18 January 1981 |
|Height||1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)|
|Weight||63 kg (140 lb; 9.9 st)|
|Plays||Right-handed (one-handed backhand)|
|Highest ranking||No. 24 (17 October 2005)|
|Current ranking||No. 150 (4 March 2013)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||4R (2005)|
|French Open||3R (2001, 2006)|
|US Open||4R (2004)|
|Highest ranking||No. 29 (5 July 2004)|
|Current ranking||No. 276 (4 March 2013)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Australian Open||2R (2004, 2005, 2006, 2007)|
|French Open||W (2004)|
|US Open||3R (2006, 2009)|
Last updated on: 14 January 2013.
Olivier Rochus (born 18 January 1981) is a Belgian tennis player. He has won two singles titles in his career and in 2004 won the French Open doubles title partnering fellow Belgian Xavier Malisse. Rochus' career-high singles ranking is World No. 24.
He is the younger brother of Christophe Rochus, also a former Top 40 tennis player.
Rochus was a partner of Roger Federer on the junior circuit, winning the Boys' Doubles title at Wimbledon in 1998.
As a junior he compiled a singles win/loss record of 81–30 (42–20 in doubles), reaching as high as No. 11 in the world in 1997 (and No. 16 in doubles the following year).
Junior Slam results:
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.
In June, Rochus faced World No. 1 Roger Federer in the quarter-finals 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.
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 semi-finals, he beat best Brazilian Thomaz Bellucci. In the final, he met former Australian Open finalist Marcos Baghdatis, but lost in two 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.
In March, Rochus lost in the fourth round in Miami to Roger Federer, after defeating Blaž Kavčič, 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.
Rochus lost to Nicolás Almagro in the first round of Wimbledon 2012.
ATP career finals
Singles: 10 (2–8)
|Winner||1.||25 September 2000||Palermo, Italy||Clay||Diego Nargiso||7–6(16–14), 6–1|
|Runner-up||1.||11 February 2002||Copenhagen, Denmark||Hard (i)||Lars Burgsmüller||3–6, 3–6|
|Runner-up||2.||3 March 2003||Copenhagen, Denmark (2)||Hard (i)||Karol Kučera||6–7(4–7), 4–6|
|Runner-up||3.||15 January 2005||Auckland, New Zealand||Hard||Fernando González||4–6, 2–6|
|Winner||2.||1 May 2006||Munich, Germany||Clay||Kristof Vliegen||6–4, 6–2|
|Runner-up||4.||24 September 2007||Mumbai, India||Hard||Richard Gasquet||3–6, 4–6|
|Runner-up||5.||25 October 2009||Stockholm, Sweden||Hard (i)||Marcos Baghdatis||1–6, 5–7|
|Runner-up||6.||11 July 2010||Newport, US||Grass||Mardy Fish||7–5, 3–6, 4–6|
|Runner-up||7.||10 July 2011||Newport, US (2)||Grass||John Isner||3–6, 6–7(6–8)|
|Runner-up||8.||14 January 2012||Auckland, New Zealand (2)||Hard||David Ferrer||3–6, 4–6|
Doubles: 7 (2–5)
|Winner||1.||5 June 2004||Paris, France||Clay||Xavier Malisse|| Michaël Llodra
|Winner||2.||9 January 2005||Adelaide, Australia||Hard||Xavier Malisse|| Simon Aspelin
|Runner-up||1.||31 July 2005||Kitzbühel, Austria||Clay||Christophe Rochus|| Leoš Friedl
|2–6, 7–6(7–5), 0–6|
|Runner-up||2.||8 January 2006||Doha, Qatar||Hard||Christophe Rochus|| Jonas Björkman
|6–2, 3–6, [8–10]|
|Runner-up||3.||15 October 2006||Stockholm, Sweden||Hard (i)||Kristof Vliegen|| Paul Hanley
|Runner-up||4.||20 July 2008||Kitzbühel, Austria||Clay||Lucas Arnold Ker|| James Cerretani
|Runner-up||5.||7 February 2010||Zagreb, Croatia||Hard (i)||Arnaud Clément|| Jürgen Melzer
|6–3, 3–6, [8–10]|
Singles Performance Timeline
Current till 2013 Australian Open.
|Grand Slam Tournaments|
|Year End Ranking||68||114||64||48||66||27||36||48||122||57||113||67||90|
Doubles Performance Timeline
Current through the 2013 Australian Open.
|Grand Slam Tournaments|
- "Isner, Raonic On Track For Memphis Finals; Almagro, Ferrer Alive In Buenos Aires". tennis-x.com. 24 February 2012.
- Olympic results
- "Wimbledon 2012". Retrieved 2012-06-26.
- Olivier Rochus at the Association of Tennis Professionals
- Rochus Recent Match Results
- Rochus World Ranking History
Juan Carlos Ferrero
|ATP Newcomer of the Year