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Ruben Bemelmans

Ruben Bemelmans
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Country (sports) Belgium
ResidenceMaasmechelen, Belgium
Born (1988-01-14) 14 January 1988 (age 32)
Genk, Belgium
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Turned pro2006
PlaysLeft-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$2,028,696
Singles
Career record29-60
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 84 (28 September 2015)
Current rankingNo. 215 (16 March 2020)[1]
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (2018)
French Open2R (2018)
Wimbledon3R (2017)
US Open3R (2015)
Doubles
Career record13-16
Career titles1
Highest rankingNo. 128 (1 October 2012)
Current rankingNo. 166 (16 March 2020)[1]
Grand Slam Doubles results
WimbledonQ1 (2012, 2017, 2018)
Team competitions
Davis CupF (2015, 2017)
Hopman CupF (2011)
Last updated on: 22 March 2020.

Ruben Bemelmans (Dutch pronunciation: ['ryb?n 'be:m?lm?ns]; born 14 January 1988) is a Belgian male professional tennis player. His career-high ATP rankings are world No. 84 in singles, achieved in September 2015, and world No. 128 in doubles, achieved in October 2012. As a qualifier, Bemelmans reached the quarterfinals of Vienna in 2013, defeating No. 4 seed Philipp Kohlschreiber en route.

Tennis career

Bemelmans competes mainly in the Challenger tour circuit. He won his first Futures event in Espelkamp, Germany in July 2007, and has a total of nine titles at this level. His best performance to date was in winning the Volkswagen Challenger event in Wolfsburg in March 2009, winning three matches in qualifying before going on to beat Stefano Galvani of Italy in the final. He won this tournament again in 2011.[2]

2010-2014

In February 2010 Bemelmans succeeded in qualifying for his first ATP level event, the Zagreb Indoors tournament. However he lost in the First Round to Alexandre Sidorenko of France in three sets.[3]

In June 2010, he entered the main draw of the 2010 Gerry Weber Open in Halle as a lucky loser. In the opening round he lost to German Philipp Kohlschreiber in three close sets.

In September 2010, Ruben played for Belgium in the Davis cup play-off tie against Australia. He was a late replacement for an injured Steve Darcis. He played Lleyton Hewitt and after a solid effort, he succumbed in a 6-7, 5-7, 6-2, 4-6 duel.[4]

In January 2011, Bemelmans was invited to represent Belgium in the Hopman Cup alongside Justine Henin. They reached the final, beating Kazakhstan and Serbia along the way, where they were defeated by USA 2-1.[5]

Bemelmans won his first match in a Grand Slam main draw at 2012 Wimbledon, defeating Carlos Berlocq in 4 sets. He was bested by Richard Gasquet in straight sets in the second round. About a month later, Bemelmans (playing doubles with fellow countryman Xavier Malisse) won his first title on the ATP Tour, the 250 level Los Angeles Open.

In 2013, Bemelmans made the final of 2 Challenger Tour events, Nottingham (a Challenger event from 2011-2014) and Eckental where he lost to Steve Johnson and Benjamin Becker respectively.

2014 saw Bemelmans have another strong showing at Eckental, this time winning the tournament, beating 2012 champion Daniel Brands en route.

2015-2018

Ruben Bemelmans at the 2018 French Open

In September 2015, Bemelmans defeated Gilles Müller and Jack Sock (retired) to reach the third round of the US Open where he lost against Switzerland's Stan Wawrinka in three sets.[6] He was unable to defend his title in Eckental however, falling in the semi-finals to Benjamin Becker. Bemelmans also played an active part in the Belgian Davis Cup team that reached the final that season, and played the second singles rubber where he was beaten by Andy Murray.

Bemelmans made 2 Challenger finals late in 2016, at Charlottesville and Champaign.

In 2017, Bemelmans won the tile at Koblenz before losing to Denis Shapovalov in the final of Drummondville. He then made the third round of Wimbledon, his best result at the tournament, beating former world No. 2 Tommy Haas in the first round.

