Christopher Rungkat

Christopher Benjamin Rungkat (born 14 January 1990) is an Indonesian tennis player. He is the grandson of Benny Rungkat, former chairman of the Indonesian Air Carriers Association. Christopher's father, Michael Alexander Fritz Rungkat, is of Dutch and Indonesian descent and his mother, Elfia Mirlianti, is full Indonesian descent. In 2008, he won the final stage of French Open 2008 Boys' Doubles Juniors category with Finnish tennis player Henri Kontinen.[1] He is the youngest ever Indonesian to be the All Indonesian Champion, and by the end of his junior career, he was awarded for Indonesian best promising athlete 2008.

Christopher Rungkat
Christopher Rungkat Davis Cup Semi Final.jpg
Christopher Rungkat Davis Cup Semi-final
Country (sports) Indonesia
ResidenceEugene, Oregon, United States
Born (1990-01-14) 14 January 1990 (age 31)
Height1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
Turned pro2007
PlaysRight-handed
Prize moneyUS$253,302
Singles
Career record22–12
Career titles0
0 Challenger, 11 Futures
Highest rankingNo. 241 (8 April 2013)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenQ1 (2013)
Doubles
Career record23-18
Career titles1
10 Challenger, 37 Futures
Highest rankingNo. 68 (17 June 2019)
Current rankingNo. 81 (16 March 2020)
Grand Slam Doubles results
French Open2R (2019)
Wimbledon1R (2019)
US Open1R (2019)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Wimbledon2R (2019)
Last updated on: 22 March 2020.

Rungkat also reached the final of the 2008 US Open boy's final with Henri Kontinen.[2] Rungkat is the first Indonesian to reach US open boy's finalist and to win the doubles title of French Open.

In June 2010, he won the Tarakan Open International Men's Futures tournament, his first international tournament title since going pro.[3] He won his maiden ATP title in Men's Doubles partnered with Swedish player André Göransson in February 2020, 13 years since going pro.[4]

CareerEdit

Christopher Rungkat spent his junior career in Europe by playing on the European Junior Circuit and was based in Tennis Val (Valencia, Spain). He is the second Asian male player to win a junior French Open doubles title, after Kei Nishikori. He was the winner of the Men's Singles title at the 2017 Southeast Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur.

A year later at the 2018 Asian Games in his home country, Rungkat was partnered up with Aldila Sutjiadi for the Mixed Doubles category in just two weeks, and was not targeted to grab any medals. However, they surprised with getting the gold medal after producing a couple of upsets and eventually beating Thai pair Sonchat Ratiwatana and Luksika Kumkhum in the end to get the gold medal.[5]

He started 2019 with a title in Da Nang Vietnam Airlines Tennis Open with partner Cheng-Peng Hsieh beating former world number 1 in the doubles semi-final Leander Paes and partner Divij Sharan.[6] In February, Rungkat reached his first doubles final ATP Tour 250 at The Sofia Open with partner Cheng-Peng Hsieh.[7]

After 13 years on the ATP Tour, Rungkat won his maiden ATP title at the 250 event 2020 Maharashtra Open in Pune, India in the Men's Doubles section. Partnered with André Göransson, Rungkat defeated fourth seed and his former partner Cheng-Peng Hsieh who competed with Denys Molchanov 3-6, 6-4, [10-8] in the first round to advance to the quarterfinal. They then surprised the French team of Benoît Paire and Antoine Hoang in straight sets 6-3, 6-3 before securing a spot in the final with a win over Romain Arneodo and Andre Begemann 6-4, 7-6(7–1). In the final, the pairing defeated third seed Jonathan Erlich and Andrei Vasilevski 6-2, 3-6, [10-8].

