Michaël Llodra

Born in Paris in 1980, Michaël Llodra is one of the best doubles players of the history of French tennis. A professional player from 1999 to 2014, he remains committed to the world of tennis.

He has grown up in a family of athletes (his father is a former PSG football player) and discovered tennis at a young age at the Chatou club. After attending a sport-study institute in the south of France, he left for a tour in the Eastern countries and won 2 Futures tournaments. It marked the beginning of an amazing professional career.

The 2010 was one of the most successful years in terms of victories and emotion: he started winning the Open 13, beating Marcos Baghdatis, Robin Soderling (top seed), Mischa Zverev and won the final match against  Julien Benneteau. In July, during the quarter-final of the Coupe Davis against Spain, he won one of the most important matches of his career, against Fernando Versasco (ranked n. 10 in the world). He also won the doubles match with J. Benneteau. At the tournament of Paris-Bercy, he defeated Strace, Isner, Djokovic and Davydenko. This success led him to be ranked n. 23 in singles matches (ATP ranking), the best of his career. In double matches, he has the best French records. Often playing with Fabrice Santoro, Arnaud Clément or Nicolas Mahut, he won twice the Australia Open and once the Wimbledon as well as 23 other titles. He also showed his talent during the Olympic Games of 2012 in London, reaching the final with Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, but failing against the couple Bob and Mike Bryan.

Recently retired, Michaël Llodra works as a consultant for France TV and assists his teammate in double matches ( Nicolas Mahut) in the ATP circuit. This year, Michaël Llodra has also become the director of the  Open Deauville Trouville Vitalépargne!

Records:

Single matches:
- n. 23 in the world (best ranking on 09/05/2011)
- 5 titles
Double matches:
- n. 3 in the world (best ranking on 14/11/2011)
- 26 titles
Victories against the members of the top 8 in the world: Guillermo Coria, Marat Safin, Nikolai Davydenko, Gilles Simon, Robin Soderling, Tomas Berdych, Novak Djokovic, Juan Martin Del Potro.