Joran Vliegen

Joran Vliegen (born 7 July 1993) is a Belgian tennis player. Vliegen has a career high ATP doubles ranking of 36 achieved on 2 March 2020.[1] He also has a career high singles ranking of 508 achieved on 1 August 2016. Vliegen won two singles titles on the ITF Men's Circuit, but now focuses on doubles. Vliegen has claimed 3 ATP tour doubles titles with partner Sander Gillé.[2]

Joran Vliegen
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Vliegen at the 2019 French Open
Country (sports) Belgium
ResidenceMaaseik, Belgium
Born (1993-07-07) 7 July 1993 (age 27)
Maaseik, Belgium
Height191 cm (6 ft 3 in)
PlaysLeft-handed
Prize money$ 364,470
Singles
Career record0–0
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 508 (1 August 2016)
Doubles
Career record38-29
Career titles4
Highest rankingNo. 36 (2 March 2020)
Current rankingNo. 36 (16 March 2020)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open2R (2020)
French OpenQF (2019)
Wimbledon2R (2019)
US OpenQF (2020)
Mixed doubles
Career titles0
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian OpenQF (2020)
Wimbledon3R (2019)
US Open1R (2019)
Last updated on: 22 March 2020.

Early life and backgroundEdit

Vliegen was born in Maaseik, Belgium to parents Ivo Vliegen and Annick Desender. He has a brother named Warre. He started playing tennis at the age of five.[3] In 2011 he moved to the United States to play college tennis at East Carolina University. He was named 2014 Conference USA Player of the Year.[4] He earned undergraduate and graduate degrees in business.[3]

CareerEdit

2018Edit

Vliegen made his debut with the Belgium Davis Cup team in 2018. In the quarter finals against the United States, he and Sander Gillé lost against Ryan Harrison and Jack Sock.[5]

2019Edit

In 2019 he and Gillé managed to pull off a surprise win over Brazil's Marcelo Melo and Bruno Soares in the Belgium-Brazil Davis cup tie contributing to Belgium qualifying for the 2019 Davis Cup Finals held in November.[6]

Vliegen made his Grand Slam debut in the 2019 French Open. Partnering Mikhail Kukushkin from Kazakhstan he managed to reach the quarter finals.[4] At Wimbledon 2019, Vliegen made his debut in a mixed doubles event, and reached the third round with Zheng Saisai from China.[7]

Vliegen won his first ATP Tour doubles title at the 2019 Swedish Open with fellow Belgian Sander Gillé.[8] One week later, again partnering with Gillé, he also won the title at the Swiss Open.[9] The duo continued their winning streak by reaching the final of the Austrian Open, losing to Philipp Oswald and Filip Polášek.[10] Two months later, Vliegen and Gillé picked up their third title of 2019 at the Zhuhai Championships.[2]

ATP career finalsEdit

Doubles: 5 (4 titles, 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 (4–1)
Titles by surface
Hard (2–0)
Clay (2–1)
Grass (0–0)
Titles by setting
Outdoor (3–1)
Indoor (1–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1–0 Jul 2019 Swedish Open, Sweden 250 Series Clay   Sander Gillé   Federico Delbonis
  Horacio Zeballos
6–7(5–7), 7–5, [10–5]
Win 2–0 Jul 2019 Swiss Open, Switzerland 250 Series Clay   Sander Gillé   Philipp Oswald
  Filip Polášek
6–4, 6–3
Loss 2–1 Aug 2019 Austrian Open, Austria 250 Series Clay   Sander Gillé   Philipp Oswald
  Filip Polášek
4–6, 4–6
Win 3–1 Sep 2019 Zhuhai Championships, China 250 Series Hard   Sander Gillé   Marcelo Demoliner
  Matwé Middelkoop
7–6(7–2), 7–6(7–4)
Win 4–1 Nov 2020 Astana Open, Kazakhstan 250 Series Hard (i)   Sander Gillé   Max Purcell
  Luke Saville
7–5, 6–3

