Robert Smeets

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Robert Smeets
Country  Australia
Residence Brisbane, Queensland
Ipswich, Queensland
Born (1985-11-10) 10 November 1985 (age 28)
Sliedrecht, Netherlands
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Retired 2011
Plays Left-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $355,595
Singles
Career record 1–8 (ATP Tour and Grand Slam level, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 146 (15 September 2008)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 2R (2007)
French Open 1R (2008)
Wimbledon Q2 (2008)
US Open 1R (2008)
Doubles
Career record 9–11 (ATP Tour and Grand Slam level, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 109 (27 November 2006)

Robert Smeets (born 10 November 1985) is an Australian professional tennis player. Though born in the Netherlands, Smeets moved to Australia aged 12 and took residency.

Personal life[edit]

Smeets has two sisters, called Karin and Cheyenne. His mother is Jeannette and father, Joe. He lives in Brisbane.

Tennis career[edit]

Smeets plays predominantly on the ATP Challenger Series and ITF Men's Circuit. However, he has enjoyed some success on the ATP Tour: at the 2008 Next Generation Adelaide International, he and Chris Guccione, as wildcards, reached the final of the doubles competition. On their way to the final they defeated number 2 seeds Andy Ram and Jonathan Erlich.

Smeets has also reached the second round of his home Grand Slam, the Australian Open, in 2007, by defeating Lukáš Lacko. Smeets reached the third round of the doubles competition, partnering Paul Baccanello in 2006.

In 2008 Smeets was granted a wildcard into the 2008 French Open main draw. He drew Tomáš Berdych and lost 6-1 6-0 6-0.

ATP Tour finals[edit]

Doubles runner-ups (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score
1. 6 January 2008 Adelaide, Australia Hard Australia Chris Guccione Argentina Martín García
Brazil Marcelo Melo
6–3, 3–6, [10–7]

Singles titles (10)[edit]

Legend (Singles)
Grand Slam (0)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (0)
ATP World Tour 500 (0)
ATP World Tour 250 (0)
ATP Challenger Tour (2)
ITF Futures (9)
No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score
1. 2 May 2005 South Korea Seogwipo Hard United Kingdom James Auckland 7–5, 6–3
2. 30 May 2005 China Wuhan Hard Israel Ishay Hadash 7–6, 6–3
3. 19 September 2005 Australia Rockhampton Hard Australia Luke Bourgeois 7–6, 2–6, 6–4
4. 10 October 2005 Australia Queensland Hard New Zealand Mark Nielsen 7–5, 6–3
5. 12 February 2007 Australia Wollongong Hard Slovenia Grega Žemlja 7–5, 6–1
6. 7 May 2007 Kuwait Kuwait Hard Kuwait Mohammed Ghareeb 6–3, 6–2
7. 4 June 2007 Spain Puerto Cruz Carpet Spain Guillermo Alcaide 6–4, 6–4
8. 6 August 2007 United Kingdom Wrexham Hard Australia Adam Feeney 6–4, 4–6, 6–4
9. 17 September 2007 United States Lubbock Hard Serbia Dušan Vemić 6–3, 7–6(9–7)
10. 30 June 2008 Republic of Ireland Dublin Hard Denmark Frederik Nielsen 7–6(7–5), 6–2
11. 22 March 2009 France Poitiers Hard Germany Dominik Meffert 6–4, 3–6, 6–3

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