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Steve Darcis

JuanRodriguez
10-22-2005, 02:04 PM
Steve just won his semi-final in the $50.000 challenger of Kolding, Denmark! :)

Darcis d. (1) Goldstein 7-6, 6-4

He'll probably wins around 20-25 places in the rankings, jumps over Gilles Elseneer and becomes the sixth best Belgian player after the Rochus brothers, Malisse, Norman and Vliegen. :yeah:

Now win the final too, Steve! :)

Ivanatis
04-07-2006, 10:33 AM
No tournament yet played in 2006, what is he doing? :(

JuanRodriguez
04-07-2006, 11:01 AM
No tournament yet played in 2006, what is he doing? :(

Steve was injured, but this week he made his comeback at the $25.000 challenger of Monza. Steve defeated Korolev in his first match (6-3, 4-1 ret.) and lost the 2nd round from Calatrava (4-6, 6-7). But he's back on track, that is what matters :)

This week he will play the $15.000-futures tournament in Angers and the week after that a 25k challenger in Switzerland. Hope to see him doing well!

takuma
08-01-2006, 12:28 AM
Hi guys, just dropped here to update some: Steve has just lost today the final of quallies against argentine Vassallo-Arguello in Sopot.He won the first set and played quite well, but it wasn't enough against the cool headed latino player..Maybe next time.Best of luck Darc!

arn
08-01-2006, 10:43 PM
I have the feeling he's still improving lots month by month. How does he play, never saw him play?

Kurthi
06-27-2007, 01:24 AM
He is nice.

http://s3.bilder-hosting.de/tbnl/1BEPZ.jpg (http://www.bilder-hosting.de/show/1BEPZ.html)

http://s3.bilder-hosting.de/tbnl/1BEBU.jpg (http://www.bilder-hosting.de/show/1BEBU.html)

More here:

http://www.togon.de/gallery/index.php?cat=121

Have fun.

kidult
07-21-2007, 03:19 PM
Amersfoort semi-final!Good Luck!I like him.

kidult
07-22-2007, 04:19 AM
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quiron
07-22-2007, 04:25 AM
Steve was a stranger for all, I see that he has a good game :)

Albop
07-22-2007, 04:27 AM
Steve was a stranger for all, I see that SHE has a good game :)

:aplot:

quiron
07-22-2007, 04:39 AM
:aplot:


if, it mistakes albop to me): I do not understand much of English, I do what I can.

Albop
07-22-2007, 04:45 AM
if, it mistakes albop to me): I do not understand much of English, I do what I can.

:yeah:

kidult
07-22-2007, 06:04 PM
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The new Belgiangirl
07-22-2007, 06:22 PM
Congrats with your 1ste ATP-title!! Great week, Steve!!!

Matthias13
07-22-2007, 07:41 PM
Congratulations with your 1st ATP tournament victory Steve :bigclap: :bowdown:

What an amazing week for him. Hopefully more to follow !

He will rise to ATP-142 next week :yeah:

Matthias13
07-27-2007, 10:16 PM
Steve will try to qualify for the ATP tournament of Sopot this weekend. Hopefully with the same result ;)

Good luck Steve

Deborah
07-30-2007, 09:16 AM
Steve plays today the last round of the qualifications against Gaston Gaudio... :)

Deborah
07-30-2007, 01:08 PM
Steve def. G. Gaudio: 6/2 - 6/0 :eek: :worship:

Well done!! :bigclap:

Hagar
07-30-2007, 03:03 PM
Steve's on a roll...

Grinder
07-30-2007, 04:59 PM
Steve played well today and kept forcing the error from Gaudio. Hopefully he can get an easy first round and tear his way through the draw again. :yeah:

Matthias13
07-30-2007, 06:45 PM
Steve played well today and kept forcing the error from Gaudio. Hopefully he can get an easy first round and tear his way through the draw again. :yeah:

:scared: Nicolas Massu on clay is never easy, but Steve has beaten several good players these last weeks. Maybe he can pull of a stunt again :yeah:

1R: S.Darcis - N.Massu (CHL)

Deborah
07-31-2007, 09:00 AM
:scared: Nicolas Massu on clay is never easy, but Steve has beaten several good players these last weeks. Maybe he can pull of a stunt again :yeah:

1R: S.Darcis - N.Massu (CHL)
Indeed, he will have to stay focused against Massu.

If he wins, he will probably meet Robredo in the second round... :scared:

Grinder
07-31-2007, 06:14 PM
Steve just saved two match points against Massu and wins 6-7(8) 7-6(0) 6-4. He has either Kubot or Robredo next. Kubot and Robredo have split sets so hopefully Kubot. :p

Matthias13
07-31-2007, 06:20 PM
Congrats Steve with your amazing victory :yeah:

Strange that he plays that solid these last few weeks. Why didn't he do that all his career :drool:

Come on Lukas, beat Robredo :p

Deborah
08-01-2007, 08:13 AM
Congrats Steve!! :worship:


And good luck tomorrow against Robredo!! :bounce:

Hagar
08-05-2007, 10:03 PM
Well, Steve did not get by Robredo but made him work hard. And now Robredo won the tournament so that means that it was the toughest opponent Steve could get.
Anyone knows if he will move up the rankings after Sopot?

Tom Paulman
08-05-2007, 10:06 PM
Well, Steve did not get by Robredo but made him work hard. And now Robredo won the tournament so that means that it was the toughest opponent Steve could get.
Anyone knows if he will move up the rankings after Sopot?

Of course he will, he can only go up till the rest of the season

Deborah
08-06-2007, 08:06 AM
ATP 06/08/07 Belgian Boys ;)

39.(40) Xavier Malisse 765pt
61.(60) Olivier Rochus 585pt
71.(75) Kristof Vliegen 535pt
133.(118) Dick Norman 322pt
136.(150) Steve Darcis 308pt :worship:
168.(170) Christophe Rochus 250pt
317.(289) Wauters Stefan 111pt
424.(418) Niels Desein 72pt
490.(485) Jeroen Masson 52pt
526.(527) Ruben Bemelmans 44pt
560.(569) Maxime Authom 39pt
670.(670) Yannick Mertens 26pt
710.(708) Gilles Elseneer 22pt
1515.(1512) Laurent Montoisy 1pt
1515.(1512) Frederic De Fays 1pt

Matthias13
08-06-2007, 11:26 AM
Xavier has not played since March and yet, he's the best Belgian :D He even rises without playing matches :drool:

rrfnpump
09-04-2007, 01:58 PM
My Pics of Steve from the US Open

http://i13.tinypic.com/5433f3l_th.jpg (http://i13.tinypic.com/5433f3l.jpg) http://i18.tinypic.com/54d46z5_th.jpg (http://i18.tinypic.com/54d46z5.jpg) http://i5.tinypic.com/63bgrhv_th.jpg (http://i5.tinypic.com/63bgrhv.jpg)

Steve played extremely well against Haas, but he couldnt use his chances in the second set and in the end Haas was too strong. However, another promising performance!

TankingTheSet
09-24-2007, 07:04 PM
Grenoble Challenger, first round:

Stakhovsky def. Darcis 3-1 ret.

This is worrying, didn't Darcis suffer injuries in the last few years which prevented him from breaking through? I hope it's not serious.

Edit: The ATP drawsheet lists a left calf injury as reason for the retirement.

Kristen
01-07-2008, 11:44 AM
Some photos from qualifying in Sydney, versus Korolev :sad:

TankingTheSet
01-08-2008, 04:49 PM
Draw doesn't look bad for him in Sydney -- this could be his second big ATP result.

dijus
01-11-2008, 09:59 PM
GL in AO, Steve :rocker2:

Kristen
01-23-2008, 11:32 AM
VS Sirianni, Sydney 2008.

JanineGermany
02-13-2008, 04:42 PM
Davis Cup CZE-BEL (http://www.international-sport-photos.de/gallery/index.php?cat=88)
here are my photos from Davis Cup

Pink Princess
02-15-2008, 07:45 PM
GL in 2008 Steve Darcis:bigclap::bigclap::bigclap:

Pink Princess
02-15-2008, 07:48 PM
Some photos from qualifying in Sydney, versus Korolev :sad:

Thanks a lot!!!

