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Steve Darcis

Steve Darcis
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Country (sports) Belgium
ResidenceSaive, Belgium
Born (1984-03-13) 13 March 1984 (age 36)
Liège, Belgium
Height1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Turned pro2003
Retired2020
PlaysRight-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money$3,445,786
Singles
Career record118-134 (46.8% in ATP World Tour and Grand Slam main draw matches, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles2
Highest rankingNo. 38 (22 May 2017)
Current rankingNo. 252 (16 March 2020)[1]
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open3R (2017)
French Open3R (2011)
Wimbledon2R (2009, 2013, 2017, 2019)
US Open2R (2008, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2016)
Other tournaments
Olympic Games3R (2012)
Doubles
Career record24-45 (34.8% in ATP World Tour and Grand Slam main draw matches, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 126 (5 January 2009)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open2R (2010)
French OpenQF (2008)
Wimbledon3R (2012)
US Open3R (2017)
Team competitions
Davis CupF (2015, 2017)
Last updated on: 22 March 2020.

Steve Darcis (French pronunciation: ​[stiv da?si],[2][3] born 13 March 1984) is a Belgian retired professional tennis player. He has won two ATP titles and achieved a career-high singles ranking of world No. 38 on 22 May 2017.

Personal life

Steve Darcis was born in Liège the son of Marie Agnes, a sports instructor, and Alain Darcis, a tennis coach. He has a sister named Céline. Growing up, he looked up at Pete Sampras.[4] On 29 May 2013, his girlfriend Lauranne gave birth to daughter Camille.[5][6]

Career

Juniors

As a junior, Darcis compiled a singles win/loss record of 73-32, reaching as high as No. 8 in the junior world singles rankings in May 2002 (and No. 15 in doubles). He reached the semifinals at the 2002 Wimbledon Championships boys' singles event.

2007-2009

Darcis won his first ATP World Tour event at the Dutch Open in July 2007 and achieved his first top-100 ranking on 26 November 2007 after winning a Challenger event in Finland.

Darcis competed at the 2008 Australian Open and the French Open, losing in the first round in both. He and Olivier Rochus, however, reached the quarterfinals of the doubles tournament at the French Open. He reached the second round at the US Open. He won a second ATP event at Memphis in March, defeating Robin Söderling in the final.[7] He reached the final of the Dutch Open again, but lost to Albert Montañés.[8]

In 2009, Darcis played in three Grand Slam tournaments, the Australian Open, Wimbledon, and the US Open, reaching the second round only at Wimbledon. He also reached the quarterfinals at Queen's Club.

2010-present

Darcis qualified for the 2010 Qatar Open, retiring in his third-round match against Rafael Nadal. He failed to qualify for the Australian Open.

At the 2011 French Open, Darcis advanced to the main draw as a qualifier, and in the first round pulled off a shock victory over 22nd seed Michaël Llodra. Darcis followed this up by beating Philipp Petzschner, to advance into the third round, where he was defeated by Frenchman Gaël Monfils in straight sets.

Darcis made the quarterfinals in Vienna, beating Nikolay Davydenko on the way, but was defeated by Daniel Brands.

In 2012, Darcis made the final of the Dallas Challenger tournament but lost to Jesse Levine. At Eastbourne International, he defeated Matthew Ebden,[9]Marcos Baghdatis,[10] and Marinko Matosevic[11] to face Andy Roddick in the semifinals. Darcis retired a set down at 1-3 due to a back injury.[12]

At the 2012 Summer Olympics, Darcis beat Tomá? Berdych in the first round.[13]

In the first round at the 2013 Wimbledon Championships on 24 June, Darcis defeated fifth-seeded Rafael Nadal in straight sets.[14] This made him the first player ever to defeat Nadal in the first round of any major tournament. Darcis was ranked 130 places lower than Nadal. At the time, he was the lowest-ranked player ever to beat Nadal in a Grand Slam tournament.[15][16][17] It was announced prior to his second-round match that he had withdrawn due to a shoulder injury sustained in the Nadal match.

