|Arthur Fils Quick Info
|6 ft 1 in
|Date of Birth
|June 12, 2004
Arthur Fils is a French professional tennis player who is adept at the singles format of the sport, having been rated as high as world number 34 in January 2024, as per the official ATP (Association of Tennis Professionals – the governing body of men’s professional tennis) rankings. At Grand Slam tournaments (Australian Open/French Open/Wimbledon Championship/US Open), in the singles format, his best performance, as of January 2024, was reaching the 2nd round of the 2023 US Open as well as the 2nd round of the 2024 Australian Open. As of January 2024, Arthur had won a solitary singles title on the ATP Tour (a worldwide top-tier tennis tour organized by the ATP) – the Lyon Open (an ATP Tour 250 (the lowest tier of tournaments on the ATP Tour) event) in May 2023. At Grand Slam tournaments, in the doubles format, his best performance, as of January 2024, was reaching the 2nd round of the 2023 Wimbledon Championship.
Bondoufle, Essonne, Île-de-France, France
Professional Tennis Player
- Father – Jean-Philippe Fils
- Mother – Anne Fils
- Siblings – He has an older brother and a younger sister.
He has been represented by Tennium, Athlete Management Agency, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain.
Right-Handed (Two-Handed Backhand)
6 ft 1 in or 185.5 cm
83 kg or 183 lbs
Race / Ethnicity
- Toned physique
- Side-cropped, afro hair
- Cheerful smile
- Sports a rugged beard
He has been sponsored by –
- Lacoste S.A. (French clothing/footwear and sportswear company)
- Babolat (French tennis, badminton, and padel equipment company)
- Asics (Japanese multinational corporation that produces sportswear)
Arthur Fils Favorite Things
- Tennis Shots – Serve, Forehand
- City On The ATP Tour – Paris
- Tennis Idols/Role Models – Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal
- Hobbies/Interests – Listening To Music, Playing Soccer
Arthur Fils Facts
- Arthur started playing tennis when he was just about 5 years old. His father trained him for the next 7 years. He first came into the spotlight when he won the boys’ doubles title at the 2021 French Open. He had also finished as the runner-up in the boys’ singles event of the same tournament. Soon after, in July 2021, Arthur achieved a combined (singles and doubles) career-high world junior ranking of number 3.
- In late October 2022, he made his ATP Tour main draw debut – at the Paris Masters (an ATP Masters 1000 (an annual series of 9 prestigious tournaments featuring the top-ranked players on the ATP Tour) event).
- Ranked number 308 in the world at that time, he became the then-youngest French player to have entered the main draw of an ATP Masters 1000 event since Gaël Monfils in 2004, the year of Arthur’s birth. Although he lost in the first round of the tournament’s main draw, he moved 50 positions up in the official ATP singles rankings.
- In February 2023, he received a wildcard entry into the Open Sud de France (an ATP Tour 250 event). In the first round of the tournament, he recorded his career’s first match win in a tournament on the ATP Tour – by defeating former world number 7 Richard Gasquet in straight sets.
- In the second round of the tournament, Arthur upset 4th seed Roberto Bautista Agut in straight sets and became the first player born in 2004 or later to have reached the quarter-final stage of a tournament on the ATP Tour. In the quarter-final, he defeated compatriot Quentin Halys in straight sets and became the youngest Frenchman, since Richard Gasquet in 2004, to have reached the semi-final stage of a tournament on the ATP Tour.
- Although he lost in the semi-final stage of this tournament, his performance moved him to world number 117 on February 13, 2023 – nearly 50 positions up the official ATP singles rankings.
- Later that month, Arthur reached the semi-final stage of another ATP Tour 250 event – the Open 13 Provence. After a straight-sets win in the first round of the tournament, he was given a walkover by 2nd seed Jannik Sinner in the 2nd round.
- In the next round (quarter-final stage), he upset former world number 3 Stan Wawrinka in straight sets. Despite his defeat in the semi-final stage of this tournament, he moved up to world number 104 in the official ATP singles rankings.
- In May 2023, at the Lyon Open (another ATP Tour 250 event), Arthur received walkovers in the 2nd round and quarter-final stage of the tournament- having won in straight sets in the 2nd round. In his 3rd ATP Tour-level semi-final of the season, he overcame 8th seed Brandon Nakashima in a tense 3-setter.
- He then defeated 4th seed Francisco Cerúndolo in straight sets in the final to win his career’s maiden title on the ATP Tour. He also became the then-youngest champion in the tournament’s history. Due to this title triumph, he also broke into the ‘Top 100’ of the official ATP singles rankings.
- In July 2023, at the Hamburg European Open (an ATP Tour 500 (the 4th-highest tier of tournaments on the ATP Tour) event), Arthur recorded straight sets victories in the first 2 rounds. In the next round (quarter-final stage), he shocked top seed and then world number 4 Casper Ruud in straight sets. This was the first win of his career over a player ranked in the ‘Top 10’ of the official ATP singles rankings.
- The win also meant that he had reached the semi-final stage of an ATP Tour 500 event for the first time in his career. He lost to 4th seed and eventual champion Alexander Zverev in straight sets in the semi-final. Due to his performance in this tournament, he broke into the ‘Top 50’ of the official ATP singles rankings.
- In October 2023, at the European Open (an ATP Tour 250 event), he was seeded 4th and earned a bye in the first round. He then recorded straight sets victories in the 2nd round and the quarter-final stage. In the semi-final, Arthur upset top seed and then world number 7 Stefanos Tsitsipas in straight sets.
- This was the second win of his career over a player ranked in the ‘Top 10’ of the official ATP singles rankings. The win also meant that he had reached the final of an ATP Tour-level tournament for the second time in his career. He also became the then-youngest finalist in the tournament’s history. In the final, he lost to 3rd seed Alexander Bublik in straight sets.
- In December 2023, Arthur finished as the runner-up at the year’s Next Generation ATP Finals (a year-end men’s youth exhibition tennis tournament (played annually since 2017, except 2020) – contested by the 8 highest-ranked 21-and-under singles players on the season’s ATP Tour).
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