Stéphane Robert

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Stéphane Robert
Stéphane Robert 2, 2015 Wimbledon Qualifying - Diliff.jpg
Country (sports)  France
Born (1980-05-17) 17 May 1980 (age 36)
Montargis, France
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Turned pro 2001
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $ 1,810,461
Singles
Career record 31-53
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 50 (24 October 2016)
Current ranking No. 80 (20 February 2017)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 4R (2014)
French Open 2R (2011, 2016)
Wimbledon 2R (2013)
US Open 2R (2013)
Doubles
Career record 9-18
Career titles 1
Highest ranking No. 99 (28 April 2014)
Current ranking No. 222 (1 August 2016)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 1R (2017)
French Open 2R (2006)
Wimbledon 2R (2016)
US Open 2R (2016)
Last updated on: 18 July 2016.

Stéphane Robert (born 17 May 1980) is a professional French tennis player.

Career[edit]

Coach[edit]

From 2001 to March 2010, Ronan Lafaix was Robert's coach. In May 2016, Lafaix, who is 12 years older than Robert, became Robert's coach for the second time. Lafaix joined the Patrick Mouratoglou tennis academy and has coached several professional tennis players.[1]

2007-2008[edit]

Robert missed 16 months of tennis action in 2007-2008 because he was infected with the Hepatitis A virus in February 2007. In early June 2008, he returned to tennis action at the ITF Men's Circuit tournament in Apeldoorn, without an ATP singles ranking, reaching the final as a qualifier.[2]

2010[edit]

On 1 Feb 2010, Robert broke into Top 100 of the ATP singles rankings for the first time at No. 100. Within one week of his singles rankings breakthrough and seeded no. 8, he defeated for the first time in his career a player (David Ferrer) ranked in the top 20 of the ATP singles rankings in the semifinals before reaching his first ATP World Tour singles final at the 2010 SA Tennis Open, falling to 3rd-seeded Feliciano López 5–7, 1–6. Robert rose to a career-high of No. 61 of the ATP singles rankings on 22 Feb 2010 two days after winning the ATP Challenger Tour singles title in Tangier.[2]

2011[edit]

Robert rose to international prominence in 2011 when, as a qualifier, he beat the 2010 Wimbledon singles finalist and sixth seed Tomáš Berdych 3–6, 3–6, 6–2, 6–2, 9–7 in the first round of the 2011 French Open to register the biggest singles win of his career, having saved a match point at 4–5 in the deciding set. It was the first time that he had beaten a player ranked in the top 10 of the ATP singles rankings - Berdych was ranked no. 6. Robert lost his second round match to Fabio Fognini in straight sets.[2]

2014[edit]

Robert reached the singles 4th round of a Grand Slam tournament for the first time at the 2014 Australian Open, where he lost to 4th seeded Andy Murray. He was only one of 2 lucky losers to reach the 4th round of a Grand Slam tournament since Dick Norman achieved the feat at the 1995 Wimbledon Championships, David Goffin (at the 2012 French Open) being the other. Robert and Jesse Huta Galung became only the third lucky loser doubles team to clinch an ATP World Tour doubles title by defeating Daniel Nestor and Nenad Zimonjić in the final of the 2014 Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell. That was Robert's first ATP World Tour doubles final appearance. After losing in the 1st round of the 2014 Wimbledon Championships to Nick Kyrgios, Robert missed the rest of the year because of leg injury.[2]

2016[edit]

Robert qualified for the singles main draw of the 2016 Australian Open by winning three qualifying matches, and he lost in the third round of the main draw to Gaël Monfils. That was the second time Robert had progressed to the third round of the singles main draw of a Grand Slam tournament.

