Cédric Pioline

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Cédric Pioline
Cédric Pioline - gare de Lyon - juin 2015 - 2.jpg
Pioline in June 2015
Country (sports) France
ResidenceGeneva, Switzerland
Born (1969-06-15) 15 June 1969 (age 50)
Neuilly-sur-Seine, France
Height1.87 m (6 ft 1 12 in)
Turned pro1989
Retired2002
PlaysRight-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money$6,921,029
Singles
Career record389–318 (55.0%)
Career titles5
Highest rankingNo. 5 (8 May 2000)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open4R (1998)
French OpenSF (1998)
WimbledonF (1997)
US OpenF (1993)
Other tournaments
Grand Slam CupQF (1997)
Doubles
Career record41–50 (45.1%)
Career titles1
Highest rankingNo. 93 (13 January 2003)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open1R (1990)
French OpenQF (1989)
Mixed doubles
Career record0–1
Career titles0
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
French Open1R (1989)
Team competitions
Davis CupW (1996, 2001)

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.[1][2][3]

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 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 life[edit]

Pioline grew up in a sporting family. His Romanian mother, Adriana, born in Câmpina, was a volleyball player; she was part of the Romanian national team that reached the finals of the 1956 FIVB World Championship, but were defeated by the Soviet Union. His father, Maurice, also a professional volleyball player, met his mother while at a volleyball match in Paris. He has an older brother named Denis.

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

Other[edit]

In 2011 Pioline was one of the contestants during the second season of the TV show Danse avec les stars.[4]

Major finals[edit]

Grand Slam finals[edit]

Singles: 2 (0–2)[edit]

Result Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Loss 1993 US Open Hard United States Pete Sampras 4–6, 4–6, 3–6
Loss 1997 Wimbledon Grass United States Pete Sampras 4–6, 2–6, 4–6

Masters Series finals[edit]

Singles: 3 (1–2)[edit]

Result Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Loss 1993 Monte Carlo Clay Spain Sergi Bruguera 6–7(2–7), 0–6
Loss 1998 Monte Carlo Clay Spain Carlos Moyà 3–6, 0–6, 5–7
Win 2000 Monte Carlo Clay Slovakia Dominik Hrbatý 6–4, 7–6(7–3), 7–6(8–6)

ATP career finals[edit]

Singles: 17 (5 wins, 12 losses)[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)
Result W/L Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Oct 1992 Lyon, France Carpet United States Pete Sampras 4–6, 2–6
Loss 0–2 Apr 1993 Monte Carlo, Monaco Clay Spain Sergi Bruguera 6–7(2–7), 0–6
Loss 0–3 Sep 1993 US Open, New York City, U.S. Hard United States Pete Sampras 4–6, 4–6, 3–6
Loss 0–4 Oct 1993 Toulouse, France Hard (i) France Arnaud Boetsch 6–7(5–7), 6–3, 3–6
Loss 0–5 Oct 1993 Bolzano, Italy Carpet United States Jonathan Stark 3–6, 2–6
Loss 0–6 Oct 1993 Lyon, France Carpet United States Pete Sampras 6–7(5–7), 6–1, 5–7
Loss 0–7 Aug 1994 Long Island, U.S. Hard Russia Yevgeny Kafelnikov 7–5, 1–6, 2–6
Loss 0–8 Feb 1996 Zagreb, Croatia Carpet Croatia Goran Ivanišević 6–3, 3–6, 2–6
Loss 0–9 Feb 1996 Marseille, France Hard (i) France Guy Forget 5–7, 4–6
Win 1–9 Mar 1996 Copenhagen, Denmark Carpet Denmark Kenneth Carlsen 6–2, 7–6(9–7)
Win 2–9 Apr 1997 Prague, Czech Republic Clay Czech Republic Bohdan Ulihrach 6–2, 5–7, 7–6(7–4)
Loss 2–10 Jul 1997 Wimbledon, London, UK Grass United States Pete Sampras 4–6, 2–6, 4–6
Loss 2–11 Mar 1998 London, UK Carpet Russia Yevgeny Kafelnikov 5–7, 4–6
Loss 2–12 Apr 1998 Monte Carlo, Monaco Clay Spain Carlos Moyà 3–6, 0–6, 5–7
Win 3–12 Jun 1999 Nottingham, UK Grass Zimbabwe Kevin Ullyett 6–3, 7–5
Win 4–12 Feb 2000 Rotterdam, Netherlands Hard (i) United Kingdom Tim Henman 6–7(3–7), 6–4, 7–6(7–4)
Win 5–12 Apr 2000 Monte Carlo, Monaco Clay Slovakia Dominik Hrbatý 6–4, 7–6(7–3), 7–6(8–6)

Doubles: 1 (1 win)[edit]