Personal lifeEdit

Christopher Rungkat partnered up with PocariID in 2007 for a project called Pocari Sweat Sport Science hoping to help Christopher maximize his performance.[8]

SponsorsEdit

ClothingEdit

EquipmentsEdit

ATP career finalsEdit

Doubles: 1 (1 title, 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 (1–1)
Titles by surface
Hard (1–1)
Clay (0–0)
Grass (0–0)
Titles by setting
Outdoor (1–0)
Indoor (0–1)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 Feb 2019 Sofia Open,
Bulgaria
250 Series Hard   Hsieh Cheng-peng   Nikola Mektić
  Jürgen Melzer
2–6, 6–4, [2–10]
Win 1–1 Feb 2020 Maharashtra Open,
India
250 Series Hard   André Göransson   Jonathan Erlich
  Andrei Vasilevski
6–2, 3–6, [10–8]

Challenger and Futures FinalsEdit

Singles: 17 (11–6)Edit

Legend (Singles)
ATP Challenger Tour (0–0)
ITF Futures Tour (11–6)
Titles by Surface
Hard (11–6)
Clay (0–0)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Win 1–0 Jun 2010 Indonesia F2, Tarakan Futures Hard (i)   An Jae-sung 6–3, 0–6, 6–2
Win 2–0 May 2011 Indonesia F1, Jakarta Futures Hard   Richard Becker 6–4, 6–3
Win 3–0 Jun 2011 Indonesia F2, Surabaya Futures Hard   Arata Onozawa 7–6(7–5), 7–6(7–5)
Win 4–0 Jun 2011 Indonesia F3, Jakarta Futures Hard   Kento Takeuchi 6–3, 6–2
Loss 4–1 May 2012 Thailand F2, Bangkok Futures Hard   Jose Statham 6–7(10–12), 3–6
Win 5–1 May 2012 Thailand F3, Bangkok Futures Hard   Antoine Escoffier 6–2, 6–2
Win 6–1 Jul 2012 Indonesia F1, Jakarta Futures Hard   Nam Ji-sung 7–6(7–5), 6–1
Win 7–1 Dec 2012 Indonesia F3, Jakarta Futures Hard   Jeong Suk-young 6–4, 7–5
Loss 7–2 Jun 2014 Thailand F5, Bangkok Futures Hard   Toshihide Matsui 4–6, 1–6
Loss 7–3 Jun 2014 Thailand F7, Bangkok Futures Hard   Dayne Kelly 6–7(4–7), 6–7(7–9)
Win 8–3 Apr 2015 Indonesia F1, Tarakan Futures Hard (i)   Finn Tearney 7–6(9–7), 1–6, 6–1
Loss 8–4 Apr 2015 Indonesia F3, Jakarta Futures Hard   Lee Duck-hee 4–6, 3–6
Win 9–4 Jun 2015 Thailand F5, Bangkok Futures Hard   Shuichi Sekiguchi 6–4, 6–3
Loss 9–5 Aug 2016 Vietnam F2, Thủ Dầu Một Futures Hard   Yusuke Takahashi 4–6, 1–6
Win 10–5 Aug 2016 Indonesia F1, Jakarta Futures Hard   Wong Hong-kit 6–0, 6–1
Win 11–5 Aug 2016 Indonesia F2, Makassar Futures Hard   Lucas Gómez 6–3, 3–6, 6–0
Loss 11–6 Mar 2017 Indonesia F4, Jakarta Futures Hard   Brydan Klein 6–4, 2–6, 6–7(5–7)

