Xavier Malisse

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Xavier Malisse
Xavier Malisse at the 2005 Australian Open.jpg
Country  Belgium
Residence Sarasota, United States
Born (1980-07-19) 19 July 1980 (age 34)
Kortrijk, Belgium
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Turned pro 1998
Retired 2013
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $5,626,935
Singles
Career record 293-270
Career titles 3
Highest ranking No. 19 (12 August 2002)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 3R (2003, 2011)
French Open 4R (2002, 2004)
Wimbledon SF (2002)
US Open 4R (2001, 2003, 2005)
Other tournaments
Olympic Games 1R (2004)
Doubles
Career record 129-112
Career titles 9
Highest ranking No. 25 (7 November 2011)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 2R (2003 - 2006, 2011)
French Open W (2004)
Wimbledon 3R (2005)
US Open 2R (2003)
Last updated on: 15 July 2013.

Xavier Malisse (born 19 July 1980) is a retired Belgian tennis player. Born in the north-western Flemish city of Kortrijk and nicknamed X-Man, he is the only men's player from Belgium to have been ranked in the top 20 of the ATP tour, with a career-high singles ranking of World No. 19.

Career[edit]

Juniors[edit]

As a junior Malisse compiled a singles win/loss record of 66–18, reaching as high as No. 10 in the junior world singles rankings in 1997.

Tournament 1996 1997
Junior Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open A A
French Open 2R 3R
Wimbledon A QF
US Open A A

1998–2008[edit]

Malisse turned professional in 1998.

His best performance in Grand Slam singles competition was at the 2002 Wimbledon championships, where he reached the semi-final, beating Britain's Greg Rusedski in five sets en route, as well as former champion Richard Krajicek. He eventually lost to runner-up David Nalbandian, again in five sets. Malisse and Olivier Rochus won the French Open doubles championship in 2004. He has won three ATP tour singles titles: Delray Beach in 2005 and 2007, and Chennai in 2007.

2009[edit]

After a difficult year, Malisse found himself with a world ranking of 205. In his first tournament of the year in Brisbane, he lost in the last qualifying round to American Bobby Reynolds. A week later, in Medibank International Sydney, he reached the main draw, but lost to Mario Ančić in the first round.

At the Australian Open, he first won his qualifying matches. In the first round of the main draw, he defeated Michaël Llodra. However, in the next round, he lost to Andy Roddick in four sets. In October, he won a Challenger tournament in Lyon, and this pushed him back into the world's top 100 for the first time in nearly two years.

2010[edit]

Malisse lost in the third round of Wimbledon to Sam Querrey in five sets.

2011[edit]

Xavier started the 2011 season by reaching the final of Chennai. In March, he won the doubles title in the Indian Wells Masters with Alexandr Dolgopolov of Ukraine. He reached the fourth round at Wimbledon, where he lost to Bernard Tomic.

2012[edit]

Xavier reached the fourth round of Wimbledon where he faced Roger Federer. Federer won the first two sets and went a break up in the third, but Malisse came back to win the third set and move 2-0 in the fourth. Federer subsequently won six out of the next seven games to win the match and went on to win the title.

Personal life[edit]

Malisse was previously in a relationship with American tennis player Jennifer Capriati.[1]

Significant finals[edit]

Grand Slam finals[edit]

Doubles: 1 (1-0)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 2004 French Open Clay Belgium Olivier Rochus France Michaël Llodra
France Fabrice Santoro
7–5, 7–5

Masters 1000 finals[edit]

Doubles: 1 (1-0)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 2011 Indian Wells Hard Ukraine Alexandr Dolgopolov Switzerland Roger Federer
Switzerland Stanislas Wawrinka
6–4, 6–7(5–7), [10–7]

ATP career finals[edit]

