Kristof Vliegen

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 39)
Maaseik, Belgium
Height1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Turned pro2001
Retired2011
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$1,964,020
Singles
Career record89–122
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 record40–51
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)
Last updated on: 21 August 2021.

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 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 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 career finalsEdit

Singles: 2 (2 runner-ups)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 (0–2)
Titles by surface
Hard (0–1)
Clay (0–1)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Titles by setting
Outdoor (0–2)
Indoor (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Jan 2003 Adelaide, Australia International Series Hard   Nikolay Davydenko 2–6, 6–7(3–7)
Loss 0–2 May 2006 Munich, Germany International Series Clay   Olivier Rochus 4–6, 2–6

Doubles: 2 (2 runner-ups)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 (0–2)
Titles by surface
Hard (0–2)
Clay (0–0)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Titles by setting
Outdoor (0–2)
Indoor (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponenta Score
Loss 0–1 Oct 2006 Stockholm, Sweden International Series Hard   Olivier Rochus   Paul Hanley
  Kevin Ullyett
6–7(2–7), 4–6
Loss 0–2 Jul 2010 Atlanta, United States 250 Series Hard   Rohan Bopanna   Scott Lipsky
  Rajeev Ram
3–6, 7–6(7–4), [10–12]


ATP Challenger and ITF Futures finalsEdit

Singles: 16 (11–5)Edit

Legend
ATP Challenger (9–4)
ITF Futures (2–1)
Finals by surface
Hard (5–1)
Clay (6–4)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Aug 2001 Luxembourg F2, Luxembourg Futures Clay   Jordane Doble 4–4 ret.
Win 1–1 Mar 2002 France F6, Lille Futures Hard   Jerome Haehnel 7–6(7–3), 7–6(7–3)
Win 2–1 Jun 2002 Germany F6, Oberweier Futures Clay   Daniel Elsner 6–1, 1–0 ret.
Win 3–1 Aug 2002 Geneva, Switzerland Challenger Clay   Galo Blanco 6–2, 6–2
Win 4–1 May 2003 Zagreb, Croatia Challenger Clay   Ruben Ramirez Hidalgo 6–1, 4–6, 6–0
Win 5–1 Oct 2003 Groningen, Netherlands Challenger Hard   Joachim Johansson 6–4, 6–4
Loss 5–2 Apr 2004 Barcelona, Spain Challenger Clay   Stan Wawrinka 4–6, 3–6
Loss 5–3 Apr 2005 Paget, Bermuda Challenger Clay   Tomas Zib 7–6(10–8), 6–7(6–8), 1–6
Loss 5–4 Jul 2005 Scheveningen, Netherlands Challenger Clay   Melle Van Gemerden 4–6, 3–6
Loss 5–5 Oct 2007 Mons, Belgium Challenger Hard   Ernests Gulbis 5–7, 3–6
Win 6–5 Feb 2008 Wroclaw, Poland Challenger Hard   Jurgen Melzer 6–4, 3–6, 6–3
Win 7–5 Aug 2008 Geneva, Switzerland Challenger Clay   Yuri Schukin 6–2, 6–1
Win 8–5 Sep 2008 Düsseldorf, Germany Challenger Clay   Andreas Beck 6–0, 6–3
Win 9–5 Sep 2008 Grenoble, France Challenger Hard   Alexandre Sidorenko 6–4, 6–3
Win 10–5 Mar 2009 Besancon, France Challenger Hard   Andreas Beck 6–2, 6–7(8–10), 6–3
Win 11–5 Jul 2009 Scheveningen, Netherlands Challenger Clay   Albert Montañés 4–2 ret.