Doubles: 74 (47–27)Edit

Legend (Doubles)
ATP Challenger Tour (10–16)
ITF Futures Tour (37–11)
Titles by Surface
Hard (40–24)
Clay (6–1)
Grass (1–0)
Carpet (0–2)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 Aug 2005 Indonesia F1, Yogyakarta Futures Hard   Febi Widhiyanto   Suwandi Suwandi
  Bonit Wiryawan
4–6, 2–6
Loss 0–2 Aug 2007 Indonesia F3, Jakarta Futures Hard   Bonit Wiryawan   Chang Huai-en
  Peng Hsien-yin
5–7, 3–6
Win 1–2 Sep 2007 Indonesia F5, Jakarta Futures Hard   Andrian Raturandang   Aditya Madkekar
  Ashutosh Singh
6–3, 2–6, [10–5]
Win 2–2 Feb 2008 Thailand F2, Laksi Futures Hard   Nathan Thompson   Roman Jebavý
  Filip Zeman
6–4, 6–2
Win 3–2 Feb 2008 Thailand F3, Nonthaburi Futures Hard   Nathan Thompson   Gong Mao-xin
  Norikazu Sugiyama
6–2, 6–4
Win 4–2 Jul 2008 Indonesia F1, Jakarta Futures Hard   Ayrton Wibowo   Peng Hsien-yin
  Yi Chu-huan
6–1, 7–5
Win 5–2 Nov 2008 Malaysia F1, Kuala Lumpur Futures Hard   Nathan Thompson   Sergey Betov
  Andrei Karatchenia
6–3, 6–4
Win 6–2 Aug 2009 Iran F5, Tehran Futures Clay   Sunu Wahyu Trijati   Alexei Filenkov
  Murad Inoyatov
6–2, 6–0
Win 7–2 Aug 2009 Thailand F2, Nonthaburi Futures Hard   Ketut-Nesa Arta   Tasuku Iwami
  Hiroki Moriya
4–6, 6–4, [12–10]
Loss 7–3 Aug 2009 Thailand F3, Nonthaburi Futures Hard   Ketut-Nesa Arta   Lee Hsin-han
  Yang Tsung-hua
6–7(4–7), 4–6
Win 8–3 Jun 2010 Indonesia F3, Tegal Futures Hard   Nathan Thompson   Weerapat Doakmaiklee
  Kittipong Wachiramanowong
4–6, 6–4, [12–10]
Loss 8–4 Jun 2010 Malaysia F2, Kuala Lumpur Futures Hard   Nathan Thompson   Kaden Hensel
  Dane Propoggia
1–6, 6–7(1–7)
Win 9–4 Nov 2010 Thailand F4, Khon Kaen Futures Hard   Kirati Siributwong   Dorian Descloix
  Yannick Jankovits
6–2, 7–6(8–6)
Loss 9–5 Apr 2011 Thailand F3, Khon Kaen Futures Hard   Kirati Siributwong   Weerapat Doakmaiklee
  Kittipong Wachiramanowong
0–6, 2–6
Win 10–5 Apr 2011 India F4, Noida Futures Hard   Kittipong Wachiramanowong   Junn Mitsuhashi
  Danai Udomchoke
6–7(1–7), 6–3, [10–6]
Win 11–5 Jun 2011 Indonesia F2, Surabaya Futures Hard   Weerapat Doakmaiklee   Huang Liang-chi
  Ouyang Bowen
6–4, 7–5
Win 12–5 Jun 2011 Indonesia F3, Jakarta Futures Hard   Weerapat Doakmaiklee   David Agung Susanto
  Sunu Wahyu Trijati
7–5, 6–0
Win 13–5 Jun 2011 Japan F6, Kashiwa Futures Hard   Yi Chu-huan   Hsieh Cheng-peng
  Lee Hsin-han
7–6(7–2), 6–3
Win 14–5 Jun 2011 Japan F7, Tokyo-Akishima Futures Grass   Yi Chu-huan   Hsieh Cheng-peng
  Lee Hsin-han
6–4, 6–3
Loss 14–6 May 2012 Thailand F3, Bangkok Futures Hard   David Agung Susanto   Lee Hsin-han
  Peng Hsien-yin
6–7(3–7), 3–6
Win 15–6 Jun 2012 Indonesia F1, Jakarta Futures Hard   Elbert Sie   Kim Cheong-eui
  Oh Dae-soung
4–6, 7–5, [10–3]
Win 16–6 Jun 2013 Netherlands F1, Amstelveen Futures Clay   Henri Kontinen   Niels Lootsma
  Jelle Sels
6–1, 7–5
Win 17–6 Jun 2013 Netherlands F2, Alkmaar Futures Clay   Henri Kontinen   David Škoch
  Jan Zedník
7–5, 7–6(9–7)
Win 18–7 Jun 2013 Netherlands F3, Breda Futures Clay   Henri Kontinen   Bjorn Fratangelo
  Mitchell Krueger
6–4, 7–5
Win 19–6 Mar 2014 China F1, Guangzhou Futures Hard   Radu Albot   Riccardo Ghedin
