20 December 1981 |
Bourg en Bresse, France
|Height||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|Plays||Right-handed (two-handed backhand)|
|Highest ranking||No. 25 (17 November 2014)|
|Current ranking||No. 402 (11 July 2016)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||3R (2006, 2012, 2013)|
|French Open||QF (2006)|
|US Open||3R (2009, 2011, 2012, 2013)|
|Olympic Games||2R (2012)|
|Highest ranking||No. 5 (3 November 2014)|
|Current ranking||No. 37 (11 July 2016)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Australian Open||QF (2007)|
|French Open||W (2014)|
|US Open||SF (2004, 2007)|
|Other doubles tournaments|
|Tour Finals||SF (2014)|
|Davis Cup||F (2010, 2014)|
|Last updated on: 11 July 2016.|
Julien Benneteau (French pronunciation: [ʒyljɛ̃ bɛn(ə)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 is generally regarded as one of the best singles players on the tour who 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.
- 1 Tennis career
- 2 Significant finals
- 3 ATP World Tour career finals
- 4 Olympics
- 5 Singles performance timeline
- 6 Doubles performance timeline
- 7 References
- 8 External links
In the 1996 Orange Bowl Benneteau won the Boys 16s singles title.
As a junior, Benneteau reached as high as no. 17 in the world in 1999 (and no. 1 in doubles).
At the 2006 French Open, Benneteau reached the quarterfinals by defeating Janko Tipsarević, Australian Open finalist Marcos Baghdatis, Radek Štěpánek, and Alberto Martín. There, he was defeated in straight sets by fourth-seeded Ivan Ljubičić 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 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. 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.
In the third round of Wimbledon 2012, Benneteau led Federer by two sets before eventually being defeated in five sets. In the 2012 Olympics in London, he captured the bronze medal in doubles with Richard Gasquet.
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 Tomáš 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.
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||Édouard Roger-Vasselin|| Marcel Granollers
|Runner-up||2016||Wimbledon Championships||Grass||Édouard Roger-Vasselin|| Pierre-Hugues Herbert
|4-6, 6-7(1-7), 3-6|
Masters 1000 finals
Doubles: 6 (2 titles, 4 runners-up)
|Runner-up||2007||Monte Carlo||Clay||Richard Gasquet|| Bob Bryan
|Winner||2009||Shanghai||Hard (i)||Jo-Wilfried Tsonga|| Mariusz Fyrstenberg
|Runner-up||2010||Toronto||Hard||Michaël Llodra|| Bob Bryan
|Runner-up||2011||Paris||Hard (i)||Nicolas Mahut|| Rohan Bopanna
|Winner||2013||Monte Carlo||Clay||Nenad Zimonjić|| Bob Bryan
|4–6, 7–6(7–4), [14–12]|
|Runner-up||2014||Shanghai||Hard||Édouard Roger-Vasselin|| Bob Bryan
ATP World Tour career finals
Singles: 10 (10 runners-up)
|Runner-up||1.||May 18, 2008||Grand Prix Hassan II, Casablanca, Morocco||Clay||Gilles Simon||5–7, 2–6|
|Runner-up||2.||October 20, 2008||Grand Prix de Tennis de Lyon, Lyon, France||Carpet (i)||Robin Söderling||3–6, 7–6(7–5), 1–6|
|Runner-up||3.||May 18, 2009||Interwetten Austrian Open Kitzbühel, Kitzbühel, Austria||Clay||Guillermo García-López||6–3, 6–7(1–7), 3–6|
|Runner-up||4.||February 15, 2010||Open 13, Marseille, France||Hard (i)||Michaël Llodra||3–6, 4–6|
|Runner-up||5.||August 27, 2011||Winston-Salem Open, Winston-Salem, United States||Hard||John Isner||6–4, 3–6, 4–6|
|Runner-up||6.||January 15, 2012||Apia International Sydney, Sydney, Australia||Hard||Jarkko Nieminen||2–6, 5–7|
|Runner-up||7.||September 30, 2012||Proton Malaysian Open, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia||Hard (i)||Juan Mónaco||5–7, 6–4, 3–6|
|Runner-up||8.||February 17, 2013||ABN Amro World Tennis Tournament, Rotterdam, Netherlands||Hard (i)||Juan Martín del Potro||6–7(2–7), 3–6|
