Benneteau (born December 20, 1981 in Bourg-en-Bresse) is a French professional tennis player. His career-high singles ranking is ATP World No. 26, which he reached in April 2012. He formerly resided in Boulogne Billancourt and now lives in Geneva. Benneteau is generally regarded as one of the best singles players on the tour who has not won a title, finishing as runner-up in 7 ATP tournaments.At the 2006 French Open, Benneteau reached the quarterfinals by defeating Australian Open finalist Marcos Baghdatis, Radek Štěpánek, and Alberto Martín. There, he was defeated in straight sets by fourth-seeded player Ivan Ljubičić of Croatia.The Frenchman finished the 2008 season in the top 50 for the second time in three years. During the season, he reached two ATP finals, at Casablanca, where he lost to fellow countryman Gilles Simon, and in his final tournament of the season at Lyon, where he lost to Robin Söderling.In May 2009, he entered the terwetten Austrian Open in Kitzbühel as a lucky loser and reached his third career final, falling to Spain's cía-López.In the quarterfinals of the 2009 Western & Southern Financial Group Masters, eed a remarkable 53-point rally with the then World No. 2 Andy Murray in the second set of a three set loss. He lost the rally when he smashed a lob that grazed the net and went wide.His best career victory was undoubtedly achieved on the 11 November 2009 at the 2009 Paris Masters, when he scored a huge upset over World No.