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Stéphane Robert (French pronunciation: ​[stefan ʁɔbɛʁ]; born 17 May 1980) is a professional French tennis player.

Stéphane Robert
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Robert at the 2018 French Open
Country (sports) France
ResidenceValletta, Malta
Born (1980-05-17) 17 May 1980 (age 39)
Montargis, France
Height1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Turned pro2001
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$2,407,523
Singles
Career record38–73
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 50 (24 October 2016)
Current rankingNo. 156 (1 October 2018)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open4R (2014)
French Open2R (2011, 2016)
Wimbledon2R (2013, 2018)
US Open2R (2013)
Doubles
Career record16-27
Career titles1
Highest rankingNo. 99 (28 April 2014)
Current rankingNo. 186 (1 October 2018)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open1R (2017)
French Open3R (2018)
Wimbledon2R (2016)
US Open2R (2016)
Last updated on: 1 October 2018.

CareerEdit

CoachEdit

From 2001 to March 2010, Ronan Lafaix was Robert's coach. In May 2016, Lafaix, who is 12 years older than Robert, became Robert's coach for the second time. Lafaix joined the Patrick Mouratoglou tennis academy and has coached several professional tennis players.[1]

2007–2008Edit

Robert missed 16 months of tennis action in 2007–2008 because he was infected with the Hepatitis A virus in February 2007. In early June 2008, he returned to tennis action at the ITF Men's Circuit tournament in Apeldoorn, without an ATP singles ranking, reaching the final as a qualifier.[2]

2010Edit

On 1 February 2010, Robert broke into Top 100 of the ATP singles rankings for the first time at No. 100. Within one week of his singles rankings breakthrough and seeded no. 8, he defeated for the first time in his career a player (David Ferrer) ranked in the top 20 of the ATP singles rankings in the semifinals before reaching his first ATP World Tour singles final at the 2010 SA Tennis Open, falling to 3rd-seeded Feliciano López 5–7, 1–6. Robert rose to a career-high of No. 61 of the ATP singles rankings on 22 February 2010 one day after winning the ATP Challenger Tour singles title in Tangier.[2]

2011Edit

Robert rose to international prominence in 2011 when, as a qualifier, he beat the 2010 Wimbledon singles finalist and sixth seed Tomáš Berdych 3–6, 3–6, 6–2, 6–2, 9–7 in the first round of the 2011 French Open to register the biggest singles win of his career, having saved a match point at 4–5 in the deciding set. It was the first time that he had beaten a player ranked in the top 10 of the ATP singles rankings – Berdych was ranked no. 6. Robert lost his second round match to Fabio Fognini in straight sets.[2]

2014Edit

Robert reached the singles 4th round of a Grand Slam tournament for the first time at the 2014 Australian Open, where he lost to 4th seeded Andy Murray. He was only one of 2 lucky losers to reach the 4th round of a Grand Slam tournament since Dick Norman achieved the feat at the 1995 Wimbledon Championships, David Goffin (at the 2012 French Open) being the other. Robert and Jesse Huta Galung became only the third lucky loser doubles team to clinch an ATP World Tour doubles title by defeating Daniel Nestor and Nenad Zimonjić in the final of the 2014 Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell. That was Robert's first ATP World Tour doubles final appearance. After losing in the 1st round of the 2014 Wimbledon Championships to Nick Kyrgios, Robert missed the rest of the year because of leg injury.[2]

2016Edit

Robert qualified for the singles main draw of the 2016 Australian Open by winning three qualifying matches, and he lost in the third round of the main draw to Gaël Monfils. That was only the second time Robert had progressed to the third round of the singles main draw of a Grand Slam tournament.

On July 15, 2016, Robert, who was unseeded and had an ATP singles ranking of 83 coming into the tournament, reached the semi-final at the 2016 German Open, where he lost to Martin Kližan. It was Robert's first ATP World Tour semi-final since February 2010, when he was defeated in the final in Johannesburg.[3] Robert's ATP singles ranking reached a career-high of 59 on July 18, 2016 right after his semi-final appearance in Hamburg, which was a massive improvement over his ATP singles ranking of 558 on 25 May 2015.[4]

ATP World Tour career finalsEdit

Singles: 1 (1 runner-up)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 (0–1)
Titles by surface
Hard (0–1)
Clay (0–0)
Grass (0–0)
Titles by setting
Outdoor (0–1)
Indoor (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Feb 2010 SA Tennis Open, South Africa 250 Series Hard   Feliciano López 5–7, 1–6

