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Melle van Gemerden

Melle van Gemerden
Country Netherlands
Born (1979-05-09) 9 May 1979
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Plays Right-handed
Prize money $213,482
Career record 4-9
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 100 (12 Jun 2006)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 1R (2005)
French Open 1R (2006)
Wimbledon 2R (2006)
Career record 0-3
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 178 (4 Apr 2005)

Melle van Gemerden (born 9 May 1979) is a former professional tennis player from the Netherlands.[1]


  • Career 1
  • Challenger Titles 2
    • Singles: (1) 2.1
    • Doubles: (3) 2.2
  • References 3


Van Gemerden was a quarter-finalist in the 2005 Dutch Open, beating world number 46 Christophe Rochus en route. Earlier that year he was forced by the ATP to return $2,950 USD prizemoney after testing positive for cannabis, during a Mauritius Challenger tournament late in 2004. He also had to forfeit any ranking points that he attained in Mauritius.[2]

He appeared in three Grand Slams during his career, starting with the 2005 Australian Open, where he was drawn up against 31st seed Juan Carlos Ferrero, who won the match in four sets.[3] The following year he played in both the French Open and Wimbledon Championships.[3] In France he lost in the opening round to Juan Mónaco but he made the second round of Wimbledon, beating Josh Goodall, before being eliminated from the tournament by Mardy Fish.[3]

The Dutchman was also a Davis Cup representative for his country. Van Gemerden was a member of the Netherlands team which took on Slovakia in the 2005 World Group quarter-finals and appeared both in the doubles, with Paul Haarhuis, and in the singles against Michal Mertiňák. He lost both of those matches and was also unable to register a win in the two other Davis Cup matches of his career, singles rubbers against Russians Nikolay Davydenko and Dmitry Tursunov in 2006.[4]

Challenger Titles

Singles: (1)

No. Year Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score
1. 2005 Scheveningen, Netherlands Clay Kristof Vliegen 6–4, 6–3

Doubles: (3)

No. Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score
1. 2004 Hilversum, Netherlands Clay Fred Hemmes, Jr. Attila Sávolt
Gabriel Trifu
7–6(7–3), 7–6(7–3)
2. 2004 Samarkand, Uzbekistan Clay Jean-François Bachelot Sebastian Fitz
Florin Mergea
6–2, 3–6, 6–1
3. 2005 Manerbio, Italy Clay Rogier Wassen Daniel Köllerer
Oliver Marach
6–3, 6–4


  1. ^ ITF Tennis Profile
  2. ^ ITF Anti-Doping - Decision in the case of Melle Van Gemerden
  3. ^ a b c ATP World Tour Profile
  4. ^ Davis Cup Profile
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