Olivier Rochus Bio

  • Full name is Olivier Laurent Pierre Rochus
  • Nicknamed "Olli"
  • Began playing tennis at age six along with his older brother Christophe who plays on the ATP World Tour
  • Has one younger brother, Pierre
  • His future ambition is to win Davis Cup title with his brother, whom he considers his best friend on circuit
  • Father, Jean-Paul, is a doctor; mother, Anne, is a dentist
  • Favorite player growing up was Pete Sampras
  • Ambition as a child was "to be tall". Advanced to junior SF at Roland Garros and Wimbledon in 1997
  • Won Wimbledon junior doubles title (w/Federer) in 1998
  • Finished No. 11 in junior rankings in 1997 and No. 19 following year
  • Also played table tennis and handball as a youngster
  • Considers backhand and return as strengths and favorite surface is hard courts
  • First represented Belgium in Davis Cup in 2000
  • ATP Newcomer of Year in 2000
  • Elected to ATP Player Council in June 2006
  • Fitness trainer is Patrick Meur.
Biographical information from ATP. Unless noted otherwise all data as of year-end 2013.

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