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Arnaud Clement
Arnaud Clément
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Country (sports) France
ResidenceGeneva, Switzerland
Born (1977-12-17) 17 December 1977 (age 41)
Aix-en-Provence, France
Height1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)
Turned pro1996
Retired5 July 2012
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize moneyUS$ 7,125,228
Singles
Career record316-327 (at ATP Tour and Grand Slam level, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles4
Highest rankingNo. 10 (2 April 2001)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenF (2001)
French Open4R (2003)
WimbledonQF (2008)
US OpenQF (2000)
Other tournaments
Olympic Games2R (2004, 2008)
Doubles
Career record232-195 (at ATP Tour and Grand Slam level, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles12
Highest rankingNo. 8 (28 January 2008)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenF (2008)
French OpenSF (2001)
WimbledonW (2007)
US OpenQF (2006)
Team competitions
Davis CupW (2001)

Arnaud Clément (French pronunciation: ​[a?no klem]; born 17 December 1977) is a retired professional tennis player and former captain of the France Davis Cup team. He reached the final of the 2001 Australian Open and achieved a career-high ranking of World No. 10 in April the same year.

Life and career

Clément was born in Aix-en-Provence, and currently lives in Geneva, Switzerland. He turned professional in 1996, and achieved his career highlight at the 2001 Australian Open, reaching the Men's Singles final, where he was defeated by Andre Agassi. En route, Clement defeated the then-unseeded future World No. 1 Roger Federer and former World No. 1 Yevgeny Kafelnikov.

While playing he often wears a bandana and sunglasses. The sunglasses have been medically prescribed for Clement because of severe eye problems he has encountered through his life, which had nearly left him blind as a child. At only 13 months old he was diagnosed with unilateral coloboma, meaning the condition only affects one eye, at that time Clément was only given a 40/60% chance of having healthy eyesight for the rest of his life[], throughout his tennis career Clément has worn sunglasses to protect his eyes.

Clément was selected to represent one of the world's best-known and most important fashion labels, Lacoste. He was seen from May 2004 onwards in a pan-European print and TV campaign alongside the Danish pop singer Natasha Thomas. The advert was directed and shot by Bruno Aveillan.

Clément has been ranked as high as World No. 10 in singles and as high as World No. 8 in doubles, where he has often partnered with fellow Frenchmen Sébastien Grosjean and Michaël Llodra. He has won four ATP singles titles (Lyon 2000, Metz 2003, Marseille 2006, Washington 2006), and twelve doubles titles including Wimbledon.

Throughout his career he has beaten top players such as Andre Agassi, Patrick Rafter, Carlos Moyá and more recently Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic.

Arnaud Clement 2012

Until 2010, Clément held the record for the longest match in the history of the Open Era. At Roland Garros 2004, Fabrice Santoro defeated Clément 6-4, 6-3, 6-7, 3-6, 16-14 in six hours and 33 minutes.[1]John Isner and Nicolas Mahut would eventually beat this record six years later at Wimbledon.

In March 2006, Clément ended his two and a half-year period of not winning an ATP singles title by capturing the Marseille Open, defeating world number 2 Rafael Nadal in the semi-finals and Mario An?i? in the finals.[2] In August 2006, Clément won his first ATP title in the United States, defeating Murray in straight sets in the final of the Legg Mason Tennis Classic.[3]

In July 2007, Arnaud Clément and Michaël Llodra won the men's double title at Wimbledon, beating World No. 1 and number one seeds defending champions Bob and Mike Bryan,[4] thus winning his first Grand Slam doubles title (Llodra had won two previous titles with Fabrice Santoro, making it his third Grand Slam title). He and Llodra were ecstatic, and celebrated by throwing their shirts, rackets, and towels into the crowd.

