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Botic van de Zandschulp

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Bio He is a Dutch professional tennis player.
He has won one ATP Challenger singles title in Hamburg and one ATP Challenger doubles title in Alphen.

Van de Zandschulp's breakthrough happened at the 2021 US Open when he became the third qualifier in US Open history to reach the quarterfinals of the tournament. He reached this stage after defeating seeded Casper Ruud and Diego Schwartzman before losing to eventual champion Daniil Medvedev. Despite having lost the match, he was also Medvedev's only opponent to take a set from him on his way to winning the tournament. He was also the third man to progress to the main draw of all four majors through qualifying in one year, the others being Elias Ymer in 2015 and Frank Dancevic in 2011.

Van de Zandschulp qualified for the first time in the main singles draw of a Grand Slam tournament at the 2021 Australian Open, where he was defeated by fellow qualifier Carlos Alcaraz. As a result, he reached a career-high of No. 145 on February 22, 2021 and was the No. 1 Dutch tennis singles player for a brief period from February 8, 2021 until March 22, 2021.

He also qualified for the second major in 2021 and in his career at the 2021 French Open and reached the second round for his first Grand Slam win with a defeat over seed No. 19 Hubert Hurkacz.

On June 23, 2021 he was upgraded to the main draw at Wimbledon, for his third Major debut in a row in 2021, as a lucky loser following the late withdrawal of the 4th seed Dominic Thiem. He beat qualifier Grégoire Barrère in the first round and lost to 7th seed Matteo Berrettini in the second round. In July following Wimbledon, as the second seed, he reached the final at the 2021 Dutch Open (tennis) in Amersfoort. He was defeated by his compatriot and top seed Tallon Griekspoor in the final. He became the No. 1 Dutch player again on 30 August 2021 at World No. 117 in the rankings.

Despite having only 5 ATP tour matches wins before the US Open, Van de Zandschulp qualified for the last major of the year, thus becoming the only man to progress to the main draw of all four majors through qualifying in one year. He reached the third round of a major for the first time, defeating world No. 11 and eight seed Casper Ruud. He next defeated Facundo Bagnis to reach the fourth round. There he defeated world No. 14 and eleventh seed Diego Schwartzman in five sets to reach his maiden major quarterfinals, where he lost to eventual champion Daniil Medvedev. He was the only player to take a set off of Medvedev in the tournament. He became only the third male qualifier in the history of the US Open (after Nicolas Escudé in 1999 and Gilles Muller in 2008) to reach the quarterfinals. He also became the first Dutch man to reach the quarterfinals of a major since Sjeng Schalken at the 2003 US Open and 2004 Wimbledon. As a result he improved 55 spots in the singles rankings, entering the top 100 for the first time in his career at World No. 62 on September 13, 2021.

He made his debut at a Masters 1000 level at Indian Wells Masters in 2021 by qualifying as the top seed into the main draw. He lost to Marcos Giron in the first round in three sets.

At the 2021 St. Petersburg Open, Van de Zandschulp entered as a qualifier and beat Yoshihito Nishioka, Sebastian Korda, and for the biggest win in his career so far, world No.6 and top seed Andrey Rublev in the quarterfinals. He lost to Croatian Marin Cilic in the semifinals. At the 2021 Stockholm Open he reached the quarterfinals where he lost to second seed Felix Auger-Aliassime. He entered the top 60 at World No. 57 on November 15, 2021.

In 2022, Van de Zandschulp started his year by reaching the quarterfinals at the Melbourne Summer Set by defeating Adrian Mannarino and 8th seed Mackenzie McDonald in straight sets. He lost to Grigor Dimitrov in the quarterfinals despite having match points on serve in the third set.

He reached the third round at the Melbourne where he lost to world No. 2, Daniil Medvedev. As a result, he made his top 50 debut in the rankings on January 31, 2022.

Van de Zandschulp reached the third round in Indian Wells, where he beat Tennys Sandgren and scoring his second top 10 victory over world no. 9 Félix Auger-Aliassime in three sets. He lost to Miomir Kecmanović in the third round in straight sets. In Miami, he lost to Mikhail Kukushkin in the first round.

