Kenny de Schepper

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Kenny de Schepper
Kenny de Schepper 1, 2015 Wimbledon Qualifying - Diliff.jpg
Country (sports)  France
Residence Toulouse, France
Born (1987-05-29) May 29, 1987 (age 31)
Bordeaux, France
Height 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in)
Turned pro 2010
Plays Left-handed (one-handed backhand)
Coach Henri Fabrega
Prize money $1,529,883
Career record 26–60
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 62 (April 7, 2014)
Current ranking No. 195 (18 June 2018)[1]
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 2R (2014)
French Open 2R (2014)
Wimbledon 4R (2013)
US Open 1R (2013, 2014)
Career record 5–15
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 152 (February 27, 2012)
Current ranking No. 856 (April 16, 2018)
Grand Slam Doubles results
French Open 2R (2011)
Team competitions
Hopman Cup RR (2016)
Last updated on: 16 April 2018.

Kenny de Schepper (born May 29, 1987) is a French professional tennis player.[2]

De Schepper, 2013


De Schepper was born in Bordeaux, France. His father Eric, originally from Belgium, was a former professional squash player. De Schepper, who is two meters tall, joined the National tennis centre in Poitiers when he was 13, however after a while he stopped playing tennis for two years due to growth injuries. He subsequently resumed and eventually turned pro in 2010.


While not having any wins, he had several runner-up finishes in ITF Futures events and has a runner-up finish at an ATP Challenger event – the 2011 Open EuroEnergie de Quimper, where he lost to his compatriot David Guez in the final.[3]

He won his first ATP Challenger title at the 2011 Open Diputación Ciudad de Pozoblanco event against Iván Navarro.[3]

De Schepper made the main draw of the 2011 Wimbledon Championships. In the 2011 Wimbledon Championships qualifiers he defeated Ádám Kellner (Q1), Matthew Ebden (Q2), and Simone Bolelli (Q3).[4][5][6]


In October 2012, de Schepper won consecutive Challenger tournaments, taking him to a career high ranking of 123 in singles.[7] The first of the two Challenger victories came in Mons, having qualified for the tournament, before securing a title in Rennes a week later, not dropping a set throughout the competition.[7]


De Schepper once again played at Wimbledon and this time progressed to the fourth round, the first time he had made the last 16 at a Grand Slam tournament, courtesy of wins over Paolo Lorenzi, Marin Čilić (by walkover) and Juan Mónaco. De Schepper faced Fernando Verdasco in the round of 16 and lost in straight sets. At the US Open, he lost in the first round to Bradley Klahn in four sets with three tie-breaks.


De Schepper reached the first round of the Australian Open, losing to Lukáš Rosol in 5 sets. He lost in the first round of qualifying at the French Open. He advanced through the qualifiers to reach the 2nd round of the Wimbledon Championships before losing to Richard Gasquet in straight sets, with Gasquet reaching the semifinals.


De Schepper opened his season by representing France at the 2016 Hopman Cup with teammate Caroline Garcia. He played against Andy Murray, Alexander Zverev and Nick Kyrgios, but did not record any wins.


De Schepper qualified into the main draw in Montpellier, falling to eventual finalist Richard Gasquet in the Quarter-Finals. De Schepper defeated Mischa Zverev and Illya Marchenko in the process. He reached the same stage in Metz, before Mischa Zverev avenged his earlier defeat.

Career finals[edit]

Singles (11)[edit]

ATP Challengers (5–6)
Finals by Surface
Hard (4–6)
Clay (1–0)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score
Runner-up 1. 13 February 2011 Quimper, France Hard France David Guez 2-6, 6-4, 6-7(5-7)
Winner 2. 10 July 2011 Pozoblanco, Spain Hard Spain Iván Navarro 2-6, 7-5, 6-3
Runner-up 3. 31 July 2011 Recanati, Italy Hard France Fabrice Martin 1-6, 7-6(8-6), 6-7(3-7)
Winner 4. 7 October 2012 Mons, Belgium Hard France Michaël Llodra 7-6(9-7), 4-6, 7-6(7-4)
Winner 5. 14 October 2012 Rennes, France Hard Ukraine Illya Marchenko 7-6(7-4), 6-2
Runner-up 6. 7 April 2013 Saint-Brieuc, France Hard Netherlands Jesse Huta Galung 6-7(4-7), 6-4, 6-7(3-7)
Runner-up 7. 13 October 2013 Rennes, France Hard France Nicolas Mahut 3-6, 6-7(3-7)
Winner 8. 2 March 2014 Cherbourg, France Hard Slovakia Norbert Gombos 3-6, 6-2, 6-3
Runner-up 9. 6 April 2014 Le Gosier, Guadeloupe Hard United States Steve Johnson 1-6, 7-6(7-5), 6-7(2-7)
Winner 10. 4 September 2016 Como, Italy Clay Italy Marco Cecchinato 2-6, 7-6(7-0), 7-5
Runner-up 11. 21 January 2018 Koblenz, Germany Hard Germany Mats Moraing 2-6, 1-6

Singles performance timeline[edit]

(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (Z#) Davis/Fed Cup Zonal Group (with number indication) or (PO) play-off; (G) gold, (F-S) silver or (SF-B) bronze Olympic medal; a (NMS) downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament; (NH) not held. SR=strike rate (events won/competed)
To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated at the conclusion of a tournament or when the player's participation has ended.
Tournament 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 W–L
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open A A 1R Q2 2R 1R Q3 Q2 Q1 1–3
French Open A Q1 Q2 1R 2R Q1 1R Q1 Q1 1–3
Wimbledon A 1R 2R 4R* 1R 2R Q2 Q1 4–5
US Open A Q1 A 1R 1R A A Q1 0–2
Win–Loss 0–0 0–1 1–2 2–3 2–4 1–2 0–1 0-0 7–13
Year-End Ranking 470 139 119 84 106 148 162 159

* At Wimbledon 2013, de Schepper's second-round match was a walkover.


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