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Template:BLP sources Template:Infobox tennis biography Olivier Rochus (born 18 January 1981) is a Belgian tennis player.

CareerEdit

He was a partner of Roger Federer on the junior circuit, winning the Boys' Doubles title at Wimbledon in 1998.

He is the younger brother of Christophe Rochus, also a tennis player.

Rochus has won two singles titles in his career and in 2004 won the French Open doubles title partnering fellow Belgian Xavier Malisse. He won his first title in Palermo in 2000, defeating his brother in the semifinals and Diego Nargiso in the final. In 2003, he achieved his greatest Master Series result, reaching the quarter-finals of the Hamburg Masters.

He has represented Belgium at two Olympic Games in both the singles and the doubles competitions at Athens and Beijing.[1]

In May 2006, he reached the final of the ATP tournament in Munich, setting up the first ever all-Belgian men's singles final against Kristof Vliegen. He won that final in straight sets.

In June, Rochus faced world no. 1 Roger Federer in the quarterfinals of the tournament in Halle. Rochus held four match points in the second set at 5–6 and in the tie-break. He could not close out the match and eventually lost in three tiebreaks.

His career high singles ranking is World No. 24. At Template:Convert tall, he is, Template:Asof, the shortest player on the ATP World Tour.[2]

2009Edit

He reached the final of the 2009 If Stockholm Open, after winning to Swede Andreas Vinciguerra in the first round, eighth seed Feliciano López, and Jarkko Nieminen. In the semifinals, he beat best Brazilian Thomaz Bellucci. In the final, he met former world no. 8 Marcos Baghdatis, but lost in two sets.

One week later at the 2009 Grand Prix de Tennis de Lyon, he won his first match against French qualifier Vincent Millot. He faced world no. 8 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, but lost in two short sets.

His next tournament was the Davidoff Swiss Indoors, where he first won his three qualifying matches. In the first round of the tournament, he lost to his former double partner and world no. 1 Roger Federer.

The last tournament of his tennis season was the AXA Belgian Masters (Challenger), where he met countryman Steve Darcis in the semifinal.

2010Edit

At the 2010 Sony Ericsson Open he defeated Richard Gasquet and the 2007 titlist and second seed Novak Djokovic.

In the Nice tournament, one week prior to Roland Garros, he pulled off another upset, defeating 2009 French Open finalist Robin Söderling.

He defeated Raven Klaasen of South Africa at the Hall of Fame Campbell's Tennis Championship, but lost to Mardy Fish in the final in three sets.

2011Edit

In March, Rochus lost in the fourth round in Miami to Roger Federer, after defeating Blaz Kavcic, Marcos Baghdatis, and Mikhail Youzhny in the first three rounds. In July, he made it to the final in Newport, where he was defeated by John Isner in straight sets.

2012Edit

Rochus lost to Nicolas Almagro in the first round of Wimbledon 2012.[3]

ATP career finalsEdit

Singles: 10 (2–8)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
ATP World Tour Finals (0–0)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (0–0)
ATP World Tour 500 series (0–0)
ATP World Tour 250 series (2–8)
Titles by Surface
Hard (0–6)
Clay (2–0)
Grass (0–2)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 25 September 2000 Palermo, Italy Clay Template:Flagicon Diego Nargiso 7–6(16–14), 6–1
Runner-up 1. 11 February 2002 Copenhagen, Denmark Hard (i) Template:Flagicon Lars Burgsmüller 3–6, 3–6
Runner-up 2. 3 March 2003 Copenhagen, Denmark Hard (i) Template:Flagicon Karol Kučera 6–7(4–7), 4–6
Runner-up 3. 15 January 2005 Auckland, New Zealand Hard Template:Flagicon Fernando González 4–6, 2–6
Winner 2. 1 May 2006 Munich, Germany Clay Template:Flagicon Kristof Vliegen 6–4, 6–2
Runner-up 4. 24 September 2007 Mumbai, India Hard Template:Flagicon Richard Gasquet 3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 5. 25 October 2009 Stockholm, Sweden Hard (i) Template:Flagicon Marcos Baghdatis 1–6, 5–7
Runner-up 6. 11 July 2010 Newport, United States Grass Template:Flagicon Mardy Fish 7–5, 3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 7. 10 July 2011 Newport, United States Grass Template:Flagicon John Isner 3–6, 6–7(6–8)
Runner-up 8. 14 January 2012 Auckland, New Zealand Hard Template:Flagicon David Ferrer 3–6, 4–6