Singles: 12 (3-9)[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 (3–9)
Titles by Surface
Hard (3–4)
Clay (0–4)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–1)
Outcome No. Year Championship Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 2 November 1998 Abierto Mexicano TELCEL, Mexico City, Mexico Clay Czech Republic Jiří Novák 3–6, 3–6
Runner-up 2. 10 May 1999 Delray Beach International Tennis Championships, Delray Beach, United States Clay Australia Lleyton Hewitt 4–6, 7–6(7–2), 1–6
Runner-up 3. 12 March 2001 Delray Beach International Tennis Championships, Delray Beach, United States Hard United States Jan-Michael Gambill 5–7, 4–6
Runner-up 4. 30 April 2001 Verizon Tennis Challenge, Atlanta, United States Clay United States Andy Roddick 2–6, 4–6
Runner-up 5. 24 May 2004 Hypo Group Tennis International, St. Pölten, Austria Clay Italy Filippo Volandri 1–6, 4–6
Runner-up 6. 11 October 2004 Grand Prix de Tennis de Lyon, Lyon, France Carpet Sweden Robin Söderling 2–6, 6–3, 4–6
Winner 1. 31 January 2005 Delray Beach International Tennis Championships, Delray Beach, United States Hard Czech Republic Jiří Novák 7–6(8–6), 6–2
Runner-up 7. 9 January 2006 Next Generation Adelaide International, Adelaide, Australia Hard France Florent Serra 3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 8. 6 February 2006 Delray Beach International Tennis Championships, Delray Beach, United States Hard Germany Tommy Haas 3–6, 6–3, 6–7(5–7)
Winner 2. 1 January 2007 Chennai Open, Chennai, India Hard Austria Stefan Koubek 6–1, 6–3
Winner 3. 28 January 2007 Delray Beach International Tennis Championships, Delray Beach, United States Hard United States James Blake 5–7, 6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 9. 11 January 2011 Chennai Open, Chennai, India Hard Switzerland Stanislas Wawrinka 5–7, 6–4, 1–6

Doubles: 13 (9-4)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (1–0)
ATP World Tour Finals (0–0)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (1–0)
ATP World Tour 500 Series (0–0)
ATP World Tour 250 Series (7–4)
Titles by Surface
Hard (8–3)
Clay (1–1)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 24 May 2004 French Open, Paris, France Clay Belgium Olivier Rochus France Michaël Llodra
France Fabrice Santoro
7–5, 7–5
Winner 2. 3 January 2005 ATP Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia Hard Belgium Olivier Rochus Sweden Simon Aspelin
Australia Todd Perry
7–6, 6–4
Winner 3. 1 January 2007 ATP Chennai, Chennai, India Hard Belgium Dick Norman Spain Rafael Nadal
Spain Bartolomé Salvá
7–6, 7–6
Winner 4. 28 January 2007 ATP Delray Beach, Delray Beach, United States Hard United States Hugo Armando United Kingdom James Auckland
Australia Stephen Huss
6–3, 6–7, [10–5]
Runner-up 1. 15 January 2008 Heineken Open, Auckland, New Zealand Hard Austria Jürgen Melzer Peru Luis Horna
Argentina Juan Mónaco
4–6, 6–3, [7–10]
Runner-up 2. 13 February 2011 SAP Open, San Jose, United States Hard (i) Colombia Alejandro Falla United States Scott Lipsky
United States Rajeev Ram
4–6, 6–4, [8–10]
Winner 5. 18 March 2011 BNP Paribas Open, Indian Wells, United States Hard Ukraine Alexandr Dolgopolov Switzerland Roger Federer
Switzerland Stanislas Wawrinka
6–4, 6–7(5–7), [10–7]
Winner 6. 31 July 2011 Farmers Classic, Los Angeles, United States Hard The Bahamas Mark Knowles India Somdev Devvarman
Philippines Treat Conrad Huey
7–6(7–3), 7–6(12–10)
Winner 7. 19 February 2012 SAP Open, San Jose, United States Hard (i) The Bahamas Mark Knowles South Africa Kevin Anderson
Germany Frank Moser
6–4, 1–6, [10–5]
Runner-up 3. 6 May 2012 BMW Open, Munich, Germany Clay Belgium Dick Norman Czech Republic František Čermák
Slovakia Filip Polášek
4–6, 5–7
Runner-up 4. 22 July 2012 BB&T Atlanta Open, Atlanta, United States Hard United States Michael Russell Australia Matthew Ebden
United States Ryan Harrison
3-6, 6-3, [6-10]
Winner 8. 30 July 2012 Farmers Classic, Los Angeles, United States Hard Belgium Ruben Bemelmans United Kingdom Jamie Delgado
United Kingdom Ken Skupski
7–6(7–5), 4–6, [10-7]
Winner 9. 17 February 2013 SAP Open, San Jose, United States Hard (i) Germany Frank Moser Australia Lleyton Hewitt
Australia Marinko Matosevic
6–0, 6–7(4–7), [10–4]

