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Julien Benneteau
Julien Benneteau
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Country (sports)  France
Residence Boulogne Billancourt, France
Born (1981-12-20) 20 December 1981 (age 36)
Bourg en Bresse, France
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Turned pro 2000
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Coach Antoine Benneteau
Prize money $8,997,245
Singles
Career record 265-286
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 25 (17 November 2014)
Current ranking No. 55 (12 February 2018)[1]
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 3R (2006, 2012, 2013, 2018)
French Open QF (2006)
Wimbledon 4R (2010)
US Open 3R (2009, 2011, 2012, 2013)
Other tournaments
Olympic Games 2R (2012)
Doubles
Career record 260-189
Career titles 12
Highest ranking No. 5 (3 November 2014)
Current ranking No. 47 (6 November 2017)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open QF (2007)
French Open W (2014)
Wimbledon F (2016)
US Open SF (2004, 2007)
Other doubles tournaments
Tour Finals SF (2014)
Team competitions
Davis Cup W (2017)
Last updated on: 6 November 2017.

Julien Benneteau (French pronunciation: [?ylj b?n(?)to]; born 20 December 1981) is a French professional tennis player. His career-high singles ranking is ATP world no. 25, which he reached in November 2014. He formerly resided in Boulogne-Billancourt and now lives in Geneva. Benneteau has not won a title, finishing as runner-up in ten ATP tournaments. He reached the quarterfinals of the 2006 French Open and the semifinals of the 2014 Cincinnati Masters.

Benneteau has also had success in doubles, winning the bronze medal in men's doubles at the 2012 London Olympics (partnering Richard Gasquet) and the 2014 French Open men's doubles title with fellow Frenchman Édouard Roger-Vasselin, thus becoming the first team from France to win the men's doubles discipline in 30 years (after Yannick Noah and Henri Leconte did it in 1984). He reached his career-high doubles ranking of world no. 5 in November 2014.

Tennis career

Junior career

In the 1999 Orange Bowl Benneteau won the Boys 16s double title.

As a junior, Benneteau reached as high as no. 17 in the world in 1999, and no. 1 in doubles.

He won US Open Junior with Nicolas Mahut in 1999.

Professional career

At the 2006 French Open, Benneteau reached the quarterfinals by defeating Janko Tipsarevi?, Australian Open finalist Marcos Baghdatis, Radek ?t?pánek, and Alberto Martín. There, he was defeated in straight sets by fourth-seeded Ivan Ljubi?i? of Croatia.

The Frenchman finished the 2008 season in the top 50 for the second time in three years. During the season, he reached two ATP finals, at Casablanca, where he lost to fellow countryman Gilles Simon, and in his final tournament of the season at Lyon, where he lost to Robin Söderling.

In May 2009, he entered the Interwetten Austrian Open in Kitzbühel as a lucky loser and reached his third career final, falling to Spain's Guillermo García-López.

In the quarterfinals of the 2009 Western & Southern Financial Group Masters, he played a remarkable 53-shot rally with the then world no. 2 Andy Murray in the second set of a three-set loss.[2] He lost the rally when he smashed a lob that grazed the net and went wide.

His best career victory was undoubtedly achieved on 11 November 2009 at the 2009 Paris Masters, when he scored a huge upset over world no. 1 Roger Federer in the second round in front of his home crowd.

He reached the third round of the 2012 French Open, losing to world no. 8 Janko Tipsarevi?.[3]

In the third round of Wimbledon 2012, Benneteau led Federer by two sets before eventually being defeated in five sets.[4] In the 2012 Olympics in London, he captured the bronze medal in doubles with Richard Gasquet.

Wimbledon 2013

At the 2013 ABN AMRO Open in Rotterdam, Benneteau again beat top seed and defending champion Federer in the quarterfinals. He beat compatriot Gilles Simon in the semifinals, but was not able to overcome Juan Martín del Potro in the final, disappointingly failing yet again to clinch a title. During the clay season, he beat Nicolás Almagro at the Rome Masters, but lost to Benoit Paire in the second round. At Roland Garros he was 30th seed, he lost in the third round to Roger Federer.

At the Eastbourne grass tournament, the Frenchman beat Kevin Anderson in the first round, but lost to Bernard Tomic in the second round. At Wimbledon, he lost to Fernando Verdasco in the second round. Benneteau was defeated by Andy Murray in the third round of the Cincinnati Masters. At the US Open, he defeated Jérémy Chardy in the second round, but lost to Tomá? Berdych in the third round.

