Gicquel turned pro in 1999.
On November 6, 2006, he broke into the top 50 after reaching his first ATP Tour
final in Lyon
, where he was defeated by Richard Gasquet
. On April 30, 2007, Gicquel broke into the top 40 after reaching the semifinals of Casablanca
. He achieved his career-high singles ranking of world No. 37 in September 2008.
One of Gicquel's most famous matches was against Nicolas Kiefer
at the French Open in 2006. Kiefer won the first two sets 6–0, 6–1, but Gicquel won the next two 7–5, 6–3. Kiefer eventually won the fifth set 11–9 after Gicquel had already saved multiple match points.
ATP Tour career finals
Singles: 3 (3 runner-ups) Doubles: 7 (4 titles, 3 runner-ups) ATP Challenger Tour/ITF Men's Circuits finals
ATP Challenger Tour (8–2)
ATP Challenger Tour (2–2)
In a match during the 2007 Halle
tournament, Gicquel was struck directly in the crotch by a 129 mph Benjamin Becker
serve. He went on to beat Becker, but spent most of the night vomiting and in pain due to swelling and was forced to retire in his next match versus Jarkko Nieminen
Singles performance timeline
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