Challenger and Futures FinalsEdit

Singles: 3 (2–1)Edit

Legend (Singles)
ATP Challenger Tour (0–0)
ITF Futures Tour (2–1)
Titles by Surface
Hard (1–0)
Clay (1–1)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Win 1–0 Aug 2015 Belgium F8, Middelkerke Futures Hard   Julien Cagnina 4–6, 6–3, 7–6(7–2)
Loss 1–1 Sep 2015 Belgium F14, Middelkerke Futures Clay   Jeremy Jahn 3–6, 4–6
Win 2–1 Aug 2016 Belgium F11, Huy Futures Clay   Romain Barbosa 6–4, 6–4

Doubles: 50 (36–14)Edit

Legend (Doubles)
ATP Challenger Tour (13–7)
ITF Futures Tour (23–7)
Titles by Surface
Hard (9–3)
Clay (25–10)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (2–1)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1–0 Jul 2013 Belgium F6, Heist Futures Clay   Cedric De Zutter   Bobbie De Goeijen
  Scott Griekspoor
7–5, 6–2
Win 2–0 Aug 2013 Belgium F8, Eupen Futures Clay   Sander Gillé   Gustavo Gómez Buyatti
  Antoine Hoang
6–3, 6–3
Win 3–0 Aug 2014 Belgium F11, Koksijde Futures Clay   Sander Gillé   Jake Eames
  David Pérez Sanz
3–6, 6–3, [12–10]
Win 4–0 Jun 2015 Belgium F2, Damme Futures Clay   Sander Gillé   Antoine Hoang
  Ugo Nastasi
6–2, 6–3
Loss 4–1 Jun 2015 Belgium F3, Havré Futures Clay   Sander Gillé   Deiton Baughman
  Fabrício Neis
6–2, 4–6, [2–10]
Win 5–1 Jul 2015 Belgium F7, Duinbergen Futures Clay   Sander Gillé   Julien Cagnina
  Jonas Merckx
6–7(5–7), 6–4, [10–6]
Loss 5–2 Aug 2015 Belgium F8, Middelkerke Futures Hard   Sander Gillé   Sander Arends
  Ariel Behar
7–6(7–1), 4–6, [7–10]
Loss 5–3 Aug 2015 Belgium F9, Eupen Futures Clay   Sander Gillé   Billy Harris
  Evan Hoyt
6–7(5–7), 3–6
Win 6–3 Aug 2015 Belgium F10, Koksijde Futures Clay   Sander Gillé   Evan Hoyt
  Toby Martin
6–2, 6–1
Win 7–3 Aug 2015 Belgium F11, Jupille-sur-Meuse Futures Clay   Sander Gillé   Evan Hoyt
  Toby Martin
6–1, 6–4
Win 8–3 Aug 2015 Belgium F12, Ostend Futures Clay   Antoine Hoang   Kevin Benning
  Jonas Merckx
6–2, 7–5
Win 9–3 Sep 2015 Belgium F14, Middelkerke Futures Clay   Gonçalo Oliveira   Timon Reichelt
  George von Massow
6–3, 3–6, [10–4]
Win 10–3 Oct 2015 Norway F2, Oslo Futures Hard (i)   Sander Gillé   Ivan Sabanov
  Matej Sabanov
6–7(4–7), 7–6(7–5), [10–8]
Win 11–3 Nov 2015 Norway F3, Oslo Futures Hard (i)   Sander Gillé   Ivan Sabanov
  Matej Sabanov
7–6(7–3), 6–1
Win 12–3 Jan 2016 France F2, Bressuire Futures Hard (i)   Sander Gillé   Benjamin Bonzi
  Grégoire Jacq
7–6(7–1), 7–5
Win 13–3 Jan 2016 France F3, Veigy-Foncenex Futures Carpet (i)   Sander Gillé   Scott Clayton
  Richard Gabb
6–7(4–7), 7–6(8–6), [10–7]
Loss 13–4 Mar 2016 Egypt F7, Sharm El Sheikh Futures Hard   Sander Gillé   Dominik Kellovský
  Jaroslav Pospíšil
6–3, 3–6, [11–13]
Win 14–4 Mar 2016 Egypt F8, Sharm El Sheikh Futures Hard   Sander Gillé   Tom Schönenberg
  Matthias Wunner
6–3, 7–6(7–2)
Win 15–4 Apr 2016 Uzbekistan F2, Bukhara Futures Hard   Sander Gillé   Evgeny Elistratov
  Vitaly Kozyukov
6–4, 6–3
Win 16–4 May 2016 Ukraine F1, Cherkasy Futures Clay   Sander Gillé   Antoine Bellier
  Vladyslav Manafov
6–3, 4–6, [11–9]
Win 17–4 Jun 2016 Belgium F2, Havré Futures Clay   Sander Gillé   Adam Taylor
  Jason Taylor
6–2, 6–4
Win 18–4 Jul 2016 Belgium F3, Nieuwpoort Futures Clay   Sander Gillé   Stijn Meulemans
  Laurens Verboven
6–2, 6–3
