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Julien Boutter (born 5 April 1974) is a former professional male tennis player from France.

Julien Boutter
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Country (sports) France
ResidenceArlon, Belgium
Born (1974-04-05) 5 April 1974 (age 45)
Boulay-Moselle, France
Height1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Turned pro1996
Retired2005
PlaysRight-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money$1,430,283
Singles
Career record62–84 (at ATP Tour level, Grand Slam level, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles1
Highest rankingNo. 46 (20 May 2002)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (2001, 2002)
French Open2R (1998, 2001)
Wimbledon1R (2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004)
US Open2R (2000)
Doubles
Career record51–54 (at ATP Tour level, Grand Slam level, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles4
Highest rankingNo. 26 (26 August 2002)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenSF (2002)
French Open3R (2000)
Wimbledon3R (2002)
US Open2R (2000, 2002)

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CareerEdit

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 finalsEdit

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. 29 January 2001 Milan, Italy Carpet (i)   Roger Federer 4–6, 7–6(9–7), 4–6
Winner 1. 6 April 2003 Casablanca, Morocco Clay   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. 3 January 2000 Chennai, India Hard   Christophe Rochus   Saurav Panja
  Srinath Prahlad
7–5, 6–1
Winner 2. 16 October 2000 Toulouse, France Hard (i)   Fabrice Santoro   Donald Johnson
  Piet Norval
7–68, 4–6, 7–65
Winner 3. 12 February 2001 Marseille, France Hard (i)   Fabrice Santoro   Michael Hill
  Jeff Tarango
7–67, 7–5
Winner 4. 10 September 2001 Tashkent, Uzbekistan Hard   Dominik Hrbatý   Marius Barnard
  Jim Thomas
6–4, 3–6, [13–11]
Runner-up 1. 28 January 2002 Milan, Italy Carpet (i)   Max Mirnyi   Karsten Braasch
  Andrei Olhovskiy
6–3, 56–7, [10–12]
Runner-up 2. 11 February 2002 Marseille, France Hard (i)   Max Mirnyi   Arnaud Clément
  Nicolas Escudé
4–6, 3–6

Challengers and Futures finalsEdit

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. 9 February 1998 Bergheim, Austria Carpet (i)   Ivaylo Traykov 3–6, 2–6
Runner-up 2. 27 April 1998 Esslingen, Germany Clay   Jordi Mas-Rodriguez 2–6, 2–6
Runner-up 3. 28 December 1998 Mumbai, India Hard   Antony Dupuis 5–7, 6–7
Winner 1. 1 March 1999 Grenoble, France Hard (i)   Antony Dupuis 6–2, 4–6, 6–4
Runner-up 4. 14 June 1999 Zagreb, Croatia Clay   Andrea Gaudenzi 1–6, 4–6
Winner 2. 28 February 2000 Cherbourg, France Hard (i)   Mikhail Youzhny 6–1, 6–0
Winner 3. 6 March 2000 Besançon, France Hard (i)   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. 21 July 1997 Ostend, Belgium Clay   Tarik Benhabiles   Kris Goossens
  Tom Vanhoudt
6–3, 4–6, 0–6
Runner-up 2. 9 February 1998 Bergheim, Austria Carpet (i)   Jean-Michel Pequery   Markus Menzler
  Markus Wislsperger
6–4, 1–6, 0–6
Runner-up 3. 27 April 1998 Esslingen, Germany Clay   Jean-René Lisnard   Federico Browne
  Martín García
6–7, 2–6
Winner 1. 28 February 2000 Cherbourg, France Hard (i)   Michaël Llodra   Julien Benneteau
  Nicolas Mahut
2–6, 6–4, 7–5
Winner 2. 6 March 2000 Besançon, France Hard (i)   Michaël Llodra   Stefano Pescosolido
  Vincenzo Santopadre
6–4, 66–7, 7–65

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