Steve:hearts: :hearts: :hearts:

Pink Princess
02-15-2008, 07:54 PM
VS Sirianni, Sydney 2008.

Thanks a lot!!!

Steve:inlove: :inlove: :inlove:

Pink Princess
02-26-2008, 09:15 PM
Memphis R1:

Steve Darcis d. Vincent Spadea 75 46 76(4)

Steve:bigclap::bigclap::bigclap:

Pink Princess
02-27-2008, 02:00 AM
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GL Tomorrow Wednesday Steve:bigclap::bigclap::bigclap:

Bogie
02-27-2008, 06:17 AM
vliegen/darcis vs. bryan brothers this past week at the sap open....quality isn't the best but hey, it's better than nothing, right? btw, steve was one of the nicest pros i've met, he was very nice to all the fans and signed everyone's autograph that asked him to. he has earned a lifetime fan in me after seeing him last week. GO STEVE!!!

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rrfnpump
02-27-2008, 07:38 AM
:yeah:

Pink Princess
02-27-2008, 11:55 PM
Memphis R2:

Steve Darcis d. Jurgen Melzer 63 76(4)

Steve:bigclap::bigclap::bigclap:

Pink Princess
02-27-2008, 11:56 PM
Memphis QF:

Steve Darcis vs. Benjamin Becker

GL Steve:bigclap::bigclap::bigclap:

Pink Princess
02-29-2008, 07:55 PM
Memphis QF:

S. Darcis d. B. Becker 61 60

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Steve:bigclap::bigclap::bigclap:

Pink Princess
02-29-2008, 08:56 PM
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Steve Darcis, of Belgium, serves to Benjamin Becker, of Germany, in the Regions Morgan Keegan Championship tennis tournament in Memphis, Tenn., Friday, Feb. 29, 2008. Darcis won 6-1, 6-0.

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Steve Darcis of Belgium returns a shot to Benjamin Becker in the Regions Morgan Keegan Championship tennis tournament in Memphis, Tenn., Friday, Feb. 29, 2008. Darcis won 6-1, 6-0.

Tomorrow GL Steve:bigclap::bigclap::bigclap:

Pink Princess
03-01-2008, 07:26 PM
Steve reaches the Final in Memphis!!!

S. Darcis d. J. Bjorkman 46 61 64

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Steve:bigclap::bigclap::bigclap:

Pink Princess
03-01-2008, 10:08 PM
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Steve Darcis, of Belgium, celebrates after defeating Jonas Bjorkman, of Sweden, in a semifinal at the Regions Morgan Keegan Championship tennis tournament in Memphis, Tenn., Saturday, March 1, 2008. Darcis beat Bjorkman 4-6, 6-1, 6-4 to reach Sunday's finals.

Go Steve:bigclap::bigclap::bigclap:

rrfnpump
03-01-2008, 11:55 PM
awesome win :yeah: :worship:
go for the second title tomorrow!!!!!!!

rrfnpump
03-02-2008, 09:27 PM
and he did win the title :woohoo: 63 76(5) over Söderling.

congrats, Steve, wonderful :hearts:

Pink Princess
03-02-2008, 10:26 PM
Darcis Champion:bigclap::bigclap::bigclap:

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Pink Princess
03-02-2008, 10:28 PM
Pictures with the Trophy soon :)

Pink Princess
03-02-2008, 10:56 PM
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Steve Darcis, of Belgium, celebrates after defeating Robin Soderling in the final round of the Regions Morgan Keegan Championship tennis tournament in Memphis, Tenn., Sunday, March 2, 2008. Darcis defeated Soderlin, 6-3, 7-6 (5) to win the tournament.

Congratulations Steve:smooch::inlove::inlove::inlove:

Pink Princess
03-02-2008, 11:26 PM
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Steve Darcis, of Belgium, holds his trophy after defeating Robin Soderling in the final round of the Regions Morgan Keegan Championship tennis tournament in Memphis, Tenn., Sunday, March 2, 2008. Darcis defeated Soderling 6-3, 7-6 (5) to win the tournament.
(AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Steve:bigclap::bigclap::bigclap:

Pink Princess
03-02-2008, 11:56 PM
Darcis wins 2nd career ATP title, beats Soderling in straight sets



MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP)—Steve Darcis sank to his knees, pumped his right fist and let out a yell. What better way for the Belgian to express his disbelief and joy at winning his second ATP title in two finals.

He beat Robin Soderling of Sweden 6-3, 7-6 (5) on Sunday in the Regions Morgan Keegan Championships and was left almost speechless.

“At the moment, I don’t know. I think I don’t realize what I did today, so maybe if you ask me the same question tomorrow I could answer better,” Darcis said when asked how this victory compared to winning in the Netherlands last year as a qualifier.

“It’s just amazing the way I feel right now. It’s really tough for me to explain.”

Not bad for a guy whose goal for this year had been to crack the world’s top 50 rankings. Mission already accomplished with the victory moving him from 81st to a career-best No. 45 with most of the 2008 schedule still to play.

Soderling, seeded eighth and playing in his second straight ATP final, was going for his third career title. He upset top-seeded Andy Roddick to reach the semifinals and fell instead to 2-5 for his career in finals—all indoors. Soderling credited Darcis, in their first-ever match, with serving better than he expected.ADVERTISEMENT



“It was tough, just a bit of a shame that I played my worst match in the final two weeks in a row,” said Soderling, who lost at Rotterdam last week.

“I think I played some really good tennis this week. I didn’t play bad today either. I played a lot better in my other matches. Maybe he made me play bad as well. … He played really well.”

Darcis survived 17 unforced errors and became the first player to break Soderling’s serve this week. The Belgian earned $163,750, the biggest check of his career.

“For my part, I tried to serve today very good and tried to put a lot of rhythm in,” Darcis said. “But he was serving pretty good in the second. In the tiebreaker, I tried not to miss. … It was going the right way today.”

Soderling, ranked No. 23 a little more than a year ago, will rise from No. 42 to No. 39 as he continues his return from left wrist injury that kept him out between August and January.

He was trying to end Sweden’s ATP title drought, which dates to Jonas Bjorkman’s win in Vietnam in October 2005. By comparison, Belgians have won five titles over the past two years with Olivier Rochus winning Munich in 2006 and Xavier Malisse grabbing titles in Chennai and Delray Beach in 2007 to go with Darcis’ own two victories.

That is why Darcis now must consult with his coach Reginald Williams about where to go from now. He was playing Futures matches only a year ago after being hampered by knee, ankle and wrist injuries that kept him out four months in 2006. His top goal for 2008 had been being ranked inside the Top 50.

“Now it’s done,” he said.

Coming into Memphis, Darcis had been struggling. He was 2-5 having reached the second round in Sydney before losing in the first round in Adelaide, the Australian Open and San Jose. His other victory came in Davis Cup play against the Czech Republic.

But Darcis beat Vincent Spadea, seventh-seeded Jurgen Melzer, Benjamin Becker and Bjorkman to reach his second career final and first indoors. He improved to 7-5 by upsetting the No. 8 seed for the title.

Darcis broke Soderling in the fourth game and served out to win the first set in 27 minutes.

The second set went to the tiebreak, where Soderling led 4-2 when Darcis netted a forehand and tossed his racket to the ground. He recovered with an ace and watched Soderling go up 5-3 with a service winner. But Soderling hit a forehand wide and sent a forehand long for Darcis to tie it 5-5.

“I couldn’t afford that because he wouldn’t give me anything,” Soderling said. “I had to do every point, so it was tough.”

Darcis went up 6-5 in the tiebreak with a forehand pass after a long rally. Soderling then ended the match with a long forehand as Darcis dropped to his knees and started celebrating.

“It was like I could say, `Ooof.’ I don’t know how to explain. It was a great moment,” Darcis said.

