7 April 1968 |
|Height||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|Highest ranking||No. 105 (25 April 1994)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|French Open||2R (1996, 1998)|
|Highest ranking||No. 340 (20 June 1994)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|French Open||1R (1994, 1995)|
Solvès arrived on the scene in 1993, making the quarter-finals in Munich and Gstaad. He defeated some good players in both tournaments, defeating world number 19 Henrik Holm at Munich and managing a win over Wally Masur in Gstaad. In 1997 he made the quarter-finals of the Shanghai Open and was also a semi-finalist in Chennai that year. Solvès did well at Chennai again in 1998, making it as far as the quarter-finals.
He took part in the singles draw of seven Grand Slams. In both the 1994 and 1995 French Opens, Solvès also played in the men's doubles and mixed doubles. He partnered Fabrice Santoro in the 1994 French Open. His first win was at the French Open in 1996, when he defeated Marcos Ondruska in a 285-minute marathon, which ended at 9–7 in the fifth set. He reached the second round again in the French Open two years later, beating American Richey Reneberg, once more in a five set match, which saw 14 games played in the final set.