The 2018 Australian Open saw Bemelmans win his first match at the tournament in 3 main draw appearances when he earned a credible first round victory over 18th seed Lucas Pouille.[7]

At the 2018 French Open he made it past the first round for the second consecutive grand slam when he beat Yuki Bhambri in his opening match.[8] However he lost in five sets in round two to Estonian Jürgen Zopp.[9]

Benelmans qualified for the 2018 Wimbledon championships defeating Bernard Tomic in the final qualifying round.[10] He then defeated American Steve Johnson in five sets to reach round 2 of a slam for the third consecutive time in 2018.[11]

ATP career finals

Ruben Bemelmans at the 2011 Wimbledon Championships

Doubles: 1 (1 title)

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 (1-0)
Finals by Surface
Hard (1-0)
Clay (0-0)
Grass (0-0)
Carpet (0-0)
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1-0 Jul 2012 Los Angeles Open, US 250 Series Hard Belgium Xavier Malisse United Kingdom Jamie Delgado
United Kingdom Ken Skupski
7-6(7-5), 4-6, [10-7]

Team competition finals

Result W-L    Date    Tournament Surface Partners Opponents Score
Loss 0-1 Jan 2011 Hopman Cup, Perth, Western Australia Hard Belgium Justine Henin United States Bethanie Mattek-Sands
United States John Isner
1-2
Loss 0-2 Nov 2015 Davis Cup, Ghent, Belgium Clay (i) Belgium David Goffin
Belgium Steve Darcis
Belgium Kimmer Coppejans
United Kingdom Andy Murray
United Kingdom Kyle Edmund
United Kingdom James Ward
United Kingdom Jamie Murray
1-3
Loss 0-3 Nov 2017 Davis Cup, Lille, France Hard (i) Belgium David Goffin
Belgium Steve Darcis
Belgium Joris De Loore
France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
France Lucas Pouille
France Richard Gasquet
France Pierre-Hugues Herbert
2-3

Challenger and Futures finals

Singles: 36 (19-17)

