70 Facts About Nicolas Mahut


Nicolas Pierre Armand Mahut is a French professional tennis player who is a former world No 1 in doubles.

FactSnippet No. 1,836,534

Nicolas Mahut is a five-time Grand Slam champion in doubles, having completed the career Grand Slam with victories at the 2015 US Open, 2016 Wimbledon Championships, 2018 French Open, and 2019 Australian Open, all partnering Pierre-Hugues Herbert.

FactSnippet No. 1,836,535

Nicolas Mahut became world No 1 in doubles on 6 June 2016, holding the top ranking for a total of 39 weeks, and has won 35 doubles titles overall, including the 2019 and 2021 ATP Finals.

FactSnippet No. 1,836,536

In singles, Nicolas Mahut reached a career-high ATP ranking of world No 37 in May 2014, and has won four tour-level titles.

FactSnippet No. 1,836,537

At the 2010 Championships, Nicolas Mahut was part of the longest match in professional tennis history, against John Isner in the first round.

FactSnippet No. 1,836,538

Nicolas Mahut first trained at the Beaucouze tennis club when he was five years old.

FactSnippet No. 1,836,539

Nicolas Mahut met his wife Virginie in 2007 and she gave birth to their son Natanel on 18 August 2011.

FactSnippet No. 1,836,540

Nicolas Mahut has become good friends with the American tennis player John Isner, after they played together in the longest professional tennis match ever at Wimbledon 2010, which lasted over 11 hours.

FactSnippet No. 1,836,541

Nicolas Mahut is currently coached by former professional players Gabriel Urpi and Jerome Haehnel.

FactSnippet No. 1,836,542

Nicolas Mahut had excellent junior results, winning the Orange Bowl in 1999 and the Wimbledon Boys' Singles in 2000, turning professional the same year.

FactSnippet No. 1,836,543

Nicolas Mahut was runner-up to Andy Roddick at the 2007 Queen's Club Championships, and runner-up that same year at the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships.

FactSnippet No. 1,836,544

Nicolas Mahut is known for being part of the longest match in professional tennis history against John Isner in the first round of the 2010 Wimbledon Championships.

FactSnippet No. 1,836,545

Nicolas Mahut holds a number of tennis records and awards for the match, including the most points won in a single match and most games won by a losing player.

FactSnippet No. 1,836,546

Nicolas Mahut is a prolific doubles player, reaching a career high of world No 1 on 6 June 2016.

FactSnippet No. 1,836,547

Nicolas Mahut has won doubles titles with countrymen Julien Benneteau, Arnaud Clement, and Edouard Roger-Vasselin, before his most successful and current partnership with Pierre-Hugues Herbert.

FactSnippet No. 1,836,548

In 1998, Nicolas Mahut was champion of France for 15- and 16-year-olds and the 17- and 18-year-olds.

FactSnippet No. 1,836,549

Nicolas Mahut reached as high as No 3 in singles and No 1 in doubles.

FactSnippet No. 1,836,550

Nicolas Mahut repeated that solid form the following month, making the final at the Campbell's Hall of Fame Championships.

FactSnippet No. 1,836,551

Nicolas Mahut reached the qualifiers for the 2010 US Open but lost to Julio Silva in the third qualifying round.

FactSnippet No. 1,836,552

Nicolas Mahut received a wildcard for the men's singles at Wimbledon and therefore did not have to play the qualifying tournament.

FactSnippet No. 1,836,553

Nicolas Mahut therefore decided to play at the 's-Hertogenbosch ATP tournament in Holland which ran at the same time.

FactSnippet No. 1,836,554

Nicolas Mahut had to qualify for the event but went on to win his first ATP singles title, with a straight sets victory over Stanislas Wawrinka in the final.

FactSnippet No. 1,836,555

Nicolas Mahut did not lose a set and his serve was only broken once during the tournament.

FactSnippet No. 1,836,556

Nicolas Mahut received a wildcard for the 2013 Wimbledon tournament, and reached the second round where he lost to Tommy Robredo.

FactSnippet No. 1,836,557

Nicolas Mahut's victory saw him enter the top 100 in the singles rankings, reaching number 75.

