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Kristof Vliegen

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Kristof Vliegen
  • Pronounced: christ-TOF VLEE-gen
  • Birthdate: 22.06.1982
  • Birthplace: Maaseik, Belgium
  • Residence: Maaseik, Belgium
  • Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
  • Weight: 165 lbs (75 kg)
  • Plays: Right-handed
  • Turned Pro: 2001
  • Coach: Thierry Meeuws
  • Website: http://www.kristof-vliegen.com
Inactive
Belgium

Belgium

As of 25.08.2014
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Ranking W-L Titles Prize Money
Career

High

30

30.10.2006

89-122 0 $1,964,020

Singles & Doubles combined

Career

High

49

11.06.2007

40-51 0 $1,964,020

Singles & Doubles combined

Began playing tennis at age six at same club as WTA Tour player Kim Clijsters...The two were enrolled in same tennis clinic, attended same school and grew up near each other in Flemish part of Belgium...Still good friends with Clijsters and sent her a short message after she reached World No. 1 in summer of 2003...Father, Theo, is retired, and mother is Mia Leinders...Older brother Frank, is an insurance company manager...Moved at age 11 to Federation’s training center in Antwerp where he lived, studied and trained for eight years...Speaks English, French and Flemish...Enjoys cars and soccer and often takes PlayStation2 on road with him to tournaments... Listens to U2, Tom McRae, Dave Matthews, Sting, David Gray...Considers serve as best shot and likes to mix it up (play some serve and volley on occasion)...Says variety is one of his strengths, which makes it only natural that hard court is his favorite surface...Admired Boris Becker growing up and he is still his idol...Turned pro in 2001 and moved to Brussels after finishing school...Has a 10-10 career Davis Cup record (5-6 in singles) in 13 ties...Fitness coach is Noel Taton and coached by Thierry Meeuws.

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