In the 2017 Australian Open, Darcis defeated Sam Groth and Diego Schwartzman both in four sets to reach the third round, tying his best Grand Slam result to date (in singles). He was taken out by Andreas Seppi despite winning the first set of the match.[18]

In October 2019, Darcis confirmed he plans to retire after 2020 Australian Open due to elbow pain since 2019 Wimbledon Championships.[19]

ATP career finals

Singles: 3 (2-1)

Legend
Grand Slam (0-0)
ATP World Tour 1000 Series (0-0)
ATP 500 Series (1-0)
ATP 250 Series (1-1)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 16 July 2007 Dutch Open, Amersfoort Clay Austria Werner Eschauer 6-1, 7-6(7-1)
Winner 2. 2 March 2008 Regions Morgan Keegan Championships, Memphis Hard (i) Sweden Robin Söderling 6-3, 7-6(7-5)
Runner-up 3. 20 July 2008 Dutch Open, Amersfoort Clay Spain Albert Montañés 6-1, 5-7, 3-6

Challenger and Futures finals

Singles: 39 (19-20)

Legend
ATP Challenger Tour (10-13)
ITF Futures Tour (9-7)
Finals by surface
Hard (5-8)
Clay (12-10)
Carpet (2-2)
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0-1 Sep 2003 Great Britain F10, Glasgow Futures Hard (i) United Kingdom Andy Murray 3-6, 6-3, 3-6
Win 1-1 Nov 2003 Czech Rep. F6, Hrotovice Futures Carpet Czech Republic Jan Ma?ík 3-6, 6-2, 6-2
Loss 1-2 May 2004 Italy F5, Padova Futures Clay Spain José Antonio Sánchez de Luna 3-6, 7-6(8-6), 6-7(8-10)
Loss 1-3 Jul 2004 Germany F11, Trier Futures Clay France Éric Prodon 3-6, 3-6
Loss 1-4 Jan 2005 Germany F1, Nußloch Futures Carpet (i) Czech Republic Robin Vik 2-6, 3-6
Win 2-4 Jan 2005 France F1, Deauville Futures Clay (i) France Olivier Vandewiele 6-2, 6-1
Win 3-4 Jan 2005 France F2, Feucherolles Futures Hard (i) France Jean-Michel Péquery 6-4, 7-6(7-1)
Win 4-4 Mar 2005 France F4, Lille Futures Hard (i) Switzerland Roman Valent 7-5, 6-3
Loss 4-5 Oct 2005 Kolding, Denmark Challenger Hard (i) Russia Dmitry Tursunov 3-6, 4-6
Loss 4-6 Nov 2005 Eckental, Germany Challenger Carpet (i) Germany Michael Berrer 3-6, 6-4, 4-6
Loss 4-7 Apr 2006 France F7, Angers Futures Clay (i) Switzerland Stéphane Bohli 6-7(4-7), 7-6(7-4), 3-6
Win 5-7 Apr 2007 France F6, Angers Futures Clay (i) France Xavier Pujo 3-6, 6-4, 6-4
Win 6-7 Apr 2007 Turkey F3, Belek Futures Clay Czech Republic Du?an Karol 6-3, 6-3
Win 7-7 Nov 2007 Helsinki, Finland Challenger Hard (i) Germany Tobias Kamke 6-3, 1-6, 6-4