On July 15, 2016, Robert, who was unseeded and had an ATP singles ranking of 83 coming into the tournament, reached the semi-final at the 2016 German Open, where he lost to Martin Kližan. It was Robert's first ATP World Tour semi-final since February 2010, when he was defeated in the final in Johannesburg.[3] Robert's ATP singles ranking reached a career-high of 59 on July 18, 2016 right after his semi-final appearance in Hamburg, which was a massive improvement over his ATP singles ranking of 558 on 25 May 2015.[4]

ATP World Tour finals[edit]

Singles: 1 (1 runner-up)[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 (0–1)
Finals by Surface
Hard (0–1)
Clay (0–0)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 1 February 2010 SA Tennis Open, Johannesburg, South Africa Hard Spain Feliciano López 5–7, 1–6

Doubles: 1 (1 title)[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 (1–0)
ATP World Tour 250 Series (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 27 April 2014 Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell, Barcelona, Spain Clay Netherlands Jesse Huta Galung Canada Daniel Nestor
Serbia Nenad Zimonjić
6–3, 6–3

ATP Challenger Tour and ITF Futures finals[edit]

Singles: 28 (19–9)[edit]

Legend (Singles)
ATP Challenger Tour (6–3)
ITF Futures (13–6)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. February 25, 2002 Jaffa, Israel Hard Slovakia Branislav Sekáč 6–4, 6–2
Winner 2. June 2, 2003 Kranj, Slovenia Clay Spain Ivan Esquerdo 6–4, 3–6, 7–5
Winner 3. July 14, 2003 Belgrade, Serbia and Montenegro Clay Bulgaria Todor Enev 6–2, 4–1, ret.
Winner 4. July 21, 2003 Belgrade, Serbia and Montenegro Clay Serbia and Montenegro Vladimir Pavićević 6–3, 6–3
Winner 5. September 8, 2003 Sofia, Bulgaria Clay Germany Daniel Elsner 6–1, 4–6, 7–64
Winner 6. September 13, 2004 Budapest, Hungary Clay Italy Alessio di Mauro 6–1, 4–6, 7–5
Winner 7. October 17, 2005 Barcelona, Spain Clay Spain Pablo Andújar 7–5, 6–3
Runner-up 1. January 2, 2006 Exmouth, United Kingdom Carpet (i) Latvia Andis Juška 3–6, 6–1, 4–6
Winner 8. January 9, 2006 Barnstaple, United Kingdom Hard (i) France Jérémy Chardy 7–6(7–3), 6–1
Runner-up 2. January 24, 2006 Wrexham, United Kingdom Hard (i) United Kingdom Alex Bogdanović 3–6, 2–6
Winner 9. January 16, 2007 Sunderland, United Kingdom Hard (i) France Thomas Oger 6–2, 7–5
Winner 10. February 13, 2007 Barnstaple, United Kingdom Hard (i) Germany Torsten Popp 7–5, 7–5
Runner-up 3. June 9, 2008 Apeldoorn, Netherlands Clay Netherlands Thiemo de Bakker 6–7(2–7), 1–6
Runner-up 4. June 23, 2008 Toulon, France Clay France Nicolas Coutelot 4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 5. August 4, 2008 Avezzano, Italy Clay Sweden Michael Ryderstedt 2–6, 0–6
Winner 11. September 15, 2008 Nottingham, United Kingdom Hard United Kingdom Josh Goodall 6–4, 6–0
Winner 12. September 29, 2008 Nevers, France Hard (i) France Vincent Millot 6–4, 6–1
Winner 13. January 13, 2009 Glasgow, United Kingdom Hard (i) United Kingdom Colin Fleming 2–6, 6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 6. January 27, 2009 Mettmann, Germany Carpet (i) Czech Republic Lukáš Rosol 6–7(6–8), 4–6
Winner 14. February 16, 2009 Trento, Italy Hard (i) United Kingdom Josh Goodall 6–4, 6–3
Runner-up 7. March 10, 2009 Tipton, United Kingdom Hard (i) Belgium Yannick Mertens 6–7(4–7), 6–7(5–7)
Winner 15. March 17, 2009 Bath, United Kingdom Hard (i) United Kingdom Colin Fleming 6–2, 6–3
Winner 16. June 8, 2009 Košice, Slovakia Clay Czech Republic Jiří Vaněk 7–6(7–5), 7–6(7–5)
Winner 17. September 13, 2009 Alphen aan den Rijn, Netherlands Clay United States Michael Russell 7–6(7–2), 5–7, 7–6(7–5)
Winner 18. February 15, 2010 Tanger, Morocco Clay Ukraine Aleksandr Dolgopolov, Jr. 7–6(7–5), 6–4
Runner-up 8. March 20, 2011 Le Gosier, Guadeloupe Hard Belgium Olivier Rochus 2-6, 3-6
Winner 19. May 1, 2011 Ostrava, Czech Republic Clay Hungary Ádám Kellner 6–1, 6–3
Runner-up 9. February 2, 2013 Burnie, Australia Hard Australia John Millman 2–6, 6–4, 0–6

