Nicolas Coutelot

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Nicolas Coutelot
Country (sports)  France
Residence Garches
Born (1977-02-09) 9 February 1977 (age 40)
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Turned pro 1996
Retired 2009
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $368,507
Career record 13–19
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 87 (13 May 2002)
Grand Slam Singles results
French Open 3R (2001, 2003)
Wimbledon 1R (2002)
US Open 1R (2002)
Career record 1–3
Career titles 0
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).[1]


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.[2] But he lost a five set battle to Wayne Arthurs in the next round.[2] 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.[3] 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.[4]

Coutelot again reached the third round of the French Open when he bundled out David Nalbandian in five sets, despite being two sets to love up, before winning the final set.[5]

His career-high singles ranking was World No. 87.

Drugs suspension[edit]

Coutelot was suspended for two months in 2004 after he tested positive for cannabis when attempting to qualify for the Movistar Open.[1]


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