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Xavier Malisse

Xavier Malisse
Country (sports)  Belgium
Residence Sarasota, United States
Born (1980-07-19) 19 July 1980
Kortrijk, Belgium
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Turned pro 1998
Retired 2013
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $5,626,935
Singles
Career record 293–270
Career titles 3
Highest ranking No. 19 (12 August 2002)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 3R (2003, 2011)
French Open 4R (2002, 2004)
Wimbledon SF (2002)
US Open 4R (2001, 2003, 2005)
Other tournaments
Olympic Games 1R (2004)
Doubles
Career record 129–112
Career titles 9
Highest ranking No. 25 (7 November 2011)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 2R (2003 - 2006, 2011)
French Open W (2004)
Wimbledon 3R (2005)
US Open 2R (2003)

Xavier Malisse (born 19 July 1980) is a retired Belgian tennis player. Born in the north-western Flemish city of Kortrijk and nicknamed X-Man, he is only one of two players from Belgium (the other being David Goffin) to have been ranked in the top 20 of the ATP tour, with a career-high singles ranking of World No. 19.

Contents

  • Career 1
    • Juniors 1.1
    • 1998–2008 1.2
    • 2009 1.3
    • 2010 1.4
    • 2011 1.5
    • 2012 1.6
  • Personal life 2
  • Significant finals 3
    • Grand Slam finals 3.1
      • Doubles: 1 (1-0) 3.1.1
    • Masters 1000 finals 3.2
      • Doubles: 1 (1-0) 3.2.1
  • ATP career finals 4
    • Singles: 12 (3-9) 4.1
    • Doubles: 13 (9-4) 4.2
  • Singles performance timeline 5
  • Doubles performance timeline 6
  • References 7
  • External links 8

Career

Juniors

As a junior Malisse compiled a singles win/loss record of 66–18, reaching as high as No. 10 in the junior world singles rankings in 1997.

1998–2008

Malisse turned professional in 1998.

His best performance in Grand Slam singles competition was at the 2002 Wimbledon championships, where he reached the semi-final, beating Galo Blanco, Vince Spadea, Yevgeny Kafelnikov and Britain's Greg Rusedski in five sets en route, as well as former champion Richard Krajicek. He eventually lost to runner-up David Nalbandian, again in five sets. Malisse and Olivier Rochus won the French Open doubles championship in 2004. He has won three ATP tour singles titles: Delray Beach in 2005 and 2007, and Chennai in 2007.

2009

After a difficult year, Malisse found himself with a world ranking of 205. In his first tournament of the year in Brisbane, he lost in the last qualifying round to American Bobby Reynolds. A week later, in Medibank International Sydney, he reached the main draw, but lost to Mario Ančić in the first round.

At the Australian Open, he first won his qualifying matches. In the first round of the main draw, he defeated Michaël Llodra. However, in the next round, he lost to Andy Roddick in four sets. In October, he won a Challenger tournament in Lyon, and this pushed him back into the world's top 100 for the first time in nearly two years.

2010

Malisse lost in the third round of Wimbledon to Sam Querrey in five sets.

2011

Xavier started the 2011 season by reaching the final of Chennai. In March, he won the doubles title in the Indian Wells Masters with Alexandr Dolgopolov of Ukraine. He reached the fourth round at Wimbledon, where he lost to Bernard Tomic.

2012

Xavier reached the fourth round of Wimbledon where he faced Roger Federer. Federer won the first two sets and went a break up in the third, but Malisse came back to win the third set and move 2-0 in the fourth. Federer subsequently won six out of the next seven games to win the match and went on to win the title.

