Re: Olivier Rochus
Olivier made the finals of Auckland the week prior to the Aussie Open, defeating Kamke, Bellucci, Paire and Kohlschreiber, the latter three in tough three set matches, before losing to Ferrer in the finals. The result marked Olli's 10th career ATP final and first in an event outside of Newport since Stockholm 2009.
After Auckland, Olivier won a match at the Australian Open over Phau, and made the QFs of Memphis defeating Bogomolov and Harrison before losing to Raonic. He has a 7-9 ATP record this season overall. After finishing 2011 67th in the world, reclaiming a top 100 spot after a calf injury hampered him in 2010, he got back inside the top 50 at #48 in late February for the first time since finishing 2007 at 48th in the world.
This week he is in Le Gosier to defend his title earned last year at the event, and is in the SF, defeating Serra, Ouanna and, in the QF, defeating Klec 6-0 6-0 in 44 minutes! Olivier loves the tournament in Guadeloupe and has strong motivation to defend his title and retain the points gained from the event last season. Olivier plays Mischa Zverev for a spot in the SF, so he has a good opportunity to make the finals for the second year in a row at this tournament. GL, Olli!
Last edited by Filo V. : 03-31-2012 at 05:44 AM.