FactSnippet No. 1,836,558

Nicolas Mahut failed to advance past the first round in every Grand Slam, which is the first time in his career.

FactSnippet No. 1,836,559

Nicolas Mahut did not reach a tour-level semifinals throughout the entire season.

FactSnippet No. 1,836,560

Nicolas Mahut reached the semifinals of Brisbane partnering Roger Federer to start off the season.

FactSnippet No. 1,836,561

Nicolas Mahut then participated at Montepeiller partnering Marc Gicquel, where they reached the final without dropping a set, losing in 3 sets to another unseeded pair Nikolay Davydenko and Denis Istomin.

FactSnippet No. 1,836,562

Nicolas Mahut then reached the quarterfinals of the Indian Wells Masters partnering Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, losing to world No 1s the Bryan brothers in 2 tiebreaks.

FactSnippet No. 1,836,563

Nicolas Mahut then lost 4 consecutive matches before the French Open.

FactSnippet No. 1,836,564

Remainder of the season Nicolas Mahut failed to win consecutive tour-level doubles matches, but won 2 Challengers near the end of the season, at Mons, Belgium, partnering Gicquel, without dropping a set in the process, and at Mouilleron Le Captif, France, partnering Pierre-Hugues Herbert and did not drop a set en route either.

FactSnippet No. 1,836,565

Nicolas Mahut fell in the first round of qualifying in singles, but battled his way to his second appearance in a Grand Slam men's doubles final.

FactSnippet No. 1,836,566

Nicolas Mahut then played a few qualifying matches for singles but failed to win any tour-level matches after qualifying for the main draw.

FactSnippet No. 1,836,567

Nicolas Mahut competed in a few Challengers in both singles and doubles.

FactSnippet No. 1,836,568

Nicolas Mahut won the St Brieuc Challenger in singles during this time, defeating Yuichi Sugita in the final.

FactSnippet No. 1,836,569

Nicolas Mahut then participated at the French Open, in both singles and doubles.

FactSnippet No. 1,836,570

In singles, Nicolas Mahut was given a wild card, and defeated the 24th seed Latvian Ernests Gulbis in the second round but lost to the 12th seed countryman Gilles Simon in the third round in 5 sets, after leading 2 sets to 1.

FactSnippet No. 1,836,571

In singles, which he needed to qualify, Nicolas Mahut won 3 consecutive qualifying matches to advance to the main draw.

FactSnippet No. 1,836,572

Nicolas Mahut then participated in Queen's Club, in the doubles draw.

FactSnippet No. 1,836,573

In singles, Nicolas Mahut reached the quarterfinals with a 3 set win over 7th seed and countryman Mannarino en route, where he was defeated by another countryman, 3rd seed, and eventual champion Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.

FactSnippet No. 1,836,574

Nicolas Mahut did not win a singles tour-level match for the remainder of the season.

FactSnippet No. 1,836,575

Nicolas Mahut won a doubles title in February 2016 in Rotterdam, an ATP World Tour 500 event, partnering Vasek Pospisil, defeating Alexander Peya and Philipp Petzschner in the final.

FactSnippet No. 1,836,576

Nicolas Mahut extended the streak to 19 when he reached the semifinals at the fourth Masters 1000 of the year at Madrid in May, succumbing to 3rd seeds, the No 1 doubles team of 2015, and eventual champions Jean-Julien Rojer and Horia Tecau.

FactSnippet No. 1,836,577

In doubles, Nicolas Mahut was seeded 1st in men's doubles in a Grand Slam event for the first time in his career.

FactSnippet No. 1,836,578

Nicolas Mahut had an outstanding grass season, winning all tournaments he entered in either singles or doubles draw.

FactSnippet No. 1,836,579

Nicolas Mahut then participated in Queen's Club Championships in the second week, where he faced defending champion and world No 2 Andy Murray in the opening round, and came close to repeating the success of 2012 by taking Murray to 2 tight tiebreaks, however he was unable to produce the same upset again.

