Lucas Pouille is a professional tennis player who reached ATP World Number 10 in March 2018. Pouille was born and raised in Grande-Smythe, France, and grew up in a multi-lingual family as his mother can speak Swedish. Currently, Pouille was settled with his long-time partner, Clemence Bertrand and they have a daughter named Rose.
In 2009, Pouille debuted as a professional tennis player in the ITF Men’s Circuit in France. By the following year, he played for the ATP Challenger Tour in Saint-Brieuc.
His first four years weren’t as active until he debuted in the Grand Slam at the Australian Open, where he became a wildcard player. During his professional debut, he lasted the second round after being defeated by Ruben Bemelmans. This led him to debut at the ATP World Tour as a wildcard player and his first tournament was in Montpellier but hadn’t survived long as he was beaten by Viktor Troicki.
He also made an appearance at the 2013 French Open and successfully defeated Alex Kuznetsov in the first round. Unfortunately, he lost against Grigor Dimitrov during the second round.
Debuting into the Top 100
Pouille’s performance improved when he defeated Dominic Thiem in the Monte Carlo Masters in the second round. However, he was easily defeated by Rafael Nadal in the third round. Because of his spectacular performance in defeating Thiem, he entered the Top 100 for the first time.
He joined the French Open and Wimbledon Open, however, lost both of his games in the first round. Fortunately, he earned a place in the German Open and defeated Inigo Cervantes, Benoit Paire, and Juan Monaco.
By the following year, he joined the Australian Open and partnered with Adrian Mannarino, where both of them reached the semifinals. He also participated in the singles event, but only lasted until the first round. After his successful stint at the Australian Open, he joined the Miami Open and defeated David Ferrer and Guillermo Garcia-Lopez.
Top 10 Debut
The French tennis player made it through the Top 10 after his performance at the Open Sud de France. During this tournament, he was able to win against Andrey Rublev and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. He also joined the ATP World Tour where lost to Karen Khachanov and Roberto Bautista Agut.
He also joined at the 2018 Davis World Cup to represent his country and won against Andreas Seppi and Fabio Fognini. Despite winning, he suffered an injury that made him perform worse in the opening match in Monte Carlo, Budapest, and Madrid. Even so, this didn’t stop him from joining the final ATP World Tour, yet lost to Milos Raonic.