9 February 1977 |
|Height||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|Plays||Right-handed (two-handed backhand)|
|Highest ranking||No. 87 (13 May 2002)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|French Open||3R (2001, 2003)|
|US Open||1R (2002)|
|Highest ranking||No. 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).
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. But he lost a five set battle to Wayne Arthurs in the next round. In 2002 at the French Open Coutelot caused controversy when he claimed that Juan Carlos Ferrero had fained 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. 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.
His career-high singles ranking was World No. 87.
- "Decision in the case of Nicolas Coutelot". itf.com. 10 August 2004.
- Morglen (2 December 2008). "Arrêt sur images: Roland-Garros 2001" (in French). SportVox.
- "Coutelot accuses Ferrero of faking". LA Times. 31 May 2002.
- Nicolas Coutelot at the Association of Tennis Professionals
- Nicolas Coutelot at the International Tennis Federation
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