Steve Darcis
Steve Darcis
  • Personal
  • Career
    • Nickname is Shark.
    • Began playing tennis at age 5.
    • Father, Alain, is a tennis coach; mother, Marie Agnes, is a sports instructor; sister, Celine.
    • Pete Sampras was his idol growing up but also admired countrymen Olivier Rochus, Xavier Malisse and Kristof Vliegen.
    • Considers grass and hard courts his favourite surfaces, although he won his first ATP title on clay.
    • His strengths are serve and forehand.
    • Supports Anderlecht Football Club in his country.
    • Enjoys fishing in his spare time.
    • Fiancee, Lauranne Dachouffe; daughters, Camille and Ana.
    • Underwent right shoulder surgery in October 2013 and missed 8 months, then underwent 2 right wrist surgeries following 2015 season and missed 3 months. Also missed entire 2018 season due to elbow injury.


    • Achieved career-high No. 38 on 22 May 2017 after winning 10th Challenger title at Bordeaux, FRA. At age 33, became 3rd-oldest player to debut in Top 40 since 1975 behind Italians Pozzi in 2001 and Lorenzi in 2016.
    • Earned 1st victories of career en route to 2007 Amersfoort title. Won ATP Tour, ATP Challenger Tour and ITF Futures Circuit titles in 2007 -- a feat not repeated until 2015 by Paire. Went on to win 2008 Memphis title and reach 2008 Amersfoort final.
    • Defeated 2-time champion and World No. 5 Nadal in 2013 Wimbledon 1R for biggest win of career. Injured right shoulder during match and conceded walkover to Kubot in 2R.
    • Advanced to Grand Slam 3R at 2011 Roland Garros as Q and 2017 Australian Open, as well as ATP Masters 1000 3R at 2015 Miami as Q. Qualified at 6 Grand Slam events overall.
    • Clinched Davis Cup SF victories for Belgium with 5th-rubber wins over Delbonis in 2015 and Thompson in 2017. Lost doubles rubber in 2015 final (GBR d. BEL 3-1) and singles rubbers to Tsonga and Pouille in 2017 final (FRA d. BEL 3-2).


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