Kristen
03-03-2008, 03:21 AM
A little gutted for Soderling, but so happy for Steve. He seems like a really genuine nice guy. I liked the way, after the match, Taylor Dent asked him how a little country like Belgium has produced so many good players. Taylor suggested it might be the [Belgian] chocolate...Steve said 'Maybe it's the beer?' :lol:

Ivanatis
03-03-2008, 06:44 AM
I'm really happy about his win
I hope he can cope with his heat problems and play a decent European clay court season, then we will see him soon in the top20:)

Pink Princess
03-03-2008, 02:33 PM
Memphis Final Darcis vs. Soderling:

1st set last game:

http://es.youtube.com/watch?v=OIUrlxkQxn0

2nd set Tie-break:

http://es.youtube.com/watch?v=pyrEyI6nte4

Kristen
03-06-2008, 07:32 AM
Small article (http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/2008/mar/02/no-headline---2008-03-01-233909733108/)

Rare triple
Belgian Steve Darcis, who beat Bjorkman in a semifinal match Saturday, pulled off a rare triple in 2007 by winning tournaments on three different levels: Futures level, Challenger level and ATP Tour level.

'It was amazing,' Darcis said. 'At the beginning of the year I was almost (ranked) 500 because of injuries and stuff. I played some Futures and was playing good but not winning many matches. But after a few months and a few wins I started playing much better and went to play a Challenger. The first Challenger I played, I won. I don't know how to explain it. It was a great week.'

By reaching today's final, Darcis will move from 81 in the world to just inside the top 50 for the first time in his career. "It's great to see players like this play that long and at that level; the way he played this week he could play more years.' -- Darcis, 23, after beating 35-year-old Bjorkman.

TankingTheSet
03-07-2008, 03:06 AM
He pulled out of Indian Wells. Anyone know the reason? He can afford a little break, but had some time to rest before Indian Wells so if he's fit it's a bit puzzling.

Pockit2006
03-09-2008, 01:56 PM
I was wondering why the has pulled out? is he still playing Miami?

Pockit2006
03-09-2008, 02:13 PM
Memphis Final Darcis vs. Soderling:

1st set last game:

http://es.youtube.com/watch?v=OIUrlxkQxn0

2nd set Tie-break:

http://es.youtube.com/watch?v=pyrEyI6nte4

thanks for posting

Pink Princess
03-09-2008, 08:03 PM
http://picture.belga.be/belgapicture/picture/thumb/8658124.jpg

Belgian tennis player Steve Darcis gives a press conference about his tennis results and the evolution of his carreer, Wednesday 05 March 2008 in Jambes. Darcis won last weekend the Regions Morgan Keegan Championships tennis match in Memphis.

GL in Miami:bigclap::bigclap::bigclap:

TankingTheSet
03-10-2008, 05:04 AM
I couldn't find any details about why he skipped Indian Wells. It seems "Shark" is a popular nickname for him in Belgium.

Pink Princess
03-11-2008, 08:03 PM
Steve Darcis (BEL)

Birthdate: 13-Mar-84

My intellectual capacity says to me that this is the motive.

Matthias13
03-11-2008, 09:02 PM
Steve Darcis (BEL)

Birthdate: 13-Mar-84

My intellectual capacity says to me that this is the motive.

Maybe ;) But according to his diary on his website (www.stevedarcis.be) he was sick and therefore returned home :) Only the Dutch version is available for the moment

Pink Princess
03-12-2008, 01:56 PM
Maybe ;) But according to his diary on his website (www.stevedarcis.be) he was sick and therefore returned home :) Only the Dutch version is available for the moment

Thanks a lot Matthias, I did not know that was writing a Diary, my teacher can translate Dutch.

Steve is charming, I hope that he not continue sick for his Birthday Party.

I love that Picture with his nickname Shark.

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Matthias13
03-13-2008, 02:36 PM
Happy birthday Steve :aparty:

Pink Princess
03-13-2008, 03:33 PM
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:smooch::bdaycake::music::music::music::bigclap: :bigclap: :bigclap:

Matthias13
03-16-2008, 06:04 PM
There's an interview with Steve tonight in Sportweekend (19.20 on EEN). It will probably be put on www.sporza.be later this week, for those who cannot watch Flemish television :)

Pink Princess
03-24-2008, 03:33 PM
Sony Ericsson Open, Miami!!!

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Place: Miami, Florida
Date: March 26-April 6, 2008
Draw Size: 96
Surface: Hard
Prize Money: $3,770,000
Tournament Director: Adam Barrett
Ticket Hotline: +1-305-442-3367
Website: http://www.sonyericssonopen.com/

Men's Qual Singles: 1st Round

(1) Steve DARCIS (BEL) vs. Harel LEVY (ISR)

GL to Steve:bigclap::bigclap::bigclap:

Pink Princess
03-24-2008, 04:15 PM
Darcis lost 61 62, too easy, what will have happened???

Echagaray
03-28-2008, 07:57 PM
Steve :sad: where is the next tournament for Steve?

Pink Princess
03-29-2008, 01:37 AM
He plays Valencia, Monte-Carlo and Munich. GL Steve:bigclap::bigclap::bigclap:

Echagaray
03-29-2008, 01:48 AM
Good luck Steve in Valencia and all tournaments the good is he in on Montecarlo for his rank :D

Pink Princess
04-13-2008, 11:37 PM
Steve plays in Valencia and tomorrow is his debut.

Centre Court:

Not Before 3:00 PM

Steve Darcis vs. Guillermo Garcia-Lopez

Come on Steve:bigclap::bigclap::bigclap:

Pink Princess
04-14-2008, 04:33 PM
Darcis retired!!! After losing the initial set:(:(:( I hope that Steve can play in Montecarlo and Munich.

Pink Princess
04-15-2008, 04:33 PM
Steve does not play in Montecarlo, has pain in his wrist and expected to play in Munich. Honestly is a wise decision, if you have pain should not play, I wish him a speedy recovery.

TankingTheSet
04-26-2008, 09:17 PM
He is in the Munich draw, but I am concerned about his injury...you do not pull out of the Monte Carlo main draw if it's not a serious injury. :unsure:

Drikke
04-27-2008, 12:30 AM
He is in the Munich draw, but I am concerned about his injury...you do not pull out of the Monte Carlo main draw if it's not a serious injury. :unsure:

I think Steve really wants to play Roland Garros and espacially Wimbledon for the first time. :)

FoX_TD
04-28-2008, 05:21 PM
any news about his injury ? interview ? :confused:

Pink Princess
04-30-2008, 12:26 PM
Munich - GER - $349.000

R1: S. Darcis d. B. Becker 63 64

Steve:bigclap::bigclap::bigclap:

Pink Princess
05-02-2008, 01:14 AM
Steve lost in Munich, 63 in the third. Maintain a positive attitude and it remains concentrated for the next Tournament. A wise advice that my violin teacher says to me. Bye Steve:inlove::inlove::inlove:

Pink Princess
05-05-2008, 02:45 PM
Rome - ITA - €2.270.000

R1 Steve Darcis d. Ivan Ljubicic 75 76(5):bigclap::bigclap::bigclap:

R2 Steve Darcis vs. (3) Novak Djokovic

I will watch Steve:inlove: :inlove: :inlove: on TV.

JuanRodriguez
05-06-2008, 07:15 PM
An article in The Times this week :)

The rapid rise of Steve Darcis is a lesson for British tennis
Neil Harman, Tennis Correspondent

Little more than 15 months ago, Steve Darcis was just another face with a racket bag dropped where he could find a spare seat at outposts such as Exmouth, Sunderland and Sheffield as he attempted - and often failed - to qualify for ATP Futures events.

Today, he is Belgium's No1, with a world ranking of 49, has won twice on the main tour, does not have to qualify for Masters Series events and easily makes the main draw for grand-slam tournaments - and those he left behind, including a fair few British players who seem to have taken up permanent residence at the lower levels, should ponder what he has that they do not.

Darcis, 24, believes it is little more than an injury-free block of time and the belief that, if he could piece together a sequence of back-to-back tournaments, something would click.

Yesterday, with every other court emptied by a lunchtime deluge, he continued with bravura to a 7-5, 7-6 victory over Ivan Ljubicic, the Croat, in the first round of the BNL D'Italia Masters. Tomorrow, his prize will be to play Novak Djokovic, the No 3 seed from Serbia.

