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Pierre-Ludovic Duclos

Learn the game from the eyes of a former top 250 ATP ranked player

Country

 Canada

Plays

Right-handed (two-handed backhand)

Born

January 8, 1986 (age 34)

Height

1.90m (6.3ft)

Weight

185lbs

Turned pro

2003

Pierre-Ludovic Duclos, is a former Canadian professional tennis player on the ATP Tour. He played 9 years on the professional tour before retiring in 2013.He reached a career high of #229 in the world in single and #121 in the world in double.

Throughout his career he had numerous top 100 wins in single including Feliciano Lopez, Kevin Anderson, Ryan Harrison, Vince Spadea, Victor Estrella Burgos and Daniel Evans. Duclos was based in Sarasota,Florida and trained at IMG Academy during his weeks off on the pro tour.

Tennis Background

Pierre Ludovic Duclos

Head Coach

Duclos played in his first professional tour tournament in August 2003

2003 – 2005

Duclos played in his first professional tour tournament in August 2003, reaching the second round of the Brazil F5 Futures tournament. The following year he played in ten futures and one challenger tournament (all but one in and from August) and finished 2004 World No. 1170.

In 2005, he played in 18 Futures reaching the final in one, Mexico F16 in October, and the quarter-finals in four others. In the summer of 2005, Duclos received his first wild card into the qualifying draw at the ATP 1000 Master Rogers Cup in Montreal. He lost to then world #61

Novak Djokovic is straight set in the first round of qualifying.

He finished his year losing in the first round of the Puebla challenger to Mexican No. 1 Bruno Echagaray in three sets and as the World No. 723 at 19 years of age.

2006 – 2007

In 2006, Duclos played 13 Futures and 6 challengers. He reached the semi-finals of Mexico F7 and Mexico F19, and the quarters of Mexico F17. He finished the World No.640 and without yet having won a match at the challenger level.

The story was different in doubles however, as Duclos reached the semi-finals in consecutive challengers in April played in Mexico and then, partnering André Ghem, won a third. He won Mexico F7, partnering Echagaray, reached the semis of the Yuba City challenger, won Mexico F17 with Raphael Durek, and reached the semis of the Maui Challenger.

Duclos began 2007 by winning his first Futures in doubles, Mexico F2, and then reaching the finals of his second tournament, Portugal F1 in both singles and doubles. He won the doubles of Portugal F2 and F3 partnering with Niels Desein and Franko Škugor respectively. In April Duclos reached consecutive quarterfinals at two Futures in the United Arabs Emirates as well as the tournament’s finals in doubles.

In May reached consecutive semis in two Futures in Belarus in singles and his ranking then stood at World No. 526. Duclos won Ireland F1 in doubles with Durek and followed this up with his first challenger level win, in Dublin, over Slovak Igor Zelenay.

Following a first round loss at the Granby Challenger, where he reached the semis in doubles, Duclos scored his most impressive victory to date, a comeback three-set win over a top 20 ATP ranked player, Spaniard Feliciano López in the first round of 2007 Rogers Cup in Montreal, an ATP 1000 Master event.

Unfortunately, the Quebecer failed to qualify losing soundly in the qualifying round to another top 20 ATP ranked player, Italian Fabio Fognini, 2–6, 2–6. He received a wild card in double in the main draw of the Rogers Cup with compatriot Philip Bester but they lost in the first round 4–6, 4–6 to Lleyton Hewitt and Rafael Nadal.

Duclos then reached three straight Futures quarterfinals, at France F12, Spain F34, and Spain F35. He had won his first tour title in the following week, winning Spain F36 by defeating World No. 369 Guillermo Alcaide in the semis and World No. 359 Miguel Ángel López Jaén in the final in straight sets. He also won the doubles partnering Daniel Lustig. Duclos ‘s singles ranking jumped to World No. 388, his second highest to date. He finished the year though losing in the first round of three straight challengers in singles, but reached the finals in consecutive tournaments in doubles and a world ranking of No. 208, also a career high.

Top 100 Wins in single

Kevin Anderson
Feliciano Lopez
Ryan Harrison

Career Highlights

# 229 ATP World Tour Single Ranked
# 121 ATP World Tour Double Ranked
 Member of the 2010 Canadian Davis Cup Team

Honorable Loses

Novak Djokovic
David Ferrer
James Blake
Rafael Nadal
Lleyton Hewitt

Titles

3 ITF Professional Single

2007

Spain – Martos

2008 

Syria – Damascus

Senegal – Dakar

16 ITF Professional Double

2005
U.S.A – F17 

2006
U.S.A – F6

Mexico – F7

Mexico – F17

2007
Mexico – F2 

Portugal – F2 

Portugal – F3

Ireland – F1 

Spain – F36

2008

Belarus – F2

Italy – F28

Israel – F5

2009

Ivory Coast – F1 France

5 ATP Double Challengers

2006 

Mexico – Mexico City

2010

Ecuador – Manta
 USA – Chicago
 China – Beijing

2011 

Thailand – Bangkok

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