Michiel Schapers

Michiel Schaper ( born October 11, 1959 in Rotterdam ) is a former Dutch tennis player.

  • 3.1 Single ( 4)
  • 3.2 Double (6 )


Schaper was a professional tennis player in 1982 and won the following year the Challenger tournament in Nairobi. In 1985 he won at the side of Alexander Antonitsch his first doubles title on the ATP World Tour. Overall, he was able to win three doubles titles during his career. He reached four times the singles final of an ATP tournament, but was never able to win a single title. Its highest listing in the tennis world ranking he reached in 1988 with position 25 in the singles and in 1991 with position 37 in doubles.

His best individual result at a Grand Slam tournament was the two-time reaching the quarterfinals at the Australian Open, where he celebrated victories over Boris Becker and Yannick Noah. In the doubles competition he joined in 1986 before the quarter-finals of the French Open. In 1988, he stood at the side of Brenda Schultz- McCarthy in the mixed- finals of the French Open, they were subject to Lori McNeil and Jorge Lozano in two sets.

Schaper played 1982-1990 24 single and 12 double appearances for the Dutch Davis Cup team. His greatest success with the team was participating in the first round of the World Group in 1990 against Germany. In the 2-3 defeat, he lost his singles match against Carl -Uwe Steeb, as well as on the side of Tom Nijssen also the double against Eric Jelen and Michael Stich. His last singles match against Jelen he could win. In the Summer Olympics 1988, he went to the Netherlands. He penetrated to the quarterfinals, where he was later Goldmedaillisten Miloslav Mečíř inferior.

Even before the end of his professional career, he served as coach Daniel Vacek and Alexander Radulescu, from 1993 he was a full-time coach of Vacek. Between 1998 and 2000 he was the team leader of the Dutch Davis Cup team.

Tournament Win

Double ( 3)


Single ( 4)

Double (6 )