Benneteau reached the final of the 2013 Malaysian Open for the second year running after beating Stan Wawrinka, but was once again beaten in the final, this time by unseeded João Sousa in three sets. He had won the first set and was within a game of winning the title at 5-4 in the second set. At Valencia he won over Feliciano López in the first round, but lost to David Ferrer in the second round. He collected first-round losses at the Shanghai and Paris Masters.

In the 2014 season, Benneteau beat Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Feliciano López to reach the Indian Wells Masters quarterfinals, where he lost to Novak Djokovic. At the Miami Masters, he won over Ernests Gulbis, but was defeated by Tommy Robredo. During the clay season, he claimed the Bordeaux Challenger, but lost to Facundo Bagnis in the first round of Roland Garros. At Eastbourne, Benneteau took wins over Yen-Hsun Lu and Gilles Simon, after which he lost to Sam Querrey in the quarterfinals. At Wimbledon, he again lost in the first round to Gilles Müller.

The Frenchman began the 2014 US Open Series with a second-round loss in Washington. At the Canada Masters, he defeated Lleyton Hewitt and Ernests Gulbis to reach the third round, where he was defeated by local Milos Raonic. Benneteau upset Stan Wawrinka to reach the Cincinnati Masters semifinals, where he lost to David Ferrer. At the US Open, he lost in the first round to Benoît Paire.

At the 2014 Malaysian Open, Benneteau defeated Pablo Cuevas in the quarterfinals and Ernests Gulbis in the semifinals to reach his third singles final in four years at that tournament. He lost to Kei Nishikori in the final. At the Paris Masters in 2017, he reached the Semi-finals where he lost to Jack Sock. At the 2018 Australian Open he played in the third round against Fabio Fognini.

Significant finals

Grand Slam finals

Doubles: 2 (1 title, 1 runner-up)

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Winner 2014 French Open Clay France Édouard Roger-Vasselin Spain Marcel Granollers
Spain Marc López
6-3, 7-6(7-1)
Runner-up 2016 Wimbledon Championships Grass France Édouard Roger-Vasselin France Pierre-Hugues Herbert
France Nicolas Mahut
4-6, 6-7(1-7), 3-6

Masters 1000 finals

Doubles: 6 (2 titles, 4 runners-up)

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 2007 Monte Carlo Clay France Richard Gasquet United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
2-6, 1-6
Winner 2009 Shanghai Hard (i) France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga Poland Mariusz Fyrstenberg
Poland Marcin Matkowski
6-2, 6-4
Runner-up 2010 Toronto Hard France Michaël Llodra United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
5-7, 3-6
Runner-up 2011 Paris Hard (i) France Nicolas Mahut India Rohan Bopanna
Pakistan Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi
2-6, 4-6
Winner 2013 Monte Carlo Clay Serbia Nenad Zimonji? United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
4-6, 7-6(7-4), [14-12]
Runner-up 2014 Shanghai Hard France Édouard Roger-Vasselin United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
3-6, 6-7(3-7)

ATP career finals

Singles: 10 (10 runners-up)

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0-0)
ATP World Tour Finals (0-0)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (0-0)
ATP World Tour 500 Series (0-1)
ATP World Tour 250 Series (0-9)
Titles by surface
Hard (0-7)
Clay (0-2)
Grass (0-0)
Carpet (0-1)
Titles by setting
Outdoor (0-4)
Indoor (0-6)
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0-1 May 2008 Grand Prix Hassan II, Morocco International Clay France Gilles Simon 5-7, 2-6
Loss 0-2 Oct 2008 Grand Prix de Tennis de Lyon, France International Carpet (i) Sweden Robin Söderling 3-6, 7-6(7-5), 1-6
Loss 0-3 May 2009 Austrian Open, Austria 250 Series Clay Spain Guillermo García López 6-3, 6-7(1-7), 3-6
Loss 0-4 Feb 2010 Open 13, France 250 Series Hard (i) France Michaël Llodra 3-6, 4-6
Loss 0-5 Aug 2011 Winston-Salem Open, US 250 Series Hard United States John Isner 6-4, 3-6, 4-6
Loss 0-6 Jan 2012 Sydney International, Australia 250 Series Hard Finland Jarkko Nieminen 2-6, 5-7
Loss 0-7 Sep 2012 Malaysian Open, Malaysia 250 Series Hard (i) Argentina Juan Mónaco 5-7, 6-4, 3-6
Loss 0-8 Feb 2013 Rotterdam Open, Netherlands 500 Series Hard (i) Argentina Juan Martín del Potro 6-7(2-7), 3-6
Loss 0-9 Sep 2013 Malaysian Open, Malaysia 250 Series Hard (i) Portugal João Sousa 6-2, 5-7, 4-6
Loss 0-10 Sep 2014 Malaysian Open, Malaysia 250 Series Hard (i) Japan Kei Nishikori 6-7(4-7), 4-6

