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
Yesterday's U.S. Open men's tennis match between Julien Benneteau and Olivier Rochus had an uninvited guest as a squirrel decided to make an appearance on the court.
Look at the little bugger go....
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At the U.S. Open tennis tournament, a first round match between France's Julien Benneteau and Belarus' Olivier Rochus was briefly delayed when a squirrel found its way onto the court, providing from some unscheduled "halftime" entertainment.
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The U.S. open match between Julien Benneteau and Olivier Rochus was halted for a bit today while a squirrel made the court his playground. The commentators made the intrusion about 10 times more cute with their adorable accents.
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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.
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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...
Xavier Malisse of Belgium reacts during his match against Serbia’s Novak Djokovic at the Swiss Indoors ATP tennis tournament in Basel November 1, 2011. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann (SWITZERLAND – Tags: SPORT TENNIS)
It was a bad day for seeded Belgians at the Chennai Open. Seventh-seeded Xavier Malisse and No. 8 seed Olivier Rochus were both ousted in the first round of the tournament...