Kristof Vliegen
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Kristof Vliegen
Kristof Vliegen
Kristof Vliegen at the 2009 Wimbledon Championships 01.jpg
Country (sports) Belgium
ResidenceMaaseik, Belgium
Born (1982-06-22) 22 June 1982 (age 39)
Maaseik, Belgium
Height1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Turned pro2001
Retired2011
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$1,964,020
Singles
Career record89-122
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 30 (30 October 2006)
Grand Slam singles results
Australian Open3R (2006)
French Open3R (2007)
Wimbledon2R (2006, 2007, 2009)
US Open1R (2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2010)
Doubles
Career record40-51
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 49 (11 June 2007)
Grand Slam doubles results
Australian Open2R (2006, 2007, 2008)
French Open3R (2007)
Wimbledon2R (2006, 2007)
US Open3R (2006)
Last updated on: 21 August 2021.

Kristof Vliegen (born 22 June 1982) is a Belgian former tennis player. 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 all-Belgian men's singles final against Olivier Rochus.

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 Miná?. 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.

2006

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 all-Belgian men's singles final against Olivier Rochus. He was also the 30th seed at the 2006 Wimbledon Championships, where he reached the 2nd round before losing to Nicolas Mahut in straight sets.

ATP career finals

Singles: 2 (2 runner-ups)

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 (0-2)
Titles by surface
Hard (0-1)
Clay (0-1)
Grass (0-0)
Carpet (0-0)
Titles by setting
Outdoor (0-2)
Indoor (0-0)
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0-1 Jan 2003 Adelaide, Australia International Series Hard Russia Nikolay Davydenko 2-6, 6-7(3-7)
Loss 0-2 May 2006 Munich, Germany International Series Clay Belgium Olivier Rochus 4-6, 2-6

Doubles: 2 (2 runner-ups)

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 (0-2)
Titles by surface
Hard (0-2)
Clay (0-0)
Grass (0-0)
Carpet (0-0)
Titles by setting
Outdoor (0-2)
Indoor (0-0)
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponenta Score
Loss 0-1 Oct 2006 Stockholm, Sweden International Series Hard Belgium Olivier Rochus Australia Paul Hanley
South Africa Kevin Ullyett
6-7(2-7), 4-6
Loss 0-2 Jul 2010 Atlanta, United States 250 Series Hard India Rohan Bopanna United States Scott Lipsky
United States Rajeev Ram
3-6, 7-6(7-4), [10-12]


ATP Challenger and ITF Futures finals

Singles: 16 (11-5)

Legend
ATP Challenger (9-4)
ITF Futures (2-1)
Finals by surface
Hard (5-1)
Clay (6-4)
Grass (0-0)
Carpet (0-0)
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0-1 Aug 2001 Luxembourg F2, Luxembourg Futures Clay France Jordane Doble 4-4 ret.
Win 1-1 Mar 2002 France F6, Lille Futures Hard United Kingdom Jerome Haehnel 7-6(7-3), 7-6(7-3)
Win 2-1 Jun 2002 Germany F6, Oberweier Futures Clay Germany Daniel Elsner 6-1, 1-0 ret.
Win 3-1 Aug 2002 Geneva, Switzerland Challenger Clay Spain Galo Blanco 6-2, 6-2
Win 4-1 May 2003 Zagreb, Croatia Challenger Clay Spain Ruben Ramirez Hidalgo 6-1, 4-6, 6-0
Win 5-1 Oct 2003 Groningen, Netherlands Challenger Hard Sweden Joachim Johansson 6-4, 6-4
Loss 5-2 Apr 2004 Barcelona, Spain Challenger Clay Switzerland Stan Wawrinka 4-6, 3-6
Loss 5-3 Apr 2005 Paget, Bermuda Challenger Clay Czech Republic Tomas Zib 7-6(10-8), 6-7(6-8), 1-6
Loss 5-4 Jul 2005 Scheveningen, Netherlands Challenger Clay Netherlands Melle Van Gemerden 4-6, 3-6
Loss 5-5 Oct 2007 Mons, Belgium Challenger Hard Latvia Ernests Gulbis 5-7, 3-6
Win 6-5 Feb 2008 Wroclaw, Poland Challenger Hard Austria Jurgen Melzer 6-4, 3-6, 6-3
Win 7-5 Aug 2008 Geneva, Switzerland Challenger Clay Kazakhstan Yuri Schukin 6-2, 6-1
Win 8-5 Sep 2008 Düsseldorf, Germany Challenger Clay Germany Andreas Beck 6-0, 6-3
Win 9-5 Sep 2008 Grenoble, France Challenger Hard France Alexandre Sidorenko 6-4, 6-3
Win 10-5 Mar 2009 Besancon, France Challenger Hard Germany Andreas Beck 6-2, 6-7(8-10), 6-3
Win 11-5 Jul 2009 Scheveningen, Netherlands Challenger Clay Spain Albert Montañés 4-2 ret.

