Belgian veterans Olivier Rochus and Xavier Malisse both beat higher-ranked opponents on Monday to advance to the second round of the Heineken Open.
Rochus, who reached the Auckland final for the second time last year but needed a wild card to enter the main draw on his current singles ranking of 89, outlasted 51st-ranked Albert Ramos of Spain 6-2, 5-7, 6-2.
The 30-year-old Belgian...
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January 07, 2013
A fuller post on the Newport draw party to come, but in the meantime enjoy this picture of Olivier Rochus and David Goffin. The two were joking and laughing throughout the party, and they are playing doubles together in the tournament. Not sure yet what to call their pairing (Roffin? Gochus?), but their bond is quite endearing.
(Picture via Racquet Required)
American Ryan Harrison advanced to the third round of the SAP Open with a 4-6, 6-2, 6-3 win over eighth-seeded Olivier Rochus of Belgium on Wednesday.
The 19-year-old came from 3-1 down in the third set to win the final five games and take the match. Harrison overpowered Rochus 27 aces to none, riding the momentum from last weekend's Davis Cup victory over Switzerland.
Top-seeded David Ferrer won the Heineken Open singles title for the third time when he beat unseeded Belgian Olivier Rochus 6-3, 6-4 in Saturday's final.
World No. 5 Ferrer geared up for the Australian Open with an impressive performance, dropping only one set in four matches to add this year's title -- the 12th of his career -- to victories in Auckland in 2007 and last...
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January 14, 2012
Two-time champion David Ferrer of Spain beat third-seeded compatriot Fernando Verdasco 6-3, 6-4 in the semifinals of the Heineken Open after both players won quarterfinals matches earlier Friday.
The top-seeded Ferrer will face Olivier Rochus of Belgium in the finals Saturday. Rochus, ranked 68th, beat eighth-seeded Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany 6-7 (4), 6-1, 6-4.
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January 13, 2012
We chatted with the charming Olivier Rochus last year while at the Campbell’s Hall of Fame Tennis Championships in Newport, RI. A few things about Oli (his nickname) that you might not know........he loves golf, he is afraid of heights, and he doesn't like the Transformer movies. Check it out!
Q. What has been your favorite moment on the court?
It is tough to say, very...
Sixth-seeded Olivier Rochus gained his third straight semifinal on Newport's grass courts, beating Matthew Ebden, 7-6 (5), 7-6 Friday at the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships.
by Hal SpivackFiled under: ATPJuan Martin del Potro, the 2009 U.S. Open champion, made his much-anticipated return to the ATP tour on Tuesday. The 22-year-old Argentine lost in straight sets to Olivier Rochus, 7-6 (7), 6-4, in first-round action at the PTT Thailand Open in Bangkok.
Del Potro (pictured), who underwent right wrist surgery in May, was only playing in his second tournament...
Olivier Rochus of Belgium has beaten beat Adrian Mannarino of France 6-3, 6-1 in the opening round of the Open de Nice.
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HALLE, Germany (AP) -- Qualifier Olivier Rochus rallied to defeat Benjamin Becker 6-7 (4), 6-3, 6-3 ...