Cédric Pioline

Cédric Pioline (born 15 June 1969) is a retired French professional tennis player who played on the professional tour from 1989 to 2002. He reached the men's singles final at the 1993 US Open and at Wimbledon in 1997. On both occasions, he was beaten by Pete Sampras in straight sets.[1][2][3]

Cédric Pioline
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Pioline in September 2010
Country (sports) France
ResidenceGeneva, Switzerland
Born (1969-06-15) 15 June 1969 (age 51)
Neuilly-sur-Seine, France
Height1.87 m (6 ft 1 12 in)
Turned pro1989
Retired2002
PlaysRight-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money$6,921,029
Singles
Career record389–318 (55.0%)
Career titles5
Highest rankingNo. 5 (8 May 2000)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open4R (1998)
French OpenSF (1998)
WimbledonF (1997)
US OpenF (1993)
Other tournaments
Grand Slam CupQF (1997)
Doubles
Career record41–50 (45.1%)
Career titles1
Highest rankingNo. 93 (13 January 2003)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open1R (1990)
French OpenQF (1989)
Mixed doubles
Career record0–1
Career titles0
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
French Open1R (1989)
Team competitions
Davis CupW (1996, 2001)
Hopman CupF (1998)

Pioline's career-high singles ranking was world No. 5, achieved in 2000.

Pioline won five singles titles in his career, the biggest at the ATP Masters Series event in Monte Carlo in 2000 – his last final on the professional tour. In addition to his finals appearances at the US Open and Wimbledon, he reached 10 other singles finals, including at Monte Carlo in 1993 and 1998. Pioline also competed for France in Davis Cup, winning the cup in 1996 and 2001. After retiring from tennis, he became a tennis administrator. As of October 2008, he is the tournament director of the ATP Masters Series event in Paris and plays on the senior ATP tour.

Personal lifeEdit

Pioline grew up in a sporting family. His Romanian mother, Adriana, born in Câmpina, was a volleyball player; she was part of the Romanian national team that reached the finals of the 1956 FIVB World Championship, but were defeated by the Soviet Union. His father, Maurice, also a professional volleyball player, met his mother while at a volleyball match in Paris. He has an older brother named Denis.

He is married to Mireille Bercot; the couple have a son Andrea (born 14 March 1993).

OtherEdit

In 2011 Pioline was one of the contestants during the second season of the TV show Danse avec les stars.[4]

Major finalsEdit

Grand Slam finalsEdit

Singles: 2 (0–2)Edit

Result Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Loss 1993 US Open Hard   Pete Sampras 4–6, 4–6, 3–6
Loss 1997 Wimbledon Grass   Pete Sampras 4–6, 2–6, 4–6

Masters Series finalsEdit

Singles: 3 (1–2)Edit

Result Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Loss 1993 Monte Carlo Clay   Sergi Bruguera 6–7(2–7), 0–6
Loss 1998 Monte Carlo Clay   Carlos Moyà 3–6, 0–6, 5–7
Win 2000 Monte Carlo Clay   Dominik Hrbatý 6–4, 7–6(7–3), 7–6(8–6)