Doubles: 21 (12 titles, 9 runner-ups)

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (1-1)
ATP World Tour Finals (0-0)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (2-4)
ATP World Tour 500 Series (1-2)
ATP World Tour 250 Series (8-2)
Titles by surface
Hard (9-5)
Clay (2-1)
Grass (0-2)
Carpet (1-1)
Titles by setting
Outdoor (5-6)
Indoor (7-3)
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1-0 Sep 2003 Open de Moselle, France International Hard (i) France Nicolas Mahut France Michaël Llodra
France Fabrice Santoro
7-6(7-2), 6-3
Loss 1-1 Oct 2003 Grand Prix de Tennis de Lyon, France International Carpet (i) France Nicolas Mahut Israel Jonathan Erlich
Israel Andy Ram
1-6, 3-6
Win 2-1 Oct 2006 Grand Prix de Tennis de Lyon, France International Carpet (i) France Arnaud Clément Czech Republic Franti?ek ?ermák
Czech Republic Jaroslav Levinský
6-2, 6-7(3-7), [10-7]
Loss 2-2 Apr 2007 Monte-Carlo Masters, Monaco Masters Clay France Richard Gasquet United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
2-6, 1-6
Win 3-2 Mar 2008 Las Vegas Open, US International Hard France Michaël Llodra United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
6-4, 4-6, [10-8]
Win 4-2 Oct 2009 Shanghai Masters, China Masters Hard France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga Poland Mariusz Fyrstenberg
Poland Marcin Matkowski
6-2, 6-4
Win 5-2 Nov 2009 Grand Prix de Tennis de Lyon, France (2) 250 Series Hard (i) France Nicolas Mahut France Arnaud Clément
France Sébastien Grosjean
6-4, 7-6(8-6)
Win 6-2 Feb 2010 Open 13, France 250 Series Hard (i) France Michaël Llodra Austria Julian Knowle
Sweden Robert Lindstedt
6-4, 6-3
Loss 6-3 Aug 2010 Canadian Open, Canada Masters 1000 Hard France Michaël Llodra United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
5-7, 3-6
Loss 6-4 Feb 2011 Open 13, France 250 Series Hard (i) France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga Netherlands Robin Haase
United Kingdom Ken Skupski
3-6, 7-6(7-4), [11-13]
Loss 6-5 Nov 2011 Paris Masters, France Masters 1000 Hard (i) France Nicolas Mahut India Rohan Bopanna
Pakistan Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi
2-6, 4-6
Win 7-5 Apr 2013 Monte-Carlo Masters, Monaco Masters Clay Serbia Nenad Zimonji? United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
4-6, 7-6(7-4), [14-12]
Win 8-5 Aug 2013 Washington Open, US 500 Series Hard Serbia Nenad Zimonji? United States Mardy Fish
Czech Republic Radek ?t?pánek
7-6(7-5), 7-5
Win 9-5 Feb 2014 Open 13, France (2) 250 Series Hard (i) France Édouard Roger-Vasselin Australia Paul Hanley
United Kingdom Jamie Murray
4-6, 7-6(8-6), [13-11]
Win 10-5 Jun 2014 French Open, France Grand Slam Clay France Édouard Roger-Vasselin Spain Marcel Granollers
Spain Marc López
6-3, 7-6(7-1)
Loss 10-6 Oct 2014 China Open, China 500 Series Hard Canada Vasek Pospisil Netherlands Jean-Julien Rojer
Romania Horia Tec?u
6-7(6-8), 7-5, [10-5]
Loss 10-7 Oct 2014 Shanghai Masters, China Masters 1000 Hard France Édouard Roger-Vasselin United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
3-6, 6-7(1-7)
Loss 10-8 Jul 2016 Wimbledon, UK Grand Slam Grass France Édouard Roger-Vasselin France Pierre-Hugues Herbert
France Nicolas Mahut
4-6, 6-7(1-7), 3-6
Win 11-8 Feb 2017 Open 13, France (3) 250 Series Hard (i) France Nicolas Mahut Netherlands Robin Haase
United Kingdom Dominic Inglot
6-4, 6-7(9-11), [10-5]
Loss 11-9 Jun 2017 Queen's Club Championships, UK 500 Series Grass France Édouard Roger-Vasselin United Kingdom Jamie Murray
Brazil Bruno Soares
2-6, 3-6
Win 12-9 Sep 2017 Moselle Open, France 250 Series Hard (i) France Édouard Roger-Vasselin Netherlands Wesley Koolhof
New Zealand Artem Sitak
7-5, 6-3

