Robert Smeets
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Robert Smeets

Robert Smeets
Country (sports) Australia
ResidenceBrisbane, Queensland
Ipswich, Queensland
Born (1985-11-10) 10 November 1985 (age 36)
Sliedrecht, Netherlands
Height1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Retired2011
PlaysLeft-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$355,595
Singles
Career record1-8 (ATP Tour and Grand Slam level, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 146 (15 September 2008)
Grand Slam singles results
Australian Open2R (2007)
French Open1R (2008)
WimbledonQ2 (2008)
US Open1R (2008)
Doubles
Career record9-11 (ATP Tour and Grand Slam level, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 109 (27 November 2006)

Robert Smeets (born 10 November 1985) is an Australian retired professional tennis player. Though born in the Netherlands, Smeets moved to Australia aged 12 and took residency.

Personal life

Smeets has two sisters, called Karin and Cheyenne. His mother is Jeannette and father, Joe. He lives in Brisbane.

Tennis career

Smeets plays predominantly on the ATP Challenger Series and ITF Men's Circuit. However, he has enjoyed some success on the ATP Tour: at the 2008 Next Generation Adelaide International, he and Chris Guccione, as wildcards, reached the final of the doubles competition. On their way to the final they defeated number 2 seeds Andy Ram and Jonathan Erlich.

Smeets has also reached the second round of his home Grand Slam, the Australian Open, in 2007, by defeating Luká? Lacko. Smeets reached the third round of the doubles competition, partnering Paul Baccanello in 2006.

In 2008 Smeets was granted a wildcard into the 2008 French Open main draw. He drew Tomá? Berdych, winning one game.

ATP Tour finals

Doubles runners-up (1)

No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score
1. 6 January 2008 Adelaide, Australia Hard Australia Chris Guccione Argentina Martín García
Brazil Marcelo Melo
6-3, 3-6, [10-7]

Singles titles (10)

Legend (singles)
Grand Slam (0)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (0)
ATP World Tour 500 (0)
ATP World Tour 250 (0)
ATP Challenger Tour (2)
ITF Futures (9)
No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score
1. 2 May 2005 Seogwipo Hard United Kingdom James Auckland 7-5, 6-3
2. 30 May 2005 Wuhan Hard Israel Ishay Hadash 7-6, 6-3
3. 19 September 2005 Rockhampton Hard Australia Luke Bourgeois 7-6, 2-6, 6-4
4. 10 October 2005 Queensland Hard New Zealand Mark Nielsen 7-5, 6-3
5. 12 February 2007 Wollongong Hard Slovenia Grega ?emlja 7-5, 6-1
6. 7 May 2007 Kuwait Hard Kuwait Mohammed Ghareeb 6-3, 6-2
7. 4 June 2007 Puerto Cruz Carpet Spain Guillermo Alcaide 6-4, 6-4
8. 6 August 2007 Wrexham Hard Australia Adam Feeney 6-4, 4-6, 6-4
9. 17 September 2007 Lubbock Hard Serbia Du?an Vemi? 6-3, 7-6(9-7)
10. 30 June 2008 Dublin Hard Denmark Frederik Nielsen 7-6(7-5), 6-2
11. 22 March 2009 Poitiers Hard Germany Dominik Meffert 6-4, 3-6, 6-3

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