Singles performance timeline[edit]

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR LQ (Q#) A P Z# PO SF-B F S G NMS NH

Won tournament; or reached Final; Semifinal; Quarter-final; Round 4, 3, 2, 1; competed at a Round Robin stage; lost in Qualification Round; absent from tournament event; played in a Davis Cup Zonal Group (with its number indication) or Play-off; won a bronze, silver (F or S) or gold medal at the Olympics; a downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament (Not a Masters Series); or a tournament that was Not Held in a given year.

To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated either at the conclusion of a tournament, or when the player's participation in the tournament has ended. Current till 2013 Wimbledon Championships.

Tournament 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 W–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A A A 2R 3R 1R 1R 2R 1R 1R 2R 1R 3R 1R 2R 8–12
French Open A 1R A 3R 4R 3R 4R 2R 1R A A A 2R 2R 1R 1R 13–11
Wimbledon A 1R A 2R SF 1R 4R 2R 2R A 2R 1R 3R 4R 4R 1R 20–13
US Open A 3R 2R 4R 3R 4R 1R 4R 3R 2R Q1 Q1 1R 1R 1R 1R 17–13
Win–Loss 0–0 2–3 1–1 6–3 11–4 7–4 6–4 5–4 4–4 1–2 1–2 1–2 3–4 6–4 3–4 1–4 58–49
ATP Masters Series
Indian Wells Masters A 3R A A 1R 2R 2R 1R 3R A 2R A A 3R 2R 1R 10–10
Miami Masters A 1R 2R A 1R 2R 3R 2R 2R A 3R A 1R 2R 2R 3R 10–12
Monte Carlo Masters A A A A 1R 1R 1R 2R 1R A 1R A A 1R A 1R 1–8
Rome Masters A A A A 3R 1R A A 2R A A A A 2R Q2 1R 4–5
Madrid Masters A A A A 2R A 1R A 1R A A A A 3R A 1R 3–5
Canada Masters A A A 1R 1R 1R 1R 3R QF A A A 2R A A A 6–7
Cincinnati Masters A 1R A 2R 3R 2R 1R 1R 1R A A A A 1R A A 4–8
Shanghai Masters Not Masters Series A A A A A 0–0
Paris Masters A A A 3R 2R A 2R 1R 1R A A A 1R A A A 4–6
Hamburg Masters A A A A 1R 2R 1R A 1R A 1R NMS 1–5
Win–Loss 0–0 2–3 1–1 3–3 6–9 3–7 4–8 3–6 7–9 0–0 3–4 0–0 1–3 6–6 2–2 2–5 43–66
Career Statistics
Titles–Finals 0–1 0–1 0–0 0–2 0–0 0–0 0–2 1–1 0–2 2–2 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 0–0 0–0 3–12
Year End Ranking 161 145 127 33 25 55 48 47 37 112 162 94 60 49 47 135

Doubles performance timeline[edit]

This table is current through US Open.

Tournament 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 W–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open 2R 2R 2R 2R 1R 1R 2R 1R 2R 6–9
French Open 2R W 3R QF 1R 2R 3R 1R 15–7
Wimbledon 2R 2R 3R 1R 1R 2R 5–6
US Open 2R 1R 1R 1R 3R 1R 1R 3–7
Win–Loss 4–4 8–3 5–3 4–3 0–1 0–1 0–0 0–3 4–3 2–4 2–4 29–29

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tresniowski, Alex (12 February 2001). "Jenny, Anyone?". People.com. Retrieved 7 September 2014. 

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