Julien Benneteau, born in 1981, is a former French tennis player. He excelled especially in doubles playing 21 major circuit finals and winning 12 of them, including the 2014 French Open and two Masters 1000 tournaments, also winning the bronze medal at the 2012 London Olympic Games.
His best ATP ranking in doubles was the 5th place in November 2014. In singles he lost all 10 ATP Finals played and reached the 25th place in the world rankings in November 2014. He was part of the French team that won the 2017 Davis Cup and has reached the final in the 2018 edition, after which Benneteau announced his retirement. As of 2019 he is the captain of the French Fed Cup team.
In 1999 he won the Orange Bowl tournament doubles. At Roland Garros 2006 he reached the quarterfinals. He played among his best matches against champion Roger Federer in the third round of Wimbledon 2012, demonstrating great service skills and a very good volley game (he is in fact specialized in doubles).
However, he will be defeated in 5 sets 6-4, 7-6, 2-6, 6-7, 1-6, however arriving 6 times within 2 points of the match in the fourth set. However, he surpassed the Swiss champion on two occasions, both indoors, in Paris-Bercy in 2009 and in Rotterdam in 2013.