In July 2008, Arnaud Clément and Rainer Schüttler, both in their early 30s, played against each other in a Wimbledon quarterfinal singles match. Because of rain delays and darkness, play was suspended over a period of two days. Eventually, the match went in favour of Schüttler. The match went five sets and over five hours combined within the two playing days. The fifth set's score was 8-6. Finishing in five hours and twelve minutes, it was the third longest men's singles match in Wimbledon history.[5]

In June 2012, Arnaud Clément formalized his retirement from professional tennis at the age of 34 after a 16-year career.[6] He's the French Davis Cup captain since 2013.[7]

Clément is in a relationship with French pop singer Nolwenn Leroy since 2008.[8]

Significant finals

Grand Slam tournament finals

Singles: 1 (1 runner-up)

Outcome Year Championship Surface Opponent Score
Loss 2001 Australian Open Hard United States Andre Agassi 4-6, 2-6, 2-6

Doubles: 2 (1 title, 1 runner-up)

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 2007 Wimbledon Grass France Michaël Llodra United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
6-7(5-7), 6-3, 6-4, 6-4
Loss 2008 Australian Open Hard France Michaël Llodra Israel Jonathan Erlich
Israel Andy Ram
5-7, 6-7(4-7)

Masters 1000 finals

Doubles: 2 (2 titles)

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 2004 Indian Wells Masters Hard France Sébastien Grosjean Zimbabwe Wayne Black
Zimbabwe Kevin Ullyett
6-3, 4-6, 7-5
Win 2006 Paris Masters Carpet (i) France Michaël Llodra France Fabrice Santoro
Serbia Nenad Zimonji?
7-6(7-4), 6-4

Olympic medal matches

Doubles: 1 (1 fourth place)

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
4th place 2008 Summer Olympics, Beijing Hard France Michaël Llodra United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
6-3, 3-6, 4-6

ATP career finals

Singles: 11 (4 titles, 7 runner-ups)

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0-1)
Tennis Masters Cup /
ATP World Tour Finals (0-0)
ATP Masters Series /
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (0-0)
ATP International Series Gold /
ATP World Tour 500 Series (0-0)
ATP International Series /
ATP World Tour 250 Series (4-6)
Titles by surface
Hard (3-3)
Clay (0-0)
Grass (0-3)
Carpet (1-1)
Titles by setting
Outdoor (1-5)
Indoor (3-2)
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0-1 Feb 1999 Open 13, France International Hard (i) France Fabrice Santoro 3-6, 6-4, 4-6
Win 1-1 Nov 2000 Grand Prix de Tennis de Lyon, France International Carpet (i) Australia Pat Rafter 7-6(7-2), 7-6(7-5)
Loss 1-2 Jan 2001 Australian Open, Melbourne, Australia Grand Slam Hard United States Andre Agassi 4-6, 2-6, 2-6
Loss 1-3 Jun 2002 Rosmalen Championships, Netherlands International Grass Netherlands Sjeng Schalken 6-3, 3-6, 2-6
Loss 1-4 Jun 2003 Rosmalen Championships, Netherlands International Grass Netherlands Sjeng Schalken 3-6, 4-6
Win 2-4 Oct 2003 Open de Moselle, France International Hard (i) Chile Fernando González 6-3, 1-6, 6-3
Loss 2-5 Oct 2003 Grand Prix de Tennis de Lyon, France International Carpet (i) Germany Rainer Schüttler 5-7, 3-6
Win 3-5 Feb 2006 Open 13, France International Hard (i) Croatia Mario An?i? 6-4, 6-2
Win 4-5 Aug 2006 Washington Open, United States International Hard United Kingdom Andy Murray 7-6(7-3), 6-2
Loss 4-6 Jun 2007 Nottingham Open, United Kingdom International Grass Croatia Ivo Karlovi? 6-3, 4-6, 4-6
Loss 4-7 Jan 2010 Auckland Open, New Zealand 250 Series Hard United States John Isner 3-6, 7-5, 6-7(2-7)

Doubles: 22 (12 titles, 10 runner-ups)