The irony of Darcis's progress will not be lost on the LTA, much of whose investment in the past two years has been designed to incorporate the best of what made Belgium such a noted tennis success in the first decade of the century. What Britain could do with is a few players with his character.

Darcis is two inches short of the 6ft mark generally regarded as the least a male player needs to be to survive the ATP Tour “assault course”. He makes up for lack of inches with a neat, clean-hitting game and is blessed with an indefatigable nature best suited to the clay surface on which, in Amersfoort, the Netherlands, last July, he won a tournament that he almost did not enter.

“My coach persuaded me to play when I did not think I was prepared. I won 7-6, 7-6 in the first round of qualifying and then I felt like I was flying. I was hardly missing a ball,” he said yesterday. “I had to go back to Challenger events because my ranking was not high enough to get into tour events and endured some first-round losses this year, but my game came back again.” To the extent that he won the Memphis tournament in February and does not look out of place here.

Pink Princess
05-11-2008, 06:59 PM
Steve lost in Hamburg against Ivan Ljubicic 67(6) 75 76(4) after 3 hours, Darcis served for it at 53 in the 2nd. Adjusted 3rd set, a great preparation for Roland Garros however.

Pink Princess
05-23-2008, 04:33 PM
The French Open begins in Paris!!!

Darcis's part:

Lleyton Hewitt AUS (25)
v
Nicolas Mahut FRA
Agustin Calleri ARG
v
Mardy Fish USA


Fabrice Santoro FRA
v
Florian Mayer GER
Steve Darcis BEL
v
David Ferrer ESP (5)

Pink Princess
05-23-2008, 04:33 PM
http://img34.picoodle.com/img/img34/4/5/23/f_f51ae8aa442m_f3c4d31.png

Go Steve!!!

:bigclap: :bigclap: :bigclap:

Good Luck!!!

Pink Princess
05-28-2008, 04:33 PM
Steve lost 36 46 36.

Pictures

:inlove::inlove::inlove:

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Pink Princess
06-10-2008, 04:56 PM
The grass begins:bigclap::bigclap::bigclap:Steve plays Halle in Germany, Rosmalen and then the third Grand Slam of the season, Wimbledon!!!

Gerry Weber Open Halle, Germany:

R1: S. Darcis d. O. Rochus 61 64:bigclap::bigclap::bigclap:

Darcis is the best Belgian undoubtedly, Top-30 very soon, Go Steve:bigclap::bigclap::bigclap:

lenemie
06-10-2008, 05:21 PM
well done, Steve :yeah::dance: Olli :hug:

Drikke
06-10-2008, 07:56 PM
Well impressive result altough Rochus loves to play on grass. Next match against Llodra. Steve should gets his chances if he serves well. Comon Steve

Drikke
06-12-2008, 12:57 PM
Just saw Steve losing against Llodra (7-6 7-6). He didn't played bad, buth he was returning really bad in my view. I know the Llodra serve is hard, but Steve brought only very few back altough most of the time he was standing good to hit the return.

He seems not feeling that comfortable on grass yet. His groundstroker aren't that good as they are on clay.

But he has the possibilities to play good grass tennis, and with some more matches, he maybe can do something nice on Wimbledon (with a good draw).

Good luck in Rosmalen Steve !

Pink Princess
06-15-2008, 11:54 AM
Rosmalen:

R1: S. Darcis d. F. Serra 75 63

Steve:bigclap::bigclap::bigclap:

lenemie
06-15-2008, 12:44 PM
great job Steve :yeah:

Pink Princess
06-21-2008, 05:54 AM
The Championships, Wimbledon, third Grand Slam event of the season begins in London. This marvellous Tournament on grass is my favourite, the main reasons are that it has a special elegance that others have not, eating strawberries and cream while watching a tennis match.http://img33.picoodle.com/img/img33/4/6/8/f_kinkod3m_69b515d.gifhttp://img33.picoodle.com/img/img33/4/6/8/f_kinkod3m_69b515d.gifhttp://img33.picoodle.com/img/img33/4/6/8/f_kinkod3m_69b515d.gif


Wimbledon Main Draw:

Darcis's part:

BAGHDATIS, Marcos CYP [10] v DARCIS, Steve BEL
JOHANSSON, Thomas SWE v SPADEA, Vincent USA
BELLUCCI, Thomaz BRA v KUNITSYN, Igor RUS
STADLER, Simon GER (Q) v KARLOVIC, Ivo CRO [18]

Good Luck Steve:inlove::inlove::inlove:

Come on:bigclap::bigclap::bigclap:

Pink Princess
06-23-2008, 09:39 PM
Darcis lost 36 26 76(5) 36!!!

Pictures:

:inlove::inlove::inlove:

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Pink Princess
07-06-2008, 05:39 PM
Bastad - ATP - SWE - €326.000

R1: S. Darcis vs. D. Koellerer (AUT)

Come on Steve win his Third Title in Bastad:bigclap::bigclap::bigclap:

Nymeria
07-07-2008, 07:08 AM
Steve did play for his Bundesliga-team (Aachen) two ties in the weekend. At Friday Aachen played at home vs. Krefeld, yesterday they had an away-tie vs. Essen. Steve won in both ties his singles and doubles (with Bolelli). Pics can be found at www.kurhaus-aachen.de :)

I was at the tie in Aachen, I will post my pictures soon. (Didn't have time to resize them yet)

Pink Princess
07-07-2008, 08:03 PM
Steve did play for his Bundesliga-team (Aachen) two ties in the weekend. At Friday Aachen played at home vs. Krefeld, yesterday they had an away-tie vs. Essen. Steve won in both ties his singles and doubles (with Bolelli). Pics can be found at www.kurhaus-aachen.de :)

I was at the tie in Aachen, I will post my pictures soon. (Didn't have time to resize them yet)

Many thanks!!!

Steve:inlove::inlove::inlove:

Pink Princess
07-08-2008, 12:54 PM
Darcis wins 76(4) 60:bigclap::bigclap::bigclap:

kidult
07-13-2008, 06:02 PM
Steve did play for his Bundesliga-team (Aachen) two ties in the weekend. At Friday Aachen played at home vs. Krefeld, yesterday they had an away-tie vs. Essen. Steve won in both ties his singles and doubles (with Bolelli). Pics can be found at www.kurhaus-aachen.de :)

I was at the tie in Aachen, I will post my pictures soon. (Didn't have time to resize them yet)

thank you:D

Pink Princess
07-16-2008, 04:39 PM
Darcis has reached the QFs in Amersfoort!!!:bigclap::bigclap::bigclap:

QFs:

(3) S. Darcis (BEL) vs. C. Rochus (BEL)

Pink Princess
07-18-2008, 04:56 PM
QFs:

(3) S. Darcis d. C. Rochus 75 63

Steve win his Third Title in Amersfoort:bigclap::bigclap::bigclap:

Pink Princess
07-19-2008, 04:45 PM
SFs:

(3) S. Darcis d. (1) M. Gicquel 76(3) 36 75

Darcis has reached the Final in Amersfoort:bigclap::bigclap::bigclap:

Pink Princess
07-19-2008, 06:56 PM
DUTCH OPEN TENNIS Amersfoort, The Netherlands

Darcis Edges Towards Title Defense

Third-seeded Belgian Steve Darcis came through a heavily rain interrupted clash with top seeded Frenchman Marc Gicquel to book his place in the Dutch Open Tennis final with a 7-6(3), 3-6, 7-5 victory in Amersfoort on Saturday.

Defending champion Darcis captured his maiden ATP singles title in Amersfoort on his second visit last year, knocking out World No. 13 Mikhail Youzhny in the semifinals before defeating Werner Eschauer in the final. He is now chasing his third title after claiming his second at Memphis (d. Soderling) earlier in the season.

With the first two sets shared, rain halted proceedings at 1-1 in the third set of the first semifinal of the day in Amersfoort. When play resumed, the 24-year-old Darcis came tantalizingly close to victory before rain once again interrupted play with Gicquel serving at 5-6, 0-30. However, when players returned to court. Darcis was able to maintain his advantage and four points later had closed out the match after 2 hr., 10min. Darcis also beat Gicquel in the Amersfoort first round last year.

