Michiel Schapers
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Michiel Schapers

Michiel Schapers
Michiel Schapers (1986).jpg
Schapers in Hilversum, 1985
Country (sports) Netherlands
Born (1959-10-11) 11 October 1959 (age 61)
Rotterdam, Netherlands
Height2.01 m (6 ft 7 in)
Turned pro1982
PlaysRight-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money$1,124,730
Career record159-182
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 25 (25 April 1988)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenQF (1985, 1988)
French Open3R (1984, 1987, 1992)
Wimbledon3R (1987, 1988, 1989)
US Open2R (1991)
Other tournaments
Olympic GamesQF (1988)
Career record135-174
Career titles3
Highest rankingNo. 37 (25 February 1991)

Michiel Schapers (born 11 October 1959) is a former tennis player from the Netherlands.

Tennis career

Turning professional in 1982, Schapers represented his native country at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, where he was defeated in quarterfinals by eventual winner Miloslav Me?í? of Czechoslovakia.

In 1987 at Wimbledon, he was the only player to take a set against eventual champion Pat Cash in their third-round match. His most famous victory was over reigning Wimbledon champion Boris Becker in the second round of the 1985 Australian Open. Schapers went on to reach the quarterfinals, his best singles result at a Grand Slam, and later equaled that result at the 1988 Australian Open. In 1988, he reached the final of the mixed-doubles draw at the French Open together with Brenda Schultz-McCarthy in which they lost to Lori McNeil and Jorge Lozano.

Schapers reached his highest singles ATP-ranking on 25 April 1988 when he became world No. 25. After his playing career, he became a coach. From 1998 until 2000, he was the captain of the Dutch Davis Cup team.

Career finals

Singles (0-4)

Grand Slam (0)
ATP Masters Series (0)
ATP Tour (4)
Result No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Loss 1. Jan 1987 Auckland, New Zealand Hard Czechoslovakia Miloslav Me?í? 2-6, 3-6, 4-6
Loss 2. Feb 1988 Metz, France Carpet (i) Sweden Jonas Svensson 2-6, 4-6
Loss 3. Mar 1989 Nancy, France Hard (i) France Guy Forget 3-6, 6-7
Loss 4. Jun 1991 Rosmalen, Netherlands Grass Germany Christian Saceanu 1-6, 6-3, 5-7

Doubles (3-6)

Grand Slam (0)
ATP Masters Series (0)
ATP Tour (9)
Result No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 1. Apr 1985 Marbella, Spain Clay France Loïc Courteau Ecuador Andrés Gómez
Brazil Cássio Motta
1-6, 1-6
Win 1. Oct 1985 Cologne, Germany Carpet (i) Austria Alex Antonitsch Sweden Jan Gunnarsson
Sweden Peter Lundgren
6-4, 7-5
Loss 2. Mar 1986 Metz, France Carpet (i) Paraguay Francisco González Poland Wojtek Fibak
France Guy Forget
6-2, 2-6, 4-6
Win 2. Oct 1987 Toulouse, France Carpet (i) Poland Wojtek Fibak United States Kelly Jones
West Germany Patrik Kühnen
6-2, 6-4
Loss 3. Jan 1990 Adelaide, Australia Hard West Germany Alexander Mronz United Kingdom Andrew Castle
Nigeria Nduka Odizor
6-7, 2-6
Loss 4. Oct 1990 Toulouse, France Carpet (i) Denmark Michael Mortensen United Kingdom Neil Broad
South Africa Gary Muller
6-7, 4-6
Loss 5. Feb 1991 Brussels, Belgium Carpet (i) Belgium Libor Pimek Australia Mark Woodforde
Australia Todd Woodbridge
3-6, 0-6
Win 3. Oct 1991 Tel Aviv, Israel Hard Czechoslovakia David Rikl Argentina Javier Frana
Mexico Leonardo Lavalle
6-2, 6-7, 6-3
Loss 6. Jan 1992 Wellington, New Zealand Hard Czechoslovakia Daniel Vacek United States Jared Palmer
United States Jonathan Stark
3-6, 3-6

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