Loss 7-8 Jun 2009 Prost?jov, Czech Republic Challenger Clay Czech Republic Jan Hájek 2-6, 6-1, 4-6
Loss 7-9 Mar 2010 Barletta, Italy Challenger Clay Spain Pere Riba 3-6, 0-0 ret.
Win 8-9 Aug 2010 Cordenons, Italy Challenger Clay Spain Daniel Muñoz de la Nava 6-2, 6-4
Loss 8-10 Oct 2010 Mons, Belgium Challenger Hard (i) France Adrian Mannarino 5-7, 2-6
Win 9-10 Jul 2011 Scheveningen, Netherlands Challenger Clay Turkey Marsel ?lhan 6-3, 4-6, 6-2
Win 10-10 Aug 2011 Trani, Italy Challenger Clay Argentina Leonardo Mayer 4-6, 6-3, 6-2
Loss 10-11 Feb 2012 Dallas, United States Challenger Hard (i) United States Jesse Levine 4-6, 4-6
Loss 10-12 May 2013 Ostrava, Czech Republic Challenger Clay Czech Republic Ji?í Veselý 4-6, 4-6
Win 11-12 Aug 2013 Netherlands F5, Enschede Futures Clay Netherlands Thomas Schoorel 7-6(7-2), 6-1
Loss 11-13 Jun 2014 Belgium F1, Damme Futures Clay Belgium Joris De Loore 5-7, 3-6
Loss 11-14 Jul 2014 Belgium F7, Middelkerke Futures Clay Belgium Niels Desein 3-6, 6-3, 6-7(6-8)
Win 12-14 Aug 2014 Belgium F10, Eupen Futures Clay Germany Richard Becker 7-6(7-5), 6-1
Win 13-14 Sep 2014 Belgium F14, Arlon Futures Clay Netherlands Scott Griekspoor 6-2, 6-2
Loss 13-15 Oct 2014 Mons, Belgium Challenger Hard (i) Belgium David Goffin 3-6, 3-6
Win 14-15 Oct 2014 Rennes, France Challenger Hard (i) France Nicolas Mahut 6-2, 6-4
Win 15-15 Jan 2015 Nouméa, New Caledonia Challenger Hard Spain Adrián Menéndez Maceiras 6-3, 6-2
Win 16-15 Jun 2016 Lyon, France Challenger Clay Brazil Thiago Monteiro 3-6, 6-2, 6-0
Loss 16-16 Jun 2016 Blois, France Challenger Clay Argentina Carlos Berlocq 2-6, 0-6
Loss 16-17 Aug 2016 Liberec, Czech Republic Challenger Clay Belgium Arthur De Greef 6-7(4-7), 3-6
Win 17-17 Aug 2016 Trnava, Slovakia Challenger Clay Spain Jordi Samper Montaña 6-3, 6-4
Loss 17-18 Oct 2016 Budapest, Hungary Challenger Hard (i) Romania Marius Copil 4-6, 2-6
Win 18-18 Nov 2016 Eckental, Germany Challenger Carpet (i) Australia Alex de Minaur 6-4, 6-2
Win 19-18 May 2017 Bordeaux, France Challenger Clay Brazil Rogério Dutra Silva 7-6(7-2), 4-6, 7-5
Loss 19-19 Feb 2019 Cherbourg, France Challenger Hard (i) France Ugo Humbert 7-6(8-6), 3-6, 3-6
Loss 19-20 Nov 2019 Eckental, Germany Challenger Hard (i) Czech Republic Ji?í Veselý 4-6, 6-4, 3-6

Doubles: 10 (6-4)

