Julien Boutter

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Julien Boutter
Julien Boutter.jpg
Country  France
Residence Arlon, Belgium
Born (1974-04-05) April 5, 1974 (age 40)
Boulay-Moselle, France
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Turned pro 1996
Retired 2005
Plays Right-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money $1,430,283
Singles
Career record 62–84 (at ATP Tour level, Grand Slam level, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles 1
Highest ranking No. 46 (May 20, 2002)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 2R (2001, 2002)
French Open 2R (1998, 2001)
Wimbledon 1R (2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004)
US Open 2R (2000)
Doubles
Career record 51–54 (at ATP Tour level, Grand Slam level, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles 4
Highest ranking No. 26 (August 26, 2002)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open SF (2002)
French Open 3R (2000)
Wimbledon 3R (2002)
US Open 2R (2000, 2002)

Julien Boutter (born April 7, 1974 in Boulay-Moselle, France) is a former professional male tennis player from France.

Career[edit]

At the 2002 Australian Open, Boutter defeated No. 2 seed and former World No. 1 Gustavo Kuerten, despite being down two sets, 3–6, 4–6, 7–5, 6–3, 6–3.

In his career he won one singles title (2003 Casablanca) and reached the final in Milan (2001) but lost to Swiss Roger Federer. He reached two Master Series quarterfinals at Hamburg in 2002 and Monte Carlo in 2003. Boutter also reached the semi-finals of the 2002 Australian Open partnering fellow Frenchman Arnaud Clément, only to lose to Michaël Llodra and Fabrice Santoro 3–6, 6–3, 10–12. During the match, Boutter led an impromptu funeral ceremony for a bird inadvertently hit by Llodra as it was chasing a moth.[1][2]

Career finals[edit]

Singles: 2 (1–1)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam Tournaments (0–0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0–0)
ATP Masters Series (0–0)
ATP International Series Gold (0–0)
ATP International Series (1–1)
Finals by Surface
Hard (0–0)
Clay (1–0)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–1)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 1. January 29, 2001 Italy Milan, Italy Carpet (i) Switzerland Roger Federer 4–6, 7–67, 4–6
Winner 1. April 6, 2003 Morocco Casablanca, Morocco Clay Morocco Younes El Aynaoui 6–2, 2–6, 6–1

Doubles: 6 (4–2)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam Tournaments (0–0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0–0)
ATP Masters Series (0–0)
ATP International Series Gold (0–0)
ATP International Series (4–2)
Finals by Surface
Hard (4–1)
Clay (0–0)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–1)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Winner 1. January 3, 2000 India Chennai, India Hard Belgium Christophe Rochus India Saurav Panja
India Srinath Prahlad
7–5, 6–1
Winner 2. October 16, 2000 France Toulouse, France Hard (i) France Fabrice Santoro United States Donald Johnson
South Africa Piet Norval
7–68, 4–6, 7–65
Winner 3. February 12, 2001 France Marseille, France Hard (i) France Fabrice Santoro Australia Michael Hill
United States Jeff Tarango
7–67, 7–5
Winner 4. September 10, 2001 Uzbekistan Tashkent, Uzbekistan Hard Slovakia Dominik Hrbatý South Africa Marius Barnard
United States Jim Thomas
6–4, 3–6, [13–11]
Runner-up 1. January 28, 2002 Italy Milan, Italy Carpet (i) Belarus Max Mirnyi Germany Karsten Braasch
Russia Andrei Olhovskiy
6–3, 56–7, [10–12]
Runner-up 2. February 11, 2002 France Marseille, France Hard (i) Belarus Max Mirnyi France Arnaud Clément
France Nicolas Escudé
4–6, 3–6

Challengers and Futures finals[edit]

Singles: 7 (3–4)[edit]

Legend (Singles)
Challengers (3–2)
Futures (0–2)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 1. February 9, 1998 Austria Bergheim, Austria Carpet (i) Bulgaria Ivaylo Traykov 3–6, 2–6
Runner-up 2. April 27, 1998 Germany Esslingen, Germany Clay Spain Jordi Mas-Rodriguez 2–6, 2–6
Runner-up 3. December 28, 1998 India Mumbai, India Hard France Antony Dupuis 5–7, 6–7
Winner 1. March 1, 1999 France Grenoble, France Hard (i) France Antony Dupuis 6–2, 4–6, 6–4
Runner-up 4. June 14, 1999 Croatia Zagreb, Croatia Clay Italy Andrea Gaudenzi 1–6, 4–6
Winner 2. February 28, 2000 France Cherbourg, France Hard (i) Russia Mikhail Youzhny 6–1, 6–0
Winner 3. March 6, 2000 France Besançon, France Hard (i) Austria Julian Knowle 6–4, 7–64

Doubles: 5 (2–3)[edit]

Legend
Challengers (2–1)
Futures (0–2)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 1. July 21, 1997 Belgium Ostend, Belgium Clay France Tarik Benhabiles Belgium Kris Goossens
Belgium Tom Vanhoudt
6–3, 4–6, 0–6
Runner-up 2. February 9, 1998 Austria Bergheim, Austria Carpet (i) France Jean-Michel Pequery Germany Markus Menzler
Germany Markus Wislsperger
6–4, 1–6, 0–6
Runner-up 3. April 27, 1998 Germany Esslingen, Germany Clay France Jean-René Lisnard Argentina Federico Browne
Argentina Martín García
6–7, 2–6
Winner 1. February 28, 2000 France Cherbourg, France Hard (i) France Michaël Llodra France Julien Benneteau
France Nicolas Mahut
2–6, 6–4, 7–5
Winner 2. March 6, 2000 France Besançon, France Hard (i) France Michaël Llodra Italy Stefano Pescosolido
Italy Vincenzo Santopadre
6–4, 66–7, 7–65

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