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Filip Dewulf : biography

15 March 1972 -

Filip Dewulf (born 15 March 1972 in Mol) is a former professional male tennis player from Belgium.

In his career he won 2 ATP Tour singles titles and 1 title in doubles. In 1997 he reached the semi-finals of the French Open, his best singles result ever and the first Belgian tennis player (male or female) to reach the semi-final at a Grand Slam tournament. He was defeated in four sets by the eventual champion, Gustavo Kuerten. This was, according to Roland Garros itself, the best performance that a qualifier has performed at a French Open, and only the third time in Grand Slam history that a qualifier had reached a semi-final. Dewulf would also reach the quarter-finals at the same event the following year, falling to eventual runner-up Àlex Corretja in straight sets. His career-high singles ranking was World No. 39, achieved in September 1997.

Singles titles

Legend (Singles)
Grand Slam (0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0)
ATP Masters Series (0)
ATP Tour (2)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score
Winner 1. 16 October 1995 Vienna, Austria Carpet AUT}} Thomas Muster 7–5, 6–2, 1–6, 7–5
Winner 2. 21 July 1997 Kitzbühel, Austria Clay ESP}} Julian Alonso 7–6(2), 6–4, 6–1

Singles performance timeline

Tournament 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 Career Win-Loss
Australian Open 2R 1R 2R 2R 1R 3–5
French Open A A 1R SF QF 9–3
Wimbledon A 1R 2R 1R 2R 2–4
U.S. Open A A 1R 1R 1R 0–3
Grand Slam Win-Loss 1–1 0–2 2–4 6–4 5–4 14–15
Total Titles 0 1 0 1 0 2
Year End Ranking 134 65 96 41 55 N–A
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