Personal life

Malisse was previously in a relationship with American tennis player Jennifer Capriati.[1]

Significant finals

Grand Slam finals

Doubles: 1 (1-0)

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 2004 French Open Clay Olivier Rochus Michaël Llodra
Fabrice Santoro
7–5, 7–5

Masters 1000 finals

Doubles: 1 (1-0)

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 2011 Indian Wells Hard Alexandr Dolgopolov Roger Federer
Stanislas Wawrinka
6–4, 6–7(5–7), [10–7]

ATP career finals

Singles: 12 (3-9)

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 (3–9)
Titles by Surface
Hard (3–4)
Clay (0–4)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–1)
Outcome No. Year Championship Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 2 November 1998 Abierto Mexicano TELCEL, Mexico City, Mexico Clay Jiří Novák 3–6, 3–6
Runner-up 2. 10 May 1999 Delray Beach International Tennis Championships, Delray Beach, United States Clay Lleyton Hewitt 4–6, 7–6(7–2), 1–6
Runner-up 3. 12 March 2001 Delray Beach International Tennis Championships, Delray Beach, United States Hard Jan-Michael Gambill 5–7, 4–6
Runner-up 4. 30 April 2001 Verizon Tennis Challenge, Atlanta, United States Clay Andy Roddick 2–6, 4–6
Runner-up 5. 24 May 2004 Hypo Group Tennis International, St. Pölten, Austria Clay Filippo Volandri 1–6, 4–6
Runner-up 6. 11 October 2004 Grand Prix de Tennis de Lyon, Lyon, France Carpet Robin Söderling 2–6, 6–3, 4–6
Winner 1. 31 January 2005 Delray Beach International Tennis Championships, Delray Beach, United States Hard Jiří Novák 7–6(8–6), 6–2
Runner-up 7. 9 January 2006 Next Generation Adelaide International, Adelaide, Australia Hard Florent Serra 3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 8. 6 February 2006 Delray Beach International Tennis Championships, Delray Beach, United States Hard Tommy Haas 3–6, 6–3, 6–7(5–7)
Winner 2. 1 January 2007 Chennai Open, Chennai, India Hard Stefan Koubek 6–1, 6–3
Winner 3. 28 January 2007 Delray Beach International Tennis Championships, Delray Beach, United States Hard James Blake 5–7, 6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 9. 11 January 2011 Chennai Open, Chennai, India Hard Stanislas Wawrinka 5–7, 6–4, 1–6

Doubles: 13 (9-4)

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (1–0)
ATP World Tour Finals (0–0)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (1–0)
ATP World Tour 500 Series (0–0)
ATP World Tour 250 Series (7–4)
Titles by Surface
Hard (8–3)
Clay (1–1)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 24 May 2004 French Open, Paris, France Clay Olivier Rochus Michaël Llodra
Fabrice Santoro
7–5, 7–5
Winner 2. 3 January 2005 ATP Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia Hard Olivier Rochus Simon Aspelin
Todd Perry
7–6, 6–4
Winner 3. 1 January 2007 ATP Chennai, Chennai, India Hard Dick Norman Rafael Nadal
Bartolomé Salvá
7–6, 7–6
Winner 4. 28 January 2007 ATP Delray Beach, Delray Beach, United States Hard Hugo Armando James Auckland
Stephen Huss
6–3, 6–7, [10–5]
Runner-up 1. 15 January 2008 Heineken Open, Auckland, New Zealand Hard Jürgen Melzer Luis Horna
Juan Mónaco
4–6, 6–3, [7–10]
Runner-up 2. 13 February 2011 SAP Open, San Jose, United States Hard (i) Alejandro Falla Scott Lipsky
Rajeev Ram
4–6, 6–4, [8–10]
Winner 5. 18 March 2011 BNP Paribas Open, Indian Wells, United States Hard Alexandr Dolgopolov Roger Federer
Stanislas Wawrinka
6–4, 6–7(5–7), [10–7]
Winner 6. 31 July 2011 Farmers Classic, Los Angeles, United States Hard Mark Knowles Somdev Devvarman
Treat Conrad Huey
7–6(7–3), 7–6(12–10)
Winner 7. 19 February 2012 SAP Open, San Jose, United States Hard (i) Mark Knowles Kevin Anderson
Frank Moser
6–4, 1–6, [10–5]
Runner-up 3. 6 May 2012 BMW Open, Munich, Germany Clay Dick Norman František Čermák
Filip Polášek
4–6, 5–7
Runner-up 4. 22 July 2012 BB&T Atlanta Open, Atlanta, United States Hard Michael Russell Matthew Ebden
Ryan Harrison
3-6, 6-3, [6-10]
Winner 8. 30 July 2012 Farmers Classic, Los Angeles, United States Hard Ruben Bemelmans Jamie Delgado
Ken Skupski
7–6(7–5), 4–6, [10-7]
Winner 9. 17 February 2013 SAP Open, San Jose, United States Hard (i) Frank Moser Lleyton Hewitt
Marinko Matosevic
6–0, 6–7(4–7), [10–4]