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (1-1)
Tennis Masters Cup /
ATP World Tour Finals (0-0)
ATP Masters Series /
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (2-0)
ATP International Series Gold /
ATP World Tour 500 Series (0-0)
ATP International Series /
ATP World Tour 250 Series (7-9)
Titles by surface
Hard (7-7)
Clay (1-0)
Grass (1-1)
Carpet (3-2)
Titles by setting
Outdoor (3-4)
Indoor (9-6)
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1-0 Apr 2000 Grand Prix Hassan II, Morocco International Clay France Sébastien Grosjean Germany Lars Burgsmüller
Australia Andrew Painter
7-6(7-4), 6-4
Loss 1-1 Oct 2001 Grand Prix de Tennis de Lyon, France International Carpet (i) France Sébastien Grosjean Canada Daniel Nestor
Serbia and Montenegro Nenad Zimonji?
1-6, 2-6
Win 2-1 Feb 2002 Open 13, France International Hard (i) France Nicolas Escudé France Julien Boutter
Belarus Max Mirnyi
6-4, 6-3
Loss 2-2 Jan 2004 Adelaide International, Australia International Hard France Michaël Llodra United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
5-7, 3-6
Win 3-2 Mar 2004 Indian Wells Masters, United States Masters Hard France Sébastien Grosjean Zimbabwe Wayne Black
Zimbabwe Kevin Ullyett
6-3, 4-6, 7-5
Win 4-2 Oct 2004 Open de Moselle, France International Hard (i) France Nicolas Mahut Croatia Ivan Ljubi?i?
Italy Uros Vico
6-2, 7-6(10-8)
Win 5-2 Oct 2004 St. Petersburg Open, Russia International Carpet (i) France Michaël Llodra Slovakia Dominik Hrbatý
Czech Republic Jaroslav Levinský
6-3, 6-2
Loss 5-3 Jan 2005 Sydney International, Australia International Hard France Michaël Llodra India Mahesh Bhupathi
Australia Todd Woodbridge
3-6, 3-6
Loss 5-4 Feb 2005 Milan Indoor, Italy International Carpet (i) France Jean-François Bachelot Italy Daniele Bracciali
Italy Giorgio Galimberti
6-7(8-10), 7-6(8-6), 6-4
Loss 5-5 Jun 2006 Rosmalen Championships, Netherlands International Grass South Africa Chris Haggard Czech Republic Martin Damm
India Leander Paes
1-6, 6-7(3-7)
Win 6-5 Oct 2006 Grand Prix de Tennis de Lyon, France International Carpet (i) France Julien Benneteau Czech Republic Franti?ek ?ermák
Czech Republic Jaroslav Levinský
6-2, 6-7(3-7), [10-7]
Loss 6-6 Oct 2007 Stockholm Open, Sweden International Hard (i) France Michaël Llodra Sweden Jonas Björkman
Belarus Max Mirnyi
4-6, 4-6
Win 7-6 Nov 2006 Paris Masters, France Masters Carpet (i) France Michaël Llodra France Fabrice Santoro
Serbia Nenad Zimonji?
7-6(7-4), 6-2
Win 8-6 Feb 2007 Open 13, France (2) International Hard (i) France Michaël Llodra The Bahamas Mark Knowles
Canada Daniel Nestor
7-5, 4-6, [10-8]
Win 9-6 Jul 2007 Wimbledon, United Kingdom Grand Slam Grass France Michaël Llodra United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
6-7(5-7), 6-3, 6-4, 6-4
Win 10-6 Oct 2007 Open de Moselle, France (2) International Hard (i) France Michaël Llodra Poland Mariusz Fyrstenberg
Poland Marcin Matkowski
6-1, 6-4
Loss 10-7 Jul 2007 Australian Open, Australia Grand Slam Hard France Michaël Llodra Israel Jonathan Erlich
Israel Andy Ram
5-7, 6-7(4-7)
Win 11-7 Oct 2008 Open de Moselle, France (3) International Hard (i) France Michaël Llodra Poland Mariusz Fyrstenberg
Poland Marcin Matkowski
5-7, 6-3, [10-8]
Win 12-7 Feb 2009 Open 13, France (3) 250 Series Hard (i) France Michaël Llodra Austria Julian Knowle
Israel Andy Ram
3-6, 6-3, [10-8]
Loss 12-8 Sep 2009 Open de Moselle, France 250 Series Hard (i) France Michaël Llodra United Kingdom Colin Fleming
United Kingdom Ken Skupski
6-2, 4-6, [5-10]
Loss 12-9 Oct 2009 Grand Prix de Tennis de Lyon, France 250 Series Hard (i) France Sébastien Grosjean France Julien Benneteau
France Nicolas Mahut
4-6, 6-7(6-8)
Loss 12-10 Feb 2010 Zagreb Indoors, Croatia 250 Series Hard (i) Belgium Olivier Rochus Austria Jürgen Melzer
Germany Philipp Petzschner
6-3, 3-6, [8-10]

