Julien Benneteau to play Paris for last time, will retire in 2018


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Julien Benneteau to play Paris for last time, will retire in 2018

It's retirement time in France. Not only Paul-Henri Mathieu, who played his last career match as professional in the qualifying draw losing to Vasek Pospisil, but also Julien Benneteau is having the word 'retirement' in his mind.

Benneteau, currently World No. 93 but No. 25 in singles in 2014, announced the news through his official Twitter account. 'Last practice session before my last Bercy...', he wrote posting a pic of Central Court.

Julien, aged as same as Mathieu (35), will play in the main draw thanks to a wildcard and will face the 18-year-old Canadian Denis Shapovalov at 8.30 PM Local time on Monday in the evening session. Benneteau is likely to end his career with zero ATP Singles titles and ten finals lost, which is really a pity considering how great he has been.

Anyway, he had a great career, winning also 2014 Roland Garros doubles title with Edouard Roger Vasselin.

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