Nicolas Pierre Armand Mahut is a French tennis player. He is well known for having a penchant for grass court tennis, especially serve and volleying.
Mahut had excellent junior results, winning the Orange Bowl in 1999 and the Wimbledon Boys' Singles in 2000, turning professional the same year. His career-high singles ranking is World No. 40, achieved in February 2008. Mahut was runner-up to Andy Roddick at the 2007 Queen's Club Championships, and runner-up that same year at the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships. Mahut is known for being part of the longest match in professional tennis history against John Isner in the first round of the 2010 Wimbledon Championships. He holds a number of tennis records and awards for the match, including the most points won in a single match and most games won by a losing player. In June 2013, he won his first ATP singles title, winning the grass court tournament in 's-Hertogenbosch, and he followed it up in July by winning the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships in Newport, Rhode Island.
Mahut is also a regular doubles player, reaching a career high of World No. 22 in July 2013. He has won doubles titles with Julien Benneteau, Arnaud ClÃ©ment, and Ã‰douard Roger-Vasselin, and in 2013 he and MichaÃ«l Llodra reached the final of the French Open.