Performance timelines

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# A P Z# PO G F-S SF-B NMS NH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (Z#) Davis/Fed Cup Zonal Group (with number indication) or (PO) play-off; (G) gold, (F-S) silver or (SF-B) bronze Olympic medal; a (NMS) downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament; (NH) not held. SR=strike rate (events won/competed)
To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated at the conclusion of a tournament or when the player's participation has ended.

Singles

Tournament 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 SR
Grand Slams
Australian Open A 1R 2R 4R F 2R A 1R 1R 1R 2R 1R 2R 1R 1R Q1 0 / 13
French Open 1R 1R 2R 2R 1R 3R 4R 1R 2R A 1R 1R 2R 1R 2R 2R 0 / 15
Wimbledon 3R 1R 2R 2R 4R 4R 2R 1R 1R 2R 1R QF 1R 3R 1R Q1 0 / 15
US Open Q1 1R 4R QF 4R 4R 2R 2R 3R 1R 2R 1R Q1 3R Q1 A 0 / 12
Grand Slam SR 0 / 2 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 3 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 3 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 3 0 / 4 0 / 3 0 / 1 0 / 55
ATP Masters Series
Indian Wells A A A 1R 3R 1R 2R 2R 2R 2R 2R 1R A 2R A A 0 / 10
Miami A 1R 2R 2R 3R 2R 2R 2R 3R 2R 2R 2R 1R 1R Q1 2R 0 / 14
Monte Carlo Q1 1R 1R 3R 1R 1R 2R 1R A 1R 2R Q1 Q1 Q2 A Q1 0 / 9
Rome A 2R 2R Q2 1R 2R 2R 1R A A A Q2 Q2 A A A 0 / 6
Madrid (Stuttgart) A A 1R 2R 2R 1R 1R A A A 1R A A A A Q1 0 / 6
Canada A 1R 2R 2R QF 1R 2R A 2R 2R 2R 1R A Q1 A A 0 / 10
Cincinnati A 1R 1R SF 2R 1R 3R 1R Q2 1R 2R 2R A Q2 A A 0 / 10
Shanghai Not Held A A A A 0 / 0
Paris 2R 1R 1R 2R 2R 2R A 1R 2R 2R 1R Q1 3R 2R Q2 A 0 / 12
Hamburg A A Q1 Q2 1R 1R 2R 1R A A 2R A NM1 0 / 5
Masters Series SR 0 / 1 0 / 6 0 / 7 0 / 7 0 / 9 0 / 9 0 / 8 0 / 7 0 / 4 0 / 6 0 / 8 0 / 4 0 / 2 0 / 3 0 / 0 0 / 1 0 / 82
Year End Ranking 94 104 56 18 17 38 31 106 69 42 54 93 63 78 152 295

