Jean-Rene Lisnard Bio


  • 2005 IN REVIEW The Frenchman finished in Top 100 in INDESIT ATP Race for the second time in three years, having qualified an ATP-best seven times during season
  • Began season by qualifying in Adelaide (reached 2nd RD) and Australian Open
  • In Melbourne, came back from two sets down in 1st and 2nd RD matches against Marach and countryman Grosjean before losing to Kohlschreiber in 3rd RD
  • Lost five of next six matches before qualifying for ATP Masters Series tournaments in Indian Wells and Miami, reaching 2nd RD at NASDAQ-100 Open
  • Went 1-4 on clay, qualifying in Munich
  • Reached 2nd RD at Wimbledon for first time (d. Hernandez, l. to Youzhny)
  • Went 0-3 on North American hard courts before returning to Challenger circuit in September
  • At European indoors, qualified in Vienna before going on to reach QF with wins over local favorites Koubek and Melzer before losing to Robredo
  • Also made main draw at AMS Paris as lucky loser, defeating countryman Mahut in 1st RD before losing to Hrbaty
  • Earned a career-high $217,667. TO ADD… CAREER HIGHLIGHTS 2003 Enjoyed best season on ATP circuit, winning career-high 16 matches and finishing in Top 100 for first time…Reached first ATP SF in Chennai (l. to eventual champion Srichaphan)…In March, qualified for first AMS tournament in Miami (l. to Shalken in 2nd RD)…At US Open, saved one match point against M. Norman in 1st RD to win in five sets before losing to Federer in 2nd RD…2004 Reached QF in Chennai in first week of year (l. to Robredo)…In July, advanced to final at Oberstaufen Challenger (l. to Kindlmann)…Following month won Challenger title in St. Petersburg, Russia (d. Wawrinka)…Also reached final in Seoul Challenger (l. to H.T. Lee). PERSONAL Full name is Jean-Rene Raymond Lisnard
  • Nicknamed "J.R."
  • Began playing tennis at age six
  • Father, Michel, is a physiotherapist; mother, Laure, is a cooking teacher
  • Younger brothers Tommy and Jimmy both attend hospitality school
  • Compiled an outstanding junior career, finishing No. 16 in singles and No. 10 in doubles in 1997 world junior rankings
  • Advanced to SF at Wimbledon and QF at Roland Garros juniors in singles and reached doubles final at US Open (w/Llodra) in '97
  • Also French national junior champion and member of winning Galea Cup team
  • Says his most memorable tennis moment was watching 1996 ATP World Championship in Hannover, Germany five-set final between Sampras and Becker
  • Favorite surface is grass and considers his forehand as best shot
  • Fitness trainer is Bernard Salert.
Biographical information from ATP. Unless noted otherwise all data as of year-end 2013.


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