Legend
ATP Challenger Tour (3-2)
ITF Futures Tour (3-2)
Finals by surface
Hard (1-0)
Clay (5-4)
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1-0 Nov 2003 Czech Rep. F5, Frýdlant nad Ostravicí Futures Hard Netherlands Bart de Gier Italy Flavio Cipolla
Italy Alessandro da Col
7-6(7-5), 6-7(4-7), 6-3
Loss 1-1 Jun 2004 France F8, Blois Futures Clay Belgium Stefan Wauters Argentina Brian Dabul
Argentina Diego Hartfield
5-7, 4-6
Win 2-1 Jan 2005 France F1, Deauville Futures Clay (i) Belgium Stefan Wauters Netherlands Steven Korteling
Netherlands Nick van der Meer
6-4, 6-4
Win 3-1 Jul 2005 Montauban, France Challenger Clay Belgium Stefan Wauters Spain Gabriel Trujillo Soler
Croatia Lovro Zovko
6-4, 6-7(5-7), 6-4
Loss 3-2 Jul 2005 Scheveningen, Netherlands Challenger Clay Belgium Kristof Vliegen France Julien Benneteau
France Édouard Roger-Vasselin
7-5, 5-7, 6-7(5-7)
Win 4-2 Apr 2007 Turkey F2, Manavgat Futures Clay Netherlands Fred Hemmes United States Brett Ross
Iceland Arnar Sigurdsson
6-2, 6-4
Loss 4-3 Apr 2007 Turkey F3, Belek Futures Clay Netherlands Fred Hemmes Czech Republic Du?an Karol
Belgium Jeroen Masson
3-6, 6-7(1-7)
Loss 4-4 May 2007 San Remo, Italy Challenger Clay Belgium Stefan Wauters Thailand Sanchai Ratiwatana
Thailand Sonchat Ratiwatana
6-7(3-7), 3-6
Win 5-4 Feb 2010 Tanger, Morocco Challenger Clay Germany Dominik Meffert Belarus Uladzimir Ignatik
Slovakia Martin Kli?an
5-7, 7-5, [10-7]
Win 6-4 May 2013 Ostrava, Czech Republic Challenger Clay Belgium Olivier Rochus Poland Tomasz Bednarek
Poland Mateusz Kowalczyk
7-5, 7-5

Performance timelines

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)
To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated at the conclusion of a tournament or when the player's participation has ended.

Singles

Current through the 2019 Swiss Open Gstaad.

Tournament 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 SR W-L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A A Q2 A 1R 1R Q3 A 1R 1R A Q3 1R 3R A 1R Q1 0 / 7 2-8
French Open A A Q1 Q3 A 1R 1R 2R 3R 1R 1R A 1R 2R 1R A Q3 A 0 / 9 4-9
Wimbledon A A Q2 A A 1R 2R A Q2 1R 2R* Q2 1R A 2R A 2R A 0 / 7 4-6
US Open A A A Q1 1R 2R 1R A 2R 2R A 1R 2R 2R 1R A 1R A 0 / 10 5-10
Win-Loss 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 1-4 1-4 1-1 3-2 1-4 1-2 0-1 1-3 2-3 3-4 0-0 1-3 0-1 0 / 33 15-33
National representation
Summer Olympics NH Not Held NH 1R Not Held 3R Not Held A Not Held 0 / 2 2-2
Davis Cup A A PO A A 1R PO 1R 1R PO 1R PO F PO F A GS A 0 / 6 23-12
Win-Loss 0-0 0-0 0-1 0-0 0-0 1-4 2-0 2-0 2-0 5-1 3-0 0-2 4-2 1-0 4-3 0-0 1-1 0-0 0 / 7 25-14
ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Indian Wells Masters A A A A A A 2R A A 2R Q1 A A A A A A A 0 / 2 2-2
Miami Open A A A A A Q1 1R A A 1R Q1 A 3R A A A A A 0 / 3 2-3
Monte-Carlo Masters A A A A A A Q2 A A Q2 Q1 A A A 1R A A A 0 / 1 0-1
Madrid Open A A A A A 1R A A A A A A A A A A A A 0 / 1 0-1
Italian Open A A A A A 2R A A A A A A A A A A A A 0 / 1 1-1
Canadian Open A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A 0 / 0 0-0
Cincinnati Masters A A A A A A A A A Q1 A A A A A A A A 0 / 0 0-0
Shanghai Masters NMS A A A A A A A A A A A A 0 / 0 0-0
Paris Masters A A A A A A A A A Q1 A A A A A A A A 0 / 0 0-0
German Open A A A A A 1R Not Masters Series 0 / 1 0-1
Win-Loss 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-3 1-2 0-0 0-0 1-2 0-0 0-0 2-1 0-0 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 / 9 5-9
Career statistics
2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Career
Tournaments 0 0 0 1 3 21 18 6 6 18 7 1 11 5 18 0 12 2 128
Titles / Finals 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 1 / 1 1 / 2 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 2 / 3
Overall Win-Loss 0-0 0-0 0-1 0-1 6-2 21-23 6-18 6-6 9-6 22-17 5-6 0-3 12-13 4-5 20-20 0-0 5-12 2-2 119-136
Year-end ranking 482 368 153 483 86 61 122 109 88 93 164 160 86 86 77 n/a 157 n/a 46.67%