Win 19–4 Jul 2016 Belgium F6, Knokke Futures Clay   Sander Gillé   Hunter Johnson
  Yates Johnson
6–4, 6–4
Win 20–4 Jul 2016 Belgium F7, Duinbergen Futures Clay   Sander Gillé   Michael Geerts
  Jeroen Vanneste
6–7(4–7), 6–3, [10–4]
Win 21–4 Aug 2016 Trnava, Slovakia Challenger Clay   Sander Gillé   Tomasz Bednarek
  Roman Jebavý
6–2, 7–5
Loss 21–5 Aug 2016 Meerbusch, Germany Challenger Clay   Sander Gillé   Mikhail Elgin
  Andrei Vasilevski
6–7(6–8), 4–6
Loss 21–6 Aug 2016 Belgium F11, Huy Futures Clay   Sander Gillé   Jarryd Bant
  Tom Farquharson
3–6, 2–6
Loss 21–7 Jan 2017 Germany F2, Kaarst Futures Carpet (i)   David Pel   Jannis Kahlke
  Oscar Otte
3–6, 7–5, [8–10]
Win 22–7 Jan 2017 France F3, Veigy-Foncenex Futures Carpet (i)   Julien Dubail   Antal van der Duim
  Tim van Terheijden
4–6, 6–4, [10–4]
Loss 22–8 Mar 2017 Turkey F10, Antalya Futures Clay   Sander Gillé   Tuna Altuna
  Cem İlkel
6–0, 2–6, [8–10]
Win 23–8 May 2017 Italy F12, Naples Futures Clay   Sander Gillé   Antal van der Duim
  Boy Westerhof
6–4, 6–2
Win 24–8 May 2017 Romania F1, Bucharest Futures Clay   Sander Gillé   Andrei Ștefan Apostol
  Nicolae Frunză
7–6(7–5), 6–2
Win 25–8 Jun 2017 Lyon, France Challenger Clay   Sander Gillé   Gero Kretschmer
  Alexander Satschko
6–7(2–7), 7–6(7–2), [14–12]
Win 26–8 Jun 2017 Blois, France Challenger Clay   Sander Gillé   Máximo González
  Fabrício Neis
3–6, 6–3, [10–7]
Win 27–8 Jul 2017 Scheveningen, Netherlands Challenger Clay   Sander Gillé   Jozef Kovalík
  Stefanos Tsitsipas
6–2, 4–6, [12–10]
Win 28–8 Jul 2017 Tampere, Finland Challenger Clay   Sander Gillé   Lucas Gómez
  Juan Ignacio Londero
6–2, 6–7(5–7), [10–3]
Loss 28–9 Sep 2017 Sibiu, Romania Challenger Clay   Sander Gillé   Marco Cecchinato
  Matteo Donati
3–6, 1–6
Loss 28–10 Sep 2017 Rome, Italy Challenger Clay   Sander Gillé   Martin Kližan
  Jozef Kovalík
3–6, 6–7(5–7)
Win 29–10 Jan 2018 Rennes, France Challenger Hard (i)   Sander Gillé   Sander Arends
  Antonio Šančić
6–3, 6–7(1–7), [10–7]
Loss 29–11 Feb 2018 Quimper, France Challenger Hard (i)   Sander Gillé   Ken Skupski
  Neal Skupski
3–6, 6–3, [7–10]
Loss 29–12 May 2018 Rome, Italy Challenger Clay   Sander Gillé   Kevin Krawietz
  Andreas Mies
3–6, 6–2, [4–10]
Win 30–12 Jul 2018 Prague, Czech Republic Challenger Clay   Sander Gillé   Fernando Romboli
  David Vega Hernández
6–4, 6–2
Win 31–12 Aug 2018 Liberec, Czech Republic Challenger Clay   Sander Gillé   Filip Polášek
  Patrik Rikl
6–3, 6–4
Win 32–12 Aug 2018 Pullach, Germany Challenger Clay   Sander Gillé   Daniele Bracciali
  Simone Bolelli
6–2, 6–2
Win 33–12 Oct 2018 Ortisei, Italy Challenger Hard (i)   Sander Gillé   Purav Raja
  Antonio Šančić
3–6, 6–3, [10–3]
Win 34–12 Oct 2018 Brest, France Challenger Hard (i)   Sander Gillé   Leander Paes
  Miguel Ángel Reyes-Varela
3–6, 6–4, [10–2]
Win 35–12 Nov 2018 Mouilleron-le-Captif, France Challenger Hard (i)   Sander Gillé   Romain Arneodo
  Quentin Halys
6–3, 4–6, [10–2]
Loss 35–13 Jan 2019 Punta del Este, Uruguay Challenger Clay   Sander Gillé   Guido Andreozzi
  Guillermo Durán
2–6, 7–6(8–6), [8–10]
Loss 35–14 Mar 2019 Marbella, Spain Challenger Clay   Sander Gillé   Kevin Krawietz
  Andreas Mies
6–7(6–8), 6–2, [6–10]
Win 36–14 Jun 2019 Bratislava, Slovakia Challenger Clay   Sander Gillé   Lukáš Klein
  Alex Molčan
6–2, 7–5

