Nicolas Pierre Armand Mahut is a French tennis player. He is well known for having a penchant for grass court tennis, especially serve and volleying.
Mahut had excellent junior results, winning the Orange Bowl in 1999 and the Wimbledon Boys' Singles in 2000, turning professional the same year. His career-high singles ranking is World No. 38, achieved in July 2014.
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. 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.
He holds a number of tennis records and awards for the match, including the most points won in a single match (502) and most games won by a losing player (91). In June 2013, he won his first ATP singles title, winning the grass court tournament in 's-Hertogenbosch, and he followed it up in July by winning the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships in Newport, Rhode Island.
Mahut is also a regular doubles player, reaching a career high of World No. 12 in March 2014. He has won doubles titles with Julien Benneteau, Arnaud Clément, and Édouard Roger-Vasselin, and in 2013 he and Michaël Llodra reached the final of the French Open
He first trained at the Beaucouzé tennis club when he was five years old. He joined a tennis club in Paris when he was 11. According to his ATP profile, his favorite film is The Matrix and he likes listening to music by Oasis and John Mayer. In recent interviews, he's said his favorite band is Muse. He is also a fan of the football team Paris Saint-Germain.
He currently lives in Boulogne-Billancourt, a suburb of Paris near the grounds of Roland Garros. He met his wife Virginie in 2007 and she gave birth to their son Natanel (Nathanaël) on 18 August 2011. Nicolas is also the stepfather to Virginie's teenage son from a previous relationship.
His closest friends on the ATP Tour are fellow countrymen Michaël Llodra, Édouard Roger-Vasselin, Julien Benneteau, and Paul-Henri Mathieu.
Mahut has also become good friends with the American tennis player, John Isner. The two became friends after they played together in the longest professional tennis match ever at Wimbledon 2010, which lasted over 11 hours.
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