Kenny de Schepper
|Born||29 May 1987|
|Height||2.03 m (6 ft 8 in)|
|Plays||Left-handed (one-handed backhand)|
|Highest ranking||No. 62 (7 April 2014)|
|Current ranking||No. 207 (10 December 2018)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||2R (2014)|
|French Open||2R (2014)|
|US Open||1R (2013, 2014)|
|Highest ranking||No. 152 (27 February 2012)|
|Current ranking||No. 502 (10 December 2018)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|French Open||2R (2011)|
|Hopman Cup||RR (2016)|
|Last updated on: 10 December 2018.|
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.
In October 2012, de Schepper won consecutive Challenger tournaments, taking him to a career high ranking of 123 in singles. 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.
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.
Challenger and Futures FinalsEdit
Singles: 19 (7–12)Edit
|Loss||0–1||Oct 2010||France F17, Nevers||Futures||Hard (i)||Grégoire Burquier||6–3, 4–6, 3–6|
|Win||1–1||Jan 2011||Great Britain F1, Glasgow||Futures||Hard (i)||Alexandre Sidorenko||7–5, 7–5|
|Loss||1–2||Jan 2011||Great Britain F2, Sheffield||Futures||Hard (i)||Harri Heliövaara||4–6, 7–5, 4–6|
|Loss||1–3||Feb 2011||Quimper, France||Challenger||Hard||David Guez||2–6, 6–4, 6–7(5–7)|
|Loss||1–4||Mar 2011||France F5, Poitiers||Futures||Hard (i)||Marc Gicquel||6–7(4–7), 6–7(5–7)|
|Loss||1–5||Apr 2011||France F6, Angers||Futures||Clay (i)||Charles-Antoine Brézac||2–6, 5–7|
|Loss||1–6||Jul 2011||France F10, Montauban||Futures||Clay||Jorge Aguilar||6–7(4–7), 4–6|
|Win||2–6||Jul 2011||Pozoblanco, Spain||Challenger||Hard||Iván Navarro||2–6, 7–5, 6–3|
|Loss||2–7||Jul 2011||Recanati, Italy||Challenger||Hard||Fabrice Martin||1–6, 7–6(8–6), 6–7(3–7)|
|Win||3–7||Mar 2012||France F4, Lille||Futures||Hard (i)||Romain Jouan||6–2, 4–6, 6–3|
|Loss||3–8||Mar 2012||France F5, Poitiers||Futures||Hard (i)||Josselin Ouanna||6–7(2–7), 6–7(2–7)|
|Win||4–8||Oct 2012||Mons, Belgium||Challenger||Hard (i)||Michaël Llodra||7–6(9–7), 4–6, 7–6(7–4)|
|Win||5–8||Oct 2012||Rennes, France||Challenger||Hard (i)||Illya Marchenko||7–6(7–4), 6–2|
|Loss||5–9||Apr 2013||Saint-Brieuc, France||Challenger||Hard (i)||Jesse Huta Galung||6–7(4–7), 6–4, 6–7(3–7)|
|Loss||5–10||Oct 2013||Rennes, France||Challenger||Hard||Nicolas Mahut||3–6, 6–7(3–7)|
|Win||6–10||Mar 2014||Cherbourg, France||Challenger||Hard (i)||Norbert Gombos||3–6, 6–2, 6–3|
|Loss||6–11||Apr 2014||Le Gosier, Guadeloupe||Challenger||Hard||Steve Johnson||1–6, 7–6(7–5), 6–7(2–7)|
|Win||7–11||Sep 2016||Como, Italy||Challenger||Clay||Marco Cecchinato||2–6, 7–6(7–0), 7–5|
|Loss||7–12||Jan 2018||Koblenz, Germany||Challenger||Hard (i)||Mats Moraing||2–6, 1–6|
Doubles: 7 (1–6)Edit
|Loss||0–1||Oct 2010||France F18, Saint-Dizier||Futures||Hard (i)||Albano Olivetti|| Julien Maes
|6–2, 4–6, [4–10]|
|Win||1–1||Mar 2011||France F4, Lille||Futures||Hard (i)||Alexandre Penaud|| Marc Gicquel
|6–3, 2–6, [10–8]|
|Loss||1–2||Mar 2011||France F5, Poitiers||Futures||Hard (i)||Julien Obry|| Romain Jouan
|Loss||1–3||Oct 2011||Mons, Belgium||Challenger||Hard (i)||Édouard Roger-Vasselin|| Johan Brunström
|Loss||1–4||Oct 2011||Rennes, France||Challenger||Carpet (i)||Édouard Roger-Vasselin|| Martin Emmrich
|Loss||1–5||Sep 2015||Como, Italy||Challenger||Clay||Maxime Teixeira|| Gero Kretschmer
|Loss||1–6||May 2018||Aix-en-Provence, France||Challenger||Clay||Guido Andreozzi|| Philipp Petzschner
|7–6(7–3), 2–6, [8–10]|
Singles performance timelineEdit
|Grand Slam Tournaments|
* At Wimbledon 2013, de Schepper's second-round match was a walkover.
- ATP Profile
- "Kenny de Schepper – ITF". ITF. Retrieved 23 October 2012.