Cedric Kauffmann

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Cédric Kauffmann
Country (sports) France France
Born (1976-03-01) 1 March 1976 (age 42)
Plays Right-handed
Prize money $119,891
Career record 0–3
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 195 (13 August 2001)
Grand Slam Singles results
French Open 1R (2001)
US Open 1R (2000)
Career record 0–1
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 210 (12 February 2001)
Grand Slam Doubles results
French Open 1R (2001)

Cédric Kauffmann (born 1 March 1976) is a former professional tennis player from France, most notable for an encounter with Pete Sampras in 2001.[1][2][3][4]


Kauffmann played collegiate tennis at the University of Kentucky, where he now is the head coach of the Men's Team. He was an All-American every year from 1996 to 1998.

In the 2000 US Open he qualified for the main draw and lost to countryman Arnaud Di Pasquale in the opening round.[5]

His most memorable match came when, ranked 250th in the world, he came close to upsetting Peter Sampras 6–3, 4–6, 6–2, 3–6, 8–6 in first round of the 2001 French Open.[5] In the fifth set he was unable to convert three match points, eventually losing 6–8.[6] He also competed in the men's doubles at the same event, with Jean-Francois Bachelot, but again exited in the first round

He is married and has 4 kids.

Challenger titles[edit]

Singles: (1)[edit]

No. Year Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
1. 2001 United States Binghamton, United States Hard Israel Noam Behr 7–5, 6–1

Doubles: (2)[edit]

No. Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
1. 2000 India Ahmedabad, India Hard India Fazaluddin Syed South Africa Justin Bower
South Africa Damien Roberts
3–6, 6–4, 6–4
2. 2002 Japan Osaka, Japan Hard Slovakia Karol Beck Italy Laurence Tieleman
Netherlands John van Lottum
7–5, 6–1


  1. ^ Le Parisien 2001 05 29 Cédric Kauffmann : « Un coup de pub »
  2. ^ Le Parisien 2001 05 28 Cédric Kauffmann attend Sampras "Des instants gravés pour l'éternité que le Levalloisien n'a pas volés. "... « J'ai essayé de me battre, c'était dur, mais je suis content d'en être sorti vainqueur, sourit-il. Roland-Garros m'a toujours fait rêver. Je suis donc très heureux, surtout que c'est en France et que mes parents pourront venir me voir jouer. »"
  3. ^ Leurs jours de gloire (4) Quatrième épisode de notre saga, et hommage à ces joueurs français plus ou moins attendus qui, bien que battus, ont quitté Roland Garros la tête haute. Archived 13 February 2013 at Archive.is
  4. ^ ITF Tennis Profile
  5. ^ a b ATP World Tour Profile
  6. ^ New York Times, "Quicksand Can't Restrain Sampras", 30 May 2001 "The background check on 25-year-old Cédric Kauffmann read like the cover of a false identity. In the details, the blond Frenchman appeared unremarkable on purpose. Kauffmann, the son of a local acupuncturist, passed through the States on a University of Kentucky tennis scholarship."