Legend (Singles)
ATP Challenger Tour (5-13)
ITF Futures Tour (14-4)
Titles by Surface
Hard (11-8)
Clay (2-3)
Grass (0-1)
Carpet (6-5)
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0-1 Mar 2007 Sweden F1, Malmö Futures Hard (i) Sweden Pablo Figueroa 6-7(8-10), 5-7
Loss 0-2 Jun 2007 Romania F5, Bac?u Futures Clay Romania Artemon Apostu-Efremov 2-6, 0-6
Loss 0-3 Jul 2007 Germany F9, Römerberg Futures Clay Jamaica Dustin Brown 3-6, 6-7(4-7)
Win 1-3 Jul 2007 Germany F10, Espelkamp Futures Clay Germany Franz Stauder 6-2, 7-5
Win 2-3 Nov 2007 Israel F4, Ramat HaSharon Futures Hard Belgium Niels Desein 6-3, 6-3
Loss 2-4 Jan 2008 Germany F3, Kaarst Futures Carpet (i) Belgium Jeroen Masson 2-6, 6-4, 2-6
Win 3-4 Mar 2008 Switzerland F2, Bassersdorf Futures Carpet (i) Czech Republic Ladislav Chramosta 3-6, 6-3, 6-2
Win 4-4 May 2008 Italy F15, Cesena Futures Clay Ecuador Carlos Avellán 6-4, 3-6, 6-0
Loss 4-5 Nov 2008 Aachen, Germany Challenger Carpet (i) Russia Evgeny Korolev 6-7(5-7), 6-7(3-7)
Win 5-5 Feb 2009 France F3, Bressuire Futures Hard (i) France Vincent Millot 6-4, 6-3
Win 6-5 Mar 2009 Wolfsburg, Germany Challenger Carpet (i) Italy Stefano Galvani 7-6(7-5), 3-6, 6-3
Win 7-5 Sep 2009 France F15, Plaisir Futures Hard (i) France Pierrick Ysern 6-7(5-7), 6-1, 7-5
Win 8-5 Mar 2010 France F4, Lille Futures Hard (i) Belgium Niels Desein 6-4, 6-2
Win 9-5 Mar 2010 France F5, Poitiers Futures Hard (i) France Charles-Antoine Brézac 6-4, 4-6, 6-4
Win 10-5 Jul 2010 Spain F23, Palma del Río Futures Hard Belgium Niels Desein 4-6, 6-4, 7-6(7-1)
Loss 10-6 Nov 2010 Eckental, Germany Challenger Carpet (i) Netherlands Igor Sijsling 6-3, 2-6, 3-6
Win 11-6 Feb 2011 Wolfsburg, Germany Challenger Carpet (i) Germany Dominik Meffert 6-7(8-10), 6-4, 6-4
Loss 11-7 Jan 2012 Heilbronn, Germany Challenger Hard (i) Germany Björn Phau 7-6(7-4), 3-6, 4-6
Loss 11-8 May 2012 Athens, Greece Challenger Hard Australia Marinko Matosevic 3-6, 4-6
Loss 11-9 Sep 2012 Orléans, France Challenger Hard (i) Belgium David Goffin 4-6, 6-3, 3-6
Loss 11-10 Jun 2013 Nottingham, Great Britain Challenger Grass United States Steve Johnson 5-7, 5-7
Loss 11-11 Nov 2013 Eckental, Germany Challenger Carpet (i) Germany Benjamin Becker 6-2, 6-7(3-7), 4-6
Win 12-11 Nov 2014 Eckental, Germany Challenger Carpet (i) Germany Tim Pütz 7-6(7-3), 6-3
Win 13-11 Feb 2015 Germany F4, Nußloch Futures Carpet (i) Germany Maximilian Marterer 6-3, 6-7(2-7), 7-6(7-5)
Loss 13-12 Feb 2015 Glasgow, Great Britain Challenger Hard (i) Belgium Niels Desein 6-7(4-7), 6-2, 6-7(4-7)
Win 14-12 Apr 2015 Le Gosier, Guadeloupe Challenger Hard France Édouard Roger-Vasselin 7-6(8-6), 6-3
Win 15-12 Jul 2016 Belgium F5, Middelkerke Futures Hard Belgium Yannick Mertens 6-3, 6-7(3-7), 6-1
Win 16-12 Oct 2016 USA F34, Burlingame Futures Hard (i) Republic of Ireland Sam Barry 6-1, 6-2
Loss 16-13 Nov 2016 Charlottesville, USA Challenger Hard (i) United States Reilly Opelka 4-6, 6-2, 6-7(5-7)
Loss 16-14 Nov 2016 Champaign, USA Challenger Hard (i) Switzerland Henri Laaksonen 5-7, 3-6
Win 17-14 Jan 2017 Koblenz, Germany Challenger Hard (i) Germany Nils Langer 6-4, 3-6, 7-6(7-0)
Loss 17-15 Mar 2017 Drummondville, Canada Challenger Hard (i) Canada Denis Shapovalov 3-6, 2-6
Loss 17-16 Jul 2017 Scheveningen, Netherlands Challenger Clay Spain Guillermo García López 1-6, 7-6(7-3), 2-6
Loss 17-17 Nov 2018 Eckental, Germany Challenger Carpet (i) France Antoine Hoang 5-7, 3-6
Win 18-17 Jan 2020 Germany M25, Nußloch ITF World Tennis Tour Carpet (i) Czech Republic Joná? Forejtek 6-7(4-7), 7-6(7-3), 6-2
Win 19-17 Mar 2020 Italy M25, Trento ITF World Tennis Tour Hard (i) Austria Alexander Erler 4-6, 6-2, 6-4

Doubles: 34 (22-12)

