Julien Boutter

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Julien Boutter
Julien Boutter.jpg
Country (sports) France
ResidenceArlon, Belgium
Born (1974-04-05) 5 April 1974 (age 46)
Boulay-Moselle, France
Height1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Turned pro1996
Retired2005
PlaysRight-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money$1,430,283
Singles
Career record62–84 (at ATP Tour level, Grand Slam level, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles1
Highest rankingNo. 46 (20 May 2002)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (2001, 2002)
French Open2R (1998, 2001)
Wimbledon1R (2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004)
US Open2R (2000)
Doubles
Career record51–54 (at ATP Tour level, Grand Slam level, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles4
Highest rankingNo. 26 (26 August 2002)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenSF (2002)
French Open3R (2000)
Wimbledon3R (2002)
US Open2R (2000, 2002)

Julien Boutter (born 5 April 1974) is a former professional male tennis player from France.

Career[edit]

At the 2002 Australian Open, Boutter defeated No. 2 seed and former World No. 1 Gustavo Kuerten, despite being down two sets, 3–6, 4–6, 7–5, 6–3, 6–3.

In his career, he won one singles title (2003 Casablanca) and reached the final in Milan (2001) but lost to Swiss Roger Federer. He reached two Master Series quarterfinals at Hamburg in 2002 and Monte Carlo in 2003. Boutter also reached the semi-finals of the 2002 Australian Open partnering fellow Frenchman Arnaud Clément, only to lose to Michaël Llodra and Fabrice Santoro 3–6, 6–3, 10–12. During the match, Boutter led an impromptu funeral ceremony for a bird inadvertently hit by Llodra as it was chasing a moth.[1][2]

Career finals[edit]

Singles: 2 (1–1)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam Tournaments (0–0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0–0)
ATP Masters Series (0–0)
ATP International Series Gold (0–0)
ATP International Series (1–1)
Finals by Surface
Hard (0–0)
Clay (1–0)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–1)
Result W/L Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Jan 2001 Milan, Italy Carpet (i) Switzerland Roger Federer 4–6, 7–6(9–7), 4–6
Win 1–1 Apr 2003 Casablanca, Morocco Clay Morocco Younes El Aynaoui 6–2, 2–6, 6–1

Doubles: 6 (4–2)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam Tournaments (0–0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0–0)
ATP Masters Series (0–0)
ATP International Series Gold (0–0)
ATP International Series (4–2)
Finals by Surface
Hard (4–1)
Clay (0–0)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–1)
Result W/L Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1–0 Jan 2000 Chennai, India Hard Belgium Christophe Rochus India Saurav Panja
India Srinath Prahlad
7–5, 6–1
Win 2–0 Oct 2000 Toulouse, France Hard (i) France Fabrice Santoro United States Donald Johnson
South Africa Piet Norval
7–68, 4–6, 7–65
Win 3–0 Feb 2001 Marseille, France Hard (i) France Fabrice Santoro Australia Michael Hill
United States Jeff Tarango
7–67, 7–5
Win 4–0 Sep 2001 Tashkent, Uzbekistan Hard Slovakia Dominik Hrbatý South Africa Marius Barnard
United States Jim Thomas
6–4, 3–6, [13–11]
Loss 4–1 Jan 2002 Milan, Italy Carpet (i) Belarus Max Mirnyi Germany Karsten Braasch
Russia Andrei Olhovskiy
6–3, 56–7, [10–12]
Loss 4–2 Feb 2002 Marseille, France Hard (i) Belarus Max Mirnyi France Arnaud Clément
France Nicolas Escudé
4–6, 3–6

Challengers and Futures finals[edit]

Singles: 7 (3–4)[edit]

Legend (Singles)
Challengers (3–2)
Futures (0–2)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 1. 9 February 1998 Bergheim, Austria Carpet (i) Bulgaria Ivaylo Traykov 3–6, 2–6
Runner-up 2. 27 April 1998 Esslingen, Germany Clay Spain Jordi Mas-Rodriguez 2–6, 2–6
Runner-up 3. 28 December 1998 Mumbai, India Hard France Antony Dupuis 5–7, 6–7
Winner 1. 1 March 1999 Grenoble, France Hard (i) France Antony Dupuis 6–2, 4–6, 6–4
Runner-up 4. 14 June 1999 Zagreb, Croatia Clay Italy Andrea Gaudenzi 1–6, 4–6
Winner 2. 28 February 2000 Cherbourg, France Hard (i) Russia Mikhail Youzhny 6–1, 6–0
Winner 3. 6 March 2000 Besançon, France Hard (i) Austria Julian Knowle 6–4, 7–64

Doubles: 5 (2–3)[edit]

Legend
Challengers (2–1)
Futures (0–2)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 1. 21 July 1997 Ostend, Belgium Clay France Tarik Benhabiles Belgium Kris Goossens
Belgium Tom Vanhoudt
6–3, 4–6, 0–6
Runner-up 2. 9 February 1998 Bergheim, Austria Carpet (i) France Jean-Michel Pequery Germany Markus Menzler
Germany Markus Wislsperger
6–4, 1–6, 0–6
Runner-up 3. 27 April 1998 Esslingen, Germany Clay France Jean-René Lisnard Argentina Federico Browne
Argentina Martín García
6–7, 2–6
Winner 1. 28 February 2000 Cherbourg, France Hard (i) France Michaël Llodra France Julien Benneteau
France Nicolas Mahut
2–6, 6–4, 7–5
Winner 2. 6 March 2000 Besançon, France Hard (i) France Michaël Llodra Italy Stefano Pescosolido
Italy Vincenzo Santopadre
6–4, 66–7, 7–65

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