Doubles: 10 (7-3)

Legend
ATP Challenger (4-3)
ITF Futures (3-0)
Finals by surface
Hard (1-2)
Clay (6-1)
Grass (0-0)
Carpet (0-0)
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1-0 Jan 2001 France F2, Angers Futures Clay Belgium Wim Neefs Belarus Vitali Shvets
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Relja Dulic-Fiser
6-1, 6-3
Win 2-0 Feb 2001 France F4, Deauville Futures Clay Belgium Wim Neefs Finland Kim Tiilikainen
Germany Jan Weinzierl
6-3, 7-6(7-3)
Win 3-0 Aug 2001 Netherlands F1, Enschede Futures Clay Belgium Stefan Wauters Netherlands Bart De Gier
Netherlands Michel Koning
7-6(7-4), 6-1
Win 4-0 Mar 2005 Barletta, Italy Challenger Clay Belgium Tom Vanhoudt Russia Yuri Schukin
Czech Republic Lukas Dlouhy
6-4, 5-7, 7-5
Loss 4-1 Jul 2005 Scheveningen, Netherlands Challenger Clay Belgium Steve Darcis France Julien Benneteau
France Edouard Roger-Vasselin
7-5, 5-7, 6-7(5-7)
Win 5-1 Mar 2007 Sunrise, United States Challenger Hard Greece Konstantinos Economidis Argentina Sebastian Prieto
Argentina Juan Martin del Potro
6-3, 6-4
Loss 5-2 Aug 2007 Istanbul, Turkey Challenger Hard Belgium Dick Norman United Kingdom James Auckland
United Kingdom Ross Hutchins
7-5, 6-7(5-7), [7-10]
Loss 5-3 Mar 2008 Sunrise, United States Challenger Hard Netherlands Peter Wessels Serbia Janko Tipsarevi?
Serbia Du?an Vemi?
2-6, 6-7(6-8)
Win 6-3 Aug 2008 Freudenstadt, Germany Challenger Clay Belgium Dick Norman Austria Rainer Eitzinger
Austria Armin Sandbichler
6-3, 6-3
Win 7-3 May 2010 Tunis, Tunisia Challenger Clay South Africa Jeff Coetzee United States James Cerretani
Canada Adil Shamasdin
7-6(7-3), 6-3


Junior Grand Slam finals

Doubles: 1 (1 title)

Result Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 2000 Wimbledon Championships Grass Belgium Dominique Coene United Kingdom Andrew Banks
United Kingdom Benjamin Riby
6-3, 1-6, 6-3

Performance timelines

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# P# DNQ A Z# PO G S B NMS P NH
(W) winner; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (P#) preliminary round; (DNQ) did not qualify; (A) absent; (Z#) Davis/Fed Cup Zonal Group (with number indication) or (PO) play-off; (G) gold, (S) silver or (B) bronze Olympic/Paralympic medal; (NMS) not a Masters tournament; (P) postponed; (NH) not held; (SR) strike rate (events won / competed); (W-L) win-loss record.
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

Tournament 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 SR W-L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open Q2 Q3 Q1 3R 1R 2R 1R 1R 0 / 5 3-5 38%
French Open Q1 1R 2R 1R 3R 1R 1R 1R 0 / 7 3-7 30%
Wimbledon Q1 1R Q1 2R 2R 1R 2R 1R 0 / 6 3-6 33%
US Open 1R 1R Q1 1R 1R A A 1R 0 / 5 0-5 0%
Win-loss 0-1 0-3 1-1 3-4 3-4 1-3 1-3 0-4 0 / 23 9-23 28%
ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Indian Wells A A A 2R 1R A A A 0 / 2 1-2 33%
Miami Q2 A A 3R 1R 1R A A 0 / 3 2-3 40%
Monte Carlo A A A 3R 3R 2R 1R A 0 / 4 5-4 56%
Madrid A 1R A 3R Q2 A A A 0 / 2 2-2 50%
Rome Q2 A A A Q1 A A A 0 / 0 0-0  - 
Hamburg A A A 2R Q1 1R NMS 0 / 2 1-2 33%
Canada Masters A A A 1R A A A A 0 / 1 0-1 0%
Cincinnati A A A 2R A A A A 0 / 1 1-1 50%
Paris A Q1 2R 2R Q2 Q1 A A 0 / 2 2-2 50%
Win-loss 0-0 0-1 1-1 10-8 2-3 1-3 0-1 0-0 0 / 17 14-17 45%

Doubles

Tournament 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 SR W-L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A A 2R 2R 2R 1R 1R 0 / 5 3-5 38%
French Open 2R A A 2R 3R 1R A 1R 0 / 5 4-5 44%
Wimbledon Q1 A A 2R 2R 1R A 1R 0 / 4 2-4 33%
US Open A A A 3R 2R A A 1R 0 / 3 3-3 50%
Win-loss 1-1 0-0 0-0 5-4 5-4 1-3 0-1 0-4 0 / 17 12-17 41%

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