Olivier Rochus (French pronunciation: [ɔ.li.vje ʁɔ.ʃu]; born 18 January 1981) is a retired Belgian tennis player. He has won two singles titles in his career and in 2004 won the French Open doubles title partnering fellow Belgian Xavier Malisse. Rochus' career-high singles ranking is World No. 24.
|Born||18 January 1981|
|Height||1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)|
|Plays||Right-handed (one-handed backhand)|
|Highest ranking||No. 24 (17 October 2005)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||4R (2005)|
|French Open||3R (2001, 2006)|
|US Open||4R (2004)|
|Highest ranking||No. 29 (5 July 2004)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Australian Open||2R (2004, 2005, 2006, 2007)|
|French Open||W (2004)|
|US Open||3R (2006, 2009)|
He is the younger brother of Christophe Rochus, also a former top-40 tennis player.
Rochus was a partner of Roger Federer on the junior circuit, winning the boys' doubles title at Wimbledon in 1998.
As a junior, he compiled a singles win/loss record of 81–30 (42–20 in doubles), reaching as high as No. 11 in the world in 1997 (and No. 16 in doubles the following year). Rochus reached at least the quarterfinals of all four junior slams (including the semifinals of the French and Wimbledon).
He won his first title in Palermo in 2000, defeating his brother in the semifinals and Diego Nargiso in the final. In 2003, he achieved his greatest Master Series result, reaching the quarter-finals of the Hamburg Masters.
In June, Rochus faced World No. 1 Roger Federer in the quarter-finals of the tournament in Halle. Rochus held four match points in the second set at 5–6 and in the tie-break. He could not close out the match and eventually lost in three tiebreaks.
He reached the final of the 2009 If Stockholm Open, after winning to Swede Andreas Vinciguerra in the first round, eighth seed Feliciano López, and Jarkko Nieminen. In the semi-finals, he beat best Brazilian Thomaz Bellucci. In the final, he met former Australian Open finalist Marcos Baghdatis, but lost in two sets.
His next tournament was the Davidoff Swiss Indoors, where he first won his three qualifying matches. In the first round of the tournament, he lost to his former double partner and World No. 1 Roger Federer.
The last tournament of his tennis season was the AXA Belgian Masters (Challenger), where he met countryman Steve Darcis in the semifinal.
In March, Rochus lost in the fourth round in Miami to Roger Federer, after defeating Blaž Kavčič, Marcos Baghdatis, and Mikhail Youzhny in the first three rounds. In July, he made it to the final in Newport, where he was defeated by John Isner in straight sets.
In 2013, he played mostly on the Challenger circuit, never advancing beyond the second round of an ATP event.
ATP career finalsEdit
Singles: 10 (2 titles, 8 runner-ups)Edit
|Winner||1.||25 September 2000||Campionati Internazionali di Sicilia, Palermo, Italy||Clay||Diego Nargiso||7–6(16–14), 6–1|
|Runner-up||1.||11 February 2002||Copenhagen Open, Copenhagen, Denmark||Hard (i)||Lars Burgsmüller||3–6, 3–6|
|Runner-up||2.||3 March 2003||Copenhagen Open, Copenhagen, Denmark (2)||Hard (i)||Karol Kučera||6–7(4–7), 4–6|
