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Arnaud Boetsch (born 1 April 1969) is a French former tennis player who turned professional in 1987. Known for his stylish single-handed backhand, he won 3 career titles, reaching his highest ATP singles ranking of World No. 12 in April 1996.

Arnaud Boetsch
Arnaud Boetsch RG 2005.jpg
Country (sports) France
ResidenceGeneva, Switzerland
Born (1969-04-01) 1 April 1969 (age 50)
Meulan, France
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Turned pro1987
Retired1 September 1999
PlaysRight-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money$3,031,247
Singles
Career record231–202 (at ATP Tour-level, Grand Slam-level, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles3
Highest rankingNo. 12 (22 April 1996)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open4R (1993)
French Open4R (1991)
Wimbledon4R (1992)
US Open4R (1996)
Other tournaments
Olympic Games2R (1996)
Doubles
Career record67–75 (at ATP Tour-level, Grand Slam-level, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles2
Highest rankingNo. 97 (18 October 1993)

Tennis careerEdit

Boetsch reached the fourth round once in each of the four grand slams between 1991 and 1996, notably beating Richard Krajicek in five sets in his 1992 Wimbledon run (Krajicek would go on to win the title four years later).

Boetsch represented France at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, where he was defeated in the second round by Spain's eventual Silver medal winner Sergi Bruguera.

He currently works as a tennis commentator for France Télévisions with Lionel Chamoulaud or François Brabant.

ATP Tour titlesEdit

Legend (Singles)
Grand Slam (0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0)
ATP Masters Series (0)
ATP Tour (3)

Singles (3 titles, 7 runners-up)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 15 October 1991 Berlin, Germany Carpet (i)   Petr Korda 3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 2. 18 October 1992 Bolzano, Italy Carpet (i)   Thomas Enqvist 2–6, 6–1, 6–7(7–9)
Winner 3. 13 June 1993 Rosmalen, Netherlands Grass   Wally Masur 3–6, 6–3, 6–3
Winner 4. 10 October 1993 Toulouse, France Hard   Cédric Pioline 7–6(7–5), 3–6, 6–3
Runner-up 5. 6 February 1994 Marseille, France Carpet (i)   Marc Rosset 6–7(6–8), 6–7(4–7)
Runner-up 6. 16 October 1994 Ostrava, Czech Republic Carpet (i)   MaliVai Washington 6–4, 3–6, 3–6
Runner-up 7. 9 January 1995 Adelaide, Australia Hard   Jim Courier 2–6, 5–7
Winner 8. 8 October 1995 Toulouse, France Hard   Jim Courier 6–4, 6–7(5–7), 6–0
Runner-up 9. 12 November 1995 Stockholm, Sweden Carpet (i)   Thomas Enqvist 5–7, 4–6
Runner-up 10. 6 October 1996 Lyon, France Carpet (i)   Yevgeny Kafelnikov 5–7, 3–6

Doubles: (2 titles)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 2. 15 September 1991 Bordeaux, France Hard (i)   Guy Forget   Patrik Kühnen
  Alexander Mronz
6–2, 6–2
Winner 2. 7 February 1993 Marseille, France Carpet (i)   Olivier Delaître   Ivan Lendl
  Christo van Rensburg
6–3, 7–6

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