Legend (Doubles)
ATP Challenger Tour (8-8)
ITF Futures Tour (14-4)
Titles by Surface
Hard (13-9)
Clay (6-2)
Grass (0-1)
Carpet (3-0)
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1-0 Aug 2006 Germany F11, Essen Futures Clay Belgium Niels Desein Netherlands Antal van der Duim
Netherlands Boy Westerhof
1-6, 7-5, 7-5
Win 2-0 Feb 2007 Spain F7, Cartagena Futures Hard Belgium Yannick Mertens Italy Alessandro da Col
Spain Abel Hernández-García
7-6(7-2), 6-2
Loss 2-1 Jun 2007 Netherlands F1, Alkmaar Futures Clay Belgium Yannick Mertens Netherlands Romano Frantzen
Netherlands Nick van der Meer
4-6, 6-4, 2-6
Win 3-1 Jul 2007 Germany F10, Espelkamp Futures Clay Germany Andre Begemann Netherlands Remko de Rijke
Netherlands Bas van der Valk
6-3, 6-3
Loss 3-2 Nov 2007 Great Britain F21, Redbridge Futures Hard (i) Belgium Niels Desein United Kingdom Josh Goodall
United Kingdom Ken Skupski
7-5, 6-7(3-7), [5-10]
Win 4-2 Mar 2008 France F5, Poitiers Futures Hard (i) Belgium Stefan Wauters France Julien Jeanpierre
France Josselin Ouanna
7-5, 6-4
Loss 4-3 Apr 2008 Turkey F5, Antalya Futures Clay Belgium Yannick Mertens Egypt Karim Maamoun
Egypt Sherif Sabry
6-3, 4-6, [10-12]
Win 5-3 May 2008 Italy F15, Cesena Futures Clay Argentina Horacio Zeballos Argentina Antonio Pastorino
Argentina Damián Patriarca
6-2, 6-4
Win 6-3 Jun 2008 Slovenia F2, Maribor Futures Clay Belgium Bart de Keersmaeker Austria Markus Hipfl
Austria Marco Mirnegg
6-1, 6-3
Win 7-3 Aug 2008 Belgium F2, Koksijde Futures Clay Belgium Niels Desein Belgium Alexandre Folie
Belgium David Goffin
7-5, 7-5
Win 8-3 Sep 2008 France F14, Mulhouse Futures Hard (i) Belgium Niels Desein Jamaica Dustin Brown
Germany Stefan Seifert
7-6(13-11), 6-3
Win 9-3 Oct 2008 France F18, Saint-Dizier Futures Hard (i) Belgium Niels Desein Spain Guillermo Alcaide
Russia Nikolai Nesterov
6-4, 3-6, [10-6]
Loss 9-4 Sep 2009 St Remy, France Challenger Hard Belgium Niels Desein Czech Republic Ji?í Krko?ka
Slovakia Luká? Lacko
1-6, 6-3, [3-10]
Win 10-4 Sep 2009 France F14, Mulhouse Futures Hard (i) Belgium Yannick Mertens Russia Konstantin Kravchuk
Russia Alexander Kudryavtsev
6-3, 7-6(8-6)
Win 11-4 Mar 2010 France F4, Lille Futures Hard (i) Belgium Niels Desein South Africa Raven Klaasen
South Africa Izak van der Merwe
7-6(7-4), 6-3
Win 12-4 Mar 2010 France F5, Poitiers Futures Hard (i) Belgium Yannick Mertens France Olivier Patience
France Nicolas Renavand
3-6, 6-1, [10-6]
Loss 12-5 Oct 2010 Mons, Belgium Challenger Hard (i) Belgium Yannick Mertens Slovakia Filip Polá?ek
Slovakia Igor Zelenay
6-3, 4-6, [5-10]
Win 13-5 Nov 2010 Aachen, Germany Challenger Carpet (i) Netherlands Igor Sijsling United Kingdom Jamie Delgado
United Kingdom Jonathan Marray
6-4, 3-6, [11-9]
Win 14-5 Aug 2012 Vancouver, Canada Challenger Hard Belgium Maxime Authom Australia John Peers
Australia John-Patrick Smith
6-4, 6-2
Loss 14-6 Jun 2014 Nottingham, Great Britain Challenger Grass Japan Go Soeda Australia Rameez Junaid
New Zealand Michael Venus
6-4, 6-7(1-7), [6-10]
Win 15-6 Aug 2014 Aptos, USA Challenger Hard Lithuania Laurynas Grigelis India Purav Raja
India Sanam Singh
6-3, 4-6, [11-9]
Loss 15-7 Oct 2014 France F24, Rodez Futures Hard (i) Belgium Maxime Authom Republic of Ireland James Cluskey
Republic of Ireland David O'Hare
6-7(5-7), 6-3, [8-10]
Win 16-7 Nov 2014 Eckental, Germany Challenger Carpet (i) Belgium Niels Desein Germany Andreas Beck
Germany Philipp Petzschner
6-3, 4-6, [10-8]
Win 17-7 Oct 2015 Mons, Belgium Challenger Hard (i) Germany Philipp Petzschner Australia Rameez Junaid
Slovakia Igor Zelenay
6-3, 6-1
Win 18-7 Nov 2015 Eckental, Germany Challenger Carpet (i) Germany Philipp Petzschner United Kingdom Ken Skupski
United Kingdom Neal Skupski
7-5, 6-2
Win 19-7 Jul 2016 Belgium F5, Middelkerke Futures Hard Belgium Yannick Mertens United States Hunter Johnson
United States Yates Johnson
6-1, 6-1
Loss 19-8 Jul 2016 Recanati, Italy Challenger Hard Spain Adrián Menéndez Maceiras Germany Kevin Krawietz
France Albano Olivetti
3-6, 6-7(4-7)
Loss 19-9 Nov 2016 Knoxville, USA Challenger Hard (i) Belgium Joris De Loore Canada Peter Polansky
Canada Adil Shamasdin
1-6, 3-6
Loss 19-10 Nov 2016 Kyoto, Japan Challenger Hard (i) Belgium Joris De Loore Thailand Sanchai Ratiwatana
Thailand Sonchat Ratiwatana
6-4, 4-6, [7-10]
Loss 19-11 Apr 2018 Le Gosier, Guadeloupe Challenger Hard France Jonathan Eysseric Australia John-Patrick Smith
United Kingdom Neal Skupski
6-7(3-7), 4-6
Win 20-11 Apr 2019 Tunis, Tunisia Challenger Clay Germany Tim Pütz Argentina Facundo Argüello
Argentina Guillermo Durán
6-3, 6-1
Loss 20-12 May 2019 Seoul, Korea, Rep. Challenger Hard Ukraine Sergiy Stakhovsky Australia Max Purcell
Australia Luke Saville
4-6, 6-7(7-9)
Win 21-12 Sep 2019 Glasgow, United Kingdom Challenger Hard (i) Germany Daniel Masur United Kingdom Jamie Murray
Australia John-Patrick Smith
4-6, 6-3, [10-8]
Win 22-12 Mar 2020 Italy M25, Trento ITF World Tennis Tour Hard (i) Germany Daniel Masur Austria Alexander Erler
Spain David Jorda Sanchis
7-6(9-7), 6-2

