Julien Benneteau - Page 29 - MensTennisForums.com

MensTennisForums.com

MenstennisForums.com is the premier Men's Tennis forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.Please Register - It's Free!

Reply

Old 03-06-2008, 04:14 PM   #421
country flag higherlaw
Registered User
 
higherlaw's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 701
higherlaw has a reputation beyond reputehigherlaw has a reputation beyond reputehigherlaw has a reputation beyond reputehigherlaw has a reputation beyond reputehigherlaw has a reputation beyond reputehigherlaw has a reputation beyond reputehigherlaw has a reputation beyond reputehigherlaw has a reputation beyond reputehigherlaw has a reputation beyond reputehigherlaw has a reputation beyond reputehigherlaw has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Julien Benneteau

Quote:
Originally Posted by mario-ancic View Post
Yeees, Julien !!!!

Nice win, nice pics, nice shirt !!!

Bravo Julien
Yes, that shirt looks really good. I thought the same thing while I was watching it on TV lol.
higherlaw is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 

Old 03-07-2008, 06:38 AM   #422
country flag Truc
Registered User
 
Truc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Berlin
Posts: 17,349
Truc has a reputation beyond reputeTruc has a reputation beyond reputeTruc has a reputation beyond reputeTruc has a reputation beyond reputeTruc has a reputation beyond reputeTruc has a reputation beyond reputeTruc has a reputation beyond reputeTruc has a reputation beyond reputeTruc has a reputation beyond reputeTruc has a reputation beyond reputeTruc has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Julien Benneteau

