|Date of Birth
|January 18, 1981
Olivier Rochus is a Belgian tennis player. He has won two singles titles in his career and in 2004 won the French Open doubles title partnering fellow Belgian Xavier Malisse. Rochus\' career-high singles ranking is World No. 24. Rochus was a partner of Roger Federer on the junior circuit, winning the Boys\' Doubles title at Wimbledon in 1998. He won his first title in Palermo in 2000, defeating his brother in the semifinals and Diego Nargiso in the final. In 2003, he achieved his greatest Master Series result, reaching the quarter-finals of the Hamburg Masters. He has represented Belgium at two Olympic Games in both the singles and the doubles competitions at Athens and Beijing. At the 2010 Sony Ericsson Open he defeated Richard Gasquet and the 2007 titlist and second seed Novak Djokovic. In the Nice tournament, one week prior to Roland Garros, he pulled off another upset, defeating 2009 French Open finalist Robin Soderling. Rochus lost to Nicolas Almagro in the first round of Wimbledon 2012.