The 30-year-old Belgian Ruben Bemelmans, currently ranked 104th in singles, has stopped working with Fred Hemmes before the Roland Garros and he played in Paris, Stuttgart and Halle without a coach. He made a good job at Roland Garros where he won one match in the main draw as a qualifier but he failed to qualify in Stuttgart and Halle, making an agreement with his good friend and a doubles specialist Philipp Petzschner to start working together from Wimbledon. These two have been knowing each other for years and they have won Mons and Eckental Challenger titles together back in 2015, playing together in South Korea last year as well.
Philipp will work with Ruben during the tournaments they both are signed to play and they should work as a nice team, trying to get Ruben back inside the Top 100 but the end of the season and to keep him in that group. Bemelmans has won two Grand Slam matches as a qualifier in 2018 but he failed to gain points at Challenger level, winning just one match in three consecutive weeks prior to Rome and not being able to crack the Top 100 in the first half of the year.
"From now on Petzschner will follow me during the tournaments, which he will also play himself. I am very happy, we have known each other for years, he is motivated and I am sure he will be able to help me. He believes in me and certainly sees me returning to the top hundred."ALSO READ: ATP Wimbledon: Roger Federer eases past Dusan Lajovic for a perfect start