His next tournament was Marrakech, where he beat Hugo Dellien in three sets in the first round, and qualifier Vít Kopřiva in straight sets in the second round to make his fourth ATP Tour-level quarterfinal overall and second of 2022. He lost to Alex Molčan in the quarterfinals. In Monte Carlo, he lost to Sebastian Korda in the first round. He reached the top 40 on April 25, 2022.

Seeded eight in Munich, Van de Zandschulp defeated Brandon Nakashima and Egor Gerasimov to reach a third ATP Tour-level quarterfinal in 2022. Next, he upset second seed Casper Ruud in straight sets to reach the semifinals, where he beat 7th seed Miomir Kecmanović in a nearly three-hour match to become the first Dutch male player to reach an ATP Tour-level singles final since Robin Haase at Gstaad in 2016. He was forced to retire in the final against Holger Rune due to chest pain.

He saved three match points at the Madrid Open to advance to the second round for the first time at this Masters against Pablo Carreño Busta. At the Italian Open, he also reached the second round for the first time on his debut at this Masters, defeating Korda this time. As a result, he reached the top 30 at World No. 29 on May 16, 2022.

Seeded for the first time at a major at the 2022 French Open, he also reached the third round for the first time at this major but lost to 13-time champion and childhood idol Rafael Nadal in their first time meeting.

Seeded sixth, Van de Zandschulp played his first grass tournament on home soil at s'Hertogenbosch, where he lost to Emil Ruusuvuori in three sets. The following week at Queen's Club, he reached the first ATP 500 semifinal of his career by defeating qualifier Paul Jubb, Grigor Dimitrov and Alejandro Davidovich Fokina. He became the first Dutchman to advance to the semifinals since Sjeng Schalken and Raemon Sluiter in 2002.

He reached a career-high in the top 25 on June 27, 2022 at the start of the 2022 Wimbledon Championships. Seeded 21st he reached the fourth round where he lost to Rafael Nadal in straight sets.

At the 2022 Winston-Salem Open he reached his third tour-level semifinals of the season defeating 10th seed Benjamin Bonzi in straight sets with two tiebreaks.

In October, he reached second round of Astana Open, where he lost in straight sets to the eventual champion, Novak Djokovic. At the European Open in Antwerp, he won his maiden title in doubles partnering Tallon Griekspoor.

Van de Zandschulp started his 2023 season at the Maharashtra Open in Pune, India. Seeded second, he reached the semifinals where he lost to Benjamin Bonzi. Seeded 32nd at the Australian Open, he was defeated in the second round by compatriot Tallon Griekspoor.

In February, van de Zandschulp competed at the Rotterdam Open. He lost in the second round to sixth seed, world No. 11, and eventual champion, Daniil Medvedev. Seeded eighth at the Qatar ExxonMobil Open, he was eliminated in the second round by qualifier Alexandre Müller. However, in doubles, he and his partner, Constant Lestienne, reached the final and lost to Rohan Bopanna/Matthew Ebden. In Dubai, he beat sixth seed and world No. 14, Karen Khachanov, in the first round. He ended up losing in the quarterfinals to second seed, world No. 6, defending champion, and eventual finalist, Andrey Rublev.

In March, seeded 28th at the Indian Wells Masters, he retired during his second-round match against Ilya Ivashka. Seeded 26th, he got a first-round bye at the 2023 Miami Open, and reached his first Masters 1000 fourth round defeating Alexei Popyrin and third seed and world No. 4, Casper Ruud, for his first top-5 win of his career.

In April, seeded fourth this time in Munich, van de Zandschulp defeated Aslan Karatsev and Marcos Giron to reach the semifinals. Next, he upset second seed and world No. 10 Taylor Fritz in straight sets to reach again the final for his second top-10 win of the season and set up a rematch from the previous year with Holger Rune. He lost in the final to Rune in three sets, despite holding four championship points.

In May, Van de Zandschulp hired fellow Dutchman Sven Groeneveld as his new coach, parting ways with long-time coach Lucassen. He reached his first Masters final in doubles at the 2023 Italian Open partnering compatriot Robin Haase.
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