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Kristof Vliegen (born 22 June 1982) is a Belgian former tennis player. He plays right-handed and he turned professional in 2001.

Kristof Vliegen
Kristof Vliegen at the 2009 Wimbledon Championships 01.jpg
Country (sports) Belgium
ResidenceMaaseik, Belgium
Born (1982-06-22) 22 June 1982 (age 37)
Maaseik, Belgium
Height1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Turned pro2001
Retired14 July 2011
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$1,922,537
Singles
Career record88–120
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 30 (30 October 2006)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open3R (2006)
French Open3R (2007)
Wimbledon2R (2006, 2007, 2009)
US Open1R (2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2010)
Doubles
Career record39–49
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 49 (11 June 2007)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open2R (2006, 2007, 2008)
French Open3R (2007)
Wimbledon2R (2006, 2007)
US Open3R (2006)

He was a semi-finalist in Chennai in 2006 and in May of the same year, he reached the final of the ATP tournament in Munich, setting up the first ever all-Belgian men's singles final against Olivier Rochus.

2009Edit

In Doha, the first tournament of the year he defeated Spaniard Óscar Hernández with 6–1, 6–7 and 6–7. In the next round he faced German Philipp Kohlschreiber. He was defeated in three straight sets 4–6, 7–6 and 6–4. At the Australian open he met Italian Simone Bolelli but lost in three long sets 6–7, 5–7 and 6–7. One week later he started in the SA Tennis Open as the seventh seed. In the first round he won in two straight sets of unranked Ross Hutchins. In the next round he defeated Czech Jan Minář. In the quarterfinals he lost to world number 6 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in straight sets 4–6 and 1–6. At the Open 13 in Marseille he faced Czech Jan Hernych in the first round but lost in three sets: 6–3, 3–6 and 6–4.

2006Edit

He was a semi-finalist in Chennai in 2006 and in May of the same year, he reached the final of the ATP tournament in Munich, setting up the first ever all-Belgian men's singles final against Olivier Rochus. He was also the 30th seed at the 2006 Wimbledon Championships, where he reached the 2nd round before losing to Nicolas Mahut in straight sets.

ATP titlesEdit

SinglesEdit

Legend (Singles)
Grand Slam (0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0)
ATP Masters Series (0)
ATP Tour (0)
Challengers (9)
No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the Final Score in the Final
1. 19 August 2002 Geneva, Switzerland Clay   Galo Blanco 6–2, 6–2
2. 12 May 2003 Zagreb, Croatia Clay   Rubén Ramírez Hidalgo 6–1, 4–6, 6–0
3. 29 September 2003 Groningen, Netherlands Hard (I)   Joachim Johansson 6–4, 6–4
4. 28 January 2008 Wrocław, Poland Hard (I)   Jürgen Melzer 6–4, 3–6, 6–3
5. 18 August 2008 Geneva, Switzerland Clay   Yuri Schukin 6–2, 6–1
6. 1 September 2008 Düsseldorf, Germany Clay   Andreas Beck 6–0, 6–3
7. 22 September 2008 Grenoble, France Hard (I)   Alexandre Sidorenko 6–4, 6–3
8. 1 March 2009 Besançon, France Hard (I)   Andreas Beck 6–2, 6–7, 6–3
9. 12 July 2009 Scheveningen, The Netherlands Clay   Albert Montañés 4–2 ret

Runner-upsEdit

No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the Final Score in the Final
1. 30 December 2002 Adelaide, Australia Hard   Nikolay Davydenko 6–2, 7–6(7–3)
2. 1 May 2006 Munich, Germany Clay   Olivier Rochus 6–4, 6–2

Singles performance timelineEdit

Tournament 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Career SR Career Win-Loss
Australian Open A A A 3R 1R 2R 1R 1R 0 / 5 3–5
French Open A 1R 2R 1R 3R 1R 1R 1R 0 / 7 3–7
Wimbledon A 1R A 2R 2R 1R 2R 1R 0 / 6 3–6
U.S. Open 1R 1R A 1R 1R A A 1R 0 / 4 0–4
Grand Slam SR 0 / 1 0 / 3 0 / 1 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 3 N/A 0 / 22
Grand Slam Win-Loss 0–1 0–3 1–1 3–4 3–4 2–3 1–3 0–3 N/A 10–22

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