Nicolas Coutelot
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Nicolas Coutelot

Nicolas Coutelot
Country (sports) France
Born (1977-02-09) 9 February 1977 (age 45)
Height1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Turned pro1996
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$368,507
Career record13-19
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 87 (13 May 2002)
Grand Slam singles results
French Open3R (2001, 2003)
Wimbledon1R (2002)
US Open1R (2002)
Career record1-3
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 306 (10 July 2000)

Nicolas Coutelot (born 9 February 1977) is a retired professional male tennis player from France who reached a career-high singles ranking of World No. 87 in May 2002. He also failed a drugs test in 2004 and was suspended for two months (cannabis).[1]


At the 2001 French Open Coutelot caused a major upset when he knocked out former World No. 1 Marcelo Rios in straight sets in the second round.[2] But he lost a five set battle to Wayne Arthurs in the next round.[2] In 2002 at the French Open Coutelot caused controversy when he claimed that Juan Carlos Ferrero had feigned injury, after he lost their second round encounter in the final set. However, Ferrero really was injured as he took a tumble whilst practicing against Tommy Robredo.[3] At the US Open Coutelot made his best appearance by reaching the first round before losing in straight sets to defending champion and World No. 1 Lleyton Hewitt.[4]

Coutelot again reached the third round of the French Open when he bundled out David Nalbandian in five sets, despite being two sets to love up, before winning the final set.[5]

His career-high singles ranking was World No. 87.

Drugs suspension

Coutelot was suspended for two months in 2004 after he tested positive for cannabis when attempting to qualify for the Movistar Open.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Decision in the case of Nicolas Coutelot". 10 August 2004.
  2. ^ a b Morglen (2 December 2008). "Arrêt sur images: Roland-Garros 2001" (in French). SportVox. Archived from the original on 25 July 2011.
  3. ^ "Coutelot accuses Ferrero of faking". LA Times. 31 May 2002.
  4. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 21 July 2011. Retrieved 2010.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 14 June 2011. Retrieved 2010.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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