* Darcis withdrew before the second round match at the 2013 Wimbledon.

Doubles

Tournament 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 SR W-L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open 1R 1R 2R A A A A A A A A A 0 / 3 1-3
French Open QF A A A 1R A A 1R A 1R A A 0 / 4 3-4
Wimbledon 1R A A A 3R A A A A A A A 0 / 2 2-2
US Open 1R A A A 1R A A 1R A 3R A A 0 / 4 2-4
Win-Loss 3-4 0-1 1-1 0-0 2-3 0-0 0-0 0-2 0-0 2-2 0-0 0-0 0 / 13 8-13

Wins over top-10 opponents

No. Opponent Rank Event Surface Round Score Darcis
Rank
2012
1. Czech Republic Tomá? Berdych 7 Olympics, London Grass 1R 6-4, 6-4 75
2013
2. Spain Rafael Nadal 5 Wimbledon, London Grass 1R 7-6(7-4), 7-6(10-8), 6-4 135
2017
3. Spain Pablo Carreño Busta 10 China Open, Beijing Hard 1R 6-0, 6-4 73

References

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  3. ^ Rumsby, Ben (25 June 2013). "Wimbledon 2013: after defeating Rafael Nadal in the first round". Telegraph. Retrieved 2013.
  4. ^ Kinder, Lucy (24 June 2013). "Steve Darcis: 10 things you need to know about man that beat Rafa Nadal at Wimbledon 2013". Telegraph. Retrieved 2013.
  5. ^ S.F. (7 December 2012). "Steve Darcis : "Je serai papa en juin"" (in French). DH.be. Retrieved 2013.
  6. ^ "Steve Darcis heureux papa d'une petite Camille". L'Avenir (in French). 29 May 2013. Retrieved 2013.
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  9. ^ "Darcis qualifié à Eastbourne" (in French). Ethiastrophy.be. 20 June 2012. Archived from the original on 10 October 2012. Retrieved 2013.
  10. ^ "Roddick, Harrison reach Eastbourne quarters". Fox News. 20 June 2012. Retrieved 2013.
  11. ^ "ATP Eastbourne - Steve Darcis en demi-finales" (in French). DH.be. 22 June 2012. Retrieved 2013.
  12. ^ "Andy Roddick Earns 600th Career Win After Steve Darcis Retires At Eastbourne". The Huffington Post. 22 June 2012. Retrieved 2013.
  13. ^ Kinder, Lucy (28 July 2012). "London Olympics: Tomas Berdych crashes out". Daily Mail. Retrieved 2013.
  14. ^ http://www.wimbledon.com/en_GB/scores/results/day8.html
  15. ^ "Rafa savaged by the Shark! Unknown world No 135 Darcis tastes sweetest victory with one of Wimbledon's most stunning upsets". Daily Mail. 25 June 2013. Retrieved 2013.
  16. ^ "Rafael Nadal knocked out of Wimbledon by Belgian Steve Darcis". Guardian. 25 June 2013. Retrieved 2013.
  17. ^ "Steve Darcis withdraws with shoulder injury". Guardian UK. 26 June 2013. Retrieved 2013.
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  19. ^ "Darcis Announces Retirement Plans". www.atpworldtour.com. ATP Tour, Inc. Retrieved 2019.

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