French, Federer, depression: Everything you wanted to know about Lucas Pouille (but never had the time to find out) – updated with Mauthausen Challenger

Semi-finalist of the 2019 Australian Open, Lucas Pouille has gone to hell and back. Here are the answers to some questions you may ask yourself about the Frenchman

LUCAS_POUILLE_US_OPEN_TENNIS_MAJORS_FUN_FACTS Lucas Pouille a obtenu sa plus grande victoire en 2016 contre Rafael Nadal à l’US Open.

Who is Lucas Pouille?

Lucas Pouille is a professional tennis player from France.

Why is Lucas Pouille in the news?

On May 12, 2024, Pouille defeated sixth seed Jozef Kovalík 6-3, 6-3 to win the ATP Challenger in Mauthausen. The was the 30-year-old’s first ATP Challenger title in five years.

Did Pouille suffer from depression?

In the second half od he 2019 season, Pouille suffered a right elbow injury. The Frenchman struggled to regain his form and fitness over the next two years and was close to retiring from the sport in 2022 as he battled depression and turned to alcohol as an escape.

When was Lucas Pouille born?

Lucas Pouille was born on February 23, 1994, in Grande-Synthe, in the north of France. Pouille’s nationality is French. However, he lives in Dubai, UAE. 

How tall is he?

Pouille is 6ft 1in (1.85m) tall, according to his profile on ATP official website. He weighs 84 kgs (185lbs).

Who are Pouille’s parents?

The parents of Lucas Pouille are Pascal and Lena. Pouille’s mother is a Swedish-speaking Finn. The French star has two brothers: Nicolas and Jonathan.

How did Pouille start playing tennis?

Lucas Pouille started playing tennis at age 8. Nicolas, Lucas’s older brother, told Tennis Magazine in 2016 how he started tennis:

“We started playing tennis together, a bit by chance since nobody played in the family. A tennis hall had been built behind our house, we knew the person who worked there and one day she offered to come and hit the ball.”

Who is Pouille’s idol? 

Lucas Pouille’s favourite player before he became professional was Roger Federer. He notably faced Federer in his early career in the third round of the Rolex Paris Masters in 2014, losing with honours (6-4 6-4) and sharing an interview with him at the end of the match. He often trained with the Swiss in Dubai before Federer retired.

Lucas Pouille's favourite player is Roger Federer

When did he start his pro career?

Pouille turned pro in 2012. He played his first Grand Slam qualifying rounds in 2013 at the Australian Open as a wildcard and made his first Grand Slam main draw appearance at Roland-Garros in 2013, again as a wildcard. The Frenchman broke into the Top 100 in April 2015. 

Who is Pouille’ coach?

Pouille is currently coached by Thierry Ascione and Nicolas Renavand as per the ATP website.

He was earlier coached by Amélie Mauresmo, 2006 Wimbledon champion and former coach of Andy Murray, from early 2019. From 2012 to 2018, he was coached by Emmanuel Planque. 

Amélie Mauresmo is Lucas Pouille's coach since 2019

What is his best result AT A GRAND SLAM?

Lucas Pouille notably reached the semi-finals of the 2019 Australian Open, where he beat 11th seed Borna Coric and 16th seed Milos Raonic, before going down to Novak Djokovic in straight sets.

The Frenchman also reached the quarter-finals at Wimbledon and the US Open in 2016.

How many ATP singles titles has Pouille won?

He has won five singles titles on the ATP Tour. His first title came at the Moselle Open in 2016, followed by the Hungarian Open, Stuttgart Open and Vienna Open, all in 2017, and the Open Sud de France in 2018.

What is POUILLE’S career-best ranking?

Pouille was ranked a career-high world No 10 in March 2018. You can find his current ranking and rankings history on his ATP Tour profile page.

Does Pouille have Instagram?

Lucas Pouille has an Instagram account. He is followed by 158k people there, as of May 13,2024. He also has a Twitter account (@la_pouille), followed by 59k fans, and a Facebook page, liked by 73k people. 

Notably, the Frenchman also has a website:

Who is Lucas Pouille’s Wife?

Lucas Pouille is married to Clémence Bertrand. She had been his girlfriend since 2010. They married on September 8, 2019. The couple have a daughter, whom they call Rose.

What are some fun facts about Pouille? 

From April 2017 to February 2018, Pouille lifted three titles on the ATP Tour after saving match point, including an outstanding save against Jan-Lennard Struff in Stuttgart in 2017.

He also completed his baccalaureate degree at INSEP.

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