"I'm very happy to be in the final here in Amersfoort once again," said Darcis. "I was nervous in the beginning of the match and a lot of this tension has to do with the fact I defend a lot of points this week. Tomorrow whatever I do it will be a bonus. I just want to enjoy the final tomorrow."

World No. 52 Gicquel was looking to reach his second ATP singles final of the season after finishing runner-up to David Ferrer at ‘s-Hertogenbosch. The 31-year-old also made quarterfinal exits at Estoril (l. to Davydenko) and Casablanca (l. to Simon) earlier in the season. He now slips to a 16-16 match record and to 2-5 lifetime against Belgian opponents.

Darcis, No. 56 in the South African Airways ATP Rankings, is looking to become the first player to defend the Amersfoort title since Balazs Taroczy won five successive titles from 1978-82. The only other players this year to have defended titles are Rafael Nadal (Monte-Carlo, Barcelona, Roland Garros), Ivo Karlovic (Nottingham) and Fabrice Santoro (Newport).

Having failed to win back-to-back ATP main draw matches on any other occasion this season prior to this week, aside from his title win in Memphis, Darcis now improves to 15-14 for the season. He will face either Oscar Hernandez or Albert Montanes in his third ATP singles final.

rrfnpump
07-19-2008, 08:40 PM
Steve :yeah: win this!

16681
07-20-2008, 05:54 AM
Steve has really done well in this Tournament :)

Pink Princess
07-20-2008, 07:17 PM
Darcis lost 61 57 36. He did not win the 3rd Title of his Career, a pity for him, Steve:smooch:In any case, you was the Champion in Amersfoort last year!!!

Steve:inlove::inlove::inlove:

Drikke
07-20-2008, 10:12 PM
In Poland Steve has to play against Christophe Rochus again in the first round :(

Nymeria
07-24-2008, 04:47 PM
I see I promissed pics, but never posted them. Damn being busy almost makes me breaking promisses :o anyway, here are some of my steve pics:

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Nymeria
08-01-2008, 09:30 AM
Steve en Olivier Rochus mogen dan toch naar de Olympische Spelen. Een ad hoc-tribunaal gaf de twee spelers gelijk in hun geschil met het BOIC.

Steve en Olivier Rochus voldeden beiden zowel in het enkel- als in het dubbelspel aan de selectiecriteria van de Internationale Tennisfederatie (ITF), maar niet aan de veel strengere criteria van het BOIC.

De twee spelers dienden klacht in omdat ze zich benadeeld voelden en omdat het BOIC hen de kans ontnam om ATP-punten te sprokkelen in Peking. Steven en Ollie startten daarop een procedure die dinsdag werd bepleit in de gebouwen van het BOIC. Beiden partijen kwamen overeen dat de beslissing van het ad hoc-tribunaal definitief was.

Steve Darcis mag dus zijn koffers pakken (momenteel is Steve in België even een rustperiode aan het inlassen). Voor één keer is dat in het tennis positief nieuws.

He'll go to the olympics :bounce:

Pink Princess
08-06-2008, 04:33 PM
Darcis has arrived to Beijing!!!

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:inlove::inlove::inlove:

Pink Princess
08-09-2008, 10:03 PM
OLYMPICS OPENING CEREMONY

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:inlove::inlove::inlove:

Nymeria
08-10-2008, 03:53 PM
OLYMPICS OPENING CEREMONY

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:inlove::inlove::inlove:

Nice pic :)

I did see him on tv during the ceremony. Even while it was only a shot from the air, I could recognize his way of walking :o

Good luck in Beijing Steve :yeah:

Nymeria
08-10-2008, 03:57 PM
http://www.sporza.be/polopoly_fs/1.353908!image/2089763128.jpg

Pink Princess
08-18-2008, 08:55 PM
New Haven!!!

S. Darcis:inlove::inlove::inlove: d. V. Spadea 75 50 Ret.

Darcis wins in his debut:bigclap::bigclap::bigclap:

Pink Princess
08-19-2008, 04:33 PM
S. Darcis:inlove::inlove::inlove: d. (13) M. Granollers 62 62

Darcis wins in 54 Min:bigclap::bigclap::bigclap:

R3: S. Darcis vs. J. Levine or G. Garcia Lopez ???

Pink Princess
08-26-2008, 03:45 AM
US Open:

R1: S. Darcis d. D. Gremelmayr 61 67(6) 76(4) 64

My Prince Charming:inlove::inlove::inlove: Wins!!!

Darcis' first win in a Grand Slam Event:bigclap::bigclap::bigclap:

I am glad for him!!!:inlove::inlove::inlove:

Nymeria
08-26-2008, 09:05 AM
Congrats Steve :yeah: lots of luck next round vs. Blake

Pink Princess
08-26-2008, 04:33 PM
Pictures:inlove::inlove::inlove:

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Pink Princess
08-26-2008, 04:33 PM
Darcis will play again on Wednesday!!!

Pink Princess
08-29-2008, 12:04 AM
S. Darcis vs. J. Blake 64 36 01 Ret.

Darcis was winning in the beginning, but he retired!!!

Pictures:inlove::inlove::inlove:

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Nymeria
08-29-2008, 08:01 AM
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:cool: Steve as photographer :D


I hope the injury won't be too bad :awww: Get well soon Steve :hug:

Ivanatis
10-01-2008, 11:28 PM
Steve won a tough threesetter versus Meffert in Mons Challenger

hope he can take the title :)

Pink Princess
10-03-2008, 10:25 PM
Davis Cup Pictures

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:inlove::inlove::inlove:

Pink Princess
10-03-2008, 10:25 PM
Mons Belgium Pictures

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:inlove::inlove::inlove:

Pink Princess
10-03-2008, 10:25 PM
Steve won a tough threesetter versus Meffert in Mons Challenger

hope he can take the title :)



Darcis lost in 3 Sets to C. Rochus in QFs

Caption:
20081003 - MONS, BELGIUM : Belgian Steve Darcis plays his quart final game against Christophe Rochus at the Ethias Trophy 2008 (Challenger Series ATP) tennis tournament, Friday 3 October 2008 in Mons.

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:inlove::inlove::inlove:

Pink Princess
10-07-2008, 06:15 PM
If Stockholm Open

R1: S. Darcis d. C. Rochus 26 63 63

Darcis is The Best Belgian!!!:inlove::inlove::inlove:

Pink Princess
10-11-2008, 08:29 PM
Madrid Qualifying:

S. DARCIS Wins!!! d. N. DEVILDER 64 76(1)

I saw Steve in person:inlove::inlove::inlove: He is a Blonde Prince of blue eyes:inlove::inlove::inlove: Although they were playing in the 3th Court, my father who meets a lot of people of the organization will get a signed Picture for me. Welcome to Madrid Steve!!!:inlove::inlove::inlove:

Pink Princess
10-13-2008, 01:15 AM
Madrid:

Last Qualifying Round:

S. Darcis d. S. Bolelli 76(4) 76(2)

I am glad for him!!!:inlove::inlove::inlove:

Pink Princess
10-13-2008, 01:15 AM
Madrid:

Centre Court At 11:00 A.M.

S. Darcis:inlove::inlove::inlove: vs. M. Fish

I received a VIP Invitation!!!

RGK
10-13-2008, 01:59 AM
first meet against Fish.

ellen_
10-13-2008, 08:42 AM
Pink Princess, I can feel a lot of love here ;) He's even more impressive in real person, isnt he? :p
Good luck against Fish today! Allez Steve :bigclap:

Sexysova
10-13-2008, 06:10 PM
Madrid R1 - Mardy Fish vs Steve Darcis

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MATCH: http://forum.vaidisova-nicole.com/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=4452&p=7914#p7914

Pink Princess
10-13-2008, 11:15 PM
Pink Princess, I can feel a lot of love here ;) He's even more impressive in real person, isnt he? :p
Good luck against Fish today! Allez Steve :bigclap:

Steve is a Blonde Prince Charming of blue eyes:inlove::inlove::inlove: I saw Ernests in person and playing against a German, he is handsome, it seems to me that he will be My Favorite Player after Darcis, I want him to win!!!

ellen_
10-14-2008, 07:53 AM
You saw Ernie practice? Or did you see him playing against Kiefer? Did you take some pictures? :unsure: We only have like 4 pictures of the match :tears: He's playing Nadal today, at 8pm :scared:

ellen_
10-15-2008, 05:04 PM
Thanks again for the pictures you posted on Erno's forum, Pink Princess! :hug: You're always welcome there ;)

Pink Princess
10-18-2008, 10:03 PM
Grand Prix de Tennis de Lyon:

S. Darcis vs. R. Stepanek

Darcis/C. Rochus vs. Llodra/Ram

ellen_
10-20-2008, 10:39 AM
Ai, very bad draw in both categories :( Good luck to Stevie!

