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Julien Benneteau
Benneteau 2009 US Open 01.jpg
Country  France
Residence Geneva, Switzerland
Date of birth December 20, 1981 (1981-12-20) (age 28)
Place of birth Bourg en Bresse, France
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 79 kg (170 lb; 12.4 st)
Turned pro 2000
Plays Right-handed; two-handed backhand
Career prize money $3,121,522
Career record 115–139
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 33 (October 12, 2009)
Current ranking No. 45 (January 11, 2010)
Grand Slam results
Australian Open 3R (2006)
French Open QF (2006)
Wimbledon 2R (2004, 2006)
US Open 3R (2009)
Career record 105–89
Career titles 5
Highest ranking No. 22 (September 10, 2007)
Australian Open QF (2007)
French Open QF (2006)
Wimbledon 3R (2008)
US Open SF (2004, 2007)
Last updated on: November 2, 2009.

Julien Benneteau (born December 20, 1981 in Bourg en Bresse) is a professional male tennis player from France. His career best singles ranking is ATP World No. 33, which he reached in October 2009. He resides in Boulogne Billancourt.

In the 1996 Orange Bowl Bennetau won the Boys 16s singles title. At the 2006 French Open, Benneteau reached the quarter-finals by defeating Australian Open finalist Marcos Baghdatis, Radek Štěpánek and Alberto Martín. There he was defeated in straight sets (6–2, 6–2, 6–3) by fourth-seeded player 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 (lost to Robin Söderling).

In the quarterfinals of the 2009 Western & Southern Financial Group Masters, he played a remarkable 53-point rally with then World Number Two Andy Murray in the second set of a 6–4, 3–6, 1–6 loss.[1] 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 11th of November at the 2009 Paris Masters, when he scored a huge upset over World No. 1 Roger Federer 3-6, 7-6(4), 6-4 in the second round, in front of his home crowd.


Singles Titles


Wins (0)

Runners-up (3)

No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score
1. May 24, 2008 Morocco Casablanca, Morocco Clay France Gilles Simon 7–5, 6–2
2. October 20, 2008 France Lyon, France Carpet (i) Sweden Robin Söderling 6–3, 56–7, 6–1
3. May 23, 2009 Austria Kitzbühel, Austria Clay Spain Guillermo García-López 3–6, 7–61, 6–3

Doubles Titles

Wins (5)

Grand Slam (0)
Tennis Masters Cup /
ATP World Tour Finals (0)
ATP Masters Series /
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (1)
ATP International Series Gold /
ATP World Tour 500 Series (0)
ATP International Series /
ATP World Tour 250 Series (4)
Titles by Surface
Hard (4)
Clay (0)
Grass (0)
Carpet (1)
No. Date Tournament Surface Partnering Opponent in the final Score
1. October 5, 2003 France Metz, France Hard France Nicolas Mahut France Michaël Llodra
France Fabrice Santoro
7–6(2), 6–3
2. October 23, 2006 France Lyon, France Carpet France Arnaud Clément Czech Republic František Čermák
Czech Republic Jaroslav Levinský
6–2, 6–7(3), [10–7]
3. March 9, 2008 United States Las Vegas, United States Hard France Michaël Llodra United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
6–4, 4–6, [10–8]
4. October 12, 2009 People's Republic of China Shanghai, China Hard France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga Poland Mariusz Fyrstenberg
Poland Marcin Matkowski
6–2, 6–4
5. November 1, 2009 France Lyon, France Hard (i) France Nicolas Mahut France Arnaud Clément
France Sébastien Grosjean
6–4, 7–6(6)

Runners-up (2)

No. Date Tournament Surface Partnering Opponent in the final Score
1. October 6, 2003 France Lyon, France Carpet France Nicolas Mahut Israel Jonathan Erlich
Israel Andy Ram
6–1, 6–3
2. April 15, 2007 Monaco Monte Carlo, Monaco Clay France Richard Gasquet United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
6–2, 6–1


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