Christophe Rochus

Christophe Philippe Roch (* December 15, 1978 in Namur ) is a former Belgian tennis player.

His biggest success on the ATP Tour, he celebrated in 2000, when he won the doubles competition of the tournament from Chennai together with Julien Boutter. In individual he could reach with Valencia in 2003 and Rotterdam 2006 twice a playoff on the tour, but he lost both. In doubles, he also failed twice in a final (Kitzbühel 2005 and Doha 2006).

His highest world ranking placement in individual he reached in May 2006 with number 38

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Grand Slam Record

Rochus took the first time at the French Open in 1999 participated in a Grand Slam tournament. In the first round he lost to Frenchman Arnaud Di Pasquale in four sets. At the Australian Open in 2000, he defeated Albert Costa, Kevin Ullyett and Max Mirny, before he was defeated by Russians Jewgewni Kafelnikov in straight sets in the second round. In the same year Rochus reached the second round at the Grand Slam tournament of Wimbledon by defeating Mikael Tillström. However, in the second round he lost to Sjeng Schalken of the Netherlands clearly in three sets. At the U.S. Open, he had to in the first round of the American Justin Gimelstob defeated.

The beginning of 2001 could Rochus to move into the third round of the Australian Open, having already Justin Gimelstob and André Sá defeated. However, towards the Slovaks Dominik Hrbatý he lost in three sets. At the French Open in the same year Rochus had to go home after the first round and losing to Guillermo Cañas. Also in the first round at Wimbledon was to bring anything for the Belgians against Roger Federer. At the U.S. Open 2001, he reached the second round after he beat Sergi Bruguera, losing to Patrick Rafter in three sets.

In 2002, Rochus could survive the first round of the Australian Open against Raemon Sluiter, but against Marat Safin he could not do anything in the second round and lost in three sets. At the French Open, he retired already in the first round against Amir Hadad of Israel. At Wimbledon, Christophe Rochus played against his brother Olivier, whom he defeated in four sets.

2003 Rochus reached again the second round of the Australian Open after he defeated the Georgian Irakli Labadze. However, towards Nicolas Escudé he left. At the French Open Rochus retired in the second round against the Moroccan Younes El Aynaoui. At Wimbledon, he did not make it past the first round, against Austrian Stefan Koubek the he lost in four sets.

After Rochus did not come on the first round out with another Grand Slam tournaments, he managed at the French Open in 2004 a place in the second round after a win against Marc López, but in the second round he lost to Albert Costa in three sets. At the Australian Open 2005, he was also able to reach the second round with a victory against Albert Montanes, but he could not defeat Nikolay Davydenko. After a long dry spell managed Rochus at the French Open in 2006 under the last 64 players, but had to retire against Rubén Ramírez Hidalgo due to an injury at the registry of 2:5.