We have the answer to our question, Higherlaw, Malcor does coach both Mika and Julien, there is a whole article about Julien today in L'Equipe:
Quote:
Benneteau vers le haut
Tombeur de Hewitt avant-hier mais aussi de Ferrer cette année, le Français peut viser mieux que sa 61e place mondiale. LAS VEGAS – de notre envoyé spécial
JULIEN BENNETEAU n’est pas le joueur le plus simple à entraîner. Rien à voir avec de la flemmardise ou de l’indiscipline mais plutôt avec un besoin de toujours devoir remettre tous les ouvrages sur le métier. « Julien est très complet, mais il sait aussi qu’il n’a pas de marge, souligne son coach Olivier Malcor. C’est-à- dire qu’il a besoin qu’absolument tous les éléments de son jeu soient en place pour bien jouer. Ce qui fait qu’on doit toujours tout travailler de façon égale, sans privilégier un secteur en particulier. »
Pas de lacune, à l’exception d’un coup droit parfois un peu fragile et qui fait justement office de baromètre pour son niveau général, mais pas de coup extrêmement fort non plus chez ce Bressan de vingt-six ans, quart-finaliste à Roland-Garros 2006 et 35e joueur mondial il y a dix mois. « Je suis beaucoup plus fort aujourd’hui qu’il y a un an, ça ne fait aucun doute, assure-t-il. Quand j’ai battu David Ferrer à Auckland en début d’année (6-4, 6-0 en quarts de finale), j’ai fait un match de niveau top 10, c’est sûr. Je sais que je vaux mieux que mon classement actuel (61e). D’ailleurs, si on analyse mes défaites en 2008, ça n’est pas du tout honteux (Mathieu, Ferrero,Wawrinka, Seppi et Youzhny). »
La liste de ses victoires commence aussi à avoir belle allure. Elle s’est enrichie d’une belle ligne mercredi, dans la fraîcheur de la soirée. À l’exception des quatre premiers jeux, qui lui permirent de mener 3-1, Lleyton Hewitt n’a jamais paru à l’aise face à un adversaire évoluant dans une filière proche de la sienne mais capable de servir un peu mieux dans les moments importants.
En concrétisant davantage d’occasions, Benneteau aurait pu s’imposer 6-3, 6-1 sans que cela trahisse la physionomie d’un match saupoudré de nombreuses fautes directes de la part de l’ex-numéro 1 mondial, tenant du titre dans le Nevada. « Je ne m’attendais pas à ce qu’il me donne autant de points, c’est vrai, reconnut Benneteau, mais j’ai vraiment gardé une bonne attitude quand il a recollé au deuxième set (de 3-1 à 3-3 puis de 5-3 à 5-5). » Le Français a fini par remporter les deux derniers jeux, blancs (6-3, 7-5), s’adjugeant sa place en quarts de finale sans trembler. Ce sera aujourd’hui contre le géant américain Sam Querrey, qui l’a battu trois fois sur trois. « Ce sera dur s’il sert aussi bien que lorsqu’il m’a sorti à Memphis (6-3, 6-4, il y a un an, avec 22 aces). J’ai besoin de peaufiner un tout petit peu mon revers avant ce match parce que, normalement, j’arrive bien à le lâcher croisé et que j’en ai raté quelques-uns en largeur contre Hewitt. Mais j’espère bien aller plus loin. »
Malcor : « Il ose beaucoup »
Aller plus loin, cette saison, ce serait notamment aller chercher son premier titre ATP, lui qui n’a encore jamais disputé une finale sur le circuit principal. « C’est effectivement un des objectifs de l’année, confirme Malcor. Mais il existe aussi une priorité qui est que Julien arrive absolument sur tous les matches en s’étant donné les moyens d’être là, c’est-à-dire que tout soit mis en place pour qu’il défende sa chance jusqu’au bout. Il est fort dans la tête, surtout contre les gars qui lui sont supérieurs sur le papier. Il est très “matcheur” et n’hésite pas à aller de l’avant. Il ose beaucoup. » « C’est vrai qu’il ne se contente pas de remettre la balle en attendant la faute, accorda Hewitt, sur qui les conseils de maître Agassi (qui lui a servi de sparring-partner en fin de semaine dernière) n’ont pas encore un effet boeuf. Julien sait vous déplacer au fond du court, et lui, d’ailleurs, pour quelqu’un de sa taille (1,78 m, mais l’Australien l’a sans doute vu encore plus grand mercredi), il bouge remarquablement bien. »
Les qualités physico-tactico-technico- mentales de Benneteau lui ont déjà valu de faire plier quelques gros bras ces dernières années. Il est d’ailleurs l’un des Français à avoir battu le plus de top 10 (Roddick, Gonzalez, Baghdatis, Blake, Ferrer) sur les trois dernières saisons. Malcor rappelle néanmoins que « sa capacité à accrocher des joueurs très bien classés allait de pair avec une tendance à avoir parfois aussi du mal contre des joueurs nettement moins forts que lui. Mais, et c’est une de mes grandes satisfactions, il a considérablement amélioré son niveau de jeu moyen. »
Dans sa recherche d’une première ligne à inscrire à son palmarès en simple (il compte déjà deux titres en double, spécialité dont il est aujourd’hui 26e joueur mondial), Benneteau n’a pas à chercher l’inspiration bien loin puisqu’il partage son entraîneur avec Michaël Llodra, vainqueur de deux tournois en 2008. « Ce qui arrive à Mika cette année ne peut que motiver Julien encore plus, espère Malcor. Et puis, je crois que ça lui donne aussi davantage confiance dans notre façon de travailler puisqu’il voit que ça paye. » Et un joueur confiant peut devenir un joueur facile à entraîner.
JULIEN REBOULLET
Truc is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2008, 06:44 AM   #423
country flag Truc
Registered User
 
Truc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Berlin
Posts: 17,349
Truc has a reputation beyond reputeTruc has a reputation beyond reputeTruc has a reputation beyond reputeTruc has a reputation beyond reputeTruc has a reputation beyond reputeTruc has a reputation beyond reputeTruc has a reputation beyond reputeTruc has a reputation beyond reputeTruc has a reputation beyond reputeTruc has a reputation beyond reputeTruc has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Julien Benneteau

