Julien Benneteau to play last singles tournament of his career this week


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Julien Benneteau to play last singles tournament of his career this week

French tennis veteran Julien Benneteau is set to play the last singles tournament of his career this week at the Brest Challenger. The 36-year-old Frenchman has been drawn to open his Brest campaign against world No. 162 Mats Moraing.

Benneteau, ranked at No. 63 in the world, is the top-seeded player in the Brest main draw. The 36-year-old reached the Brest semi-final two years ago, before losing to Slovakian Norbert Gombos. The Frenchman will certainly be eager to win it all and put an end to his singles career in style.

However, Benneteau won't have an easy job this week as the Brest main draw also features the likes of Quito champion Roberto Carballes Baena, well-known French Nicolas Mahut, as well as rising stars Jaume Minar, Hubert Hurkacz, Ugo Humbert and Michael Mmoh.

In his last singles appearance, Benneteau was bidding to reach the Stockholm main draw -- but lost to eventual runner-up Ernests Gulbis in the qualifying final round. Benneteau, who turned professional has spent the majority of his singles career at the ATP level.

However, he has never won an ATP title despite reaching 10 finals. Benneteau career-best result at the Grand Slam level has been the 2006 French Open quarter-final. The 36-year-old achieved his career-high ranking of No.

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