$4,077,472
Singles
Career record 214–208
Career titles 4
Highest ranking No. 12 (April 7, 2008)
Current ranking No. 109 (August 30, 2010)
Grand Slam results
Australian Open 4th (2006, 2008)
French Open 4th (2002, 2008)
Wimbledon 4th (2007, 2010)
US Open 3rd (2004, 2010)
Doubles
Career record 26–68
Career titles 1
Highest ranking No. 103 (September 15, 2008)

 

Paul-Henri Mathieu, the winner of four ATP titles since he entered as new comer from July 2002 and earned 23rd ranking grade.

After the completion of the training in Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy at Bradenton in Florida, Mathieu has won the debut from ATP in 2002 and obtained a good outcome in ATP Master Series by defeating Andy Roddick.

PLAYING STYLE

Mathieu is master of hitting heavy groundstroke from both wings and his major weapon is the topspin forehand.

AWARDS

Mathieu succeeded the 3rd career title on April 29, 2007, the Grand Prix Hassan II in Casablanca after beating Álbert Montañés. In the Wimbledon series, he reached round 4 after beating Radek Št?pánek.

RIVALRY

His rivalry is Andre Agassi as he lost in 5 sets in French Open.

His favorite admirer is Boris Becker.

Career finals

Singles: 8 (4–4)

 

Legend (pre/post 2009) Finals by Surface
Grand Slam Tournaments (0–0) Hard (0–2)
Tennis Masters Cup / ATP World Tour Finals (0–0) Clay (2–2)
ATP Masters Series / ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (0–0) Grass (0–0)
ATP International Series Gold / ATP World Tour 500 Series (0–1) Carpet (2–0)
ATP International Series / ATP World Tour 250 Series (4–3)  

 

 

 

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Winner 1. October 6, 2002 Moscow, Russia Carpet (i) Sjeng Schalken 4–6, 6–2, 6–0
Winner 2. October 13, 2002 Lyon, France Carpet (i) Gustavo Kuerten 4–6, 6–3, 6–1
Runner-up 1. September 28, 2003 Palermo, Italy Clay Nicolás Massú 6–1, 2–6, 06–7
Winner 3. April 29, 2007 Casablanca, Morocco Clay Álbert Montañés 6–1, 6–1
Winner 4. July 15, 2007 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay Andreas Seppi 16–7, 6–4, 7–5
Runner-up 2. October 14, 2007 Moscow, Russia Hard (i) Nikolay Davydenko 5–7, 96–7
Runner-up 3. October 5, 2008 Metz, France Hard (i) Dmitry Tursunov 66–7, 6–1, 4–6
Runner-up 4. July 26, 2009 Hamburg, Germany Clay Nikolay Davydenko 4–6, 2–6

 

Doubles: 1 (1–0)

 

Legend (pre/post 2009) Finals by Surface
Grand Slam Tournaments (0–0) Hard (0–0)
Tennis Masters Cup / ATP World Tour Finals (0–0) Clay (1–0)
ATP Masters Series / ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (0–0) Grass (0–0)
ATP International Series Gold / ATP World Tour 500 Series (0–0) Carpet (0–0)
ATP International Series / ATP World Tour 250 Series (1–0)  

 

 

 

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Winner 1. September 13, 2008 Bucharest, Romania Clay Nicolas Devilder Mariusz Fyrstenberg
Marcin Matkowski
7–64, 96–7, [22–20]

 

Singles performance timeline

 

Tournament 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Career W-L
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open A A A 1R A A 1R 4R 1R 4R 2R A 7–6
French Open A A 1R 4R 1R A 3R 3R 3R 4R 3R 1R 14–9
Wimbledon A A A 2R 1R A 1R 1R 4R 3R 2R 4R 10–8
US Open A A A 1R 1R 3R 1R 2R 1R 2R 1R 3R 6–9
Win-Loss 0–0 0–0 0–1 4–4 0–3 2–1 2–4 6–4 5–4 9–4 4–4 5–3 37–31
Year-End Championship
Tennis Masters Cup A A A A A A A A A A A   0–0
Olympic Games
Summer Olympics NH A Not Held A Not Held QF NH 3–1
ATP Masters 1000
Indian Wells Masters A A A A A A 4R 3R 3R 3R 3R 2R 11–6
Miami Masters A A A A 1R A 2R 1R 4R 4R 3R 1R 9–7
Monte Carlo Masters A A A A 1R A 1R 2R 1R 1R 1R 1R 1–7
Rome Masters A A A A 1R A 1R 2R A 1R 2R 1R 2–6
Madrid Masters A A A A A A 1R A 3R 1R 1R 1R 2–5
Canada Masters A A A A 2R A SF 1R 3R 1R 2R 2R 8–7
Cincinnati Masters A A A A 2R A 2R 1R 1R 1R 3R 2R 5–7
Shanghai Masters Not Held NMS Not Held Not Masters Series 1R   0–1
Paris Masters A A A A 1R 1R 3R 3R 1R 1R 1R   4–7
Hamburg Masters A A A A 1R A 1R 3R 2R 1R NM1 3–5
Career statistics
ATP Finals Reached 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 3 1 1 0 8
ATP Tournaments Won 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 4
Year End Ranking 518 275 150 36 83 123 46 55 25 31 33   216-209

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