|Runner-up||3.||15 January 2005||Heineken Open, Auckland, New Zealand||Hard||Fernando González||4–6, 2–6|
|Winner||2.||1 May 2006||BMW Open, Munich, Germany||Clay||Kristof Vliegen||6–4, 6–2|
|Runner-up||4.||24 September 2007||Kingfisher Airlines Tennis Open, Mumbai, India||Hard||Richard Gasquet||3–6, 4–6|
|Runner-up||5.||25 October 2009||Stockholm Open, Stockholm, Sweden||Hard (i)||Marcos Baghdatis||1–6, 5–7|
|Runner-up||6.||11 July 2010||Hall of Fame Tennis Championships, Newport, United States||Grass||Mardy Fish||7–5, 3–6, 4–6|
|Runner-up||7.||10 July 2011||Hall of Fame Tennis Championships, Newport, United States (2)||Grass||John Isner||3–6, 6–7(6–8)|
|Runner-up||8.||14 January 2012||Heineken Open, Auckland, New Zealand (2)||Hard||David Ferrer||3–6, 4–6|
Doubles: 7 (2 titles, 5 runner-ups)Edit
|Winner||1.||5 June 2004||French Open, Paris, France||Clay||Xavier Malisse|| Michaël Llodra
|Winner||2.||9 January 2005||Next Generation Adelaide International, Adelaide, Australia||Hard||Xavier Malisse|| Simon Aspelin
|Runner-up||1.||31 July 2005||Generali Open, Kitzbühel, Austria||Clay||Christophe Rochus|| Leoš Friedl
|2–6, 7–6(7–5), 0–6|
|Runner-up||2.||8 January 2006||Qatar Open, Doha, Qatar||Hard||Christophe Rochus|| Jonas Björkman
|6–2, 3–6, [8–10]|
|Runner-up||3.||15 October 2006||Stockholm Open, Stockholm, Sweden||Hard (i)||Kristof Vliegen|| Paul Hanley
|Runner-up||4.||20 July 2008||Austrian Open, Kitzbühel, Austria||Clay||Lucas Arnold Ker|| James Cerretani
|Runner-up||5.||7 February 2010||PBZ Zagreb Indoors, Zagreb, Croatia||Hard (i)||Arnaud Clément|| Jürgen Melzer
|6–3, 3–6, [8–10]|
|Grand Slam Tournaments|
|ATP World Tour Masters 1000|
|Toronto / Montreal||A||A||A||A||A||3R||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||2–1|
1Held as Hamburg Masters (outdoor clay) until 2008, Madrid Masters (outdoor clay) 2009–present.
2Held as Stuttgart Masters (indoor hard) until 2001, Madrid Masters (indoor hard) from 2002–08, and Shanghai Masters (outdoor hard) 2009–present.
Current through the 2013 Australian Open.
|Grand Slam Tournaments|
Top 10 winsEdit
|1.||Magnus Norman||2||Wimbledon, London, United Kingdom||Grass||2R||6–4, 2–6, 6–4, 6–7(4–7), 6–1|
|2.||Marat Safin||2||Wimbledon, London, United Kingdom||Grass||2R||6–2, 6–4, 3–6, 7–6(7–1)|
|3.||Albert Costa||9||Indian Wells, United States||Hard||2R||5–7, 6–4, 6–4|
|4.||Albert Costa||8||Hamburg, Germany||Clay||2R||3–6, 6–3, 7–6(7–3)|
|5.||Guillermo Coria||7||Wimbledon, London, United Kingdom||Grass||1R||7–5, 7–6(7–4), 6–3|
|6.||Mark Philippoussis||10||Dubai, United Arab Emirates||Hard||1R||6–2, 7–6(10–8)|
|7.||Carlos Moyá||4||US Open, New York, United States||Hard||3R||4–6, 6–4, 6–3, 6–7(5–7), 7–5|
|8.||Guillermo Coria||6||Auckland, New Zealand||Hard||QF||6–4, 6–4|
|9.||Mariano Puerta||9||Lyon, France||Carpet (i)||1R||4–6, 7–5, 6–3|
|10.||Guillermo Coria||7||Miami, United States||Hard||3R||6–4, 6–3|
|11.||Nikolay Davydenko||4||Dubai, United Arab Emirates||Hard||2R||4–6, 6–4, 6–2|
|12.||Novak Djokovic||2||Miami, United States||Hard||2R||6–2, 6–7(7–9), 6–4|
|13.||Robin Söderling||7||Nice, France||Clay||2R||2–6, 6–4, 6–4|
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