(born 13 March 1984 in Liège
, Belgium) is a male professional tennis
player. He achieved his career high ranking of #44 on 12 May 2008.
Darcis won his first ATP World Tour
event at the Dutch Open
in July 2007 and achieved his first top-100 ranking on 26 November 2007 by winning a Challenger
event in Finland.
Darcis competed at the 2008 Australian Open
and French Open
, losing in the first round in both. He and Olivier Rochus
, however, reached the quarter finals of the doubles tournament at the French Open. He reached the second round at the US Open
. He won a second ATP event at Memphis
in March 2008.
In 2009, Darcis played in three Grand Slam tournaments - the 2009 Australian Open
and the US Open
, reaching the second round only at Wimbledon. He also reached the quarter finals at Queens
Darcis qualified for the 2010 Qatar ExxonMobil Open
, retiring in his third-round match against Rafael Nadal
. He failed to qualify for the Australian Open
In May at the 2011 French Open he advanced to the main draw as a qualifier and in round 1 pulled off a shock victory over 22nd seed Michael Llodra
6-7(5), 6-3, 6-3, 6-3. Darcis followed this win up by beating Philipp Petzschner
7-5, 6-4, 6-4 to advance into round 3, where he was defeated by Frenchman Gaël Monfils
in straight sets.
Singles: 3 (5-5)