Maikel Scheffers (born 7 September 1982) is a Dutch wheelchair tennis player. He plays singles and doubles events. Scheffers was born with spina bifida. He lives in Dorst.[2]

Maikel Scheffers
Full nameMaikel Scheffers
Country (sports) Netherlands
ResidenceDorst, Netherlands
Born (1982-09-07) 7 September 1982 (age 41)
's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands
PlaysRight handed[1]
Official websitewww.maikelscheffers.nl
Singles
Career record557–237
Highest rankingNo. 1 (19 December 2011)
Current rankingNo. 10 (9 April 2018)
Grand Slam singles results
Australian OpenW (2012)
French OpenW (2011)
WimbledonQF (2016, 2017)
US OpenF (2009)
Other tournaments
MastersW (2009)
Paralympic Games Bronze Medal (2008)
Doubles
Career record482–208
Highest rankingNo. 1 (27 June 2011)
Current rankingNo. 8 (7 December 2015)
Grand Slam doubles results
Australian OpenW (2011)
French OpenW (2008)
WimbledonW (2011)
US OpenW (2010, 2013)
Other doubles tournaments
Masters DoublesW (2006, 2009, 2010)
Paralympic Games Bronze Medal (2020)
Medal record
Men's wheelchair tennis
Representing  Netherlands
Paralympic Games
Bronze medal – third place 2008 Beijing Men's singles
Bronze medal – third place 2020 Tokyo Men's doubles
European Championships
Bronze medal – third place 2023 Rotterdam Men's singles
Last updated on: 3 September 2021.

He has won six Grand Slam titles—two in wheelchair singles and four in wheelchair doubles.[3][4]

Paralympic Games

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Scheffers participated in the 2008 Summer Paralympics in Beijing. He won a bronze medal in the wheelchair men singles competition.[5] In the wheelchair men's doubles tournament, he and partner Ronald Vink lost in the bronze medal game to Shingo Kunieda and Satoshi Saida.[6]

Grand Slam performance timelines

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Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# DNQ A NH
(W) winner; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (DNQ) did not qualify; (A) absent; (NH) not held; (SR) strike rate (events won / competed); (W–L) win–loss record; .
To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated at the conclusion of a tournament or when the player's participation has ended.

Wheelchair singles

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Tournament 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024
Australian Open ? QF QF SF QF QF W QF SF QF QF QF A A A A A 1R 1R
French Open ? A QF QF QF W QF SF QF SF A QF A A A A A 1R 1R
Wimbledon NH NH NH NH NH NH NH NH NH NH QF QF A A NH A A A 1R
US Open QF A NH F SF SF NH QF QF QF NH A A A A A 1R 1R

Source: Profile at www.australianopen.com[7] and Profile at 2011.usopen.org[8]

Wheelchair doubles

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Tournament 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024
Australian Open F 1R F F W SF SF F SF SF SF A A A A A QF QF
French Open A W F F F SF SF SF SF A SF A A A A A QF QF
Wimbledon F A F F W A SF F A SF SF A A NH A A A
US Open A A F W F NH W F SF NH A A A A A QF QF

Source: Profile at www.australianopen.com[9] and Profile at 2011.usopen.org[10]

References

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