Doubles: 1 (1 title)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 (1–0)
ATP World Tour 250 Series (0–0)
Titles by surface
Hard (0–0)
Clay (1–0)
Grass (0–0)
Titles by setting
Outdoor (1–0)
Indoor (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1–0 Apr 2014 Barcelona Open, Spain 500 Series Clay   Jesse Huta Galung   Daniel Nestor
  Nenad Zimonjić
6–3, 6–3

ATP Challenger Tour and ITF Men's Circuit career finalsEdit

Singles: 39 (23–16)Edit

Legend (Singles)
ATP Challenger Tour (9–10)
ITF Men's Circuit (14–6)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. February 25, 2002 Jaffa, Israel Hard   Branislav Sekáč 6–4, 6–2
Winner 2. June 2, 2003 Kranj, Slovenia Clay   Ivan Esquerdo 6–4, 3–6, 7–5
Winner 3. July 14, 2003 Belgrade, Serbia and Montenegro Clay   Todor Enev 6–2, 4–1, ret.
Winner 4. July 21, 2003 Belgrade, Serbia and Montenegro Clay   Vladimir Pavićević 6–3, 6–3
Winner 5. September 8, 2003 Sofia, Bulgaria Clay   Daniel Elsner 6–1, 4–6, 7–6(7–4)
Winner 6. September 13, 2004 Budapest, Hungary Clay   Alessio di Mauro 6–1, 4–6, 7–5
Winner 7. October 17, 2005 Barcelona, Spain Clay   Pablo Andújar 7–5, 6–3
Runner-up 1. January 2, 2006 Exmouth, United Kingdom Carpet (i)   Andis Juška 3–6, 6–1, 4–6
Winner 8. January 9, 2006 Barnstaple, United Kingdom Hard (i)   Jérémy Chardy 7–6(7–3), 6–1
Runner-up 2. January 24, 2006 Wrexham, United Kingdom Hard (i)   Alex Bogdanović 3–6, 2–6
Winner 9. January 16, 2007 Sunderland, United Kingdom Hard (i)   Thomas Oger 6–2, 7–5
Winner 10. February 13, 2007 Barnstaple, United Kingdom Hard (i)   Torsten Popp 7–5, 7–5
Runner-up 3. June 9, 2008 Apeldoorn, Netherlands Clay   Thiemo de Bakker 6–7(2–7), 1–6
Runner-up 4. June 23, 2008 Toulon, France Clay   Nicolas Coutelot 4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 5. August 4, 2008 Avezzano, Italy Clay   Michael Ryderstedt 2–6, 0–6
Winner 11. September 15, 2008 Nottingham, United Kingdom Hard   Josh Goodall 6–4, 6–0
Winner 12. September 29, 2008 Nevers, France Hard (i)   Vincent Millot 6–4, 6–1
Winner 13. January 13, 2009 Glasgow, United Kingdom Hard (i)   Colin Fleming 2–6, 6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 6. January 27, 2009 Mettmann, Germany Carpet (i)   Lukáš Rosol 6–7(6–8), 4–6
Winner 14. February 16, 2009 Trento, Italy Hard (i)   Josh Goodall 6–4, 6–3
Runner-up 7. March 10, 2009 Tipton, United Kingdom Hard (i)   Yannick Mertens 6–7(4–7), 6–7(5–7)
Winner 15. March 17, 2009 Bath, United Kingdom Hard (i)   Colin Fleming 6–2, 6–3
Winner 16. June 8, 2009 Košice, Slovakia Clay   Jiří Vaněk 7–6(7–5), 7–6(7–5)
Winner 17. September 13, 2009 Alphen aan den Rijn, Netherlands Clay   Michael Russell 7–6(7–2), 5–7, 7–6(7–5)
Runner-up 8. October 25, 2009 Orléans, France Hard (i)   Xavier Malisse 1–6, 2–6
Runner-up 9. November 15, 2009 Saint Brélade, Jersey Carpet (i)   Jarkko Nieminen 6–4, 1–6, 5–7
Winner 18. February 21, 2010 Tangier, Morocco Clay   Aleksandr Dolgopolov, Jr. 7–6(7–5), 6–4
Runner-up 10. March 20, 2011 Le Gosier, Guadeloupe Hard   Olivier Rochus 2–6, 3–6
Winner 19. May 1, 2011 Ostrava, Czech Republic Clay   Ádám Kellner 6–1, 6–3
Runner-up 11. February 2, 2013 Burnie, Australia Hard   John Millman 2–6, 6–4, 0–6
Winner 20. February 17, 2013 Melbourne, Australia Hard   James Duckworth 7–6(7–3), 6–3
Runner-up 12. September 14, 2013 Seville, Spain Clay   Daniel Gimeno Traver 4–6, 6–7(2–7)
Runner-up 13. November 8, 2015 Hua Hin, Thailand Hard   Yūichi Sugita 2–6, 6–1, 3–6
Winner 21. February 21, 2016 New Delhi, India Hard   Saketh Myneni 6–3, 6–0
Runner-up 14. March 20, 2016 Guadalajara, Mexico Hard   Malek Jaziri 7–5, 3–6, 6–7(5–7)
Runner-up 15. July 11, 2016 Prague, Czech Republic Clay   Adam Pavlásek 4–6, 6–3, 3–6
Runner-up 16. September 24, 2017 İzmir, Turkey Hard   Illya Marchenko 6–7(2–7), 0–6
Winner 22. November 12, 2017 Kobe, Japan Hard(i)   Calvin Hemery 7–6(7–1), 6–7(5–7), 6–1
Winner 23. February 4, 2018 Burnie, Australia Hard   Daniel Altmaier 6–1, 6–2