ATP career finalsEdit

Singles: 17 (5 titles, 12 runners-up)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam (0–2)
Tennis Masters Cup (0–0)
ATP Masters Series (1–2)
ATP Championship Series (1–1)
ATP International Series (3–7)
Titles by surface
Hard (1–4)
Grass (1–1)
Clay (2–2)
Carpet (1–5)
Result W/L Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Oct 1992 Lyon, France Carpet   Pete Sampras 4–6, 2–6
Loss 0–2 Apr 1993 Monte Carlo, Monaco Clay   Sergi Bruguera 6–7(2–7), 0–6
Loss 0–3 Sep 1993 US Open, New York City, U.S. Hard   Pete Sampras 4–6, 4–6, 3–6
Loss 0–4 Oct 1993 Toulouse, France Hard (i)   Arnaud Boetsch 6–7(5–7), 6–3, 3–6
Loss 0–5 Oct 1993 Bolzano, Italy Carpet   Jonathan Stark 3–6, 2–6
Loss 0–6 Oct 1993 Lyon, France Carpet   Pete Sampras 6–7(5–7), 6–1, 5–7
Loss 0–7 Aug 1994 Long Island, U.S. Hard   Yevgeny Kafelnikov 7–5, 1–6, 2–6
Loss 0–8 Feb 1996 Zagreb, Croatia Carpet   Goran Ivanišević 6–3, 3–6, 2–6
Loss 0–9 Feb 1996 Marseille, France Hard (i)   Guy Forget 5–7, 4–6
Win 1–9 Mar 1996 Copenhagen, Denmark Carpet   Kenneth Carlsen 6–2, 7–6(9–7)
Win 2–9 Apr 1997 Prague, Czech Republic Clay   Bohdan Ulihrach 6–2, 5–7, 7–6(7–4)
Loss 2–10 Jul 1997 Wimbledon, London, UK Grass   Pete Sampras 4–6, 2–6, 4–6
Loss 2–11 Mar 1998 London, UK Carpet   Yevgeny Kafelnikov 5–7, 4–6
Loss 2–12 Apr 1998 Monte Carlo, Monaco Clay   Carlos Moyà 3–6, 0–6, 5–7
Win 3–12 Jun 1999 Nottingham, UK Grass   Kevin Ullyett 6–3, 7–5
Win 4–12 Feb 2000 Rotterdam, Netherlands Hard (i)   Tim Henman 6–7(3–7), 6–4, 7–6(7–4)
Win 5–12 Apr 2000 Monte Carlo, Monaco Clay   Dominik Hrbatý 6–4, 7–6(7–3), 7–6(8–6)

Doubles: 1 (1 win)Edit

Result W/L Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1–0 Jul 1993 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay   Marc Rosset   Hendrik Jan Davids
  Piet Norval
6–3, 3–6, 7–6

Singles performance timelineEdit

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# A NH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (NH) not held. SR=strike rate (events won/competed)
Tournament 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 Career SR Career Win-Loss
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open A A A 1R 1R 2R 2R 1R 1R A A 4R 1R 1R 3R A 0 / 10 7–10
French Open A A 1R 1R 2R 4R 2R 2R 2R QF 3R SF 1R 4R 2R 1R 0 / 14 22–14
Wimbledon A A A A 2R 2R QF 1R QF 4R F 1R QF 2R 2R 1R 0 / 12 24–12
US Open A A A A 1R 3R F 3R 2R 3R 4R 1R SF 3R 1R Q1 0 / 11 23–11
Grand Slam SR 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 1 0 / 2 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 2 0 / 47 N/A
Annual Win-Loss 0–0 0–0 0–1 0–2 2–4 7–4 12–4 3–4 6–4 9–3 10–3 8–4 9–4 6–4 4–4 0–2 N/A 76–47
Year-End Championships
Grand Slam Cup Not Held A A A 1R A 1R 1R QF 1R A Not Held 0 / 5 1–5
ATP Masters Series
Indian Wells NME A A 2R 1R 1R 1R A QF 2R 2R 1R 2R A 0 / 9 7–9
Miami NME A A 4R A 4R A 3R 2R 3R A 3R 2R 1R 0 / 8 8–8
Monte Carlo NME 2R A 1R F 1R 2R SF 2R F 1R W 3R 1R 1 / 12 25–11
Rome NME A 2R 1R 2R 3R 1R 2R 2R 2R 1R 2R 1R LQ 0 / 11 8–11
Hamburg NME A A 1R A A A 2R 1R A 1R QF 2R LQ 0 / 6 5–6
Canada NME A A A A A A 3R A A A A A A 0 / 1 2–1
Cincinnati NME A A 3R 2R 3R 1R 2R 1R 2R 3R A A LQ 0 / 8 9–8
Stuttgart (Stockholm) NME A A A A 1R A A 3R A 2R A A A 0 / 3 2–3
Paris NME A 1R 2R 2R 3R 2R 2R 2R 1R QF 2R 1R A 0 / 11 8–11
Masters Series SR N/A 0 / 1 0 / 2 0 / 7 0 / 5 0 / 7 0 / 5 0 / 7 0 / 8 0 / 6 0 / 7 1 / 6 0 / 6 0 / 2 1 / 69 N/A
Annual Win-Loss N/A 1–1 1–2 7–7 7–5 8–7 2–5 11–7 8–8 9–6 5–7 11–5 4–6 0–2 N/A 74–68
Year End Ranking 954 461 202 118 51 33 10 51 54 21 20 18 14 16 84 119 N/A

