Biographical information from ATP. Unless noted otherwise all data as of year-end 2013.
- Speaks Dutch, French and English
- Nickname is “Merty”
- Started playing tennis aged four, with father, Kris, who owns a tennis school near Brussels
- Mother, Marina, is a school teacher
- Has two older brothers, Christophe – a fitness trainer – and Michael; and one younger sister, Stephanie
- Prefers to play on clay and hard courts
- Favourite shot is backhand
- Favourite tournament is US Open
- Idol growing up was Roger Federer
- Hobbies include football and watching NBA basketball
- Likes to play poker and go out with his friends
- Physical trainer is Rudy Diels.
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