- Nice, France
- Neuchatel, Switzerland
- 6′ (183 cm)
- 154 lbs (70 kg)
- Turned Pro
In October 2008 he reached his first Mutua Madrid Open where he defeated Rafa Nadal in the semi-finals but lost in the final against Andy Murray.
In October of that year he moved into the No 10 spot of the ATP rankings by winning ATP titles in Bucharest, Indianapolis and Casablanca. On the 5th of January of 2009 he reached the No.6 spot in the ATP rankings, his highest to date.
Later that year, in October, he won at Bangkok only to be unable to compete for most of the following year due to an injury to his right knee. Once back in action, though, he won the ATP tournament in Metz.
In 2011, a year he started at number 41 in the ATP rankings, he won his eighth and ninth titles in Sydney and Hamburg. A day later, he was the ATP No. 11.