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  • Kei Nishikori beats Julien Benneteau to win Malaysian Open September 28, 2014

    Japan's Kei Nishikori picked up his third title of a breakout year by downing France's Julien Benneteau 7-6 (4), 6-4 in the Malaysian Open final on Sunday. The world number eight, who reached the final of the US Open last time out, fought through a tricky tiebreak before sealing a pivotal...
  • Kei Nishikori, Julien Benneteau reach Malaysian Open final September 27, 2014

    Top-seeded Kei Nishikori of Japan beat Jarkko Nieminen of Finland 6-3, 4-6, 6-2 to reach the final of the Malaysian Open on Saturday. Playing in his first tournament since reaching the US Open final, Nishikori converted six of his 13 break points and fired eight aces to defeat Nieminen in 1...
  • Julien Benneteau reaches semi-finals at Malaysian Open September 26, 2014

    Fourth-seeded Julien Benneteau of France beat fifth-seeded Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay 6-3, 6-7 (3), 6-4 to reach the semi-finals of the Malaysian Open on Friday. Benneteau is bidding to reach the final for a third straight year. He has yet to win an ATP singles title. He broke Cuevas four times, and...
  • Davis Cup: France wrap up Czech Republic 41 to reach final September 14, 2014

    France wrapped up their Davis Cup semifinal tie against holders Czech Republic 41 on Sunday, a day after securing their final spot on home soil. Julien Benneteau lost 64, 63 to Jiri Vesely before Gael Monfils beat Lukas Rosol 57, 64, 75 in the reverse singles at Roland Garros. Richard Gasquet and...
  • Lleyton Hewitt loses to Julien Benneteau in Rogers Cup August 5, 2014

    Lleyton Hewitt and Julien Benneteau had to deal with two rain delays during their Rogers Cup match on Monday before the Frenchman finally advanced to the second round. Benneteau, 32, advanced with a 61, 62 victory over the former topranked Hewitt. He had to adjust on the fly after the second...
  • French Open: Benneteau, RogerVasselin win men's doubles June 8, 2014

    Paris: Julien Benneteau and Edouard RogerVasselin won their first Grand Slam title by defeating Spaniards Marc Lopez and Marcel Granollers 63, 76 (1) in the men's doubles final of the French Open on Saturday. They became the first French team to win the men's doubles at Roland Garros since Yannick Noah...
  • France favourites against injury-hit Germany in Davis Cup quarter-final April 4, 2014

    Julien Benneteau will play the inexperienced Tobias Kamke in the opening match of France's Davis Cup quarter-final against injury-hit Germany on Friday. The 12th-ranked Jo-Wilfried Tsonga faces Davis Cup newcomer Peter Gojowczyk in the second singles. Even without their highest-ranked player Richard Gasquet, who has a lower back injury, France are the...
  • David Ferrer beats Julien Benneteau, advances at Valencia Open October 25, 2013

    Valencia: Topseeded David Ferrer made the Valencia Open quarterfinals by easing past Julien Benneteau of France 62, 61 on Thursday. Benneteau squandered four break points against the Spaniard and, as Ferrer acknowledged afterwards, "the score doesn't reflect how tough this match was." The match had tense rallies in the first set and...
  • Federer tops Benneteau in 3rd round of French Open May 31, 2013

    Paris: Roger Federer reached the fourth round of the French Open by beating Julien Benneteau of France 63, 64, 75 on Friday. The secondseeded Federer dropped his serve in the first game of the match but broke the 30thseeded Benneteau four times. The 17time Grand Slam champion, who won his only...
  • Cilic and Raonic reach Monte Carlo 2nd round April 16, 2013

    Monaco: Ninthseeded Marin Cilic overcame a shaky serving performance to beat Horacio Zeballos of Argentina 62, 67 (6), 62 in the first round of the Monte Carlo Masters on Monday. Cilic looked set for an easier win after converting all three of his break points in the first set, before...
  • Tsonga leads France against Argentina in Davis Cup March 27, 2013

    Paris: France captain Arnaud Clement has picked eighthranked JoWilfried Tsonga, 10thranked Richard Gasquet, Julien Benneteau and Michael Llodra to face Argentina in the Davis Cup quarterfinals. The bestoffive series will be played April 57 in Buenos Aires. The 13thranked Gilles Simon has been selected as a reserve. Benneteau and Llodra are...
  • Del Potro beats Benneteau to win ABN AMRO World February 17, 2013

    Rotterdam: Juan Martin del Potro beat Julien Benneteau 76 (2), 63 on Sunday to win the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament. Benneteau managed what no other player at the tournament achieved breaking del Potro's serve twice in the first set but struggled to hold his own serve against the...
  • Anderson edges Benneteau to reach Sydney final January 11, 2013

    Sydney: South Africa's Kevin Anderson beat Julien Benneteau of France 36, 64, 76 (8) on Friday in a match between players separated by a single ranking point to reach the final of the Sydney International. Last year's runnerup, Benneteau edged Anderson by the single point to claim the 32nd and...
  • Tsonga defeats Benneteau to reach third round at Paris Masters October 31, 2012

    Paris: JoWilfried Tsonga reached the third round of the Paris Masters with a 62, 46, 76 (2) win over Julien Benneteau on Tuesday. The 2008 champion was forced into a finalset tiebreaker after failing to serve out the match. Benneteau only converted three of his 11 breakpoint chances against the...
  • Benneteau sets up Tsonga tie at Paris Masters October 30, 2012

    Paris: Julien Benneteau was among three French winners in the opening round of the Paris Masters on Monday, downing Victor Troicki of Serbia 64, 75 to set up a match against countryman JoWilfried Tsonga. Benneteau broke twice in each set despite Troicki serving 14 aces. The other local winners were Gilles Simon...
  • Monaco wins in Malaysia for year's fourth title September 30, 2012

    Kuala Lampur: Argentine Juan Monaco battled for more than three hours to defeat Frenchman Julien Benneteau 75 46 63 in the Malaysian Open final on Sunday for his fourth ATP title of the year. Monaco, ranked 11th in the world, kept alive his hopes of qualifying for November's seasonending World Tour...
  • Federer beats Benneteau 62, 62 in third round July 30, 2012

    Wimbledon: Topseeded Roger Federer made only a brief appearance on Centre Court, beating Julien Benneteau of France 62, 62 in less than an hour on Monday to reach the third round of the Olympic tennis tournament. Routine wins have been elusive at the Olympics for Federer, who is playing in the...
  • Down 2 sets, Federer comes back June 30, 2012

    Wimbledon: Roger Federer overcame a twoset deficit on Friday at Wimbledon to avoid his earliest Grand Slam exit since 2004. The sixtime champion found himself two points from defeat on six occasions but survived a tense fourthset tiebreaker and beat Julien Benneteau in the third round, 46, 67 (3), 62,...
  • Errorprone Federer makes early Paris exit November 12, 2009

    Paris: World number one Roger Federer slumped to a surprise 36 76 64 defeat by unheralded Frenchman Julien Benneteau in the second round of the Paris Masters. Top seed Federer, who had a firstround bye, made an unusual high number of unforced errors to fall to the unseeded Benneteau on Wednesday,...