Top 10 winsEdit

Season 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 Total
Wins 0 0 0 2 7 1 0 2 2 3 7 1 0 1 26
# Player Rank Event Surface Rd Score PR
1992
1.   Carlos Costa 10 Hilversum, Netherlands Clay 1R 6–3, 6–3 66
2.   Ivan Lendl 9 Bordeaux, France Clay QF 7–5, 6–4 57
1993
3.   Petr Korda 5 Monte Carlo, Monaco Clay 3R 6–3, 6–0 29
4.   Stefan Edberg 3 Monte Carlo, Monaco Clay SF 6–4, 6–4 29
5.   Andriy Medvedev 9 Wimbledon, London, United Kingdom Grass 2R 6–7(7–9), 7–6(8–6), 6–3, 6–4 23
6.   Michael Stich 6 Long Island, United States Hard 2R 6–7(5–7), 6–4, 7–6(8–6) 15
7.   Jim Courier 1 US Open, New York, United States Hard 4R 7–5, 6–7(4–7), 6–4, 6–4 14
8.   Andriy Medvedev 8 US Open, New York, United States Hard QF 6–3, 6–1, 3–6, 6–2 14
9.   Goran Ivanišević 9 Antwerp, Belgium Carpet (i) QF 7–6(9–7), 6–0 11
1994
10.   Todd Martin 9 Long Island, United States Hard QF 7–6(7–3), 6–4 18
1996
11.   Yevgeny Kafelnikov 8 Monte Carlo, Monaco Clay 2R 6–4, 6–3 29
12.   Marcelo Ríos 10 French Open, Paris, France Clay 4R 6–4, 6–1, 6–2 19
1997
13.   Thomas Muster 2 Barcelona, Spain Clay 3R 7–6(7–4), 6–4 34
14.   Michael Chang 2 Stuttgart, Germany Carpet (i) 2R 7–5, 1–6, 6–4 25
1998
15.   Petr Korda 2 London, United Kingdom Carpet (i) 2R 6–3, 6–3 18
16.   Gustavo Kuerten 9 Monte Carlo, Monaco Clay 3R 7–6(8–6), 6–1 16
17.   Richard Krajicek 10 French Open, Paris, France Clay 3R 6–3, 6–2, 7–5 17
1999
18.   Richard Krajicek 10 Rotterdam, Netherlands Carpet (i) 2R 7–6(7–5), 7–6(11–9) 18
19.   Richard Krajicek 4 Davis Cup, Nîmes, France Clay (i) RR 6–3, 3–6, 7–5, 7–6(7–5) 21
20.   Yevgeny Kafelnikov 3 Wimbledon, London, United Kingdom Grass 3R 3–6, 6–4, 1–0, ret. 39
21.   Gustavo Kuerten 5 Davis Cup, Pau, France Carpet (i) RR 6–3, 6–4, 6–4 25
22.   Carlos Moyá 10 Cincinnati, United States Hard 1R 6–4, 6–1 26
23.   Pat Rafter 4 US Open, New York, United States Hard 1R 4–6, 4–6, 6–3, 7–5, 1–0, ret. 26
24.   Gustavo Kuerten 6 US Open, New York, United States Hard QF 4–6, 7–6(8–6), 7–6(16–14), 7–6(10–8) 26
2000
25.   Nicolas Kiefer 4 Rotterdam, Netherlands Hard (i) QF 2–6, 6–3, 7–5 15
2002
26.   Juan Carlos Ferrero 3 Marseille, France Hard (i) QF 6–7(3–7), 6–4, 7–5 99

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Robin Finn (13 September 1993). "U.S. Open '93; Sampras puts exclamation point to No. 1". The New York Times.
  2. ^ "Sampras vs. Pioline: Game, set, mismatch". Deseret News. 6 July 1997.
  3. ^ Emmet Malone (7 July 1997). "Sampras at pinnacle after defeat of Pioline". The Irish Times.
  4. ^ "Cédric Pioline : "Danse avec les stars a été une vraie révélation"". La Dépêche (in French). 11 October 2011.

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