Kenny de Schepper

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

Kenny de Schepper
Kenny de Schepper 1, 2015 Wimbledon Qualifying - Diliff.jpg
Country (sports) France
ResidenceToulouse, France
Born (1987-05-29) 29 May 1987 (age 33)
Bordeaux, France
Height2.03 m (6 ft 8 in)
Turned pro2010
PlaysLeft-handed (one-handed backhand)
CoachHenri Fabrega
Prize money$1,600,842
Career record26–61
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 62 (7 April 2014)
Current rankingNo. 207 (10 December 2018)[1]
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (2014)
French Open2R (2014)
Wimbledon4R (2013)
US Open1R (2013, 2014)
Career record5–15
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 152 (27 February 2012)
Current rankingNo. 502 (10 December 2018)
Grand Slam Doubles results
French Open2R (2011)
Team competitions
Hopman CupRR (2016)
Last updated on: 10 December 2018.
De Schepper, 2013


De Schepper was born in Bordeaux, France. His father Éric, 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.

Challenger and Futures FinalsEdit

Singles: 19 (7–12)Edit

Legend (Singles)
ATP Challenger Tour (5–6)
ITF Futures Tour (2–6)
Titles by Surface
Hard (6–10)
Clay (1–2)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
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

Legend (Doubles)
ATP Challenger Tour (0–4)
ITF Futures Tour (1–2)
Titles by Surface
Hard (1–3)
Clay (0–2)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–1)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 Oct 2010 France F18, Saint-Dizier Futures Hard (i)   Albano Olivetti   Julien Maes
  Fabrice Martin
6–2, 4–6, [4–10]
Win 1–1 Mar 2011 France F4, Lille Futures Hard (i)   Alexandre Penaud   Marc Gicquel
  Nicolas Renavand
6–3, 2–6, [10–8]
Loss 1–2 Mar 2011 France F5, Poitiers Futures Hard (i)   Julien Obry   Romain Jouan
  Fabrice Martin
6–7(5–7), 4–6
Loss 1–3 Oct 2011 Mons, Belgium Challenger Hard (i)   Édouard Roger-Vasselin   Johan Brunström
  Ken Skupski
6–7(4–7), 3–6
Loss 1–4 Oct 2011 Rennes, France Challenger Carpet (i)   Édouard Roger-Vasselin   Martin Emmrich
  Andreas Siljeström
4–6, 4–6
Loss 1–5 Sep 2015 Como, Italy Challenger Clay   Maxime Teixeira   Gero Kretschmer
  Alexander Satschko
6–7(3–7), 4–6
Loss 1–6 May 2018 Aix-en-Provence, France Challenger Clay   Guido Andreozzi   Philipp Petzschner
  Tim Pütz
7–6(7–3), 2–6, [8–10]

Singles performance timelineEdit

(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (P) postponed; (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.


  1. ^ ATP Profile
  2. ^ "Players | ATP Tour | Tennis".
  3. ^ a b "Players | ATP Tour | Tennis".
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  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-07-02. Retrieved 2011-06-18.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ a b "Kenny de Schepper – ITF". ITF. Retrieved 23 October 2012.

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