Doubles: 10 (7–3)Edit

Legend
ATP Challenger (4–3)
ITF Futures (3–0)
Finals by surface
Hard (1–2)
Clay (6–1)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1–0 Jan 2001 France F2, Angers Futures Clay   Wim Neefs   Vitali Shvets
  Relja Dulic-Fiser
6–1, 6–3
Win 2–0 Feb 2001 France F4, Deauville Futures Clay   Wim Neefs   Kim Tiilikainen
  Jan Weinzierl
6–3, 7–6(7–3)
Win 3–0 Aug 2001 Netherlands F1, Enschede Futures Clay   Stefan Wauters   Bart De Gier
  Michel Koning
7–6(7–4), 6–1
Win 4–0 Mar 2005 Barletta, Italy Challenger Clay   Tom Vanhoudt   Yuri Schukin
  Lukas Dlouhy
6–4, 5–7, 7–5
Loss 4–1 Jul 2005 Scheveningen, Netherlands Challenger Clay   Steve Darcis   Julien Benneteau
  Edouard Roger-Vasselin
7–5, 5–7, 6–7(5–7)
Win 5–1 Mar 2007 Sunrise, United States Challenger Hard   Konstantinos Economidis   Sebastian Prieto
  Juan Martin del Potro
6–3, 6–4
Loss 5–2 Aug 2007 Istanbul, Turkey Challenger Hard   Dick Norman   James Auckland
  Ross Hutchins
7–5, 6–7(5–7), [7–10]
Loss 5–3 Mar 2008 Sunrise, United States Challenger Hard   Peter Wessels   Janko Tipsarević
  Dušan Vemić
2–6, 6–7(6–8)
Win 6–3 Aug 2008 Freudenstadt, Germany Challenger Clay   Dick Norman   Rainer Eitzinger
  Armin Sandbichler
6–3, 6–3
Win 7–3 May 2010 Tunis, Tunisia Challenger Clay   Jeff Coetzee   James Cerretani
  Adil Shamasdin
7–6(7–3), 6–3


Junior Grand Slam finalsEdit

Doubles: 1 (1 title)Edit

Result Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 2000 Wimbledon Championships Grass   Dominique Coene   Andrew Banks
  Benjamin Riby
6–3, 1–6, 6–3

Performance timelinesEdit

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# P# DNQ A Z# PO G F-S SF-B NMS P NH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (P#) preliminary round; (DNQ) did not qualify; (A) absent; (Z#) Davis/Fed Cup Zonal Group (with number indication) or (PO) play-off; (G) gold, (F-S) silver or (SF-B) bronze Olympic/Paralympic medal; a (NMS) downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament; (P) postponed; (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.

SinglesEdit

Tournament 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 SR W–L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open Q2 Q3 Q1 3R 1R 2R 1R 1R 0 / 5 3–5 38%
French Open Q1 1R 2R 1R 3R 1R 1R 1R 0 / 7 3–7 30%
Wimbledon Q1 1R Q1 2R 2R 1R 2R 1R 0 / 6 3–6 33%
US Open 1R 1R Q1 1R 1R A A 1R 0 / 5 0–5 0%
Win–Loss 0–1 0–3 1–1 3–4 3–4 1–3 1–3 0–4 0 / 23 9–23 28%
ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Indian Wells A A A 2R 1R A A A 0 / 2 1–2 33%
Miami Q2 A A 3R 1R 1R A A 0 / 3 2–3 40%
Monte Carlo A A A 3R 3R 2R 1R A 0 / 4 5–4 56%
Madrid A 1R A 3R Q2 A A A 0 / 2 2–2 50%
Rome Q2 A A A Q1 A A A 0 / 0 0–0  – 
Hamburg A A A 2R Q1 1R NMS 0 / 2 1–2 33%
Canada Masters A A A 1R A A A A 0 / 1 0–1 0%
Cincinnati A A A 2R A A A A 0 / 1 1–1 50%
Paris A Q1 2R 2R Q2 Q1 A A 0 / 2 2–2 50%
Win–Loss 0–0 0–1 1–1 10–8 2–3 1–3 0–1 0–0 0 / 17 14–17 45%

DoublesEdit

Tournament 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 SR W–L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A A 2R 2R 2R 1R 1R 0 / 5 3–5 38%
French Open 2R A A 2R 3R 1R A 1R 0 / 5 4–5 44%
Wimbledon Q1 A A 2R 2R 1R A 1R 0 / 4 2–4 33%
US Open A A A 3R 2R A A 1R 0 / 3 3–3 50%
Win–Loss 1–1 0–0 0–0 5–4 5–4 1–3 0–1 0–4 0 / 17 12–17 41%

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