Ruben Bemelmans

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Ruben Bemelmans
Ruben Bemelmans.jpg
Bemelmans at the 2011 Wimbledon Championships.
Country  Belgium
Residence Maasmechelen, Belgium
Born (1988-01-14) 14 January 1988 (age 26)
Genk, Belgium
Height 1.83m
Plays Left-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $516,820
Singles
Career record 7–19
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 108 (1 October 2012)
Current ranking No. 153 (15 July 2013)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 1R (2013)
French Open Q2 (2010, 2012)
Wimbledon 2R (2012)
US Open Q3 (2010)
Doubles
Career record 6–5
Career titles 1
Highest ranking No. 128 (1 October 2012)
Current ranking No. 156 (15 July 2013)

Ruben Bemelmans (Dutch pronunciation: [rybən beːməlmɑns], born 14 January 1988 in Genk) is a Belgian male professional tennis player. His career-high rank ATP singles ranking was No. 108 reached on 1 October 2012. His best doubles rank is No. 128.

Bemelmans competes mainly in the Challenger tour circuit. He won his first Futures event in Espelkamp, Germany in July 2007, and has a total of nine titles at this level. His best performance to date was in winning the Volkswagen Challenger event in Wolfsburg in March 2009, winning three matches in qualifying before going on to beat Stefano Galvani of Italy in the final. He won again this tournament in 2011.

In February 2010 Bemelmans succeeded in qualifying for his first ATP level event, the Zagreb Indoors tournament. However he lost in the First Round to Alexandre Sidorenko of France 6–7, 6–3, 3–6.

In June 2010, he entered the main draw of the 2010 Gerry Weber Open in Halle as a lucky loser. In the opening round he lost to German Philipp Kohlschreiber 6–7, 7–6, 4–6 after a good performance.

In September 2010, Ruben played for Belgium in the Davis cup play-off tie against Australia. He was a late replacement for an injured Steve Darcis. He played Lleyton Hewitt with nothing to lose; but after a solid effort, he succumbed in a 6–7, 5–7, 6–2, 4–6 duel.

ATP career finals[edit]

Ruben Bemelmans at the 2011 Wimbledon Championships

Doubles: 1 (1–0)[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 (1–0)
Finals by Surface
Hard (1–0)
Clay (0–0)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 30 July 2012 Farmers Classic, Los Angeles, United States Hard Belgium Xavier Malisse United Kingdom Jamie Delgado
United Kingdom Ken Skupski
7–6(7–5), 4–6, [10–7]

ITF and Challenger finals[edit]

Legend (Singles)
ATP Challenger Tour (2)
ITF Futures (9)
No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
1. 15 July 2007 Espelkamp, Germany Clay Germany Franz Stauder 6–2, 7–5
2. 24 November 2007 Ramat Hasharon, Israel Hard Belgium Niels Desein 6–3, 6–3
3. 9 March 2008 Bassersdorf, Switzerland Carpet Czech Republic Ladislav Chramosta 3–6, 6–3, 6–2
4. 31 May 2008 Cesena, Italy Clay Ecuador Carlos Avellán 6–4, 3–6, 6–0
5. 15 February 2009 Bressuire, France Hard France Vincent Millot 6–4, 6–3
6. 1 March 2009 Wolfsburg, Germany Carpet Italy Stefano Galvani 7–5(7–5), 3–6, 6–3
7. 27 September 2009 Plaisir, France Hard France Pierrick Ysern 6–7(5–7), 6–1, 7–5
8. 8 March 2010 Lille, France Hard Belgium Niels Desein 6–4, 6–2
9. 15 March 2010 Poitiers, France Hard France Charles-Antoine Brezac 6–4, 4–6, 6–4
10. 28 June 2010 Palma del Rio, Spain Hard Belgium Niels Desein 4–6, 6–4, 7–6(7–1)
11. 27 February 2011 Wolfsburg, Germany Carpet Germany Dominik Meffert 6–7(7–10), 6–4, 6–4

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