Malcor means he's not easy to coach - not because he's lazy or undisciplined, but because he knows he has no "room"/no latitude in his game and needs everything to work perfectly. He has a complete game, his only weak point is his FH which is the "barometer" of his whole game.
Julien says he's much stronger than one year ago, no doubt about that. When he beat Ferrer in Auckland this year (6-4 6-0), he played at top 10 level. He feels better than his actual ranking and his defeats this year are not a shame (PHM, Ferrero, Wawrinka, Seppi, Youzhny).
Malcor says one of the goals for this year is to make a final. He's strong mentally against guys who are better than him on paper. He loves playing matches, risks a lot, moves forward. Hewitt confirms that he isn't just pushing the ball back in game, he knows how to make you run and he's moving very well himself (Hewitt says he moves well for a tall guy, which is a bit weird since Julien is only 1,78 m!)
He's one of the Frenchies with the most wins over top 10 players in the last 3 years: Roddick, Gonzo, Baggy, Blake, Ferrer. But he needed to improve his average level to be safe against lower-ranked players too and Malcor says he's done it.
Mika's results should be a great motivation for him, according to Malcor, he will see that the way they are working pays off.
Truc is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2008, 07:28 AM   #424
country flag Puschkin
Registered User
 
Puschkin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 15,070
Puschkin has a reputation beyond reputePuschkin has a reputation beyond reputePuschkin has a reputation beyond reputePuschkin has a reputation beyond reputePuschkin has a reputation beyond reputePuschkin has a reputation beyond reputePuschkin has a reputation beyond reputePuschkin has a reputation beyond reputePuschkin has a reputation beyond reputePuschkin has a reputation beyond reputePuschkin has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Julien Benneteau

Quote:
Originally Posted by Truc View Post
which is a bit weird since Julien is only 1,78 m!)
He seemed taller to me, when I met him in Vienna last year. And I was close.
__________________
______________________________

~♠ Gasquetaires ♠~

un pour tous, tous pour un
‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾
Puschkin is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2008, 07:46 AM   #425
country flag Truc
Registered User
 
Truc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Berlin
Posts: 17,349
Truc has a reputation beyond reputeTruc has a reputation beyond reputeTruc has a reputation beyond reputeTruc has a reputation beyond reputeTruc has a reputation beyond reputeTruc has a reputation beyond reputeTruc has a reputation beyond reputeTruc has a reputation beyond reputeTruc has a reputation beyond reputeTruc has a reputation beyond reputeTruc has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Julien Benneteau

Hewitt felt the same way, apparently. I never paid attention to it, but you're right, he doesn't look that short when he stands next to Nico and Mahut is tall... Maybe his profile is wrong. We need "mario-ancic" or another Benneteau specialist, please!
Truc is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2008, 07:50 AM   #426
country flag Truc
Registered User
 
Truc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Berlin
Posts: 17,349
Truc has a reputation beyond reputeTruc has a reputation beyond reputeTruc has a reputation beyond reputeTruc has a reputation beyond reputeTruc has a reputation beyond reputeTruc has a reputation beyond reputeTruc has a reputation beyond reputeTruc has a reputation beyond reputeTruc has a reputation beyond reputeTruc has a reputation beyond reputeTruc has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Julien Benneteau

Mahut is at least 1,90 m, Julien does look taller than 1,78 m indeed:
http://img143.imageshack.us/img143/2...cotrink1lm.jpg

Edit: 1,85 m according to http://membres.lycos.fr/benneteau/, the ATP and ITF profiles are useless and the journalist could check his facts too...

