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Gilles Elseneer

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Gilles Elseneer
  • Age: 36 (06.03.1978)
  • Birthplace: Bruxelles, Belgium
  • Residence: Bruxelles, Belgium
  • Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
  • Weight: 170 lbs (77 kg)
  • Plays: Right-handed
  • Turned Pro: 1998
  • Coach: Gilbert Elseneer
Inactive
Belgium

Belgium

As of 20.10.2014
S D
Ranking W-L Titles Prize Money
Career

High

97

12.07.2004

18-24 0 $477,809

Singles & Doubles combined

Career

High

177

02.08.2004

3-5 0 $477,809

Singles & Doubles combined

Full name Gilles Valere Jacque Elseneer… Began playing at age four with lessons from his grandfather Jacques…When he passed away, his father Gilbert took over and trained his son…Father was No. 3 Belgian player and was national team coach and now owns and operates a tennis club along with his mother, Viviane…Earned nicknames of "The Destroyer" and "The Exterminator" at beginning of his career… Older sister Catherine, a former top player before a knee injury ended her career, is a product manager… Older brother, Thierry, was Belgian wind surfing champion and now owns a real estate agency…Idolized Pete Sampras growing up…Attended Sent-Jan Berchmans College in Belgium…Stayed in school and delayed start of his professional career…If he wasn't a tennis player, he'd be an engineer…Enjoys snooker, chess and movies…Speaks Flemish, English and French…Best part of his game is serve and favorite surface is grass…Coached by Philippe Dehaes.

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