Result W/L Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1–0 Jul 1993 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay Switzerland Marc Rosset Netherlands Hendrik Jan Davids
South Africa Piet Norval
6–3, 3–6, 7–6

Singles performance timeline[edit]

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# A NH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (NH) not held. SR=strike rate (events won/competed)
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
US Open A A A A 1R 3R F 3R 2R 3R 4R 1R SF 3R 1R Q1 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
Year-End Championships
Grand Slam Cup Not Held A A A 1R A 1R 1R QF 1R A Not Held 0 / 5 1–5
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

Top 10 wins[edit]

Season 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 Total
Wins 0 0 0 2 7 1 0 2 2 3 7 1 0 1 26
# Player Rank Event Surface Rd Score PR
1992
1. Spain Carlos Costa 10 Hilversum, Netherlands Clay 1R 6–3, 6–3 66
2. United States Ivan Lendl 9 Bordeaux, France Clay QF 7–5, 6–4 57
1993
3. Czech Republic Petr Korda 5 Monte Carlo, Monaco Clay 3R 6–3, 6–0 29
4. Sweden Stefan Edberg 3 Monte Carlo, Monaco Clay SF 6–4, 6–4 29
5. Ukraine Andriy Medvedev 9 Wimbledon, London, United Kingdom Grass 2R 6–7(7–9), 7–6(8–6), 6–3, 6–4 23
6. Germany Michael Stich 6 Long Island, United States Hard 2R 6–7(5–7), 6–4, 7–6(8–6) 15
7. United States Jim Courier 1 US Open, New York, United States Hard 4R 7–5, 6–7(4–7), 6–4, 6–4 14
8. Ukraine Andriy Medvedev 8 US Open, New York, United States Hard QF 6–3, 6–1, 3–6, 6–2 14
9. Croatia Goran Ivanišević 9 Antwerp, Belgium Carpet (i) QF 7–6(9–7), 6–0 11
1994
10. United States Todd Martin 9 Long Island, United States Hard QF 7–6(7–3), 6–4 18
1996
11. Russia Yevgeny Kafelnikov 8 Monte Carlo, Monaco Clay 2R 6–4, 6–3 29
12. Chile Marcelo Ríos 10 French Open, Paris, France Clay 4R 6–4, 6–1, 6–2 19
1997
13. Austria Thomas Muster 2 Barcelona, Spain Clay 3R 7–6(7–4), 6–4 34
14. United States Michael Chang 2 Stuttgart, Germany Carpet (i) 2R 7–5, 1–6, 6–4 25
1998
15. Czech Republic Petr Korda 2 London, United Kingdom Carpet (i) 2R 6–3, 6–3 18
16. Brazil Gustavo Kuerten 9 Monte Carlo, Monaco Clay 3R 7–6(8–6), 6–1 16
17. Netherlands Richard Krajicek 10 French Open, Paris, France Clay 3R 6–3, 6–2, 7–5 17
1999
18. Netherlands Richard Krajicek 10 Rotterdam, Netherlands Carpet (i) 2R 7–6(7–5), 7–6(11–9) 18
19. Netherlands Richard Krajicek 4 Davis Cup, Nîmes, France Clay (i) RR 6–3, 3–6, 7–5, 7–6(7–5) 21
20. Russia Yevgeny Kafelnikov 3 Wimbledon, London, United Kingdom Grass 3R 3–6, 6–4, 1–0, ret. 39
21. Brazil Gustavo Kuerten 5 Davis Cup, Pau, France Carpet (i) RR 6–3, 6–4, 6–4 25
22. Spain Carlos Moyá 10 Cincinnati, United States Hard 1R 6–4, 6–1 26
23. Australia Pat Rafter 4 US Open, New York, United States Hard 1R 4–6, 4–6, 6–3, 7–5, 1–0, ret. 26
24. Brazil Gustavo Kuerten 6 US Open, New York, United States Hard QF 4–6, 7–6(8–6), 7–6(16–14), 7–6(10–8) 26
2000
25. Germany Nicolas Kiefer 4 Rotterdam, Netherlands Hard (i) QF 2–6, 6–3, 7–5 15
2002
26. Spain Juan Carlos Ferrero 3 Marseille, France Hard (i) QF 6–7(3–7), 6–4, 7–5 99

References[edit]

  1. ^ Robin Finn (13 September 1993). "U.S. Open '93; Sampras puts exclamation point to No. 1". The New York Times.
  2. ^ "Sampras vs. Pioline: Game, set, mismatch". Deseret News. 6 July 1997.
  3. ^ Emmet Malone (7 July 1997). "Sampras at pinnacle after defeat of Pioline". The Irish Times.
  4. ^ "Cédric Pioline : "Danse avec les stars a été une vraie révélation"". La Dépêche (in French). 11 October 2011.

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