Maxime Cressy
Maxime Cressy
Maxime Cressy
Maxime Cressy
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  • Personal
  • Career
    • Nickname is Lacress.
    • Father, Gerard, is French; mother, Leslie Nelson, is American; brothers, Jonathan and Mathieu.
    • Mom played volleyball at USC and led Trojans to 2 NCAA national championships.
    • Began playing tennis at age 4 with his brothers and against the wall.
    • Started training with French federation inBoulouris at age 12.
    • Played college tennis for UCLA from 2016-19 and majored in math.
    • "To be a citizen of both worlds is incredibly special, and it shaped me,"Cressy said of his French-American background."I became so much more independent by going to the States on my own. I had that belief that I could live the American dream, that my life could be much better, because my tennis game was suffering then. I thought that going to the States could give me a fresh start, and that is what it has done."
    • Favourite surface is grass, shot is serve and tournament is Newport. "My dream is to really make serve-and-volley great again, and inspire many people to start playing that game style," said Cressy.
    • Lists Paris as his favourite city on tour.
    • Idol growing up was Pete Sampras.
    • Enjoys meditation, yoga, basketball and football.
    • Often reads from a notebook passage on changeovers that says: "Instill doubt."
    • Favourite football team is Paris Saint-Germain and favourite player is Ronaldo.
    • ListsArnold Schwarzenegger as his hero, but Tom Cruise as his favourite actor.
    • Favourite movie is Top Gun, TV show is Friends and musician is Swiss DJ EDX.
    • Supports UNICEF and says that his secret talent is numbers.
    • Favourite book is The Success Principles by Jack Canfield.
    • Says that his best quality is persistence and worst quality is that's he self-centered.‚Äč
    • Favourite food is macaroni-and-cheese, but guilty pleasure is candy.

    (UPDATED 22MAY2023)

    • French-born American broke into Top 100 in January 2022 and Top 50 in June 2022 before achieving career-high No. 31 in August 2022.
    • Rallied from 6-2 3-0 down to defeat Bublik for 1st ATP Tour title at 2022 Newport – 3 years after debuting as 293rd-ranked qualifying wild card at 2019 Newport.
    • Also advanced to finals at 2022 Melbourne as Q (l. to Nadal), 2022 Eastbourne (l. to Fritz) and 2023 Montpellier (l. to Sinner) – defeating No. 9 Rune in Montpellier SF to equal biggest win of career.
    • Qualified at 2021 Australian Open and 2021 Wimbledon, reached 2022 Australian Open 4R and defeated No. 9 Auger-Aliassime in 2022 Wimbledon 1R.
    • Played college tennis for UCLA from 2016-19, posting 26-0 doubles record as a senior, winning 2019 NCAA doubles title w/K. Smith, and ending career as No. 1 doubles and No. 17 singles player in nation.


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