Olympics

Doubles: 1 bronze medal

Result Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Bronze 2012 London Grass France Richard Gasquet Spain David Ferrer
Spain Feliciano López
7-6(7-4), 6-2

Singles performance timeline

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# A P Z# PO G F-S SF-B NMS NH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (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.
To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated either at the conclusion of a tournament, or when the player's participation in the tournament has ended.
Tournament 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 W-L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A 1R A 1R 3R 1R 1R 1R 2R A 3R 3R 2R 1R 1R Q3 3R 10-13
French Open 1R 1R 3R 1R QF 1R 4R 1R 2R 2R 3R 3R 1R A 1R 1R 15-15
Wimbledon A A 2R 1R 2R 1R 1R 1R 4R 2R 3R 2R 1R A 2R 1R 10-13
US Open A 1R 1R A 1R 1R 1R 3R 2R 3R 3R 3R 1R A 1R 1R 9-13
Win-Loss 0-1 0-3 3-3 0-3 7-4 0-4 3-4 2-4 6-4 4-3 8-4 7-4 1-4 0-1 1-4 0-3 2-1 43-54
ATP Masters Series
Indian Wells Masters A A A 1R 3R 4R 1R 1R 2R 2R 2R 2R QF 2R A 1R 10-11
Miami Masters A A 4R 2R A 1R 4R 2R 2R 2R 3R 2R 3R A A A 12-10
Monte Carlo Masters A 2R 1R 1R 1R 2R A 1R 2R 1R 3R 1R 2R A A Q1 6-11
Rome Masters A A A 2R A 1R A 1R 2R A A 2R A A 1R A 3-6
Madrid Masters A A A A 2R A A 1R 1R A A 1R A A A A 1-4
Canada Masters A A 1R A 3R 1R 1R 1R 2R A 2R 1R 3R A A A 4-8
Cincinnati Masters A A A A 1R 2R 1R QF 3R 2R 1R 3R SF A 2R Q1 9-10
Shanghai Masters Not Masters Series 1R A A A 1R QF A A A 3-3
Paris Masters A A A A 3R A A 3R A 2R 2R 1R 2R A 1R SF 11-8
Hamburg Masters A A A A A 2R 1R Not Masters Series 1-2
Win-Loss 0-0 1-1 3-3 2-4 7-6 6-7 3-5 5-9 5-7 4-5 5-6 3-9 17-7 0-1 1-3 4-2 66-75
Career statistics
Titles-Finals 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-2 0-1 0-1 0-1 0-2 0-2 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-10
Year End Ranking 253 138 65 165 40 68 43 46 44 52 34 35 25 527 131

