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Thierry Ascione (born 17 January 1981) is a retired professional tour male tennis player from France. He turned pro in 2000 and retired in September 2010, reaching a career-high singles ranking of World No. 81 in February 2004.

Thierry Ascione
Country (sports) France
ResidenceRueil-Malmaison, France
Born (1981-01-17) 17 January 1981 (age 38)
Villeurbanne, France
Height1.87 m (6 ft 1 12 in)
Turned pro2000
Retired24 September 2010
PlaysRight-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money$1,031,961
Singles
Career record22–54 (at ATP Tour level, Grand Slam level, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 81 (9 February 2004)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (2004)
French Open2R (2007)
Wimbledon1R (2004, 2008)
US Open1R (2004, 2007)
Doubles
Career record12–25 (at ATP Tour level, Grand Slam level, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 140 (3 May 2004)

He played Roger Federer in the second round of Roland Garros 2007, saving five match points in the third set and holding two set points before eventually losing in straight sets.

He is coaching the former world no.3 WTA player, Elina Svitolina.

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TriviaEdit

  • Began playing tennis at age eight with his older brother, Frédéric.
  • His uncle was European boxing champion and another uncle was World military boxing champion.
  • Coached by former ATP professional and countryman Jérôme Potier.
  • Was Marat Safin's last ATP match win after holding 3 match points at the 2009 BNP Paribas Masters in Paris, Bercy.
  • He is the godfather of Julien Boutter's son, Oscar.

Singles titlesEdit

Wins (8)Edit

Legend (Singles)
Grand Slam (0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0)
ATP Masters Series (0)
ATP Tour (0)
Challengers (8)
No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score
1. 17 February 2003 Andrézieux, France Hard   Karol Beck 6–4, 6–2
2. 14 July 2003 Helsinki, Finland Clay   Igor Andreev 2–6, 6–1, 6–3
3. 31 January 2005 Andrézieux, France Hard   Stanislas Wawrinka 6–1, 6–3
4. 20 June 2005 Reggio Emilia, Italia Clay   Martín Vassallo Argüello 6–3, 6–0
5. 15 August 2005 Bronx, U.S. Hard   Brian Vahaly 6–2, 6–3
6. 30 April 2007 Rome, Italia Clay   Victor Crivoi 6–3, 6–3
7. 15 October 2007 Andrézieux, France Hard   José Acasuso 7–6(8–6), 2–6, 6–2
8. 25 February 2008 Cherbourg, France Hard   Kristian Pless 7–5, 7–6(7–5)

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