Cédric Pioline

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Cédric Pioline
Cédric Pioline at the 2010 US Open 02.jpg
Country  France
Residence Geneva, Switzerland
Born (1969-06-15) 15 June 1969 (age 44)
Neuilly-sur-Seine, France
Height 6 ft 1.5 in (1.87 m)
Turned pro 1989
Retired 2002
Plays Right-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money $6,921,029
Singles
Career record 389–318
Career titles 5
Highest ranking No. 5 (8 May 2000)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 4R (1998)
French Open SF (1998)
Wimbledon F (1997)
US Open F (1993)
Doubles
Career record 41–50
Career titles 1
Highest ranking No. 93 (13 January 2003)
Last updated on: 9 April 2012.

Cédric Pioline (born 15 June 1969) is a retired French professional tennis player who played on the professional tour from 1989 to 2002. He reached the men's singles final at the 1993 US Open and at Wimbledon in 1997. On both occasions, he was beaten by Pete Sampras in straight sets.

Pioline's career-high singles ranking was World No. 5, achieved in 2000.

Pioline won five singles titles in his career, the biggest at the ATP Masters Series event in Monte Carlo in 2000 – his last ever final on the professional tour. In addition to his finals appearances at the US Open and Wimbledon, he reached 10 other singles finals, including at Monte Carlo in 1993 and 1998. Pioline also competed for France in Davis Cup, winning the cup in 1996 and 2001. After retiring from tennis, he became a tennis administrator. As of October 2008, he is the tournament director of the ATP Masters Series event in Paris and plays on the senior ATP tour.

Personal[edit]

Cédric grew up in a family of athletes. His native Romanian mother, Adriana, born in Câmpina, was a volleyball player; she was part of the Romanian national team at 1956 Volleyball World Championships Finals, but her team lost in the finals against the Soviet Union, and took home the silver medal. His father, Maurice, also a professional volleyball player, who met his mother while at a volleyball match in Paris; they started dating, and later they married. The couple had two sons: Denis, who was their first child; and, three years later, Cédric.

Cédric is married to Mireille Bercot; the couple have a son, Andrea (born 14 March 1993).

Major finals[edit]

Grand Slam finals[edit]

Singles: 2 (0–2)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 1993 US Open Hard United States Pete Sampras 4–6, 4–6, 3–6
Runner-up 1997 Wimbledon Grass United States Pete Sampras 4–6, 2–6, 4–6

Masters Series finals[edit]

Singles: 3 (1–2)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 1993 Monte Carlo Clay Spain Sergi Bruguera 6–7(2–7), 0–6
Runner-up 1998 Monte Carlo Clay Spain Carlos Moyà 3–6, 0–6, 5–7
Winner 2000 Monte Carlo Clay Slovakia Dominik Hrbatý 6–4, 7–6(7–3), 7–6(8–6)

Career finals[edit]

Singles: 17 (5–12)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam (0–2)
Tennis Masters Cup (0–0)
ATP Masters Series (1–2)
ATP Championship Series (1–1)
ATP International Series (3–7)
Titles by Surface
Hard (1–4)
Grass (1–1)
Clay (2–2)
Carpet (1–5)
Outcome No. Date Championship Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 1. 26 October 1992 Lyon, France Carpet United States Pete Sampras 4–6, 2–6
Runner-up 2. 26 April 1993 Monte Carlo, Monaco Clay Spain Sergi Bruguera 6–7(2–7), 0–6
Runner-up 3. 13 September 1993 US Open, New York City, USA Hard United States Pete Sampras 4–6, 4–6, 3–6
Runner-up 4. 11 October 1993 Toulouse, France Hard (i) France Arnaud Boetsch 6–7(5–7), 6–3, 3–6
Runner-up 5. 18 October 1993 Bolzano, Italy Carpet United States Jonathan Stark 3–6, 2–6
Runner-up 6. 25 October 1993 Lyon, France Carpet United States Pete Sampras 6–7(5–7), 6–1, 5–7
Runner-up 7. 29 August 1994 Long Island, USA Hard Russia Yevgeny Kafelnikov 7–5, 1–6, 2–6
Runner-up 8. 5 February 1996 Zagreb, Croatia Carpet Croatia Goran Ivanišević 6–3, 3–6, 2–6
Runner-up 9. 19 February 1996 Marseille, France Hard (i) France Guy Forget 5–7, 4–6
Winner 1. 11 March 1996 Copenhagen, Denmark Carpet Denmark Kenneth Carlsen 6–2, 7–6(9–7)
Winner 2. 28 April 1997 Prague, Czech Republic Clay Czech Republic Bohdan Ulihrach 6–2, 5–7, 7–6(7–4)
Runner-up 10. 7 July 1997 Wimbledon, London, United Kingdom Grass United States Pete Sampras 4–6, 2–6, 4–6
Runner-up 11. 2 March 1998 London, United Kingdom Carpet Russia Yevgeny Kafelnikov 5–7, 4–6
Runner-up 12. 27 April 1998 Monte Carlo, Monaco Clay Spain Carlos Moyà 3–6, 0–6, 5–7
Winner 3. 14 June 1999 Nottingham, United Kingdom Grass Zimbabwe Kevin Ullyett 6–3, 7–5
Winner 4. 14 February 2000 Rotterdam, Netherlands Hard (i) United Kingdom Tim Henman 6–7(3–7), 6–4, 7–6(7–4)
Winner 5. 17 April 2000 Monte Carlo, Monaco Clay Slovakia Dominik Hrbatý 6–4, 7–6(7–3), 7–6(8–6)