Doubles: 33 (14–19)Edit

Legend (Doubles)
ATP Challenger Tour (8–11)
ITF Men's Circuit (6–8)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. February 17, 2003 Lorca, Spain Clay   Esteban Carril   Salvador Navarro
  Gabriel Trujillo
2–6, 0–6
Winner 1. February 24, 2003 Cartagena, Spain Clay   Miles Maclagan   Salvador Navarro
  Gabriel Trujillo
7–6(7–3), 7–6(7–4)
Runner-up 2. May 5, 2003 Edinburgh, United Kingdom Clay   Slimane Saoudi   Rik de Voest
  Marcus Sarstrand
3–6, 1–6
Runner-up 3. July 14, 2003 Belgrade, Serbia and Montenegro Clay   Xavier Audouy   Todor Enev
  Radoslav Lukaev
4–6, 7–6(9–7), 4–6
Winner 2. July 21, 2003 Belgrade, Serbia and Montenegro Clay   Mohamed Mamoun   Nikola Ćirić
  Goran Tošić
7–5, 6–2
Runner-up 4. November 17, 2003 Curaçao, Netherlands Antilles Hard   Alessandro Motti   Michel Koning
  Steven Korteling
3–6, 6–3, 1–6
Winner 3. November 24, 2003 Oranjestad, Aruba Hard   Alessandro Motti   Bart Beks
  Paul Logtens
6–4, 6–0
Runner-up 5. July 5, 2004 Budaörs, Hungary Clay   Ota Fukárek   Ignacio González
  Gabriel Trujillo
6–3, 2–6, 3–6
Winner 4. August 2, 2004 Poznań, Poland Clay   Adam Chadaj   Tomáš Cibulec
  David Škoch
3–6, 6–1, 6–2
Runner-up 6. June 13, 2005 Blois, France Clay   Esteban Carril   Bart Beks
  Matwe Middelkoop
6–4, 2–6, 3–6
Runner-up 7. July 4, 2005 Budaörs, Hungary Clay   Adam Chadaj   Amir Hadad
  Harel Levy
4–6, 7–6(9–7), 3–6
Winner 5. November 21, 2005 Saint-Leu, Réunion Hard   Teymuraz Gabashvili   Ivan Cerović
  Petar Popović
6–4, 6–3
Winner 6. January 24, 2006 Wrexham, United Kingdom Hard (i)   Jean-François Bachelot   Colin Fleming
  Jamie Murray
6–4, 7–5
Winner 7. February 27, 2006 Cherbourg, France Hard (i)   Jean-François Bachelot   Sanchai Ratiwatana
  Sonchat Ratiwatana
7–6(7–5), 6–3
Runner-up 8. March 27, 2006 Saint-Brieuc, France Clay (i)   Michael Lammer   Eric Butorac
  Chris Drake
4–6, 4–6
Winner 8. January 15, 2007 Sunderland, United Kingdom Hard (i)   Jean-François Bachelot   Fabio Colangelo
  Marco Crugnola
6–3, 6–4
Winner 9. February 12, 2007 Barnstaple, United Kingdom Hard (i)   Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi   Philip Stolt
  Lars Übel
6–2, 6–3
Winner 10. July 7, 2008 Bourg-en-Bresse, France Clay   Alexandre Renard   Thomas Cazes-Carrère
  Baptiste Dupuy
6–4, 7–5
Runner-up 9. July 21, 2008 Modena, Italy Clay   Mohammed Ghareeb   Guillermo Hormazábal
  Hans Podlipnik-Castillo
3–6, 2–6
Runner-up 10. August 4, 2008 Avezzano, Italy Clay   Alexandre Renard   Guillermo Hormazábal
  Hans Podlipnik-Castillo
3–6, 7–6(7–4), [10–12]
Runner-up 11. September 29, 2008 Nevers, France Hard (i)   Alexandre Renard   Vincent Millot
  Pierrick Ysern
2–6, 4–6
Runner-up 12. May 17, 2009 Bordeaux, France Clay   Xavier Pujo   Pablo Cuevas
  Horacio Zeballos
6–4, 4–6, [4–10]
Runner-up 13. July 12, 2009 San Benedetto del Tronto, Italy Clay   Niels Desein   Stefano Ianni
  Cristian Villagrán
6–7(3–7), 6–1, [6–10]
Runner-up 14. September 27, 2009 Ljubljana, Slovenia Clay   Simone Vagnozzi   Jamie Delgado
  Jamie Murray
3–6, 3–6
Winner 11. March 20, 2011 Le Gosier, Guadeloupe Hard   Riccardo Ghedin   Arnaud Clément
  Olivier Rochus
6–2, 5–7, [10–7]
Winner 12. May 1, 2011 Ostrava, Czech Republic Clay   Olivier Charroin   Andis Juška
  Alexandre Kudryavtsev
6–4, 6–3
Runner-up 15. July 3, 2011 Braunschweig, Germany Clay   Olivier Charroin   Martin Emmrich
  Andreas Siljeström
6–0, 4–6, [7–10]
Runner-up 16. July 17, 2011 Sopot, Poland Clay   Olivier Charroin   Mariusz Fyrstenberg
  Marcin Matkowski
5–7, 6–7(4–7)
Winner 13. July 24, 2011 Poznań, Poland Clay   Olivier Charroin   Franco Ferreiro
  Andre Sá
6–2, 6–3
Runner-up 17. March 17, 2012 Rabat, Morocco Clay   Martin Kližan   Iñigo Cervantes Huegun
  Federico Delbonis
7–6(7–3), 1–6, [5–10]
Runner-up 18. April 6, 2012 Saint-Brieuc, France Clay   Laurent Rochette   Laurynas Grigelis
  Rameez Junaid
6–1, 2–6, [6–10]
Winner 14. September 14, 2013 Seville, Spain Clay   Alessandro Motti   Stephan Fransen
  Wesley Koolhof
7–5, 7–5
Runner-up 19. September 27, 2015 Trnava, Slovakia Clay   Kamil Majchrzak   Wesley Koolhof
  Matwé Middelkoop
4–6, 2–6

