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Arthur Ashe
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Date of birth : September 1st, 1986

Place of birth: Paris, France 

Residence : Vaud, Suisse 

Height & weight: 88 kg – 1,93m  

Turned pro: since 2004 

Gear: Artengo 

Coaches: Günter Bresnik, Richard Ruckelshausen 

ATP ranking: #52 

Best ranking: 6th (07/11/2016) 


  • Started playing tennis at the age of 2 ½ in La Courneuve, in the Paris area
  • Junior number 1 in 2004, winning the Australian Open, Roland Garros and Wimbledon the same year
  • 1st ATP match: 2004, in Metz
  • 11 titles on the ATP Tour
  • Reached a minimum of one final per year during the last 18 seasons
  • 525 victories 
  • 2 Grand Slams semi-finals, at Roland Garros and the US Open
  • Married to Elina Svitolina and father of a little girl, Skaï



  • Winner of the Australian Open Junior, Roland Garros and Wimbledon
  • Juniors’ world No. 1
  • Quarterfinals in Metz, his first ATP tournament
  • 1st Masters 1000 participation, in Paris


  • First appearance in the Top 1000 
  • Winner of his first ATP title in Sopot
  • Finals in Metz and Lyon
  • Receives the ATP “Newcomer of the year” prize
  • Ranked in Top 30 at the end of the year


  • Finalist in Doha
  • 1st French Davis Cup team selection
  • Semi-finalist at Rome Masters 
  • 4th round at Roland Garros
  • French No.1 for the first time, in June


  • Finalist in Poertschach, Austria
  • Winner of the tennis paddle World Championships


  • Semi-finalist at Roland Garros
  • Quarterfinalists at the Beijing Olympics
  • Finalist in Vienna
  • Ranked No.14in the world at the end of the season


  • Semi-finalist at Doha and Rotterdam
  • Finalist at Acapulco
  • Quarterfinalist at Roland Garros
  • Winner of the Moselle Open 
  • Finalist at Paris Masters 1000


  • Finalist in Stuttgart
  • Quarterfinalist at the US Open
  • Finalist in Tokyo and at the Paris Masters 1000 
  • French No.1 at the end of the year


  • Quarterfinalist at Roland Garros 
  • Ranked 8th in the world
  • Finalist in Washington
  • Winner of the Stockholm Open


  • Finalist in Doha and Montpellier


  • Finalist in Nice and Winston Salem


  • Finalist in Doha
  • Winner of Montpellier
  • Quarterfinalist at the US Open
  • Played Davis Cup Finals with the French Team, against Switzerland 


  • Finalist in Marseille
  • Semi-finalist in Monte-Carlo, Bucharest, and Vienna


  • Quarterfinalist at the Australian Open 
  • Finalist in Rotterdam and at the Monte-Carlo Masters 1000
  • Winner of the Washington Open
  • Quarterfinalist at the Rio Olympics
  • Semi-finalist at the US Open
  • Semi-finalist at the Japan Open
  • Qualified for the ATP World Tour Finals for the first time
  • Reached his best ranking: 6th in the world


  • Finalist in Eastbourne


  • Winner of the Qatar Open
  • Finalist in Antwerp


  • Semi-finalist in Sofia
  • Winner of the Rotterdam Open
  • Quarterfinalist in Indian Wells and Paris
  • Quarterfinalist at the US Open


  • Winner of the Open Sud de France in Montpellier
  • Winner of the Rotterdam Open


  • Finalist in Sofia


  • Winner at the first Adelaide International
  • Quarterfinalist at the Australian Open 

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Martin Luther King

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