Even if I was very tired I was fighting until the end and it's a great feeling to win this tournamentMathieu beats Seppi in Swiss Open final Jul 15, 2007
It's been hard being out for four months with the injuryEl Aynaoui avoids upset bug Apr 08, 2003
If I have to play I'm ready, although everyone wants to playFrench take on Russians in Davis Cup Nov 27, 2002
This morning I felt very tired and was hurting everywhereMathieu reaches Lyon final Oct 12, 2002
It's hard to realize that I won my first ATP titleUnderdogs win in Moscow Oct 06, 2002
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 Kitzbühel.
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.