Grand Slam Men's singles performance timelineEdit

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# A NH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (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.
Tournament 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 W–L
Australian Open Q2 Q1 A A A A 2R 1R 1R Q1 4R 1R 3R 1R Q3 6–7
French Open 1R A Q3 A A Q2 1R 2R Q1 Q3 1R 1R 2R 1R Q1 2–7
Wimbledon Q2 A Q1 A A Q2 1R Q1 Q2 2R 1R Q3 1R Q1 2R 2–5
US Open A A A A A Q2 1R A A 2R A A 1R Q2 Q1 1–3
Win–Loss 0–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 2–5 1–2 0–1 2–2 3–3 0–2 3–4 0–2 0–0 11–22

Grand Slam Men's doubles performance timelineEdit

Tournament 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 W–L
Australian Open A A A A A A A A A A A A A 1R A 0–1
French Open 1R A 2R A A A 1R A 1R A A A 1R A 3R 3–6
Wimbledon A A A A A A 1R 1R A A A Q1 2R A A 1–3
US Open A A A A A A A A A A A A 2R A A 1–1
Win–Loss 0–1 0–0 1–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–2 0–1 0–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 2–3 0–1 2–1 5–11

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Robert-Lafaix, l'addition magique, L'Équipe, 26 May 2016.
  2. ^ a b c d Stéphane Robert's biography, ATP World Tour official website.
  3. ^ Olivo Ousts Kohlschreiber In Hamburg, Cuevas Surges Into Semis, ATP World Tour official website, 15 July 2016.
  4. ^ Klizan Makes Quick Work of Wessels In Hamburg, ATP World Tour official website, 14 July 2016.

External linksEdit