Doubles performance timeline

Tournament 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 W-L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A A A 2R 2R 1R QF 3R 1R 2R A 1R 3R 3R QF 1R 2R 16-13
French Open 2R 1R 2R 2R 1R 1R QF 2R A 3R 3R 3R A 2R W A QF 1R 23-14
Wimbledon A A A A 2R 1R 1R 1R 3R A QF 2R 1R QF QF A F 2R 19-12
US Open A A A A SF QF 1R SF 2R 1R 2R A QF 2R 1R A 1R QF 20-11
Win-Loss 1-1 0-1 1-1 1-1 6-4 4-4 3-4 8-4 5-3 2-3 7-3 3-2 3-3 7-4 11-3 3-1 8-4 5-4 78-50
ATP Masters Series
Indian Wells Masters A A A A A 1R A QF 1R A 2R 2R QF 2R 2R 1R A A 8-9
Miami Masters A A A A A 1R A A 1R QF A A A A 2R A A A 3-4
Monte Carlo Masters A A A A 2R 1R A F 2R A A 2R 1R W QF A A 1R 13-8
Madrid Masters A A A A A A A A A A A A A 1R 1R A A A 0-2
Rome Masters A A A A A A A A A 2R 1R A A 2R A A SF A 5-4
Canada Masters A A A A A A A 1R 1R A F A 1R 1R 1R A 1R A 4-7
Cincinnati Masters A A A A A A A 2R A A 2R A 1R 2R SF A 1R A 4-6
Shanghai Masters Not Masters Series W A A A 1R F A 1R A 8-3
Paris Masters 1R 1R A 1R SF QF A 1R A 2R A F 2R 2R 2R A 2R 2R 12-12
Hamburg Masters A A A A A A A QF QF Not Masters Series 4-2
Win-Loss 0-1 0-1 0-0 0-1 3-2 1-4 0-0 9-6 3-5 9-2 6-4 6-3 3-5 8-7 9-8 0-1 4-5 1-2 62-57
Career statistics
Titles-Finals 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-2 0-0 0-0 1-1 0-1 1-1 2-2 1-2 0-2 0-0 2-2 2-4 0-0 0-1 2-3 12-21
Year End Ranking 200 304 268 94 50 59 67 26 48 32 38 52 97 26 5 124 35

Top 10 wins

Season 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Total
Wins 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 1 2 1 1 1 2 3 0 0 2 1 18
# Player Rank Event Surface Rd Score
2006
1. United States Andy Roddick 3 Memphis, United States Hard (i) QF 3-6, 6-4, 7-6(7-4)
2. Cyprus Marcos Baghdatis 10 Toronto, Canada Hard 1R 5-7, 6-2, 6-3
3. Chile Fernando González 8 Paris, France Carpet (i) 2R 3-6, 6-4, 7-5
2007
4. United States James Blake 6 Indian Wells, United States Hard 3R 6-2, 7-6(7-1)
2008
5. Spain David Ferrer 5 Auckland, New Zealand Hard QF 6-4, 6-0
2009
6. Russia Nikolay Davydenko 5 Rotterdam, Netherlands Hard (i) 2R 6-3, 6-2
7. Switzerland Roger Federer 1 Paris, France Hard (i) 2R 3-6, 7-6(7-4), 6-4
2010
8. France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 9 Marseille, France Hard (i) SF 7-6(13-11), 5-7, 7-6(7-3)
2011
9. Spain Nicolás Almagro 10 US Open, New York, United States Hard 1R 6-2, 6-4, 6-3
2012
10. Spain David Ferrer 5 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Hard (i) SF 6-4, 6-1
2013
11. Switzerland Roger Federer 2 Rotterdam, Netherlands Hard (i) QF 6-3, 7-5
12. Switzerland Stan Wawrinka 10 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Hard (i) SF 6-4, 6-3
2014
13. France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 10 Indian Wells, United States Hard 2R 6-4, 6-4
14. Switzerland Stan Wawrinka 4 Cincinnati, United States Hard QF 1-6, 6-1, 6-2
15. Bulgaria Grigor Dimitrov 10 Shanghai, China Hard 2R 7-5, 6-3
2017
16. Belgium David Goffin 10 Paris, France Hard (i) 3R 6-3, 6-3
17. Croatia Marin ?ili? 5 Paris, France Hard (i) QF 7-6(7-5), 7-5
2018
18. Belgium David Goffin 7 Australian Open, Melbourne, Australia Hard 2R 1-6, 7-6(7-5), 6-1, 7-6(7-4)

References

  1. ^ "Julien Benneteau | Overview | ATP World Tour | Tennis". atpworldtour.com. Retrieved 2016. 
  2. ^ Crouse, Karen (August 22, 2009). "After Rally to Remember, Murray Will Face Federer". New York Times. Retrieved 2010. 
  3. ^ "Julien Benneteau". Retrieved 2012. 
  4. ^ "Roger Federer survives major Wimbledon scare, comes back to beat Julien Benneteau". Yahoo! Sports. 

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