Last edited by Truc : 03-07-2008 at 08:12 AM.
Truc is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2008, 02:50 PM   #427
country flag higherlaw
Registered User
 
higherlaw's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 701
higherlaw has a reputation beyond reputehigherlaw has a reputation beyond reputehigherlaw has a reputation beyond reputehigherlaw has a reputation beyond reputehigherlaw has a reputation beyond reputehigherlaw has a reputation beyond reputehigherlaw has a reputation beyond reputehigherlaw has a reputation beyond reputehigherlaw has a reputation beyond reputehigherlaw has a reputation beyond reputehigherlaw has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Julien Benneteau

Quote:
Originally Posted by Truc View Post
We have the answer to our question, Higherlaw, Malcor does coach both Mika and Julien, there is a whole article about Julien today in L'Equipe:
Thanks. Of course the Tennis Channel never showed Julien's coach for me to see; I was tired of Darren Cahill and Bec over and over. Maybe tonight vs Querry they will show Malcor.

In case anyone missed them, TCO has match highlights. Click on the Wednesday highlight to see Julien!

http://www.tennischannelopen.com/#

Oh, they showed a few points of Julien and Mika's doubles vs. Murray/Mirnyi and they looked pretty good (although I don't want Julien replacing Arnaud in DC!).
higherlaw is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2008, 03:23 PM   #428
country flag higherlaw
Registered User
 
higherlaw's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 701
higherlaw has a reputation beyond reputehigherlaw has a reputation beyond reputehigherlaw has a reputation beyond reputehigherlaw has a reputation beyond reputehigherlaw has a reputation beyond reputehigherlaw has a reputation beyond reputehigherlaw has a reputation beyond reputehigherlaw has a reputation beyond reputehigherlaw has a reputation beyond reputehigherlaw has a reputation beyond reputehigherlaw has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Julien Benneteau

Just to verify...
Here's a pic I posted back in August from Washington. I want to make sure that this is Malcor . Anyone?

(This brought back memories of that terrible match vs Lee!)
Attached Images
File Type: jpg JB2.JPG (297.4 KB, 25 views)
higherlaw is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2008, 03:51 PM   #429
country flag mario-ancic
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Age: 24
Posts: 86
mario-ancic has a reputation beyond reputemario-ancic has a reputation beyond reputemario-ancic has a reputation beyond reputemario-ancic has a reputation beyond reputemario-ancic has a reputation beyond reputemario-ancic has a reputation beyond reputemario-ancic has a reputation beyond reputemario-ancic has a reputation beyond reputemario-ancic has a reputation beyond reputemario-ancic has a reputation beyond reputemario-ancic has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Julien Benneteau

For sure Julien is taller than 1m78... But I think he's a bit smaller than 1m90. Maybe 1m85 is right !!
I am 1m73 and he's quite taller than me...

And... Higherlaw, the guy is Olivier Malcor, yes. Cute, isn't he? You can see him here :
Attached Images
File Type: jpg malcor2.jpg (130.8 KB, 17 views)
File Type: jpg malcor1.jpg (134.5 KB, 20 views)
File Type: jpg 2.jpg (140.3 KB, 22 views)
__________________
Benneteau. Ancic.


mario-ancic is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2008, 04:55 PM   #430
country flag Puschkin
Registered User
 
Puschkin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 15,070
Puschkin has a reputation beyond reputePuschkin has a reputation beyond reputePuschkin has a reputation beyond reputePuschkin has a reputation beyond reputePuschkin has a reputation beyond reputePuschkin has a reputation beyond reputePuschkin has a reputation beyond reputePuschkin has a reputation beyond reputePuschkin has a reputation beyond reputePuschkin has a reputation beyond reputePuschkin has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Julien Benneteau

Quote:
Originally Posted by mario-ancic View Post
For sure Julien is taller than 1m78... Maybe 1m85 is right !! I am 1m73 and he's quite taller than me...
Thanks for confirming my thoughts with such a decisive proof.
__________________
______________________________

~♠ Gasquetaires ♠~

un pour tous, tous pour un
‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾
Puschkin is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2008, 01:37 PM   #431
country flag higherlaw
Registered User
 
higherlaw's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 701
higherlaw has a reputation beyond reputehigherlaw has a reputation beyond reputehigherlaw has a reputation beyond reputehigherlaw has a reputation beyond reputehigherlaw has a reputation beyond reputehigherlaw has a reputation beyond reputehigherlaw has a reputation beyond reputehigherlaw has a reputation beyond reputehigherlaw has a reputation beyond reputehigherlaw has a reputation beyond reputehigherlaw has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Julien Benneteau

S Querrey (USA) d J Benneteau (FRA) 75 62
Crash and burn. It started out so promising, too.