Pink Princess
10-20-2008, 09:56 PM
S. Darcis:inlove::inlove::inlove:Wins!!! d. R. Stepanek 64 36 63


:bigclap::bigclap::bigclap:
:bigclap::bigclap::bigclap:
:bigclap::bigclap::bigclap:

I am glad for him!!!:inlove::inlove::inlove:

ellen_
10-21-2008, 07:49 AM
Well done Steve! :bigclap:
Next up: Gasquet or Giraldo :yeah: Allez Steve

Pink Princess
10-23-2008, 03:15 PM
S. Darcis:inlove::inlove::inlove: d. R. Gasquet 64 36 76(5)

Darcis wins:bigclap::bigclap::bigclap::bigclap::bigclap:: bigclap: :bigclap::bigclap::bigclap:

I am glad for him:bigclap::bigclap::bigclap: :bigclap::bigclap::bigclap: :bigclap::bigclap::bigclap:

ellen_
10-23-2008, 10:15 PM
Bravo Steve! What a great win. Benneteau next...

ellen_
11-16-2008, 12:39 PM
Steve plays the final of the Belgian Masters. He'll play Xavier Malisse ;) I'll post pictures if I find some.

Edit: Steve lost 1st set with 1-6.

Pink Princess
11-16-2008, 04:55 PM
Hey!!! Many thanks for the Information...Darcis lost 16 36

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20081114 - GENT, BELGIUM: Steve Darcis and Xavier Malisse pictured at the end of the final match of the AXA Belgian Masters tennis tournament, Sunday 16 November 2008 in Gent. Malisse defeated Darcis 6-1 and 6-3. BELGA PHOTO DIDIER MOSSIAT

Pink Princess
11-16-2008, 05:25 PM
http://img33.picoodle.com/img/img33/3/11/16/f_PrinceDarcim_052880a.png

:inlove::inlove::inlove: :inlove::inlove::inlove: :inlove::inlove::inlove:

ellen_
11-16-2008, 07:54 PM
I have some more things for you:

A point from the match (click on "Wedstrijdverslag") and an interview right after the match (click on "reactie Darcis")http://www.sporza.be/cm/sporza.be/tennis/081116_Malisse_belgian_masters#

Translation of the interview:
He tells Malisse played very well, Xavier didn't make a lot of mistakes and he made too many. He didn't win enough points on his own serve. It was very hard for him today.
The interviewer tells him that he played a player who can be top 20 easily. Steve answers that Malisse just needs confidence and then he'll have a great season next year if he keeps working like this.

tennis2018
01-14-2009, 01:38 PM
http://img33.picoodle.com/img/img33/3/11/16/f_PrinceDarcim_052880a.png

:inlove::inlove::inlove: :inlove::inlove::inlove: :inlove::inlove::inlove:

this pic is really great!! would love 2c a large version..

ellen_
01-18-2009, 09:32 PM
This is a video with all the Belgian players at AO. Steve is in it too ;) Let me know if I have to translate something. http://media.vrtnieuws.net/2009/01/175102318ONL0901188514142_wmvhi.wmv

Pink Princess
01-20-2009, 09:14 PM
2009 Australian Open

Darcis lost 62 36 60 26 26

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ellen_
01-26-2009, 06:18 PM
2 pictures... :)

ellen_
02-07-2009, 09:54 AM
Steve plays Ernie in the 1st round of San José :sobbing:

Edit: He's still suffering from the foot/toe injury he got since AO. No Steve in San José :tears:

Pink Princess
03-13-2009, 03:20 AM
BNP Paribas Open

S. Darcis d. M. Granollers 50 Ret.

:bigclap::bigclap::bigclap: :bigclap::bigclap::bigclap: :bigclap::bigclap::bigclap:

Pink Princess
03-13-2009, 03:21 AM
Happy Birthday Steve!!!:smooch::smooch::smooch:

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Pink Princess
03-13-2009, 03:22 AM
I love this Pictures!!!

http://www.stevedarcis.com/gallery/Tournaments/2008_Wimbledon/3274711124-tennis-wimbledon-championships-2008-day-england-club.jpg
:inlove::inlove::inlove:

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:inlove::inlove::inlove:

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Pink Princess
03-29-2009, 09:52 PM
Darcis' March Results:

Sunrise

R1:

S. Darcis d. [Q] Björn Phau 62 75

R2:

[2] Rainer Schuettler d. S. Darcis 76(6) 63

Sony Ericcson Open, Miami 2009!!!

R1:

[Q] Amer Delic d. S. Darcis 64 76

Darcis' Ranking:

99 S Darcis (BEL)

Pink Princess
04-11-2009, 12:38 PM
Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters:

QR1: S Darcis (BEL) d. [3] Dudi Sela (ISR) 6/4 6/7 6/3:bigclap::bigclap::bigclap: :bigclap::bigclap::bigclap: :bigclap::bigclap::bigclap:

The Belgian Prince:inlove::inlove::inlove: :inlove::inlove::inlove: :inlove::inlove::inlove: Wins!!!

Pink Princess
04-28-2009, 10:08 PM
Prosperita Open 2009

S. Darcis[3] d. [LL]Marek Semjam 7/5 6/4

The Belgian Prince plays on Wednesday vs. Peter Luczak!!!

Pink Princess
04-29-2009, 04:38 PM
S. Darcis[3] d. Peter Luczak 6/7 6/2 7/5

The Belgian Prince:inlove::inlove::inlove: :inlove::inlove::inlove: :inlove::inlove::inlove: Make QFs:bigclap::bigclap::bigclap: :bigclap::bigclap::bigclap: :bigclap::bigclap::bigclap:

Win this Title!!!

Pink Princess
05-01-2009, 04:33 PM
QFs:

S. Darcis(3):bigclap::bigclap::bigclap: :bigclap::bigclap::bigclap: :bigclap::bigclap::bigclap: d. L. Rosol(6) 6/1, 6/4

Belgian Prince:inlove::inlove::inlove: :inlove::inlove::inlove: :inlove::inlove::inlove:

Pink Princess
06-05-2009, 04:34 PM
Prostejov Czech Republic

Darcis in the Final!!!

R1: S. Darcis d. R. Machado 6/4 6/4

R2: S. Darcis d. P. Santos 6/2 6/4

QFs: S. Darcis d. I. Navarro 6/3 6/4

SFs: S. Darcis d. T. Berdych 7/6(7) 7/6(3)

Final: S. Darcis vs. J. Hajek

Belgian Prince:inlove::inlove::inlove:Win this Title!!!

ellen_
06-06-2009, 09:30 AM
:worship: Great result.

Pink Princess
06-08-2009, 11:03 PM
Grass Season Begins

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I Love Wimbledonhttp://www.topsmileys.net/smilies/love0015.gifhttp://www.topsmileys.net/smilies/love0015.gifhttp://www.topsmileys.net/smilies/love0015.gif

Pink Princess
06-09-2009, 09:38 PM
AEGON Championships England

S. Darcis d. P. Capdeville 3/6 6/3 6/4

The Belgian Prince wins!!!

Pink Princess
06-10-2009, 09:10 PM
The Belgian Prince in 3rd Round!!!

Pink Princess
06-10-2009, 09:15 PM
Wednesday, 10 June, 2009

Singles - Third Round

S Darcis (BEL) d [4] G Monfils (FRA) W/O (left wrist)

Pink Princess
06-10-2009, 09:21 PM
The Belgian Prince in Qfs!!!

