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Biofile with Nicolas Escude

The flashy, aesthetic Frenchman is best known for his 2001 heroics where he defeated both Hewitt and Arthurs on grass in Melbourne to win the Davis Cup for France. Before retiring in 2006 because of persistent shoulder problems, Escude at his best was a dangerous player, winning four ATP singles and two doubles titles. The gracious and friendly Escude, still attired in his signature Sergio Tacchini, is attending the 2010 U.S. Open and this interview was done at Court 14 while France's Edouard Roger-Vasselin was playing Australia's Greg Jones in the first round of qualifying. Read on to learn what happened in Rotterdam during a doubles match that was so funny, Escude and his pal Safin were on the floor laughing... First Tennis Memory: "Me and my brother (Julien) just hit some balls down in the building where I live." Tennis Inspiration: "Edberg." Continue to read full article...

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