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Robert Smeets (born 10 November 1985) is an Australian retired professional tennis player. Though born in the Netherlands, Smeets moved to Australia aged 12 and took residency.

Robert Smeets
Country (sports) Australia
ResidenceBrisbane, Queensland
Ipswich, Queensland
Born (1985-11-10) 10 November 1985 (age 33)
Sliedrecht, Netherlands
Height1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Retired2011
PlaysLeft-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$355,595
Singles
Career record1–8 (ATP Tour and Grand Slam level, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 146 (15 September 2008)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (2007)
French Open1R (2008)
WimbledonQ2 (2008)
US Open1R (2008)
Doubles
Career record9–11 (ATP Tour and Grand Slam level, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 109 (27 November 2006)

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Personal lifeEdit

Smeets has two sisters, called Karin and Cheyenne. His mother is Jeannette and father, Joe. He lives in Brisbane.

Tennis careerEdit

Smeets plays predominantly on the ATP Challenger Series and ITF Men's Circuit. However, he has enjoyed some success on the ATP Tour: at the 2008 Next Generation Adelaide International, he and Chris Guccione, as wildcards, reached the final of the doubles competition. On their way to the final they defeated number 2 seeds Andy Ram and Jonathan Erlich.

Smeets has also reached the second round of his home Grand Slam, the Australian Open, in 2007, by defeating Lukáš Lacko. Smeets reached the third round of the doubles competition, partnering Paul Baccanello in 2006.

In 2008 Smeets was granted a wildcard into the 2008 French Open main draw. He drew Tomáš Berdych, winning one game.

ATP Tour finalsEdit

Doubles runners-up (1)Edit

No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score
1. 6 January 2008 Adelaide, Australia Hard   Chris Guccione   Martín García
  Marcelo Melo
6–3, 3–6, [10–7]

Singles titles (10)Edit

Legend (Singles)
Grand Slam (0)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (0)
ATP World Tour 500 (0)
ATP World Tour 250 (0)
ATP Challenger Tour (2)
ITF Futures (9)
No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score
1. 2 May 2005 Seogwipo Hard   James Auckland 7–5, 6–3
2. 30 May 2005 Wuhan Hard   Ishay Hadash 7–6, 6–3
3. 19 September 2005 Rockhampton Hard   Luke Bourgeois 7–6, 2–6, 6–4
4. 10 October 2005 Queensland Hard   Mark Nielsen 7–5, 6–3
5. 12 February 2007 Wollongong Hard   Grega Žemlja 7–5, 6–1
6. 7 May 2007 Kuwait Hard   Mohammed Ghareeb 6–3, 6–2
7. 4 June 2007 Puerto Cruz Carpet   Guillermo Alcaide 6–4, 6–4
8. 6 August 2007 Wrexham Hard   Adam Feeney 6–4, 4–6, 6–4
9. 17 September 2007 Lubbock Hard   Dušan Vemić 6–3, 7–6(9–7)
10. 30 June 2008 Dublin Hard   Frederik Nielsen 7–6(7–5), 6–2
11. 22 March 2009 Poitiers Hard   Dominik Meffert 6–4, 3–6, 6–3

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