Papakori
06-11-2009, 04:38 PM
He plays Ferrero in the Quarter finals. It seems Ferrero's playing quite well at the moment, but it still is quite winnable imo.

Good luck :D :bounce:

Pink Princess
06-22-2009, 07:59 PM
S. Darcis d. F. Dancevic 6/4 7/6(4) 6/3!!!

:bigclap::bigclap::bigclap: :bigclap::bigclap::bigclap: :bigclap::bigclap::bigclap:

The Belgian Prince:inlove::inlove::inlove: Wins!!!

Pink Princess
06-22-2009, 08:03 PM
I love Wimbledon!!!

Pink Princess
06-22-2009, 08:14 PM
Pictures!!!:inlove::inlove::inlove: :inlove::inlove::inlove: :inlove::inlove::inlove:
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rrfnpump
06-25-2009, 05:13 PM
My Pictures of Steve from Wimbledon! :)

http://s102.photobucket.com/albums/m117/rrfnpump/2009%20Wimbledon/Day%2001%20Monday/DSC_0232.jpg

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More here! (http://s102.photobucket.com/albums/m117/rrfnpump/2009%20Wimbledon/)

Ivanatis
09-10-2009, 06:34 PM
Fin. B. Pashanski 6 3

S. Darcis 7 6

good win over that Nazi scum :yeah:

Ivanatis
09-12-2009, 09:43 AM
Steve lead 6-3 3-0 when Aranguren retired. Berlocq in the semis.

Pink Princess
09-20-2009, 06:40 PM
DAVIS CUP:

Belgium wins 3/2!!!

The Belgian Prince:inlove::inlove::inlove:wins!!! :clap2::clap2::clap2: :clap2::clap2::clap2: :clap2::clap2::clap2:

Pink Princess
09-20-2009, 06:49 PM
Pictures!!!:inlove::inlove::inlove:

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Pink Princess
09-20-2009, 07:13 PM
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Pink Princess
09-20-2009, 07:13 PM
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Pink Princess
09-20-2009, 07:30 PM
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My Prince:inlove::inlove::inlove: :inlove::inlove::inlove: :inlove::inlove::inlove:

Powerzorro
11-20-2009, 08:19 AM
My pics of Steve on the AXA Belgian Masters: http://fotoplaza.zenfolio.com/p626756297

Pink Princess
01-03-2010, 03:40 PM
Good luck in 2010, Belgian Prince!!!http://img39.imagefra.me/img/img39/2/1/3/martalarubia/f_1k23dpiarbqm_4762650.gif:inlove::inlove::inlove: http://img39.imagefra.me/img/img39/2/1/3/martalarubia/f_dm50gv8m_12286e8.gifhttp://img39.imagefra.me/img/img39/2/1/3/martalarubia/f_dm50gv8m_12286e8.gifhttp://img39.imagefra.me/img/img39/2/1/3/martalarubia/f_dm50gv8m_12286e8.gif

Pink Princess
01-03-2010, 03:41 PM
Qatar ExxonMobil Open

QR1:

S. Darcis (3) d. I. Dodig 7/6(3) 6/3!!!http://img39.imagefra.me/img/img39/2/1/3/martalarubia/f_dm50gv8m_12286e8.gifhttp://img39.imagefra.me/img/img39/2/1/3/martalarubia/f_dm50gv8m_12286e8.gifhttp://img39.imagefra.me/img/img39/2/1/3/martalarubia/f_dm50gv8m_12286e8.gif

QR2:

S. Darcis (3) d. D. Evans 6/3 6/3!!!:clap2::clap2::clap2:

QR3:

S. Darcis (3) vs. C. Niland

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Pink Princess
01-04-2010, 02:33 PM
The Belgian Prince:inlove::inlove::inlove: wins :clap2::clap2::clap2: 1/6 6/1 7/6(4)!!!http://img39.imagefra.me/img/img39/2/1/3/martalarubia/f_dm50gv8m_12286e8.gifhttp://img39.imagefra.me/img/img39/2/1/3/martalarubia/f_dm50gv8m_12286e8.gifhttp://img39.imagefra.me/img/img39/2/1/3/martalarubia/f_dm50gv8m_12286e8.gif

Pink Princess
01-05-2010, 02:33 PM
First Round:

S. Darcishttp://img39.imagefra.me/img/img39/2/1/3/martalarubia/f_1k23dpiarbqm_4762650.gif d. G. Garcia-Lopez 6/4 6/1!!!

The Belgian Prince:inlove::inlove::inlove: wins:clap2::clap2::clap2:http://img39.imagefra.me/img/img39/2/1/3/martalarubia/f_dm50gv8m_12286e8.gifhttp://img39.imagefra.me/img/img39/2/1/3/martalarubia/f_dm50gv8m_12286e8.gifhttp://img39.imagefra.me/img/img39/2/1/3/martalarubia/f_dm50gv8m_12286e8.gif

Pink Princess
01-06-2010, 02:15 PM
Second Round:

S. Darcishttp://img39.imagefra.me/img/img39/2/1/3/martalarubia/f_1k23dpiarbqm_4762650.gif d. Y. El Aynaoui 6/3 6/1!!!

The Belgian Prince:inlove::inlove::inlove:in Qfs!!!:clap2::clap2::clap2:http://img39.imagefra.me/img/img39/2/1/3/martalarubia/f_dm50gv8m_12286e8.gifhttp://img39.imagefra.me/img/img39/2/1/3/martalarubia/f_dm50gv8m_12286e8.gifhttp://img39.imagefra.me/img/img39/2/1/3/martalarubia/f_dm50gv8m_12286e8.gif

Pink Princess
02-03-2010, 11:03 PM
The Australian Open

Q1: S. Darcishttp://img39.imagefra.me/img/img39/2/1/3/martalarubia/f_1k23dpiarbqm_4762650.gif(3) d. J. Lemke 6/1 6/2!!!http://img39.imagefra.me/img/img39/2/1/3/martalarubia/f_dm50gv8m_12286e8.gifhttp://img39.imagefra.me/img/img39/2/1/3/martalarubia/f_dm50gv8m_12286e8.gifhttp://img39.imagefra.me/img/img39/2/1/3/martalarubia/f_dm50gv8m_12286e8.gif

Q2: S. Darcishttp://img39.imagefra.me/img/img39/2/1/3/martalarubia/f_1k23dpiarbqm_4762650.gif(3) d. I. Van der Merwe 6/2 6/0!!!http://img39.imagefra.me/img/img39/2/1/3/martalarubia/f_dm50gv8m_12286e8.gifhttp://img39.imagefra.me/img/img39/2/1/3/martalarubia/f_dm50gv8m_12286e8.gifhttp://img39.imagefra.me/img/img39/2/1/3/martalarubia/f_dm50gv8m_12286e8.gif

Q3: S. Darcis:smooch::smooch::smooch:http://img39.imagefra.me/img/img39/2/1/3/martalarubia/f_1k23dpiarbqm_4762650.gif(3) lost to G. Zemlja 6/1 3/6 8/10!!!



SA Tennis Open

S. Darcishttp://img39.imagefra.me/img/img39/2/1/3/martalarubia/f_1k23dpiarbqm_4762650.gif lost to L. Recouderc 6/3 3/6 4/6!!!

Pink Princess
02-03-2010, 11:04 PM
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My Blonde Princehttp://img38.imagefra.me/img/img38/2/2/3/martalarubia/f_1k23dpiar9hm_ae243f0.gif of pale skin:inlove::inlove::inlove: :inlove::inlove::inlove: :inlove::inlove::inlove:

Pink Princess
02-03-2010, 11:09 PM
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Pink Princess
03-13-2010, 12:40 PM
Happy Birthday,http://img38.imagefra.me/img/img38/2/3/13/martalarubia/f_6i068s8nsm_ce02147.gifBelgianhttp://img38.imagefra.me/img/img38/2/3/13/martalarubia/f_6i068s8nsm_ce02147.gifPrince!!!http://img38.imagefra.me/img/img38/2/3/13/martalarubia/f_1k23dpiar9hm_0eea14c.gifhttp://img38.imagefra.me/img/img38/2/3/13/martalarubia/f_6i068s8nsm_ce02147.gif:smooch::smooch::smooch:
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Filo V.
05-06-2010, 05:06 AM
Steve made the finals of the challenger in Barletta, Italy in March and lost in the final to Riba after retiring after the first set injured. He missed over a month, came back this week in Estoril, and retired after losing the first set to Giraldo with a left quad strain.

