MASON, Ohio (AP) Julien Benneteau upset Australian Open champ Stan Wawrinka in the Western & Southern Open quarterfinals Friday.
The unseeded Frenchman won 1-6, 6-1, 6-2.
The third-seeded Wawrinka needed just 20 minutes to win the first set before unraveling with a string of unforced errors. He had 18 in the third set alone, while Benneteau had just five.
Benneteau has beaten...
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Good thing we had time to spare, as that Andy Murray-Philipp Kohlschreiber match ended up being delayed until today due to darkness. (Side note: is it not awesome that they have enough light to play until after 9 PM in Paris? Side note on the side note: is it not awesome that they don’t have lights on the stadia in Paris and London? It’s like attending a Chicago Cubs day game...
Julien Benneteau cruised past Thanasi Kokkinakis 6-4, 6-1 Sunday to give France a 4-0 lead over Australia in the first round of the Davis Cup.
Benneteau broke Kokkinakis four times and did not face a single break point, hitting 30 winners to 14 for his opponent.
France secured a spot in the quarterfinals of the prestigious team event when Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Richard Gasquet...
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February 01, 2014
Pablo Carreno-Busta of Spain upset fifth-seeded Julien Benneteau in the first round of the Portugal Open on Tuesday, defeating the Frenchman 6-3, 6-4.
In the women's event, top-seeded Marion Bartoli also exited the tournament. After a poor start in her first-round match, the Frenchwoman fought back against Peng Shuai to win the second set before losing the match 6-0, 1-6, 6...
ROTTERDAM (Feb. 17, 2013) — Juan Martin del Potro came out the victor at the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament today, earning his 14th career title by defeating Julien Benneteau, 7-6(2), 6-3.
“I cannot believe I’ve won”, stated the Argentine in his final press conference. “I’m so happy. Before I came to Rotterdam, I saw all the big names on the participants list. I did...
(February 17, 2013) Juan Martin Del Potro won his 14th ATP World Tour tennis event with a 7-6(2), 6-3 win over Julien Benneteau for the Rotterdam title.
“It’s amazing. I’m so happy to win this tournament,” Del Potro said. “I played really well from the first round to the final. I think I played the way I needed to, to win this kind of tournament.”
“I had been serving...
ROTTERDAM (Feb. 16, 2013) — After not dropping a set or a service game all week, Juan Martin del Potro once again finds himself in the finals in the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament after overcoming Grigor Dimitrov, 6-4, 6-4, in the semifinals.
“I played a really good match today – maybe the best match of the week against Dimitrov,” stated Del Potro during his post-match...
Julien Benneteau was among three French winners in the opening round of the Paris Masters on Monday, downing Victor Troicki of Serbia 6-4, 7-5 to set up a match against countryman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.
Benneteau broke twice in each set despite Troicki serving 14 aces.
The other local winners were Gilles Simon and Benoit Paire. Simon beat 2006 Australian Open finalist Marcos Baghdatis...
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October 29, 2012
The U.S. open match between Julien Benneteau and Olivier Rochus was halted for a bit today while a squirrel made the court his playground. The commentators made the intrusion about 10 times more cute with their adorable accents.
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WIMBLEDON – For the second night in a row, it looked as though one of the “Big Three” was going to be sent home early under the closed roof of Centre Court at Wimbledon on Friday.
Switzerland’s Roger Federer was just two points away from being dismissed by Frenchman Julien Benneteau. But the world No. 3, soon to become No. 2, escaped Rafael Nadal’s fate from Thursday...