Doubles: 7 (2–5)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam (1–0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0–0)
ATP Masters Series (0–0)
ATP International Series Gold (0–2)
ATP Tour (1–3)
Titles by Surface
Hard (1–3)
Clay (1–2)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 5 June 2004 Paris, France Clay Template:Flagicon Xavier Malisse Template:Flagicon Michaël Llodra
Template:Flagicon Fabrice Santoro
7–5, 7–5
Winner 2. 9 January 2005 Adelaide, Australia Hard Template:Flagicon Xavier Malisse Template:Flagicon Simon Aspelin
Template:Flagicon Todd Perry
7–6(7–5), 6–4
Runner-up 1. 31 July 2005 Kitzbühel, Austria Clay Template:Flagicon Christophe Rochus Template:Flagicon Leoš Friedl
Template:Flagicon Andrei Pavel
2–6, 7–6(7–5), 0–6
Runner-up 2. 8 January 2006 Doha, Qatar Hard Template:Flagicon Christophe Rochus Template:Flagicon Jonas Björkman
Template:Flagicon Max Mirnyi
6–2, 3–6, [8–10]
Runner-up 3. 15 October 2006 Stockholm, Sweden Hard (i) Template:Flagicon Kristof Vliegen Template:Flagicon Paul Hanley
Template:Flagicon Kevin Ullyett
6–7(2–7), 4–6
Runner-up 4. 20 July 2008 Kitzbühel, Austria Clay Template:Flagicon Lucas Arnold Ker Template:Flagicon James Cerretani
Template:Flagicon Victor Hănescu
3–6, 5–7
Runner-up 5. 7 February 2010 Zagreb, Croatia Hard (i) Template:Flagicon Arnaud Clément Template:Flagicon Jürgen Melzer
Template:Flagicon Philipp Petzschner
6–3, 3–6, [8–10]

Singles Performance TimelineEdit

Current through the 2012 US Open (tennis).

Tournament2000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012W–L
Grand Slam Tournaments
Template:Flagicon Australian Open A 1R 1R 2R 1R 4R 2R 2R 1R A 1R A 2R 7–10
Template:Flagicon French Open LQ 3R 2R 1R 1R 2R 3R 1R 1R Q3 2R 1R 1R 7–11
Template:Flagicon Wimbledon 3R 2R 3R 4R 1R 2R 3R 1R 2R Q1 1R 2R 1R 13–12
Template:Flagicon US Open 1R 1R 1R 1R 4R 3R 3R 1R 1R 2R 1R 1R 1R 8–13
Win–Loss 2–2 3–4 3–4 4–4 3–4 7–4 7–4 1–4 1–4 1–1 1–4 1–3 1–4 35–46
Career Statistics
Titles–Finals 1–1 0–0 0–1 0–1 0–0 0–1 1–1 0–1 0–0 0–1 0–0 0–1 0–1 2–10
Year End Ranking 68 114 64 48 66 27 36 48 122 57 113 67

Doubles Performance TimelineEdit

Current through the 2012 US Open (tennis).

Tournament2003200420052006200720082009201020112012W–L
Grand Slam Tournaments
Template:Flagicon Australian Open 1R 2R 2R 2R 2R 1R 2R 5–7
Template:Flagicon French Open 1R W 3R 3R 3R QF 1R 1R 1R 15–8
Template:Flagicon Wimbledon 2R 3R 2R 2R 1R 3R 7–6
Template:Flagicon US Open 2R 1R 1R 3R 1R 1R 3R 1R 1R 5–9
Win–Loss 1–3 8–3 5–4 6–4 4–4 3–3 2–1 0–3 0–2 3–3 32–30

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit

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