Steve has really been snake bitten with injuries, let's hope whatever is ailing him isn't serious. Steve is ranked 110 in the world now and has a lot of points to defend the first 2 weeks in June so he needs to get on track soon. His next scheduled tournament is the Bordeaux challenger next week. Let's hope for a win!

Filo V.
05-09-2010, 06:11 PM
Steve is apparently fit enough to play, here is the draw in Bordeaux:

http://www.atpworldtour.com/posting/2010/3824/mds.pdf

Steve is playing Thiago Alves in R1, difficult but winnable. If he wins he plays the winner of Llodra/Koubek, also difficult.

Steve has a pretty hard draw, but he can definitely get through it if he plays well. Hopefully Steve brings his A-game to France this upcoming week, good luck!

Pink Princess
05-24-2010, 04:40 PM
The French Open begins in Paris!!!

S. Darcishttp://img38.imagefra.me/img/img38/2/2/3/martalarubia/f_1k23dpiar9hm_ae243f0.gif d. K. Vliegen 6/1 6/4 6/4!!!

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Pink Princess
05-24-2010, 04:46 PM
The Belgian Princehttp://img38.imagefra.me/img/img38/2/2/3/martalarubia/f_1k23dpiar9hm_ae243f0.gif:inlove::inlove::inlove: :inlove::inlove::inlove: :inlove::inlove::inlove:wins!!!http://img39.imagefra.me/img/img39/2/1/3/martalarubia/f_dm50gv8m_12286e8.gifhttp://img39.imagefra.me/img/img39/2/1/3/martalarubia/f_dm50gv8m_12286e8.gifhttp://img39.imagefra.me/img/img39/2/1/3/martalarubia/f_dm50gv8m_12286e8.gif http://img39.imagefra.me/img/img39/2/1/3/martalarubia/f_dm50gv8m_12286e8.gifhttp://img39.imagefra.me/img/img39/2/1/3/martalarubia/f_dm50gv8m_12286e8.gifhttp://img39.imagefra.me/img/img39/2/1/3/martalarubia/f_dm50gv8m_12286e8.gif http://img39.imagefra.me/img/img39/2/1/3/martalarubia/f_dm50gv8m_12286e8.gifhttp://img39.imagefra.me/img/img39/2/1/3/martalarubia/f_dm50gv8m_12286e8.gifhttp://img39.imagefra.me/img/img39/2/1/3/martalarubia/f_dm50gv8m_12286e8.gif

Pink Princess
06-14-2010, 12:33 PM
The Belgian Princehttp://img37.imagefra.me/img/img37/8/6/14/martalarubia/f_22m_a1af7b6.gifhttp://img37.imagefra.me/img/img37/8/6/14/martalarubia/f_22m_a1af7b6.gifhttp://img37.imagefra.me/img/img37/8/6/14/martalarubia/f_22m_a1af7b6.gif is outhttp://smilies-gifs.com/enfadados/11enfadados.gifhttp://smilies-gifs.com/enfadados/11enfadados.gifhttp://smilies-gifs.com/enfadados/11enfadados.giffor Wimbledon:smooch::smooch::smooch:

Papakori
08-01-2010, 10:06 PM
Steve just won the Cordenons challenger in Italy without dropping a set :yeah:

R1 - def. Sergio Gutierrez-Ferrol 76(5) 61
R2 - def. Filip Krajinovic 76(4) 64
QF - def. Juan Pablo Brzezicki 61 64
SF - def. Robin Haase 64 64
F - def. Daniel Munoz-De La Nava 62 64

Pink Princess
08-06-2010, 02:53 PM
Henin et Darcis annoncés à la Hopman Cup 03/08/2010
http://www.stevedarcis.com//pictures/2010-08-03_henindarciscrop.jpgJustine Henin (WTA 14) et Steve Darcis (ATP 110) défendront les couleurs de la Belgique à la Hopman Cup, qui aura lieu du 1er au 8 janvier 2011 à Perth, Australie, ont annoncé mardi les organisateurs de cette compétition par équipes nationales mixtes

Les organisateurs de l'épreuve disputée par huit nations selon le principe du "round robin", ont dévoilé mardi une partie du plateau. Les Etats-Unis seront représentés par l'actuelle numéro un mondiale Serena Williams et John Isner (ATP 19).

L'équipe serbe sera composée d'Ana Ivanovic (WTA 60) et de Novak Djokovic (ATP 2), tandis que Gael Monfils (ATP 18) et Kristina Mladenovic (WTA 225), numéro un mondiale chez les juniors en 2009, défendront les couleurs de la France.

Lleyton Hewitt (ATP 30) fera partie de l'équipe australienne aux côtés d'une joueuse qui doit encore être désignée. Le nom des autres équipes engagées sera connu ultérieurement.

"C'est un plateau spectaculaire. Plusieurs des grands noms du tennis seront là. Justine Henin sera la 22e numéro un mondiale qui disputera la Hopman Cup", a déclaré Paul McNamee, le directeur du tournoi préparatoire à l'Open d'Australie, la 1e épreuve du Grand Chelem, qui débutera le 17 janvier 2011.

Sport.be

Powerzorro
03-07-2011, 06:25 PM
My Davis Cup pics of Steve against Lopez: http://fotoplaza.be/p922996346

Chelem
11-20-2011, 03:07 PM
Hello !

Steve Darcis was yesterday in Bordeaux to participate in France's Championships.
I was there and I took several pictures. You can see them on my website : http://www.chelem.free.fr > "Mes photos"

Hope you'll enjoy !
Bye !

Filo V.
03-31-2012, 04:46 AM
Steve has finally been healthy for an extended period of time without injury and his results and ranking have greatly benefited as a result. Steve started his 2011 season in late February after recuperating from shoulder surgery during the winter of 2010. Steve qualified and made the third round of the French Open, beating Llodra and Petzschner before losing to Monfils. He also qualified and made it to the QF of Vienna in September, defeating Davydenko along the way, and defeated Tursunov in R1 of the US Open. Steve finished 9-6 in ATP play, and was even more successful in challengers, winning two titles, making two semifinals and six semifinals. In Davis Cup, Steve defeated Melzer in four sets for Belgium in the WG playoff before the team lost and was relegated into Group 1. All in all he raised his ranking from #129 when he started 2011 to finish #88.

In 2012, Steve has a 9-6 record, making the finals of the Dallas challenger and QF of San Jose. He's continuing to progress up the rankings and is provisionally #68 in the world.

Hopefully Steve can remain healthy and continue to maintain good form and consistent play, without injury. His next tournament will be Davis Cup vs Great Britain in Glasgow, the winner will advance to the World Group playoffs in September. It will be a tough road tie to win but the Belgians are the favorite to advance. GL to Steve in his singles matches and to the entire team!

Ad Wim
05-12-2012, 08:06 AM
Why isn't h playing qualis for these TMSs?

isabellea
09-16-2012, 10:01 PM
from davis cup
http://jeusetetmatch.wordpress.com/2012/09/16/photos-coupe-davis-2012-belgique-suede/

TNX1.0E6TOPCA
04-09-2013, 09:03 PM
GRAND PRIX HASSAN II - Casablanca, Morocco

Steve Darcis Visits Casablanca Children's Hospital

April 9, 2013 - Steve Darcis took time out from his preparations for the Grand Prix Hassan II on Monday to visit AVEROES, a children’s hospital in Casablanca. The Belgian and tournament officials distributed toys to the young patients.

"It's amazing to see how thankful they are,” said Darcis. “Even if they are suffering and they are in hospital, you can see the smile on their face."



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Steve Darcis distributed presents to young children at the hospital.



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Yves.
06-19-2013, 03:29 PM
I've always wondered, does Darcis speak Dutch?

Pink Princess
06-24-2013, 07:37 PM
A glorious WIN for the Important Prince of belgian tennis!!!
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