Arthur Fils

Arthur Fils is a French professional tennis player, who has competed on the ATP Tour since 2021.

Date of Birth: 12 June 2004
Birthplace: Bondoufle, France
Residence: Bondoufle, France
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
Weight: 182 lbs (83 kg)
Plays: Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Turned Pro: 2021

Arthur Fils is a French professional tennis player who was born on June 12, 2004, in Bondoufle. Fils had an early influence in the sport of tennis, with his father helping him take his first steps in the sport at the age of just five.

Being from the Paris region, he has been lucky enough to train just next to the site of Roland Garros from the age of 15. While a player in the junior ranks, Fils was already making a name for himself, winning the Orange Bowl in 2020.

Just a year later, he won the crème-de-la-crème at his home tournament, Roland Garros, taking home the boy’s doubles trophy. He was agonizingly close to repeating the feat in the singles, missing out in the final.

Turning pro in 2021, he has enjoyed time in the limelight. Fils became the youngest Frenchman to qualify for the main draw of the ATP Masters 1000 in Paris to make his debut on the main tour. Despite falling in the first round, it set the stage for a successful first couple of seasons on the ATP Tour.

With his ranking fluctuating in the mid-100s, Fils enjoyed wildcards into his home country’s tournaments, helping him to claim much-needed victories to set him on his way to climbing the ladder of world tennis. 2023 was a year to remember for the then-French teenager.

He set off the year as he meant to go on, winning his first ATP Challenger title in January. After reaching back-to-back finals in the south of France’s Montpellier Open and Marseille Open, which are ATP 250 events, Fils’ time to shine came just north in Lyon in May.

The youngster had a stellar run, facing fellow newcomer to the tour Francisco Cerundolo in straight sets in the final of the Lyon Open, meaning he claimed his first ATP title at the age of just 18.

After a few more deep runs in 2023, he qualified himself for the end-of-season Next Gen ATP Finals. The Frenchman seemed to settle into the tournament with ease, ultimately coming up second-best only in the final.

Such a stellar 2023 season is largely the reason behind his success on the Tour so far and part of the reason why he reached his then career-high ranking of 34 in January of 2024. All that Fils is missing out on now is a deep run at one of the Grand Slams, but as we know, success on the tennis’ biggest stage, with the best of five sets at stake, often takes time to arrive.

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