French Swimmer who won two gold medals at the 2012 Summer Olympics. He has set numerous world and national records in events like the short course 400m freestyle and the long course 200m freestyle.
He began swimming at age eight and won two events at the 2009 European Junior Swimming Championships.
He was named European Swimmer of the Year by Swimming World Magazine in 2012.
His mother was a nurse who named him after the tennis player
He beat the world record in the men's 400m freestyle event previously held by Germany's Paul Bidermann.