French, Roland-Garros, Antwerp: Everything you wanted to know about Arthur Fils (but never had the time to find out) – updated after Next Gen Finals

The French teen has had a breakout 2023 season and is already ranked inside the top 40. Here are answers to some common questions about the 19-year-old

Arthur Fils at the 2023 US Open Arthur Fils at the 2023 US Open, Image Credit: Antoine Couvercelle / Panoramic

Who is Arthur Fils?

Arthur Fils is a professional tennis player who competes on the ATP Tour, representing France.

How old is Arthur Fils?

Fils was born on June 12, 2004, which makes him 19 years old. As of October 15, 2023, he is the highest-ranked teenager on the ATP Tour (No 38).

Which country is Fils from?

Fils was born in Bondoufle, France and plays under the French flag.

At what age did Fils start playing tennis?

Fils began playing tennis when he was five years old with his father, whom he worked with until the age of 12.

Was Fils a good junior?

Fils topped out at No 3 in the ITF junior world rankings in July 2021. That year, he won the 2021 French Open where he won the boys’ doubles title with Giovanni Mpetshi Perricard and was runner-up in the boys’ singles event.

What did Fils accomplish at the 2023 European Open?

Fils defeated top seed Stefanos Tsitsipas 7-6, 7-6 in the semi-finals of the 2023 European Open to advance to his second ATP singles final. He played third seed Alexander Bublik for the title, and lost 6-4, 6-4.

How many ATP titles has Fils won?

Fils has won one ATP singles title to his name so far. He won the ATP title in Lyon in 2023, beating fourth seed Francisco Cerundolo to become the youngest champion in the tournament’s history. It also made him the youngest Frenchman at 18 years and 11months to win an ATP title since Gael Monfils at 2005 Sopot.

What is his best performance at the Grand Slams?

Fils made his Grand Slam main draw debut at the 2023 French Open. He lost in the first round in Paris and at Wimbledon before beating 24th seed Tallon Griekspoor in the first round of the US Open. He then lost to Matteo Arnaldi in the second round in New York, his best performance in a Major so far.

Has Arthur Fils played at the atp next gen Finals?

Arthur Fils qualified for the 2023 ATP Next Gen Finals in Jeddah. A tournament that consists of the eight highest-ranked players aged 21 or under, Fils qualified for the event through his end-of-season ranking of No 36.

He opened his debut at the Next Gen Finals with a win over Luca Nardi. He proceed to win all his next two group matches to top his group and move into the semi-finals, where he beat compatriot Van Assche.

In the final, Fils lost in five sets to Hamad Medjedovic.

How tall is Arthur Fils?

According to the official ATP website, Fils is 1.85m or 6ft 1 inch tall.

Who is Arthur Fils’ coach?

Fils is currently coached by Laurent Raymond, also from France, since the end of 2022.

Who were Fils’ idols?

While growing up, Fils idolized Swiss legend Roger Federer because “he was looking really easy on the court”. With Federer now retired, the Frenchman says he looks up to Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal.

How much prize money has Fils won in his career?

As of October 26, 2023, Arthur Fils has won $941,241 in prize money. You can find his updated prize money stats on his ATP Tour profile page.

What is Fils’ highest ranking?

Fils’ highest ranking has been No 38, which he first achieved on October 16, 2023. You can find his current ranking and rankings history on his ATP Tour profile page.

Is Fils active on social media?

Arthur Fils is present on social networks. On Instagram, he is followed by more than 68, 400 followers.

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