Born in Saint Etienne, close to Lyon – Elie plays right-handed with a two-handed backhand.
His best ranking was ATP 454 in singles and ATP 331 in doubles. He played 5 years on the ATP tour, in more than 20 countries. Elie won 11 ATP tournaments in doubles and 1 ATP tournament in singles. He trained for 2 years in the famous national tennis center in Roland Garros (Paris).
Elie got a bachelor degree in science in sports and physical activities at the same time he was played on the ATP tour.
Academic tennis career :
- Team winner at the Tennis World University Championship
- Individual university France champion
- Played 2 Universiade (Olympic Games for students) in Serbia and China
He was also official sparring partner in Bercy 2016 and Roland Garros 2017, notably with Murray, Del Potro, Nishikori, Tsonga and many others.
Elie uses to give tennis lessons in his club, and he continues to play national tournaments in France as a competitor (He is still ranked number 55 in France).
“I like to transmit my passion for this sport to other, whatever their level and age.”