  Claudio Grassi
1–6, 7–5, [10–7]
Win 20–6 May 2014 Thailand F4, Bangkok Futures Hard   Li Zhe   Phassawit Burapharitta
  Grittaboon Prahmanee
6–0, 6–1
Loss 20–7 Jun 2014 Thailand F6, Bangkok Futures Hard   Andre Dome   Pruchya Isaro
  Nuttanon Kadchapanan
4–6, 7–6(7–5), [8–10]
Win 21–7 Jun 2014 Thailand F7, Bangkok Futures Hard   Vishnu Vardhan   Timo Sivapruksa
  Wishaya Trongcharoenchaikul
6–1, 6–2
Win 22–7 Jul 2014 Thailand F8, Bangkok Futures Hard   David Agung Susanto   Dane Chuntaruk
  Pruchya Isaro
6–3, 6–3
Loss 22–8 Apr 2015 Indonesia F1, Tarakan Futures Hard (i)   Toshihide Matsui   Matt Seeberger
  Finn Tearney
2–6, 6–1, [8–10]
Win 23–8 Apr 2015 Indonesia F2, Tegal Futures Hard   Toshihide Matsui   Aditya Hari Sasongko
  Sunu Wahyu Trijati
6–4, 6–2
Win 24–8 Apr 2015 Indonesia F3, Jakarta Futures Hard   Toshihide Matsui   Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan
  Danai Udomchoke
6–4, 6–2
Win 25–8 Apr 2015 Thailand F1, Bangkok Futures Hard   Toshihide Matsui   Sanchai Ratiwatana
  Sonchat Ratiwatana
4–6, 6–3, [10–8]
Win 26–8 Jun 2015 Thailand F4, Bangkok Futures Hard   Toshihide Matsui   Sanchai Ratiwatana
  Sonchat Ratiwatana
4–6, 6–3, [10–2]
Win 27–8 Aug 2015 Thailand F6, Bangkok Futures Hard   Toshihide Matsui   Benjamin Mitchell
  Jordan Thompson
4–6, 6–3, [11–9]
Loss 27–9 Aug 2015 Thailand F7, Bangkok Futures Hard   Toshihide Matsui   Pruchya Isaro
  Nuttanon Kadchapanan
4–6, 6–7(5–7)
Loss 0–1 Jan 2016 Manila, Philippines Challenger Hard   Francis Casey Alcantara   Johan Brunström
  Frederik Nielsen
2–6, 2–6
Win 28–9 Apr 2016 China F5, Taizhou Futures Hard   Vijay Sundar Prashanth   Jeson Patrombon
  Wang Aoran
6–4, 6–0
Win 29–9 Jul 2016 Vietnam F1, Thủ Dầu Một Futures Hard   David Agung Susanto   Gengo Kikuchi
  Shunrou Takeshima
6–3, 6–1
Win 30–9 Aug 2016 Vietnam F2, Thủ Dầu Một Futures Hard   Pruchya Isaro   Shintaro Imai
  Arata Onozawa
7–5, 6–2
Win 31–9 Aug 2016 Indonesia F2, Makassar Futures Hard   David Agung Susanto   Lin Wei-de
  Yu Cheng-yu
6–1, 6–4
Loss 0–2 Nov 2016 Kobe, Japan Challenger Hard (i)   Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan   Daniel Masur
  Ante Pavić
6–4, 3–6, [6–10]
Loss 0–3 Nov 2016 Toyota, Japan Challenger Carpet (i)   Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan   Matt Reid
  John-Patrick Smith
3–6, 4–6
Win 32–9 Dec 2016 Indonesia F6, Jakarta Futures Hard   Justin Barki   Karol Drzewiecki
  Maciej Smoła
6–4, 6–4
Loss 0–4 Jan 2017 Dallas, USA Challenger Hard (i)   Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan   David O'Hare
  Joe Salisbury
7–6(7–6), 3–6, [9–11]
Win 33–9 Feb 2017 Indonesia F3, Jakarta Futures Hard   Justin Barki   Sho Katayama
  Sho Shimabukuro
6–3, 6–2
Loss 0–5 Mar 2017 Shenzhen, China Challenger Hard   Hsieh Cheng-peng   Sanchai Ratiwatana
  Sonchat Ratiwatana
2–6, 7–6(7–5), [6–10]
Win 34–9 Mar 2017 Indonesia F4, Jakarta Futures Hard   Justin Barki   Pirmin Haenle
  Karunuday Singh
6–3, 7–6(7–1)
Loss 34–10 Apr 2017 Indonesia F6, Jakarta Futures Hard   Justin Barki   Soichiro Moritani
  Kento Takeuchi
4–6, 6–3, [9–11]
