Hicham Arazi

Hicham Arazi (Arabic هشام أرازي; * October 19, 1973 in Casablanca) is a Moroccan tennis player.


As Arazi was two years old, his parents moved with him to France. With the tennis games, he started at the age of five years, under the guidance of his father, Mohamed, who is a professional tennis coach.

Moved into the professional Arazi 1993. 1996 he took for Morocco at the Olympic Games in Atlanta, where they lost in the first round against the gold medalist from 1992, Marc Rosset. The only individual title of his career he won in 1997 in Casablanca. In the same year he reached the quarterfinals of the French Open. There, however, he lost to the set number 16 Spaniard Sergi Bruguera ( 6:4, 3:6, 2:6 and 2:6 ). On 5 November 2001 Arazi reached number 22 his highest placing in the ATP world rankings. He held only room 848 in late 2006. His previously won prize money of $ 3,600,824.

Arazi lives in Monte Carlo ( Monaco) and speaks five languages ​​: Arabic, French, English, Italian and Spanish.