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Kristof Vliegen

Kristof Vliegen
File:Kristof Vliegen at the 2009 Wimbledon Championships 01.jpg
Country 23x15px Belgium
Residence Maaseik, Belgium
Born (1982-06-22) 22 June 1982 (age 33)
Maaseik, Belgium
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Turned pro 2001
Retired 14 July 2011
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $1,922,537
Singles
Career record 88–120
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 30 (October 30, 2006)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 3R (2006)
French Open 3R (2007)
Wimbledon 2R (2006, 2007, 2009)
US Open 1R (2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2010)
Doubles
Career record 39–49
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 49 (11 June 2007)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 2R (2006, 2007, 2008)
French Open 3R (2007)
Wimbledon 2R (2006, 2007)
US Open 3R (2006)
Last updated on: 28 October 2013.

Kristof Vliegen (born 22 June 1982 in Maaseik) is a former Belgian tennis player Dutch origin. He plays right-handed and he turned professional in 2001.

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 ever all-Belgian men's singles final against Olivier Rochus. In July, Vliegen reached the second round of Wimbledon.

2009

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.

ATP Titles

Singles

Legend (Singles)
Grand Slam (0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0)
ATP Masters Series (0)
ATP Tour (0)
Challengers (9)
No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the Final Score in the Final
1. 19 August 2002 23x16px Geneva, Switzerland Clay 23x15px Galo Blanco 6–2, 6–2
2. 12 May 2003 23x15px Zagreb, Croatia Clay 23x15px Rubén Ramírez Hidalgo 6–1, 4–6, 6–0
3. 29 September 2003 23x15px Groningen, Netherlands Hard (I) 23x15px Joachim Johansson 6–4, 6–4
4. 28 January 2008 23x15px Wrocław, Poland Hard (I) 23x15px Jürgen Melzer 6–4, 3–6, 6–3
5. 18 August 2008 23x16px Geneva, Switzerland Clay Template:Country data KAZ Yuri Schukin 6–2, 6–1
6. 1 September 2008 23x15px Düsseldorf, Germany Clay 23x15px Andreas Beck 6–0, 6–3
7. 22 September 2008 23x15px Grenoble, France Hard (I) 23x15px Alexandre Sidorenko 6–4, 6–3
8. 1 March 2009 23x15px Besançon, France Hard (I) 23x15px Andreas Beck 6–2, 6–7, 6–3
9. 12 July 2009 23x15px Scheveningen, The Netherlands Clay 23x15px Albert Montañés 4–2 ret

Runner-Ups

No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the Final Score in the Final
1. 30 December 2002 23x15px Adelaide, Australia Hard 23x15px Nikolay Davydenko 6–2, 7–6(3)
2. 1 May 2006 23x15px Munich, Germany Clay 23x15px Olivier Rochus 6–4, 6–2

Singles performance timeline

Tournament 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Career SR Career Win-Loss
Australian Open A A A 3R 1R 2R 1R 1R 0 / 5 3–5
French Open A 1R 2R 1R 3R 1R 1R 1R 0 / 7 3–7
Wimbledon A 1R A 2R 2R 1R 2R 1R 0 / 6 3–6
U.S. Open 1R 1R A 1R 1R A A 1R 0 / 4 0–4
Grand Slam SR 0 / 1 0 / 3 0 / 1 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 3 N/A 0 / 22
Grand Slam Win-Loss 0–1 0–3 1–1 3–4 3–4 2–3 1–3 0–3 N/A 10–22

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