December 20, 1981 |
Bourg en Bresse, France
|Height||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|Weight||79 kg (170 lb; 12.4 st)|
|Plays||Right-handed (two-handed backhand)|
|Highest ranking||No. 26 (30 April 2012)|
|Current ranking||No. 28 (4 March 2013)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||3R (2006, 2012, 2013)|
|French Open||QF (2006)|
|US Open||3R (2009, 2011, 2012)|
|Olympic Games||2R (2012)|
|Highest ranking||No. 15 (13 September 2010)|
|Current ranking||No. 76 (18 February 2013)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Australian Open||QF (2007)|
|French Open||QF (2006)|
|US Open||SF (2004, 2007)|
|Other Doubles tournaments|
|Olympic Games||Bronze Medal (2012)|
Last updated on: February 19, 2013.
|Competitor for France|
Julien Benneteau (born December 20, 1981 in Bourg-en-Bresse) is a French professional tennis player. His career-high singles ranking is ATP World No. 26, which he reached in April 2012. 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 eight ATP tournaments.
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).
Junior Grand Slam results:
At the 2006 French Open, Benneteau reached the quarterfinals by defeating 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 the 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 the Wimbledon 2012, Benneteau led Federer by two sets before eventually being defeated in five sets. This notably followed the five-set upset of second seed Rafael Nadal by World No. 100 Lukáš Rosol the evening before, also on Centre Court. Federer went on to win the title. 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 Martin del Potro in the final, disappointingly failing yet again to clinch a title.
Doubles: 1 (1–0)
|Bronze||2012||London||Grass||Richard Gasquet|| David Ferrer
ATP career finals
Singles: 8 (0–8)
|Runner-up||1.||May 18, 2008||Casablanca, Morocco||Clay||Gilles Simon||5–7, 2–6|
|Runner-up||2.||October 20, 2008||Lyon, France||Carpet (i)||Robin Söderling||3–6, 7–6(7–5), 1–6|
|Runner-up||3.||May 18, 2009||Kitzbühel, Austria||Clay||Guillermo García-López||6–3, 6–7(1–7), 3–6|
|Runner-up||4.||February 15, 2010||Marseille, France||Hard (i)||Michaël Llodra||3–6, 4–6|
|Runner-up||5.||August 27, 2011||Winston-Salem, United States||Hard||John Isner||6–4, 3–6, 4–6|
|Runner-up||6.||January 15, 2012||Sydney, Australia||Hard||Jarkko Nieminen||2–6, 5–7|
|Runner-up||7.||September 30, 2012||Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia||Hard (i)||Juan Mónaco||5–7, 6–4, 3–6|
|Runner-up||8.||February 17, 2013||Rotterdam, Netherlands||Hard (i)||Juan Martin del Potro||6–7(2–7), 3–6|
Doubles: 12 (7–5)
|Winner||1.||September 29, 2003||Metz, France||Hard (i)||Nicolas Mahut|| Michaël Llodra
|Runner-up||1.||October 6, 2003||Lyon, France||Carpet (i)||Nicolas Mahut|| Jonathan Erlich
|Winner||2.||October 23, 2006||Lyon, France||Carpet (i)||Arnaud Clément|| František Čermák
|6–2, 6–7(3–7), [10–7]|
|Runner-up||2.||April 15, 2007||Monte Carlo, Monaco||Clay||Richard Gasquet|| Bob Bryan
|Winner||3.||March 3, 2008||Las Vegas, United States||Hard||Michaël Llodra|| Bob Bryan
|6–4, 4–6, [10–8]|
|Winner||4.||October 12, 2009||Shanghai, China||Hard||Jo-Wilfried Tsonga|| Mariusz Fyrstenberg
|Winner||5.||October 26, 2009||Lyon, France (2)||Hard (i)||Nicolas Mahut|| Arnaud Clément
|Winner||6.||February 15, 2010||Marseille, France||Hard (i)||Michaël Llodra|| Julian Knowle
|Runner-up||3.||August 15, 2010||Toronto, Canada||Hard||Michaël Llodra|| Bob Bryan
|Runner-up||4.||February 20, 2011||Marseille, France||Hard (i)||Jo-Wilfried Tsonga|| Robin Haase
|3–6, 7–6(7–4), [11–13]|
|Runner-up||5.||November 13, 2011||Paris, France||Hard (i)||Nicholas Mahut|| Rohan Bopanna
|Winner||7.||April 21, 2013||Monte Carlo, Monaco||Clay||Nenad Zimonjić|| Bob Bryan
|4–6, 7–6(7–4), [14–12]|
Singles performance timeline
|Grand Slam Tournaments|
|ATP Masters Series|
|Indian Wells Masters||A||A||A||1R||3R||4R||1R||1R||2R||2R||2R||2R||6–9|
|Monte Carlo Masters||A||2R||1R||1R||1R||2R||A||1R||2R||1R||3R||1R||5–10|
|Shanghai Masters||Not Masters Series||1R||A||A||A||0–1|
|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|
Doubles performance timeline
|Grand Slam Tournaments|
- Crouse, Karen (2009-08-22). "After Rally to Remember, Murray Will Face Federer". New York Times. Retrieved May 7, 2010.
- "Julien Benneteau". Retrieved 2012-06-04.
- "Roger Federer survives major Wimbledon scare, comes back to beat Julien Benneteau". Yahoo Sports.
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