Top seeds Canas, El Aynaoui advance

CASABLANCA, Morocco, April 12 (UPI) -- Guillermo Canas of Argentina and Younes El Aynaoui of Morocco, the two top seeds, returned to the semifinals of the $381,000 Grand Prix Hassan II claycourt even

Top-seed Canas advances at Morocco

CASABLANCA, Morocco, April 11 (UPI) -- Top seed Guillermo Canas of Argentina overcame windy and chilly conditions Thursday to reach the quarterfinals of the $381,000 Grand Prix Hassan II

Unseeded Alami scores Hassan upset

CASABLANCA, Morocco, April 9 (UPI) -- Karim Alami was the surprise winner Tuesday in a first-round battle of Moroccans at the $381,000 Grand Prix Hassan II claycourt event.

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Davis Cup players at Marseille Open

MARSEILLE, France, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Davis Cup players return to ATP action this week at the Marseille Open.

Australian Open Men's Draw

MELBOURNE, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- The men's draw for the 2002 Australian Open, which begins Monday:

Australian Open Men's Draw

MELBOURNE, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- The men's draw for the 2002 Australian Open, which begins Monday:

Martin, Philippoussis advance in AAPT

ADELAIDE, Australia, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- Todd Martin avoided a letdown on Thursday as he advanced to the quarterfinals of the $357,000

Sampras beaten in first round

ADELAIDE, Australia, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Hoping to rebound from a sub-par season, Pete Sampras suffered an early setback Wednesday with a

Henman stars 2002 with a win

ADELAIDE, Australia, Jan. 1 (UPI) -- Top seed Tim Henman of Britain overcame wind, intermittent rain and cold temperatures Tuesday to get past Richard Fromberg of Australia in the first round of th
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Paul-Henri Mathieu
Frenchman Paul-Henri Mathieu pauses during his fourth round match with Novak Djokovic of Serbia at the French Tennis Open in Paris on June 1, 2008. The third-seeded Djokovic defeated Mathieu in straight sets 6-4, 6-3, 6-4. (UPI Photo/ David Silpa)

Paul-Henri Mathieu (born January 12, 1982 in Strasbourg, France) is a French tennis player.

Mathieu was born in Strasbourg, France. He first began playing tennis at age 3, with his older brother Pierre-Yves. Between 1997 and 2000 he trained at the Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy in Bradenton, Florida. After having won the Junior title at the French Open (defeating Tommy Robredo), he made his ATP tour debut in July 2000, in Kitzb├╝hel.

2002 was Mathieu's breakthrough year. He made the 4th round of the French Open, losing to Andre Agassi in 5 sets, despite having a 2 set lead. Later on in the year, he confirmed his potential by winning back to back tournaments in Moscow and Lyon. On October 14 he became world no. 36 and his progess won him the ATP Newcomer of the Year award for 2002. He also nearly won the Davis Cup in 2002 with the French Davis Cup team, but lost the deciding rubber of the final to Mikhail Youzhny of Russia, once more after relinquishing a 2 set advantage.

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