Doubles: 29 (13–16)[edit]

Legend
ATP Challenger Tour (7–8)
ITF Futures (6–8)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. February 17, 2003 Lorca, Spain Clay Spain Esteban Carril Spain Salvador Navarro
Spain Gabriel Trujillo
2–6, 0–6
Winner 1. February 24, 2003 Cartagena, Spain Clay United Kingdom Miles Maclagan Spain Salvador Navarro
Spain Gabriel Trujillo
7–63, 7–64
Runner-up 2. May 5, 2003 Edinburgh, United Kingdom Clay Algeria Slimane Saoudi South Africa Rik de Voest
Sweden Marcus Sarstrand
3–6, 1–6
Runner-up 3. July 14, 2003 Belgrade, Serbia and Montenegro Clay France Xavier Audouy Bulgaria Todor Enev
Bulgaria Radoslav Lukaev
4–6, 7–67, 4–6
Winner 2. July 21, 2003 Belgrade, Serbia and Montenegro Clay Egypt Mohamed Mamoun Serbia and Montenegro Nikola Ćirić
Serbia and Montenegro Goran Tošić
7–5, 6–2
Runner-up 4. November 17, 2003 Curaçao, Netherlands Antilles Hard Italy Alessandro Motti Netherlands Michel Koning
Netherlands Steven Korteling
3–6, 6–3, 1–6
Winner 3. November 24, 2003 Oranjestad, Aruba Hard Italy Alessandro Motti Netherlands Bart Beks
Netherlands Paul Logtens
6–4, 6–0
Runner-up 5. July 5, 2004 Budaörs, Hungary Clay Czech Republic Ota Fukárek Spain Ignacio González
Spain Gabriel Trujillo
6–3, 2–6, 3–6
Winner 4. August 2, 2004 Poznań, Poland Clay Poland Adam Chadaj Czech Republic Tomáš Cibulec
Czech Republic David Škoch
3–6, 6–1, 6–2
Runner-up 6. June 13, 2005 Blois, France Clay Spain Esteban Carril Netherlands Bart Beks
Netherlands Matwe Middelkoop
6–4, 2–6, 3–6
Runner-up 7. July 4, 2005 Budaörs, Hungary Clay Poland Adam Chadaj Israel Amir Hadad
Israel Harel Levy
4–6, 7–67, 3–6
Winner 5. November 21, 2005 Saint-Leu, Réunion Hard Russia Teymuraz Gabashvili Croatia Ivan Cerović
Serbia and Montenegro Petar Popović
6–4, 6–3
Winner 6. January 24, 2006 Wrexham, United Kingdom Hard (i) France Jean-François Bachelot United Kingdom Colin Fleming
United Kingdom Jamie Murray
6–4, 7–5
Winner 7. February 27, 2006 Cherbourg, France Hard (i) France Jean-François Bachelot Thailand Sanchai Ratiwatana
Thailand Sonchat Ratiwatana
7–65, 6–3
Runner-up 8. March 27, 2006 Saint-Brieuc, France Clay (i) Switzerland Michael Lammer United States Eric Butorac
United States Chris Drake
4–6, 4–6
Winner 8. January 15, 2007 Sunderland, United Kingdom Hard (i) France Jean-François Bachelot Italy Fabio Colangelo
Italy Marco Crugnola
6–3, 6–4
Winner 9. February 12, 2007 Barnstaple, United Kingdom Hard (i) Pakistan Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi United States Philip Stolt
Germany Lars Übel
6–2, 6–3
Winner 10. July 7, 2008 Bourg-en-Bresse, France Clay France Alexandre Renard France Thomas Cazes-Carrère
France Baptiste Dupuy
6–4, 7–5
Runner-up 9. July 21, 2008 Modena, Italy Clay Kuwait Mohammed Ghareeb Chile Guillermo Hormazábal
Chile Hans Podlipnik-Castillo
3–6, 2–6
Runner-up 10. August 4, 2008 Avezzano, Italy Clay France Alexandre Renard Chile Guillermo Hormazábal
Chile Hans Podlipnik-Castillo
3–6, 7–64, [10–12]
Runner-up 11. September 29, 2008 Nevers, France Hard (i) France Alexandre Renard France Vincent Millot
France Pierrick Ysern
2–6, 4–6
Runner-up 12. May 11, 2009 Bordeaux, France Clay France Xavier Pujo Uruguay Pablo Cuevas
Argentina Horacio Zeballos
6–4, 4–6, [4–10]
Winner 11. March 20, 2011 Le Gosier, Guadeloupe Hard Italy Riccardo Ghedin France Arnaud Clément
Belgium Olivier Rochus
6–2, 5–7, [10–7]
Winner 12. May 1, 2011 Ostrava, Czech Republic Clay France Olivier Charroin Latvia Andis Juška
Russia Alexandre Kudryavtsev
6–4, 6–3
Runner-up 13. July 3, 2011 Braunschweig, Germany Clay France Olivier Charroin Germany Martin Emmrich
Sweden Andreas Siljeström
6–0, 4–6, [7–10]
Runner-up 14. July 17, 2011 Sopot, Poland Clay France Olivier Charroin Poland Mariusz Fyrstenberg
Poland Marcin Matkowski
5–7, 6–74
Winner 13. July 24, 2011 Poznań, Poland Clay France Olivier Charroin Brazil Franco Ferreiro
Brazil Andre Sá
6–2, 6–3
Runner-up 15. March 17, 2012 Rabat, Morocco Clay Slovakia Martin Kližan Spain Iñigo Cervantes Huegun
Argentina Federico Delbonis
7–6(7–3), 1–6, [5–10]
Runner-up 16. April 6, 2012 Saint-Brieuc, France Clay France Laurent Rochette Lithuania Laurynas Grigelis
Australia Rameez Junaid
6–1, 2–6, [6–10]

