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Bemelmans at the 2017 Wimbledon Championships
14 January 1988|
|Height||1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|Plays||Left-handed (two-handed backhand)|
|Highest ranking||No. 84 (28 September 2015)|
|Current ranking||No. 113 (16 July 2018)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||2R (2018)|
|French Open||2R (2018)|
|US Open||3R (2015)|
|Highest ranking||No. 128 (1 October 2012)|
|Current ranking||No. 264 (16 April 2018)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Wimbledon||Q1 (2012, 2017, 2018)|
|Davis Cup||F (2015, 2017)|
|Hopman Cup||F (2011)|
|Last updated on: 16 April 2018.|
Ruben Bemelmans (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈrybən ˈbeːməlmɑns], born 14 January 1988) is a Belgian male professional tennis player. His career-high ATP rankings are world No. 84 in singles, achieved in September 2015, and world No. 128 in doubles, achieved in October 2012. As a qualifier, Bemelmans reached the quarterfinals of Vienna in 2013, defeating No. 4 seed Philipp Kohlschreiber en route.
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 this tournament again in 2011.
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 and after a solid effort, he succumbed in a 6–7, 5–7, 6–2, 4–6 duel.
In January 2011, Bemelmans was invited to represent Belgium in the Hopman Cup alongside Justine Henin. They reached the final, beating Kazakhstan and Serbia along the way, where they were defeated by USA 2–1.
Bemelmans won his first match in a Grand Slam main draw at 2012 Wimbledon, defeating Carlos Berlocq in 4 sets. He was bested by Richard Gasquet in straight sets in the second round. About a month later, Bemelmans (playing doubles with fellow countryman Xavier Malisse) won his first title on the ATP Tour, the 250 level Los Angeles Open.
In September 2015, Bemelmans defeated Gilles Müller and Jack Sock (retired) to reach the third round of the US Open where he lost against Switzerland's Stan Wawrinka in three sets. He was unable to defend his title in Eckental however, falling in the semi-finals to Benjamin Becker. Bemelmans also played an active part in the Belgian Davis Cup team that reached the final that season, and played the second singles rubber where he was beaten by Andy Murray.
In 2017, Bemelmans won the tile at Koblenz before losing to Denis Shapovalov in the final of Drummondville. He then made the third round of Wimbledon, his best result at the tournament, beating former world No. 2 Tommy Haas in the first round.
At the 2018 French Open he made it past the first round for the second consecutive grand slam when he beat Yuki Bhambri in his opening match. However he lost in five sets in round two to Estonian Jürgen Zopp.
Benelmans qualified for the 2018 Wimbledon championships defeating Bernard Tomic in the final qualifying round. He then defeated American Steve Johnson in five sets to reach round 2 of a slam for the third consecutive time in 2018.
ATP career finals
Doubles: 1 (1 title)
|Win||1–0||Jul 2012||Los Angeles Open, US||250 Series||Hard||Xavier Malisse|| Jamie Delgado
|7–6(7–5), 4–6, [10–7]|
ITF and Challenger titles
|ATP Challenger Tour (5)|
|ITF Futures (9)|
|1.||15 July 2007||Espelkamp, Germany||Clay||Franz Stauder||6–2, 7–5|
|2.||24 November 2007||Ramat Hasharon, Israel||Hard||Niels Desein||6–3, 6–3|
|3.||9 March 2008||Bassersdorf, Switzerland||Carpet||Ladislav Chramosta||3–6, 6–3, 6–2|
|4.||31 May 2008||Cesena, Italy||Clay||Carlos Avellán||6–4, 3–6, 6–0|
|5.||15 February 2009||Bressuire, France||Hard||Vincent Millot||6–4, 6–3|
|6.||1 March 2009||Wolfsburg, Germany||Carpet||Stefano Galvani||7–5(7–5), 3–6, 6–3|
|7.||27 September 2009||Plaisir, France||Hard||Pierrick Ysern||6–7(5–7), 6–1, 7–5|
|8.||8 March 2010||Lille, France||Hard||Niels Desein||6–4, 6–2|
|9.||15 March 2010||Poitiers, France||Hard||Charles-Antoine Brezac||6–4, 4–6, 6–4|
|10.||28 June 2010||Palma del Rio, Spain||Hard||Niels Desein||4–6, 6–4, 7–6(7–1)|
|11.||27 February 2011||Wolfsburg, Germany||Carpet||Dominik Meffert||6–7(7–10), 6–4, 6–4|
|12.||27 October 2014||Eckental, Germany||Carpet||Tim Pütz||7–6(7–3), 6–3|
|13.||5 April 2015||Le Gosier, Guadeloupe||Hard||Édouard Roger-Vasselin||7–6(8–6), 6–3|
|14.||22 January 2017||Koblenz, Germany||Hard||Nils Langer||6–4, 3–6, 7–6(7–0)|
Singles performance timeline
|Grand Slam Tournaments|
- "Ruben Bemelmans/overview". Association of Tennis Professionals.
- "Ruben Bemelmans schrijft Challengertoernooi van Wolfsburg op zijn naam" [Ruben Bemelmans wins Wolfsburg challenger]. nieuwsblad.be (in Dutch). Mediahuis n.v. 27 February 2011. Archived from the original on 27 November 2015.
- "Ruben Bemelmans meteen out op eerste ATP-toernooi" [First round loss for Bemelmans in first appearance in an ATP tournament]. hbvl.be (in Dutch). Mediahuis n.v. 3 February 2010. Archived from the original on 27 November 2015.
- Forde-White, Emily (14 September 2010). "Rochus levels tie down under". Daviscup.com. International Tennis Federation. Archived from the original on 23 October 2012.
- "USA Wins Sixth Hyundai Hopman Cuplwork=hopmancup.com". International Tennis Federation. 8 January 2011. Archived from the original on 10 February 2011.
- Clary, Brian (5 September 2015). "Wawrinka keeps rolling, takes out Bemelmans in three". US Open.org. United States Tennis Association. Archived from the original on 13 September 2015.