Singles performance timeline

Tournament 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 W-L
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open Q1 Q1 A Q1 1R Q3 1R Q3 Q1 2R Q1 1-3
French Open Q1 Q2 Q1 Q2 Q2 Q2 1R Q2 Q1 2R Q1 1-2
Wimbledon Q3 Q1 1R 2R Q3 Q2 1R 1R 3R 2R 1R 4-7
US Open Q2 Q3 Q2 Q2 Q1 Q2 3R Q1 1R 1R Q2 2-3
Win-Loss 0-0 0-0 0-1 1-1 0-1 0-0 2-4 0-1 2-2 3-4 0-1 8-15

Best Grand Slam results details


References

  1. ^ a b "Ruben Bemelmans/overview". Association of Tennis Professionals.
  2. ^ "Ruben Bemelmans schrijft Challengertoernooi van Wolfsburg op zijn naam" [Ruben Bemelmans wins Wolfsburg challenger]. nieuwsblad.be (in Dutch). Mediahuis n.v. 27 February 2011. Archived from the original on 27 November 2015.
  3. ^ "Ruben Bemelmans meteen out op eerste ATP-toernooi" [First round loss for Bemelmans in first appearance in an ATP tournament]. hbvl.be (in Dutch). Mediahuis n.v. 3 February 2010. Archived from the original on 27 November 2015.
  4. ^ Forde-White, Emily (14 September 2010). "Rochus levels tie down under". Daviscup.com. International Tennis Federation. Archived from the original on 23 October 2012.
  5. ^ "USA Wins Sixth Hyundai Hopman Cuplwork=hopmancup.com". International Tennis Federation. 8 January 2011. Archived from the original on 10 February 2011.
  6. ^ Clary, Brian (5 September 2015). "Wawrinka keeps rolling, takes out Bemelmans in three". US Open.org. United States Tennis Association. Archived from the original on 13 September 2015.
  7. ^ https://www.hln.be/sport/tennis/australian-open/bemelmans-zorgt-in-australie-voor-stunt-van-formaat-tegen-pouille~a7104b14/
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  9. ^ http://baseline.tennis.com/article/74231/who-jurgen-zopp-jack-sock-roland-garros
  10. ^ https://www.goldcoastbulletin.com.au/sport/bernard-tomic-loses-in-wimbledon-qualifying-final-round-to-belgian-second-seed/news-story/d0e5ca70de55cd514feb607cb89370b0
  11. ^ https://www.hln.be/sport/tennis/wimbledon/bemelmans-zorgt-voor-verrassing-op-wimbledon-30-jarige-limburger-schakelt-amerikaan-johnson-na-felbevochten-vijfsetter~a415efe5/

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