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18 January 1981 |
|Height||1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)|
|Weight||65 kg (140 lb; 10.2 st)|
|Plays||Right-handed (one-handed backhand)|
|Career prize money||$4,567,944|
|Highest ranking||No. 24 (17 October 2005)|
|Current ranking||No. 66 (16 April 2012)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||4R (2005)|
|French Open||3R (2001, 2006)|
|US Open||4R (2004)|
|Highest ranking||No. 29 (5 July 2004)|
|Current ranking||No. 410 (2 May 2011)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Australian Open||2R (2004, 2005, 2006, 2007)|
|French Open||W (2004)|
|US Open||3R (2006, 2009)|
|Last updated on: 5 May 2011.|
He was a partner of Roger Federer on the junior circuit, winning the Boys' Doubles title at Wimbledon in 1998.
He is the younger brother of Christophe Rochus, also a tennis player.
Rochus has won two singles titles in his career and in 2004 won the French Open doubles title partnering fellow Belgian Xavier Malisse. He won his first title in Palermo in 2000, defeating his brother in the semifinals and Diego Nargiso in the final 7–6, 6–1. In 2003, he achieved his greatest Master Series result, reaching the quarter-finals of the Hamburg Masters.
In June, Rochus faced world no. 1 Roger Federer in the quarterfinals of the tournament in Halle. Rochus held four match points in the second set at 5–6 and in the tie-break (6–4 and 7–6). He could not close out the match and eventually lost 7–6, 6–7, 6–7.
He reached the final of the 2009 If Stockholm Open, after winning to Swede Andreas Vinciguerra in the first round, eighth seed Feliciano López, and Jarkko Nieminen. In the semifinals, he beat best Brazilian Thomaz Bellucci. In the final, he met former world no. 8 Marcos Baghdatis, but lost in two sets 1–6, 5–7.
His next tournament was the Davidoff Swiss Indoors, where he first won his three qualifying matches. In the first round of the tournament, he lost to his former double partner and world no. 1 Roger Federer.
The last tournament of his tennis season was the AXA Belgian Masters (Challenger), where he met countryman Steve Darcis in the semifinal.
In March, Rochus lost in the fourth round in Miami to Roger Federer, after defeating Blaz Kavcic, Marcos Baghdatis, and Mikhail Youzhny in the first three rounds. In July, he made it to the final in Newport, where he was defeated by John Isner 3–6, 6–7.
Rochus lost to Nicolas Almagro in the first round of Wimbledon 2012.
|Winner||1.||25 September 2000||Palermo, Italy||Clay||Diego Nargiso||7–6(16–14), 6–1|
|Runner-up||1.||11 February 2002||Copenhagen, Denmark||Hard (i)||Lars Burgsmüller||3–6, 3–6|
|Runner-up||2.||3 March 2003||Copenhagen, Denmark||Hard (i)||Karol Kučera||6–7(4–7), 4–6|
|Runner-up||3.||15 January 2005||Auckland, New Zealand||Hard||Fernando González||4–6, 2–6|
|Winner||2.||1 May 2006||Munich, Germany||Clay||Kristof Vliegen||6–4, 6–2|
|Runner-up||4.||24 September 2007||Mumbai, India||Hard||Richard Gasquet||3–6, 4–6|
|Runner-up||5.||25 October 2009||Stockholm, Sweden||Hard (i)||Marcos Baghdatis||1–6, 5–7|
|Runner-up||6.||11 July 2010||Newport, United States||Grass||Mardy Fish||7–5, 3–6, 4–6|
|Runner-up||7.||10 July 2011||Newport, United States||Grass||John Isner||3–6, 6–7(6–8)|
|Runner-up||8.||14 January 2012||Auckland, New Zealand||Hard||David Ferrer||3–6, 4–6|
|Winner||1.||5 June 2004||Paris, France||Clay||Xavier Malisse|| Michaël Llodra
|Winner||2.||9 January 2005||Adelaide, Australia||Hard||Xavier Malisse|| Simon Aspelin
|Runner-up||1.||31 July 2005||Kitzbühel, Austria||Clay||Christophe Rochus|| Leoš Friedl
|2–6, 7–6(7–5), 0–6|
|Runner-up||2.||8 January 2006||Doha, Qatar||Hard||Christophe Rochus|| Jonas Björkman
|6–2, 3–6, [8–10]|
|Runner-up||3.||15 October 2006||Stockholm, Sweden||Hard (i)||Kristof Vliegen|| Paul Hanley
|Runner-up||4.||20 July 2008||Kitzbühel, Austria||Clay||Lucas Arnold Ker|| James Cerretani
|Runner-up||5.||7 February 2010||Zagreb, Croatia||Hard (i)||Arnaud Clément|| Jürgen Melzer
|6–3, 3–6, [8–10]|
Current through the 2012 French Open.
|Grand Slam Tournaments|
|Year End Ranking||68||114||64||48||66||27||36||48||122||57||113||67|
Juan Carlos Ferrero
|ATP Newcomer of the Year
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