Maikel Scheffers

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Maikel Scheffers
Maikel Scheffers at the 2010 US Open 01.jpg
Full name Maikel Scheffers
Country  Netherlands
Residence Dorst, Netherlands
Born (1982-09-07) 7 September 1982 (age 32)
's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands
Plays Right handed[1]
Official website
Highest ranking No. 1 (19 December 2011)
Current ranking No. 1
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open W (2012)
French Open W (2011)
Other tournaments
Masters W (2009)
Paralympic Games Bronze medal Paralympics.svg Bronze Medal (2008)
Highest ranking No. 1 (27 June 2011)
Current ranking No. 3
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open W (2011)
French Open W (2008)
Wimbledon W (2011)
US Open W (2010)
Other doubles tournaments
Masters Doubles W (2006, 2009–10)
Last updated on: 29 January 2012.

Maikel Scheffers ('s-Hertogenbosch, 7 September 1982) is a Dutch wheelchair tennis player. He plays single and double events. Scheffers was born with a spina bifida. He lives in Dorst.[2]

Paralympic Games[edit]

Scheffers took part of the 2008 Summer Paralympics in Beijing. He won a bronze medal for the wheelchair men singles.[3] He lost with Ronald Vink in the doubles the game for the bronze medal against Shingo Kunieda and Satoshi Saida.[4]

Grand slam[edit]

In 2011 he won his first singles Grand slam at Roland Garros. In 2012 he won his second singles Grand slam at the Australian open.[5][6]

Tournament 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Grand Slam Tournaments wheelchair singles
Australian Open QF QF SF QF QF W QF
French Open A QF QF QF W QF SF

Source: Profile at[7] and Profile at[8]

In 2008 he won the doubles at Roland Garros, 2010 the US Open, 2011 the Australian open and the Wimbledon

Tournament 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Grand Slam Tournaments wheelchair doubles
Australian Open F 1R F F W SF SF
French Open A W F F F SF SF
Wimbledon F A F F W A
US Open A A F W F NH

Source: Profile at[9] and Profile at[10]

Performance key
W winner #R lost in the early rounds Z# Davis Cup Zonal Group (number) B semifinalist, won bronze medal
F runner-up RR lost at round robin stage PO Davis Cup play-off NH not held
SF semifinalist Q# lost in qualification round G won Olympic gold medal NMS Not a Masters Series event
QF quarterfinalist A absent S runner-up, won silver medal NPM Not a Premier Mandatory or 5 event
Update either at the conclusion of a tournament, or when the player's participation in the event has ended.

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