Rik de Voest

Rik de Voest (born 5 June 1980) is a former professional South African tennis player. He achieved his career-high singles ranking of world No. 110 in August 2006. Rik resides in Vancouver, Canada where he pursues a career in real estate specializing in North Vancouver and West Vancouver properties.

Rik de Voest
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Country (sports) South Africa
ResidencePretoria, South Africa/ Vancouver, Canada
Born (1980-06-05) 5 June 1980 (age 40)
Milan, Italy
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Turned pro1999
Retired2014
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$1,349,991
Singles
Career record33–54
Career titles0
6 Challenger, 8 Futures
Highest rankingNo. 110 (21 August 2006)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open1R (2012)
French OpenQ3 (2008)
Wimbledon2R (2011)
US Open2R (2007)
Doubles
Career record46–48
Career titles2
Highest rankingNo. 39 (4 June 2009)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open2R (2008, 2009)
French Open3R (2009)
Wimbledon2R (2008)
US Open3R (2008)
Team competitions
Davis Cup27–19

De Voest qualified for the 2007 Wimbledon Championships where he lost to Marat Safin in the first round. He also qualified for the US Open later on in 2007, where he defeated Thierry Ascione 6–2, 3–0 before Ascione retired. De Voest went on to lose to John Isner in the following round.

Playing with Scott Lipsky in men's doubles, he won the Levene Gouldin & Thompson Tennis Challenger in Binghamton, New York in 2009.

In Davis Cup matches for South Africa, de Voest has a win/loss record of 27–19 (18–16 in singles, 9–3 in doubles).

ATP career finalsEdit

Doubles: 3 (2–1)Edit

Legend (Doubles)
Grand Slam (0–0)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (0–0)
ATP World Tour 500 Series (1–0)
ATP World Tour 250 Series (1–1)
Result Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win Sep 2007 China Open, Beijing Hard   Ashley Fisher   Chris Haggard
  Lu Yen-hsun
6–7, 6–0, [10–6]
Loss Feb 2010 SA Tennis Open, Johannesburg Hard   Ashley Fisher   James Cerretani
  Dick Norman
6–7(7–9), 6–2, [14–12]
Win Mar 2009 Dubai Tennis Championships,
United Arab Emirates
Hard   Dmitry Tursunov   Martin Damm
  Robert Lindstedt
4–6, 6–3, [10–5]

Grand Slam singles performance timelineEdit

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)
Tournament 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 W–L
Australian Open Q2 Q2 Q2 Q3 Q2 1R Q1 0–1
French Open Q1 Q3 Q1 A Q2 Q1 A 0–0
Wimbledon 1R Q3 Q1 1R 2R Q1 Q1 1–3
US Open 2R 1R Q2 1R Q1 Q3 Q3 1–3
Win–Loss 1–2 0-1 0-0 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–0 2–7
Year-end ranking 129 151 239 181 126 269 164

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