Filip Dewulf

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Filip Dewulf
Country (sports)  Belgium
Residence Leopoldsburg, Belgium
Born (1972-03-15) 15 March 1972 (age 45)
Mol, Belgium
Height 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Turned pro 1990
Retired 2001
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $1,503,987
Career record 96–125
Career titles 2
Highest ranking No. 39 (9 September 1997)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 2R (1994, 1996, 1997)
French Open SF (1997)
Wimbledon 2R (1996, 1998)
US Open 1R (1996, 1997, 1998)
Career record 12–41
Career titles 1
Highest ranking No. 125 (4 October 1993)

Filip Dewulf (born 15 March 1972) is a former professional male tennis player from Belgium.

In his career, he won 2 ATP Tour singles titles and 1 title in doubles. In 1997 he reached the semi-finals of the French Open, his best singles result ever and the first Belgian tennis player (male or female) to reach the semi-final at a Grand Slam tournament. He defeated Cristiano Caratti, Fernando Meligeni, Albert Portas, Àlex Corretja and Magnus Norman before he was defeated in four sets by the eventual champion, Gustavo Kuerten. This was, according to Roland Garros itself, the best performance that a qualifier has performed at a French Open, and only the third time in Grand Slam history that a qualifier had reached a semi-final.[1] Dewulf would also reach the quarter-finals at the same event the following year, falling to eventual runner-up Àlex Corretja in straight sets. His career-high singles ranking was World No. 39, achieved in September 1997; he became the first Belgian in ATP Top 50, overall finishing four seasons as the top-ranked Belgian player.[2]

Singles titles[edit]

Legend (Singles)
Grand Slam (0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0)
ATP Masters Series (0)
ATP Tour (2)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score
Winner 1. 16 October 1995 Vienna, Austria Carpet Austria Thomas Muster 7–5, 6–2, 1–6, 7–5
Winner 2. 21 July 1997 Kitzbühel, Austria Clay Spain Julian Alonso 7–6(7–2), 6–4, 6–1

Singles performance timeline[edit]

Tournament 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 Career Win-Loss
Australian Open 2R 1R 2R 2R 1R 3–5
French Open A A 1R SF QF 9–3
Wimbledon A 1R 2R 1R 2R 2–4
U.S. Open A A 1R 1R 1R 0–3
Grand Slam Win-Loss 1–1 0–2 2–4 6–4 5–4 14–15
Total Titles 0 1 0 1 0 2
Year End Ranking 134 65 96 41 55 N–A

Doubles titles[edit]

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score
Winner 1. 23 August 1993 Umag, Croatia Clay Belgium Tom Vanhoudt Spain Jordi Arrese
Spain Francisco Roig
6–4, 7–5


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