Win 35–10 May 2017 Japan F6, Karuizawa Futures Clay   Toshihide Matsui   Shintaro Imai
  Takuto Niki
7–5, 6–2
Win 1–5 Jun 2017 Lisbon, Portugal Challenger Clay   Ruan Roelofse   Fred Gil
  Gonçalo Oliveira
7–6(9–7), 6–1
Win 2–5 Jul 2017 Winnetka, USA Challenger Hard   Sanchai Ratiwatana   Bradley Klahn
  Kevin King
7–6(7–4), 6–2
Loss 2–6 Oct 2017 Ningbo, China Challenger Hard   Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan   Radu Albot
  Jose Statham
5–7, 3–6
Loss 2–7 Nov 2017 Kobe, Japan Challenger Hard (i)   Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan   Ben McLachlan
  Yasutaka Uchiyama
6–4, 3–6, [8–10]
Loss 2–8 Nov 2017 Toyota, Japan Challenger Carpet (i)   Ruben Gonzales   Max Purcell
  Andrew Whittington
3–6, 6–2, [8–10]
Win 36–10 Nov 2017 Indonesia F7, Jakarta Futures Hard   Justin Barki   Shintaro Imai
  Renta Tokuda
6–3, 1–6, [11–9]
Win 3–8 Feb 2018 Dallas, USA Challenger Hard (i)   Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan   Leander Paes
  Joe Salisbury
6–4, 3–6, [10–7]
Loss 3–9 Apr 2018 Nanchang, China Challenger Clay (i)   Ruben Gonzales   Gong Mao-xin
  Zhang Ze
6–3, 6–7(7–9), [7–10]
Win 4–9 May 2018 Busan, South Korea Challenger Hard   Hsieh Cheng-peng   Ruan Roelofse
  John-Patrick Smith
6–4, 6–3
Loss 4–10 Jul 2018 Winnetka, USA Challenger Hard   Roberto Maytín   Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan
  Austin Krajicek
7–6(7–4), 4–6, [5–10]
Loss 36–11 Jul 2018 Indonesia F1, Jakarta Futures Hard   Justin Barki   Michael Look
  Matthew Romios
6–7(6–8), 6–7(5–7)
Win 37–11 Aug 2018 Indonesia F3, Jakarta Futures Hard   Justin Barki   Francis Casey Alcantara
  Kaito Uesugi
6–3, 6–2
Loss 4–11 Oct 2018 Stockton, USA Challenger Hard   Sanchai Ratiwatana   Darian King
  Noah Rubin
3–6, 4–6
Win 5–11 Oct 2018 Fairfield, USA Challenger Hard   Sanchai Ratiwatana   Henri Laaksonen
  Harri Heliövaara
6–0, 7–6
Loss 5–12 Oct 2018 Ningbo, China Challenger Hard   Hsieh Cheng-peng   Gong Mao-xin
  Zhang Ze
5–7, 6–2, [5–10]
Loss 5–13 Oct 2018 Liuzhou, China Challenger Hard   Hsieh Cheng-peng   Gong Mao-xin
  Zhang Ze
3–6, 6–2, [3–10]
Win 6–13 Nov 2018 Shenzhen, China Challenger Hard   Hsieh Cheng-peng   Sriram Balaji
  Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan
6–4, 6–2
Win 7–13 Jan 2019 Da Nang, Vietnam Challenger Hard   Hsieh Cheng-peng   Miguel Angel Reyes-Varela
  Leander Paes
6–3, 2–6, [11–9]
Loss 7–14 Feb 2019 Bangkok, Thailand Challenger Hard   Hsieh Cheng-peng   Gong Mao-xin
  Zhang Ze
4–6, 4–6
Win 8–14 Mar 2019 Shenzhen, China Challenger Hard   Hsieh Cheng-peng   Gonçalo Oliveira
  Li Zhe
6–4, 3–6, [10–6]
Win 9–14 May 2019 Busan, South Korea Challenger Hard   Hsieh Cheng-peng   Toshihide Matsui
  Vishnu Vardhan
7–6(9–7), 6–1
Win 10–14 May 2019 Gwangju, South Korea Challenger Hard   Hsieh Cheng-peng   Nam Ji-sung
  Song Min-kyu
6–3, 3–6, [10–6]
Loss 10-15 Nov 2019 Kobe, Japan Challenger Hard (i)   Andre Goransson   Purav Raja
  Ramkumar Ramanathan
6-7(6-8), 3-6
Loss 10-16 Jan 2020 Bangkok, Thailand Challenger Hard   Sanchai Ratiwatana   Andrey Golubev
  Aleksandr Nedovyesov
6-3, 6-7(1-7), [5-10]

