Nicolas Mahut turned professional in 2000, his career high was number 40, achieved on February 18, 2008.
At the 2007 Queen's Club Championships, Mahut defeated both fifth-seed Ivan Ljubicic and top-seed Rafael Nadal in straight sets, and on the same day, to reach the semi-finals, where he beat compatriot Arnaud Clément. He lost in 3 sets 4–6, 7–6 (7), 7–6 (2) to Andy Roddick in his first ATP final after holding one match-point in the second set tiebreak.
On June 21, 2007, Mahut defeated Simon Stadler of Germany to qualify for the first round proper of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships. However, after winning the first round, his second match in three weeks against Clement, he lost in the second round to fellow Frenchman Richard Gasquet, possibly due to fatigue.
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