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JULIEN BENNETEAU RUMORS

Evans beats Frenchman Benneteau to salvage pride for Britain

ROUEN, France (AP) — Dan Evans salvaged some pride by thrashing Julien Benneteau 6-1, 6-2 as Britain reduced France’s lead to 3-1 in their Davis Cup quarterfinal on Sunday. With France safely through to the semifinals after winning Saturday’s doubles for an unassailable 3-0 lead, France captain Yannick Noah rested 17th-ranked Lucas Pouille and replaced him with Benneteau. Benneteau...
Via MyNorthwest.com
21 days ago

Nicolas Mahut hit a shot from the stands during a Davis Cup match

We sometimes see baseball or basketball players diving into the crowd to make a play, but it’s more unusual to see it in tennis. That’s what France’s Nicolas Mahut did during a doubles match against Great Britain in the Davis Cup quarterfinals Saturday, though. His momentum returning one shot carried him out of the court and into the stands section, and an opponent then smashed...
Via The Comeback
22 days ago  |  Discuss

France into Davis Cup semis after doubles win vs. Britain

ROUEN, France (AP) — France advanced to the Davis Cup semifinals after veterans Julien Benneteau and Nicolas Mahut won a tight doubles to beat Britain 3-0 on Saturday. Benneteau and Mahut edged Dominic Inglot and Jamie Murray 7-6 (7), 5-7, 7-5, 7-5. France faces either Serbia or Spain in September. “It’s really incredible, it gives you goosebumps,” Benneteau said. “Whether...
Via MyNorthwest.com
22 days ago

2014 French Open doubles champ Julien Benneteau withdraws with injury

Reigning French Open men's doubles champion Julien Benneteau is pulling out of this year's tournament because he has not fully recovered from a sports hernia. The French tennis federation announced Benneteau's withdrawal from both singles and doubles Thursday, a day before the draw. He has been bothered by the injury since March. France's Benneteau and Edouard Roger-Vasselin teamed...
Via Associated Press
May 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Benneteau reaches semifinals at Malaysian Open

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) Fourth-seeded Julien Benneteau of France beat fifth-seeded Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay 6-3, 6-7 (3), 6-4 to reach the semifinals 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 took 2 hours, 19 minutes to prevail at Putra Stadium. He...
Via Associated Press
September 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Benneteau upsets Wawrinka to reach Cincy semis

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...
Via Associated Press
August 15, 2014  |  Discuss

French Open coming into focus, Federer out

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...
Via isportsweb.com
June 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Germany leads 2-1 after France wins doubles

NANCY, France (AP) Julien Benneteau and Michael Llodra held their nerve to beat Andre Begemann and Tobias Kamke 6-1, 7-6 (5), 4-6, 7-5 as France pulled back to 2-1 in their Davis Cup quarterfinal against Germany.
Via FOXSports.com
April 05, 2014  |  Discuss

France favorite against injury-hit Germany

NANCY, France (AP) Julien Benneteau will play the inexperienced Tobias Kamke in the opening match of France's Davis Cup quarterfinal against injury-hit Germany.
Via FOXSports.com
April 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Davis Cup: Benneteau gives France solid lead over Australia

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...
Via Associated Press
February 01, 2014  |  Discuss
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