Grand Slam Men's singles performance timeline[edit]

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# A NH
(W) Won tournament; reached (F) final, (SF) semifinal, (QF) quarterfinal; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; competed at a (RR) round-robin stage; reached a (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; or (NH) tournament not held.
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.
Tournament 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 W–L
Australian Open A A A A A A 2R 1R 1R Q1 4R 1R 3R 1R 6–7
French Open 1R A A A A Q2 1R 2R Q1 Q3 1R 1R 2R 2–6
Wimbledon A A A A A Q2 1R Q1 Q2 2R 1R Q3 1R 1–4
US Open A A A A A Q2 1R A A 2R A A 1R 1–3
Win–Loss 0–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–4 1–2 0–1 2–2 3–3 0–2 3–4 0–1 10–20

Grand Slam Men's doubles performance timeline[edit]

Tournament 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 W–L
Australian Open A A A A A A A A A A A A A 0–0
French Open 1R A 2R A A A 1R 1R A A A 1R 1–5
Wimbledon A A A A A A 1R 1R A A A Q1 2R 1–3
US Open A A A A A A A A A A A A 0–0
Win–Loss 0–1 0-0 1–1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0–2 0–1 0–1 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-2 2–8

References[edit]

  1. ^ Robert-Lafaix, l'addition magique, L'Équipe, 26 May 2016.
  2. ^ a b c d Stéphane Robert's biography, ATP World Tour official website.
  3. ^ Olivo Ousts Kohlschreiber In Hamburg, Cuevas Surges Into Semis, ATP World Tour official website, 15 July 2016.
  4. ^ Klizan Makes Quick Work of Wessels In Hamburg, ATP World Tour official website, 14 July 2016.

External links[edit]