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Dennis Van Scheppingen


Dennis van Scheppingen
  • Pronounced: SHEP-ing-en
  • Age: 39 (05.07.1975)
  • Birthplace: Mijdrecht, The Netherlands
  • Residence: Wilnis, The Netherlands
  • Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
  • Weight: 176 lbs (80 kg)
  • Plays: Right-handed
  • Turned Pro: 1993
  • Coach: Dick Duijk
1142 Doubles Ranking


As of 25.05.2015
Ranking Week Change W-L Titles Prize Money


- 0-0 0 $0




42-73 0 $871,586

Singles & Doubles combined



5 0-0 0 $0




12-22 0 $871,586

Singles & Doubles combined


This Dutch veteran reached a career high ranking of No. 72 in September while finishing year in Top 100 for first time…Compiled a 16-7 record in Challenger play with one title…Reached QF at Heilbronn Challenger (l. to Elseneer)…In March, won title at Wrexham Challenger (d. J. Vacek)…Following week reached final at Sarajevo Challenger (l. to Elseneer)…In July, advanced to SF at home country stop in Amersfoort with wins over Vanek, Falla and A. Martin before losing to Gonzalez…The following week, reached final at Hilversum Challenger (l. to Kohlschreiber)…In October in Bangkok, posted wins over Djokovic and Dent before falling to local favorite Srichaphan..Earned a career-high $175,350.


1992-Made ATP debut at a 16-year-old wild card in Rosmalen (l. to Kinnear)…1993-Again played Rosmalen as a wild card (l. to Vacek)…1994-Played singles and doubles in Jerusalem Challenger and lost in 1st RD of both…1995-Reached QF of Bristol Challenger…1996-Was 4-6 in ATP matches…As a wild card in Amsterdam won his first career match (d. Agenor)…Reached SF of that tournament (d. Berasategui, d. Moya, l. to El Aynaoui)…Reached 2nd RD in Beijing (d Canas, l B Black)…Won dead rubber in Davis Cup tie against New Zealand (d. Hunt)…Won Challenger titles in Eisenach (d. Skoch) and Scheveningen (d. Hrbaty)…Reached SFs at Challengers in Lippstadt, Weiden and Olbia…Was 26-10 in Challengers…Reached doubles final at Scheveningen Challenger (w/ Bok)…1997-Advanced past 1st RD in three Grand Slams…Made Grand Slam debut at Australian Open and reached 3rd RD (d. B Black, d. Ran, l. to Medvedev)…Reached 2nd RD at Roland Garros and Wimbledon…Made at least the second round at six other ATP events…Was 10-14 on the year…Finalist at Santiago Challenger (l. to Canas)…Was 13-10 in Challengers…1998-Reached at least the 2nd RD in eight ATP events…Reached 3rd RD at Key Biscayne (d. Draper, d. Bruguera, l. to Ivanisevic)…Reached second career semifinal at 's-Hertogenbosch (d. Kuerten, d. Wessels, d. Krajicek, l. to Rafter)…Was 11-15 in ATP matches…1999-Was 1-4 in ATP matches…Only win came at Tokyo Outdoor…Struggled in Challengers, going 5-11…2000-Opened year by reaching final at Mumbai Challenger (l. to Paes)…Played Futures events early in the year…Reached the SF at Ireland Futures #1 and #2…Won Netherlands Futures #1 (d. Merry) and #2 (d. Saretta)…Late in the year reached SD at Seoul Challenger (l. to Stepanek)…Was 12-11 in Challengers…Won doubles title at Netherlands Futures #1 (w/Merry)…2001-Reached 2nd RD at Chennai and North Miami Beach…Won Chandigarh Challenger in February (d. Okun)…Reached SF of Ulm Challenger in July…Finalist at Sylt Challenger in August (l. to Navarro)…One week later won Geneva Challenger (d. Krajan)…Reached Freudenstadt Challenger SF the following week…Finalist at Bolton Challenger (l. to O. Rochus)…Was 39-19 in Challengers…Won doubles title at Sylt (w/Altelaar)…2002-Won back-to-back Challengers in August, claiming title in Freudenstadt (d. Perez) and in Budapest (d. Navarro)…Went 23-15 in Challengers…2003-Went 6-6 in ATP matches…Best result came in Tokyo as he reached 3rd RD (l. to Grosjean)…Also reached 2nd RD at 's-Hertogenbosch…In second event of the year claimed title at Belgrade Chellenger (d. Hantschk)…Finalist at Seoul Challenger (l. to H.T. Lee)…In November, claimed Challenger titles in Eckental (d. J Johansson) and Milan (d. Voltchkov).


Full name Dennis Klaas Johannes Van Scheppingen…Nickname is "Scheppie"… Began playing tennis at age eight…His father, XXXXXXXX, worked for a construction company…Mother, XXXXXXXX, is a housewife…He has two older brothers, XXXXXX, who is a tennis coach, and XXXXXXXX, who is an accountant….He calls his brothers the most inspirational people in his life and wouldn't have started to play tennis without them…His uncle played professional soccer for FC Amsterdam…Speaks Dutch and English…Idol growing up was John McEnroe… Favorite surface is hard court and favorite shot is his return…Enjoys spending time with his family and playing golf… Wife, Cindy (married XXXXX, 2001) and a daughter, Megan (born Aug. 6, 2002) and son, Dein (born July 6, 2004)…Coached by Dick Sujik since turning pro in 1993.

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