Michiel Schapers

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Michiel Schapers
Michiel Schapers.jpg
Country  Netherlands
Residence Eemnes, The Netherlands
Born (1959-10-11) 11 October 1959 (age 54)
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Height 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in)
Turned pro 1982
Retired 1994
Plays Right-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money $1,124,730
Singles
Career record 159–182 (Grand Slam, ATP Tour, Grand Prix, WCT and Davis Cup)
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 25 (25 April 1988)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open QF (1985, 1988)
French Open 3R (1988, 1987, 1992)
Wimbledon 3R (1987, 1988, 1989)
US Open 2R (1991)
Other tournaments
Olympic Games QF (1988)
Doubles
Career record 135–174 (Grand Slam, ATP Tour, Grand Prix, WCT and Davis Cup)
Career titles 3
Highest ranking No. 37 (25 February 1991)
Last updated on: 1 August 2012.

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

Tennis career[edit]

Turning professional in 1982, Schapers represented his native country at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, where he was defeated in quarter-finals by eventual winner Miloslav Mečíř 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 quarter-finals, 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 at the French Open together with Brenda Schultz-McCarthy in which they lost to Lori McNeil and Jorge Lozano.

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

Singles finals[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam (0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0)
ATP Masters Series (0)
Championship Series (0)
ATP Tour (4)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 11 January 1987 Auckland, New Zealand Outdoor/Hard Slovakia Miloslav Mečíř 2–6, 3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 2. 28 February 1988 Metz, France Indoor/Carpet Sweden Jonas Svensson 2–6, 4–6
Runner-up 3. 6 March 1989 Nancy, France Indoor/Hard France Guy Forget 3–6, 6–7
Runner-up 4. 16 June 1991 Rosmalen, The Netherlands Outdoor/Grass Germany Christian Saceanu 1–6, 6–3, 5–7

Doubles finals[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam (0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0)
ATP Masters Series (0)
ATP Tour (9)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 28 April 1985 Marbella, Spain Outdoor/Clay France Loïc Courteau Ecuador Andrés Gómez
Brazil Cassio Motta
1–6, 1–6
Winner 1. 27 October 1985 Cologne, Germany Indoor/Hard Austria Alex Antonitsch Sweden Jan Gunnarsson
Sweden Peter Lundgren
6–4, 7–5
Runner-up 2. 16 March 1986 Metz, France Indoor/Carpet Paraguay Francisco González Poland Wojtek Fibak
France Guy Forget
6–2, 2–6, 4–6
Winner 2. 18 October 1987 Toulouse, France Indoor/Hard Poland Wojtek Fibak United States Kelly Jones
West Germany Patrik Kühnen
6–2, 6–4
Runner-up 3. 7 January 1990 Adelaide, Australia Outdoor/Hard West Germany Alexander Mronz United Kingdom Andrew Castle
Nigeria Nduka Odizor
6–7, 2–6
Runner-up 4. 7 October 1990 Toulouse, France Indoor/Hard Denmark Michael Mortensen United Kingdom Neil Broad
South Africa Gary Muller
6–7, 4–6
Runner-up 5. 17 February 1991 Brussels, Belgium Indoor/Carpet Belgium Libor Pimek Australia Mark Woodforde
Australia Todd Woodbridge
3–6, 0–6
Winner 3. 13 October 1991 Tel Aviv, Israel Outdoor/Hard Czechoslovakia David Rikl Argentina Javier Frana
Mexico Leonardo Lavalle
6–2, 6–7, 6–3
Runner-up 6. 6 January 1992 Wellington, New Zealand Outdoor/Hard Czechoslovakia Daniel Vacek United States Jared Palmer
United States Jonathan Stark
3–6, 3–6

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