Thierry Ascione Bio


  • Began playing tennis at age eight with his older brother, Frederic
  • Father, Pascal, works in the Commerce industry; mother, Raymonde, is a housewife
  • His uncle was European boxing champion and another uncle was World military boxing champion
  • Played soccer until age 12 then decided to concentrate on tennis fulltime
  • Most thrilling moment in sports history outside of tennis was France winning the 1998 World Cup in soccer
  • His favorite soccer club is Olympique Lyonnais
  • Enjoys listening to music of Counting Crows, favorite movie is Gladiator and CD is Rocky soundtrack
  • Favorite surface is carpet (taraflex) and considers backhand his best shot
  • Coached by countryman Nicolas Copin from Team Lagardere.x0d
Biographical information from ATP. Unless noted otherwise all data as of year-end 2013.


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