Thierry Ascione

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Thierry Ascione
Country (sports)  France
Residence Rueil-Malmaison, France
Born (1981-01-17) 17 January 1981 (age 36)
Villeurbanne, France
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 1 12 in)
Turned pro 2000
Retired 24 September 2010
Plays Right-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money $1,031,961
Singles
Career record 22–54 (at ATP Tour level, Grand Slam level, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 81 (9 February 2004)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 2R (2004)
French Open 2R (2007)
Wimbledon 1R (2004, 2008)
US Open 1R (2004, 2007)
Doubles
Career record 12–25 (at ATP Tour level, Grand Slam level, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 140 (3 May 2004)

Thierry Ascione (born 17 January 1981) is a retired professional tour male tennis player from France. He turned pro in 2000 and retired in September 2010, reaching a career-high singles ranking of World No. 81 in February 2004.

He played Roger Federer in the second round of Roland Garros 2007, saving five match points in the third set and holding two set points before eventually losing in straight sets.

Trivia[edit]

  • Began playing tennis at age eight with his older brother, Frédéric.
  • His uncle was European boxing champion and another uncle was World military boxing champion.
  • Coached by former ATP professional and countryman Jérôme Potier.
  • Was Marat Safin's last ATP match win after holding 3 match points at the 2009 BNP Paribas Masters in Paris, Bercy.
  • He is the godfather of Julien Boutter's son, Oscar.

Singles titles[edit]

Wins (8)[edit]

Legend (Singles)
Grand Slam (0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0)
ATP Masters Series (0)
ATP Tour (0)
Challengers (8)
No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score
1. 17 February 2003 Andrézieux, France Hard Slovakia Karol Beck 6–4, 6–2
2. 14 July 2003 Helsinki, Finland Clay Russia Igor Andreev 2–6, 6–1, 6–3
3. 31 January 2005 Andrézieux, France Hard Switzerland Stanislas Wawrinka 6–1, 6–3
4. 20 June 2005 Reggio Emilia, Italia Clay Argentina Martín Vassallo Argüello 6–3, 6–0
5. 15 August 2005 Bronx, U.S. Hard United States Brian Vahaly 6–2, 6–3
6. 30 April 2007 Rome, Italia Clay Romania Victor Crivoi 6–3, 6–3
7. 15 October 2007 Andrézieux, France Hard Argentina José Acasuso 7–6(8–6), 2–6, 6–2
8. 25 February 2008 Cherbourg, France Hard Denmark Kristian Pless 7–5, 7–6(7–5)

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