Nicolas Mahut Bio

  • Full name is Nicolas Pierre Armand Mahut
  • Began playing tennis at age five
  • Mother, Brigitte, passed away in March 2005; Father, Philippe, is a retired computer engineer
  • Has three older brothers, Dominique, Stephane, and Jean-Philippe, one older sister, Delphine, and 10 nephews/nieces
  • Joined Tennis Etudes juniors at age 11 in France
  • Admired Pete Sampras, Yannick Noah and Michael Jordan
  • Likes going to movies (favorite movie is Matrix), listening to music (Oasis, John Mayer) and soccer (supports Paris Saint-Germain)
  • Captured US Open junior doubles title in 1999 (w/Benneteau)
  • Biggest moment in tennis was winning Wimbledon junior title in 2000 (d. Ancic) and most difficult time was transition to the pro circuit
  • .Between 22-24 June 2010 at Wimbledon on Court 18, played longest match in tennis history, losing to Isner 64 36 67(7) 76(3) 70-68 in 1st RD
  • He later wrote the book "Le match de ma vie" (The match of my life) about epic Wimbledon match against Isner
  • His wife, Virginie, gave birth to a son, Natanel (3.035kg, 49cm), on 18 August 2011.
Biographical information from ATP. Unless noted otherwise all data as of year-end 2013.

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