If there is one thing that you can describe about Nicolas Mahut it is in being a born champion. Born in Angers, France on January 21, 1982, this young French tennis player has already many championships under his name. He turned pro in 2002 and has been making waves most especially in the tennis doubles circuit.
It was quite clear that Mahut had a bright career ahead of him because his talent was very evident even during his junior career. As a junior, Mahut was already the Champion of France for the 15-16 year old divisions and the 17-18 year olds division. Mahut even managed to win the Orange Bowl doubles title, the Sunshine Cup, the Coupe Galea-Valrio, and the doubles titles for the 35th Coffee Bowl and US Open, all this while still a junior tennis player.
When Mahut turned pro in 2002, he became the 2002 Wimbledon boy’s single winner and also won the doubles competition in the Australian Open with none other than Tommy Robredo. One year later after turning pro, Mahut skyrocketed to the top 100 ATP singles ranking. In 2004, Mahut began to shine once again in the doubles circuit, pairing with Julien Benneteua. In 2005, the two would pair up again for the Challenger de Grenoble and Orleans Open. Not surprising, the two managed to win again.
By the year 2007, Mahut has won 5 challengers and two ATP doubles tournament. Mahut really is an up and coming tennis player beating players like Yen-Hsun Lu, Frank Dancevic, Gilles Elseneer, Jean-Christophe Faurel and Jean-Michel Pequery. Mahut has to date, 0 singles titles and 2 doubles titles (2003 and 2004 Metz). He has joined several Grand Slam events, winning first in the French Open, an all-time high record for him. His highest ranking ever achieved for the singles circuit is at number 40 and for the doubles circuit is at number 25.