Kristof Vliegen

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Kristof Vliegen
Kristof Vliegen at the 2009 Wimbledon Championships 01.jpg
Country  Belgium
Residence Maaseik, Belgium
Born (1982-06-22) 22 June 1982 (age 32)
Maaseik, Belgium
Height 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Turned pro 2001
Retired 14 July 2011
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $1,922,537
Singles
Career record 88–120
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 30 (October 30, 2006)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 3R (2006)
French Open 3R (2007)
Wimbledon 2R (2006, 2007, 2009)
US Open 1R (2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2010)
Doubles
Career record 39–49
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 49 (11 June 2007)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 2R (2006, 2007, 2008)
French Open 3R (2007)
Wimbledon 2R (2006, 2007)
US Open 3R (2006)
Last updated on: 28 October 2013.

Kristof Vliegen (born 22 June 1982 in Maaseik) is a former Belgian tennis player. He plays right-handed and he turned professional in 2001.

He was a semi-finalist in Chennai in 2006 and in May of the same year, he reached the final of the ATP tournament in Munich, setting up the first ever all-Belgian men's singles final against Olivier Rochus. In July, Vliegen reached the second round of Wimbledon.

2009[edit]

In Doha, the first tournament of the year he defeated Spaniard Óscar Hernández with 6-1, 6-7 and 6-7. In the next round he faced German Philipp Kohlschreiber. He was defeated in three straight sets 4-6, 7-6 and 6-4. At the Australian open he met Italian Simone Bolelli but lost in three long sets 6-7, 5-7 and 6-7. One week later he started in the SA Tennis Open as the seventh seed. In the first round he won in two straight sets of unranked Ross Hutchins. In the next round he defeated Czech Jan Minář. In the quarterfinals he lost to world number 6 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in straight sets 4-6 and 1-6. At the Open 13 in Marseille he faced Czech Jan Hernych in the first round but lost in three sets: 6-3, 3-6 and 6-4.

ATP Titles[edit]

Singles[edit]

Legend (Singles)
Grand Slam (0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0)
ATP Masters Series (0)
ATP Tour (0)
Challengers (9)
No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the Final Score in the Final
1. 19 August 2002 Switzerland Geneva, Switzerland Clay Spain Galo Blanco 6–2, 6–2
2. 12 May 2003 Croatia Zagreb, Croatia Clay Spain Rubén Ramírez Hidalgo 6–1, 4–6, 6–0
3. 29 September 2003 Netherlands Groningen, Netherlands Hard (I) Sweden Joachim Johansson 6–4, 6–4
4. 28 January 2008 Poland Wrocław, Poland Hard (I) Austria Jürgen Melzer 6–4, 3–6, 6–3
5. 18 August 2008 Switzerland Geneva, Switzerland Clay Kazakhstan Yuri Schukin 6–2, 6–1
6. 1 September 2008 Germany Düsseldorf, Germany Clay Germany Andreas Beck 6–0, 6–3
7. 22 September 2008 France Grenoble, France Hard (I) France Alexandre Sidorenko 6–4, 6–3
8. 1 March 2009 France Besançon, France Hard (I) Germany Andreas Beck 6–2, 6–7, 6–3
9. 12 July 2009 Netherlands Scheveningen, The Netherlands Clay Spain Albert Montañés 4–2 ret

Runner-Ups[edit]

No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the Final Score in the Final
1. 30 December 2002 Australia Adelaide, Australia Hard Russia Nikolay Davydenko 6–2, 7–6(3)
2. 1 May 2006 Germany Munich, Germany Clay Belgium Olivier Rochus 6–4, 6–2

Singles performance timeline[edit]

Tournament 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Career SR Career Win-Loss
Australian Open A A A 3R 1R 2R 1R 1R 0 / 5 3–5
French Open A 1R 2R 1R 3R 1R 1R 1R 0 / 7 3–7
Wimbledon A 1R A 2R 2R 1R 2R 1R 0 / 6 3–6
U.S. Open 1R 1R A 1R 1R A A 1R 0 / 4 0–4
Grand Slam SR 0 / 1 0 / 3 0 / 1 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 3 N/A 0 / 22
Grand Slam Win-Loss 0–1 0–3 1–1 3–4 3–4 2–3 1–3 0–3 N/A 10–22

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