Singles performance timeline[edit]

Tournament 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 Career SR Career Win-Loss
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open A A A 1R 1R 2R 2R 1R 1R A A 4R 1R 1R 3R A 0 / 10 7–10
French Open A A 1R 1R 2R 4R 2R 2R 2R QF 3R SF 1R 4R 2R 1R 0 / 14 22–14
Wimbledon A A A A 2R 2R QF 1R QF 4R F 1R QF 2R 2R 1R 0 / 12 24–12
U.S. Open A A A A 1R 3R F 3R 2R 3R 4R 1R SF 3R 1R LQ 0 / 11 23–11
Grand Slam SR 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 1 0 / 2 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 2 0 / 47 N/A
Annual Win-Loss 0–0 0–0 0–1 0–2 2–4 7–4 12–4 3–4 6–4 9–3 10–3 8–4 9–4 6–4 4–4 0–2 N/A 76–47
ATP Masters Series
Indian Wells NME A A 2R 1R 1R 1R A QF 2R 2R 1R 2R A 0 / 9 7–9
Miami NME A A 4R A 4R A 3R 2R 3R A 3R 2R 1R 0 / 8 8–8
Monte Carlo NME 2R A 1R F 1R 2R SF 2R F 1R W 3R 1R 1 / 12 25–11
Rome NME A 2R 1R 2R 3R 1R 2R 2R 2R 1R 2R 1R LQ 0 / 11 8–11
Hamburg NME A A 1R A A A 2R 1R A 1R QF 2R LQ 0 / 6 5–6
Canada NME A A A A A A 3R A A A A A A 0 / 1 2–1
Cincinnati NME A A 3R 2R 3R 1R 2R 1R 2R 3R A A LQ 0 / 8 9–8
Stuttgart (Stockholm) NME A A A A 1R A A 3R A 2R A A A 0 / 3 2–3
Paris NME A 1R 2R 2R 3R 2R 2R 2R 1R QF 2R 1R A 0 / 11 8–11
Masters Series SR N/A 0 / 1 0 / 2 0 / 7 0 / 5 0 / 7 0 / 5 0 / 7 0 / 8 0 / 6 0 / 7 1 / 6 0 / 6 0 / 2 1 / 69 N/A
Annual Win-Loss N/A 1–1 1–2 7–7 7–5 8–7 2–5 11–7 8–8 9–6 5–7 11–5 4–6 0–2 N/A 74–68
Year End Ranking 954 461 202 118 51 33 10 51 54 21 20 18 14 16 84 119 N/A

A = did not participate in the tournament
LQ = lost in the qualifying draw

Doubles: 1 (1–0)[edit]

Win (1)
No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponent in the final Score in the final
1. 5 July 1993 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay Switzerland Marc Rosset Netherlands Hendrik Jan Davids
South Africa Piet Norval
6–3, 3–6, 7–6

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