Performance timelinesEdit

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# A P Z# PO G F-S SF-B NMS NH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (P) postponed; (Z#) Davis/Fed Cup Zonal Group (with number indication) or (PO) play-off; (G) gold, (F-S) silver or (SF-B) bronze Olympic medal; a (NMS) downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament; (NH) not held. SR=strike rate (events won/competed)
To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated at the conclusion of a tournament or when the player's participation has ended.

DoublesEdit

Current through the end of 2020 ATP Tour.

Tournament 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 SR W–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A A A A 2R 0 / 1 1–1
French Open A A A A QF 1R 0 / 2 3–2
Wimbledon A A A Q2 2R NH 0 / 1 1–1
US Open A A A A 1R QF 0 / 2 2–2
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 4–3 3–3 0 / 6 7–6
ATP Tour Masters 1000
Paris Masters A A A A 1R 1R 0 / 2 1–2
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 1–3 0 / 4 2–4
National representation
Davis Cup A A A QF 1R QR 0 / 2 3–2
Career statistics
Tournaments 0 0 1 3 18 15 37
Titles / Finals 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 3 / 4 1 / 1 4 / 5
Overall Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–1 0–4 31–16 16–16 47–37
Year-end ranking 360 159 117 85 39 57%

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Joran Vliegen | Overview | ATP Tour | Tennis". ATP Tour. Retrieved 2019-11-25.
  2. ^ a b "ATP Doubles: Sander Gille & Joran Vliegen claim third title of 2019". Tennis World USA. Retrieved 2019-11-25.
  3. ^ a b "Joran Vliegen | Bio | ATP Tour | Tennis". ATP Tour. Retrieved 2019-11-25.
  4. ^ a b Athletics, E. C. U. "ECU Tennis Alum Joran Vliegen reaches French Open quarterfinals". www.witn.com. Retrieved 2019-11-25.
  5. ^ "Team USA Sweeps Belgium to Reach First World Group Semifinal Since 2012". www.tennisnow.com. Retrieved 2019-11-25.
  6. ^ "Daviscupteam omzeilt Braziliaanse klip en plaatst zich voor finaleweek". sporza.be (in Dutch). 2019-02-02. Retrieved 2019-11-25.
  7. ^ "Wimbledon 2019: Evan Hoyt's dream ends in quarter-finals". 2019-07-11. Retrieved 2019-11-25.
  8. ^ "ATP Doubles: Sander Gille & Joran Vliegen earn maiden ATP title in Bastad". Tennis World USA. Retrieved 2019-11-25.
  9. ^ "Gille/Vliegen Can't Be Beaten In Gstaad, Win Second Title In A Row | ATP Tour | Tennis". ATP Tour. Retrieved 2019-11-25.
  10. ^ "Philipp Oswald & Filip Polasek Turn The Tables To Lift Kitzbühel Trophy | ATP Tour | Tennis". ATP Tour. Retrieved 2019-11-25.

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