|Runner-up||9.||September 29, 2013||Proton Malaysian Open, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia||Hard (i)||João Sousa||6–2, 5–7, 4–6|
|Runner-up||10.||September 28, 2014||Proton Malaysian Open, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia||Hard (i)||Kei Nishikori||6–7(4–7), 4–6|
Doubles: 18 (10 titles, 8 runners-up)
|Winner||1.||September 29, 2003||Open de Moselle, Metz, France||Hard (i)||Nicolas Mahut|| Michaël Llodra
|Runner-up||1.||October 6, 2003||Grand Prix de Tennis de Lyon, Lyon, France||Carpet (i)||Nicolas Mahut|| Jonathan Erlich
|Winner||2.||October 23, 2006||Grand Prix de Tennis de Lyon, Lyon, France||Carpet (i)||Arnaud Clément|| František Čermák
|6–2, 6–7(3–7), [10–7]|
|Runner-up||2.||April 15, 2007||Monte Carlo Masters, Monte Carlo, Monaco||Clay||Richard Gasquet|| Bob Bryan
|Winner||3.||March 3, 2008||Tennis Channel Open, Las Vegas, United States||Hard||Michaël Llodra|| Bob Bryan
|6–4, 4–6, [10–8]|
|Winner||4.||October 12, 2009||Shanghai ATP Masters 1000, Shanghai, China||Hard||Jo-Wilfried Tsonga|| Mariusz Fyrstenberg
|Winner||5.||October 26, 2009||Grand Prix de Tennis de Lyon, Lyon, France (2)||Hard (i)||Nicolas Mahut|| Arnaud Clément
|Winner||6.||February 15, 2010||Open 13, Marseille, France||Hard (i)||Michaël Llodra|| Julian Knowle
|Runner-up||3.||August 15, 2010||Rogers Cup, Toronto, Canada||Hard||Michaël Llodra|| Bob Bryan
|Runner-up||4.||February 20, 2011||Open 13, Marseille, France||Hard (i)||Jo-Wilfried Tsonga|| Robin Haase
|3–6, 7–6(7–4), [11–13]|
|Runner-up||5.||November 13, 2011||BNP Paribas Masters, Paris, France||Hard (i)||Nicolas Mahut|| Rohan Bopanna
|Winner||7.||April 21, 2013||Monte Carlo Masters, Monte Carlo, Monaco||Clay||Nenad Zimonjić|| Bob Bryan
|4–6, 7–6(7–4), [14–12]|
|Winner||8.||August 4, 2013||Citi Open, Washington, D.C., United States||Hard||Nenad Zimonjić|| Mardy Fish
|Winner||9.||February 23, 2014||Open 13, Marseille, France||Hard (i)||Édouard Roger-Vasselin|| Paul Hanley
|4–6, 7–6(8–6), [13–11]|
|Winner||10.||June 7, 2014||French Open, Paris, France||Clay||Édouard Roger-Vasselin|| Marcel Granollers
|Runner-up||6.||October 5, 2014||China Open, Beijing, China||Hard||Vasek Pospisil|| Jean-Julien Rojer
|7–6(8–6), 5–7, [5–10]|
|Runner-up||7.||October 12, 2014||Shanghai Rolex Masters, Shanghai, China||Hard||Édouard Roger-Vasselin|| Bob Bryan
|Runner-up||8.||July 9, 2016||Wimbledon Championships, London, United Kingdom||Grass||Édouard Roger-Vasselin|| Pierre-Hugues Herbert
|4-6, 6-7(1-7), 3-6|
Doubles: 1 bronze medal
|Bronze||2012||London||Grass||Richard Gasquet|| David Ferrer
Singles performance timeline
|Grand Slam tournaments|
|ATP Masters Series|
|Indian Wells Masters||A||A||A||1R||3R||4R||1R||1R||2R||2R||2R||2R||QF||2R||A||10–10|
|Monte Carlo Masters||A||2R||1R||1R||1R||2R||A||1R||2R||1R||3R||1R||2R||A||A||6–11|
|Shanghai Masters||Not Masters Series||1R||A||A||A||1R||QF||A||3–3|
|Hamburg Masters||A||A||A||A||A||2R||1R||Not Masters Series||1–2|
|Year End Ranking||253||138||65||165||40||68||43||46||44||52||34||35||25||527|
Doubles performance timeline
|Grand Slam tournaments|
|ATP Masters Series|
|Indian Wells Masters||A||A||A||A||A||1R||A||QF||1R||A||2R||2R||QF||2R||2R||1R||A||8–9|
|Monte Carlo Masters||A||A||A||A||2R||1R||A||F||2R||A||A||2R||1R||W||QF||A||A||13–7|
|Shanghai Masters||Not Masters Series||W||A||A||A||1R||F||A||8–2|
|Hamburg Masters||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||QF||QF||Not Masters Series||4–2|
|Year End Ranking||200||304||268||94||50||59||67||26||48||32||38||52||97||26||5||124|
- Crouse, Karen (August 22, 2009). "After Rally to Remember, Murray Will Face Federer". New York Times. Retrieved May 7, 2010.
- "Julien Benneteau". Retrieved June 4, 2012.
- "Roger Federer survives major Wimbledon scare, comes back to beat Julien Benneteau". Yahoo! Sports.
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