Junior Grand Slam finalsEdit

Boy's doubles (1-1)Edit

Outcome Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 2008 French Open Clay   Henri Kontinen   Jaan-Frederik Brunken
  Matt Reid
6–0, 6–3
Loss 2008 US Open Hard   Henri Kontinen   Nikolaus Moser
  Cedrik-Marcel Stebe
6–7(5–7), 6–3, [8–10]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ (11 June 2008) French Open glory for Indonesian junior player, Jakarta Globe, Retrieved 6 November 2010
  2. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 7 September 2010. Retrieved 2010-09-05.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ (13 June 2010) Christopher Brings Home Tarakan Title Archived 17 September 2012 at the Wayback Machine, Jakarta Globe, Retrieved 6 November 2010
  4. ^ Davis, Robert (11 February 2020). "The Very Long Journey To Rungkat's First ATP Title". ATP Tour. Retrieved 14 November 2020.
  5. ^ Tenis Asian Games 2018 - Pasangan Dadakan, Christopher Rungkat/Aldila Sutjiadi Cuma 2 Pekan Latihan Bersama (in Indonesian)
  6. ^ "Da Nang | Overview | ATP Tour | Tennis". ATP Tour. Retrieved 24 April 2019.
  7. ^ "Sofia | Results | ATP Tour | Tennis". ATP Tour. Retrieved 24 April 2019.
  8. ^ OTSUKA, PT AMERTA INDAH. "Mengenal Lebih Dekat Christopher Rungkat". Pocari Sweat Indonesia. Retrieved 24 April 2019.

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