Team Sanofi Athlete
Age: 40 years old
Cause: Advocating for gender equality and stopping violence against women.
Nicolas is a Professional French Tennis Player, former world No 1 in doubles in 2016, holding the top ranking for 39 consecutive weeks. Committed to supporting women who are victims of violence, he's one of the only male athletes using his platform to speak on the issue.
Nicolas is an accomplished tennis player who started his professional career in 2000. Five-time Grand Slam champion in doubles, having completed the career Grand Slam with victories at the 2015 US Open, 2016 Wimbledon Championships, 2018 French Open, and 2019 Australian Open, all partnering Pierre-Hugues Herbert, Nicolas is the most successful French Tennis Player in history. He also famously played in the longest match of all time against John Isner in the first round of the men’s singles at the 2010 Wimbledon, which lasted 665 minutes spread out over three days.
Nicolas does not shy to take a stance on important issues. He's notably partnering with La Fondation des Femmes to mobilize his network to support women victims of violence. He’s proudly wearing the Foundation’s logo on his jersey during his matches to raise awareness around the proliferation of violence against women.
WORLD TRACK RECORD
- Former Top-40 singles player became World No. 1 in doubles on 6 June 2016, joining Noah as the only No. 1s from France in doubles or singles
- Paired with countryman Herbert to become 8th team to complete a career Grand Slam, winning titles at the 2015 US Open, 2016 Wimbledon, 2018 Roland Garros, 2019 Australian Open and 2021 Roland Garros.
- Won Nitto ATP Finals doubles titles in 2019 and 2021 after squandering championship points in 2018 and qualifying in 2015-17.
- Captured 20 of his 35 doubles titles w/Herbert, including 7 different ATP Masters 1000 titles.