FactSnippet No. 1,836,580

Nicolas Mahut tied with Novak Djokovic for most titles on the 2016 ATP Tour to date with singles and doubles title combined, a feat Murray would later catch up to.

FactSnippet No. 1,836,581

Nicolas Mahut later commented the result at Rio as "a failure, fiasco, and disaster".

FactSnippet No. 1,836,582

In singles, Nicolas Mahut was unseeded and defeated Philip Kolschreiber after winning the first 2 sets and Kolschreiber retired in the first round, and then he came up with another straight set victory against close friend and countryman Paul-Henri Mathieu.

FactSnippet No. 1,836,583

Week after US Open, Nicolas Mahut participated in the Davis Cup World Group semifinals against Croatia.

FactSnippet No. 1,836,584

Nicolas Mahut was then out of action for 4 weeks, including skipping the Shanghai Masters, where Bruno Soares was a match away from overtaking Nicolas Mahut as the new world No 1 in doubles.

FactSnippet No. 1,836,585

Nicolas Mahut came back to play the inaugural European Open at Antwerp, Belgium, again in both singles and doubles draws.

FactSnippet No. 1,836,586

In singles, Nicolas Mahut was seeded 7th, but was upset by unseeded eventual runner-up Argentine Diego Schwartzman in 2 tight sets in the first round.

FactSnippet No. 1,836,587

Nicolas Mahut then participated in the Swiss Indoors, another ATP World Tour 500 event, where he participated in both singles and doubles draw.

FactSnippet No. 1,836,588

The following week, Nicolas Mahut will compete in the final tournament of the year, the Paris Masters, again in both singles and doubles draw.

FactSnippet No. 1,836,589

In singles, Nicolas Mahut faced off against Martin Klizan in the first round, whom he faced earlier in the year, and avenged the loss by a 3 set win coming from a set down, and in the second round he was taken out by 8th seed David Goffin in straight sets.

FactSnippet No. 1,836,590

Nicolas Mahut only needed to win 1 round robin match to secure his year-end No 1 ranking in doubles, and winning the Tour Finals with 2 round robin match wins or a spot in the final with 3 round robin match wins.

FactSnippet No. 1,836,591

In singles, Nicolas Mahut finished 2016 at a career-best year-end ranking of No 39.

FactSnippet No. 1,836,592

Nicolas Mahut did duplicate his doubles success of 2016 at the Masters series tournaments, reaching four finals again, and winning three of them.

FactSnippet No. 1,836,593

Nicolas Mahut continued partnering with Pierre-Hugues Herbert to play at the 2021 French Open where the pair won it for the second time in their career beating Alexander Bublik and Andrey Golubev in the final.

FactSnippet No. 1,836,594

Nicolas Mahut entered the men's doubles, with Pierre-Hugues Herbert, and the mixed doubles, with Kristina Mladenovic.

FactSnippet No. 1,836,595

However, Nicolas Mahut lost both of his first round matches in straight sets; losing to the British pair Andy Murray and Joe Salisbury in the men's doubles, and the Russian pair and eventual finalists Elena Vesnina and Aslan Karatsev in the mixed doubles.

FactSnippet No. 1,836,596

In October, Nicolas Mahut paired up with fellow French player Fabrice Martin for the 2021 European Open.

FactSnippet No. 1,836,597

Nicolas Mahut is a solid baseliner who is very adept at serve and volleying.

FactSnippet No. 1,836,598

Nicolas Mahut has an accurate first serve that puts his opponent out of position, and then comes to the net to finish the point, a tactic he often employs on grass.

FactSnippet No. 1,836,599

Nicolas Mahut has consistent and accurate strokes off both wings, and he is capable of hitting winners from both wings with a combination of speed and angle.

FactSnippet No. 1,836,600

Nicolas Mahut's consistent serve, skillful net play and clever placement of returns have made him an exceptional doubles player.

FactSnippet No. 1,836,601

Nicolas Mahut holds the record for most points won in a tennis match, at 502 points.

FactSnippet No. 1,836,602

Nicolas Mahut holds the Wimbledon record for most games won in a match by a losing player with 91.

FactSnippet No. 1,836,603