Doubles

Tournament 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 SR
Grand Slams
Australian Open A A A A A 3R SF A 2R 1R 2R 1R F 1R QF 2R A 0 / 10
French Open A 1R 1R 1R 1R SF A 3R 2R 1R A 3R 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R 0 / 14
Wimbledon A A A A A 1R A A A 2R A W A 2R 1R QF 3R 1 / 7
US Open A A A A A 2R 2R A 1R 1R QF 2R 1R A 1R 1R 0 / 9
Grand Slam SR 0 / 0 0 / 1 0 / 1 0 / 1 0 / 1 0 / 4 0 / 2 0 / 1 0 / 3 0 / 4 0 / 2 1 / 4 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 3 1 / 41
ATP Masters Series
Indian Wells A A A A 2R A 1R A W 1R A 2R 2R A A A A 1 / 6
Miami A A A A A 1R 1R A QF QF 2R SF QF A QF A A 0 / 8
Monte Carlo A A A 1R 2R 2R SF 1R 1R A 2R 1R 2R A A A 1R 0 / 10
Rome A A A A 1R 2R A A 2R A A 2R 2R A A A A 0 / 5
Madrid (Stuttgart) A A A A A A A A A A A 2R 2R A A A A 0 / 2
Canada A A A 1R 1R A 1R A A A A QF 1R A A A 0 / 10
Cincinnati A A A A A A 1R A 1R A A 2R A A A A 0 / 3
Shanghai Not Held A A A 0 / 0
Paris A QF 1R 1R 1R 2R QF A 1R 1R W SF SF 2R 2R 2R 1 / 14
Hamburg A A A A A A 2R 1R 1R A A QF A NM1 0 / 4
Masters Series SR 0 / 0 0 / 1 0 / 1 0 / 3 0 / 5 0 / 4 0 / 7 0 / 2 1 / 7 0 / 3 1 / 3 0 / 9 0 / 7 0 / 1 0 / 2 0 / 1 0 / 1 2 / 62
Year End Ranking 453 223 238 657 116 40 39 194 31 86 28 14 29 72 61 79

Top 10 wins

Season 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 Total
Wins 2 0 0 4 2 5 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 17
# Player Rank Event Surface Rd Score
1997
1. Spain Sergi Bruguera 7 Vienna, Austria Carpet (i) 1R 6-2, 7-6(8-6)
2. Australia Patrick Rafter 3 Lyon, France Carpet (i) 1R 6-3, 7-6(7-5)
2000
3. Ecuador Nicolás Lapentti 7 Australian Open, Melbourne, Australia Hard 2R 3-6, 7-6(7-3), 6-2, 4-1, ret.
4. Russia Yevgeny Kafelnikov 5 Cincinnati, United States Hard 3R 6-4, 6-1
5. United States Andre Agassi 1 US Open, New York, United States Hard 2R 6-3, 6-2, 6-4
6. United States Andre Agassi 7 Lyon, France Carpet (i) SF 6-3, ret.
2001
7. Russia Yevgeny Kafelnikov 5 Australian Open, Melbourne, Australia Hard QF 6-4, 5-7, 7-6(7-3), 7-6(7-3)
8. Russia Yevgeny Kafelnikov 7 World Team Cup, Düsseldorf, Germany Clay RR 6-3, 6-0
2002
9. Sweden Thomas Johansson 9 Rotterdam, Netherlands Hard (i) 2R 6-2, 6-3
10. Sweden Thomas Johansson 8 Rome, Italy Clay 1R 6-4, 6-4
11. Sweden Thomas Johansson 9 French Open, Paris, France Clay 2R 7-6(7-4), 6-1, 6-3
12. France Sébastien Grosjean 10 US Open, New York, United States Hard 2R 6-3, 3-6, 4-6, 6-2, 6-4
13. France Sébastien Grosjean 8 Lyon, France Carpet (i) QF 6-3, 7-6(7-3)
2003
14. Spain Carlos Moyá 4 Montreal, Canada Hard 1R 7-6(7-4), 4-6, 6-3
2006
15. Spain Rafael Nadal 2 Marseille, France Hard (i) SF 2-6, 6-3, 7-5
2007
16. Serbia Novak Djokovic 4 Queen's Club, London, United Kingdom Grass 3R 2-6, 6-3, 6-4
2009
17. France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 8 Lyon, France Hard (i) QF 5-7, 6-4, 7-6(10-8)

References

  1. ^ Santoro, Clement make history with six-hour match at French Open
  2. ^ Arnaud Clement Defeats Mario Ancic in Marseille
  3. ^ Arnaud Clement beats odds to win Legg Mason Classic
  4. ^ Clement, Llodra stun Bryan brothers in Wimbledon doubles final
  5. ^ Mark Barden (3 July 2008). "Schuettler win sets up Nadal semi". BBC Sport. Archived from the original on 7 December 2008. Retrieved 2008.
  6. ^ [1]
  7. ^ [2]
  8. ^ (in French) "Love story : Nolwenn Leroy et Arnaud Clément". Marie Claire. 19 July 2017. Retrieved 7 September 2017.

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