Singles performance timeline

Key
W  F  SF QF R# RR LQ (Q#) A P Z# PO SF-B F-S G NMS NH

Won tournament; or reached Final; Semifinal; Quarter-final; Round 4, 3, 2, 1; competed at a Round Robin stage; lost in Qualification Round; absent from tournament event; played in a Davis Cup - / Fed Cup Zonal Group (with its number indication) or Play-off; won a bronze, silver (F or S) or gold medal at the Olympics; a downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament (Not a Masters Series); or a tournament that was Not Held in a given year.

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

Current till 2013 Wimbledon Championships.
Tournament 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 W–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A A A 2R 3R 1R 1R 2R 1R 1R 2R 1R 3R 1R 2R 8–12
French Open A 1R A 3R 4R 3R 4R 2R 1R A A A 2R 2R 1R 1R 13–11
Wimbledon A 1R A 2R SF 1R 4R 2R 2R A 2R 1R 3R 4R 4R 1R 20–13
US Open A 3R 2R 4R 3R 4R 1R 4R 3R 2R Q1 Q1 1R 1R 1R 1R 17–13
Win–Loss 0–0 2–3 1–1 6–3 11–4 7–4 6–4 5–4 4–4 1–2 1–2 1–2 3–4 6–4 3–4 1–4 58–49
ATP Masters Series
Indian Wells Masters A 3R A A 1R 2R 2R 1R 3R A 2R A A 3R 2R 1R 10–10
Miami Masters A 1R 2R A 1R 2R 3R 2R 2R A 3R A 1R 2R 2R 3R 10–12
Monte Carlo Masters A A A A 1R 1R 1R 2R 1R A 1R A A 1R A 1R 1–8
Rome Masters A A A A 3R 1R A A 2R A A A A 2R Q2 1R 4–5
Madrid Masters A A A A 2R A 1R A 1R A A A A 3R A 1R 3–5
Canada Masters A A A 1R 1R 1R 1R 3R QF A A A 2R A A A 6–7
Cincinnati Masters A 1R A 2R 3R 2R 1R 1R 1R A A A A 1R A A 4–8
Shanghai Masters Not Masters Series A A A A A 0–0
Paris Masters A A A 3R 2R A 2R 1R 1R A A A 1R A A A 4–6
Hamburg Masters A A A A 1R 2R 1R A 1R A 1R NMS 1–5
Win–Loss 0–0 2–3 1–1 3–3 6–9 3–7 4–8 3–6 7–9 0–0 3–4 0–0 1–3 6–6 2–2 2–5 43–66
Career Statistics
Titles–Finals 0–1 0–1 0–0 0–2 0–0 0–0 0–2 1–1 0–2 2–2 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 0–0 0–0 3–12
Year End Ranking 161 145 127 33 25 55 48 47 37 112 162 94 60 49 47 135

Doubles performance timeline

This table is current through US Open.
Tournament 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 W–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open 2R 2R 2R 2R 1R 1R 2R 1R 2R 6–9
French Open 2R W 3R QF 1R 2R 3R 1R 15–7
Wimbledon 2R 2R 3R 1R 1R 2R 5–6
US Open 2R 1R 1R 1R 3R 1R 1R 3–7
Win–Loss 4–4 8–3 5–3 4–3 0–1 0–1 0–0 0–3 4–3 2–4 2–4 29–29

References

  1. ^ Tresniowski, Alex (12 February 2001). "Jenny, Anyone?". People.com. Retrieved 7 September 2014. 

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