I don't have time to check the highlights, but you can be sure they've included when Julien bent his racquet to a 90 degree angle in anger.
higherlaw is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2008, 02:49 PM   #432
country flag Magali
Registered User
 
Magali's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Boulogne Billancourt
Age: 30
Posts: 116
Magali has a reputation beyond reputeMagali has a reputation beyond reputeMagali has a reputation beyond reputeMagali has a reputation beyond reputeMagali has a reputation beyond reputeMagali has a reputation beyond reputeMagali has a reputation beyond reputeMagali has a reputation beyond reputeMagali has a reputation beyond reputeMagali has a reputation beyond reputeMagali has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Julien Benneteau

Quote:
Originally Posted by higherlaw View Post
S Querrey (USA) d J Benneteau (FRA) 75 62
Crash and burn. It started out so promising, too.

I don't have time to check the highlights, but you can be sure they've included when Julien bent his racquet to a 90 degree angle in anger.
You saw all his matches higherlaw ? Lucky you
Magali is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2008, 02:14 PM   #433
country flag higherlaw
Registered User
 
higherlaw's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 701
higherlaw has a reputation beyond reputehigherlaw has a reputation beyond reputehigherlaw has a reputation beyond reputehigherlaw has a reputation beyond reputehigherlaw has a reputation beyond reputehigherlaw has a reputation beyond reputehigherlaw has a reputation beyond reputehigherlaw has a reputation beyond reputehigherlaw has a reputation beyond reputehigherlaw has a reputation beyond reputehigherlaw has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Julien Benneteau

Quote:
Originally Posted by higherlaw View Post
S Querrey (USA) d J Benneteau (FRA) 75 62
Crash and burn. It started out so promising, too.

I don't have time to check the highlights, but you can be sure they've included when Julien bent his racquet to a 90 degree angle in anger.
I can't find any pictures of his racquet at a 45 degree angle; he bent it with his foot!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Magali View Post
You saw all his matches higherlaw ? Lucky you
Yes, and today he and Mika are in the doubles final (but I'm sure you already know that!).
higherlaw is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2008, 02:50 PM   #434
country flag Magali
Registered User
 
Magali's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Boulogne Billancourt
Age: 30
Posts: 116
Magali has a reputation beyond reputeMagali has a reputation beyond reputeMagali has a reputation beyond reputeMagali has a reputation beyond reputeMagali has a reputation beyond reputeMagali has a reputation beyond reputeMagali has a reputation beyond reputeMagali has a reputation beyond reputeMagali has a reputation beyond reputeMagali has a reputation beyond reputeMagali has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Julien Benneteau

Quote:
Yes, and today he and Mika are in the doubles final (but I'm sure you already know that!).
Yes, I know But what I don't know is how to see this match ???
Magali is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2008, 05:12 PM   #435
country flag higherlaw
Registered User
 
higherlaw's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 701
higherlaw has a reputation beyond reputehigherlaw has a reputation beyond reputehigherlaw has a reputation beyond reputehigherlaw has a reputation beyond reputehigherlaw has a reputation beyond reputehigherlaw has a reputation beyond reputehigherlaw has a reputation beyond reputehigherlaw has a reputation beyond reputehigherlaw has a reputation beyond reputehigherlaw has a reputation beyond reputehigherlaw has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Julien Benneteau

Quote:
Originally Posted by Magali View Post
Yes, I know But what I don't know is how to see this match ???
Try one of these links suggested in this thread:

http://www.menstennisforums.com/show...t=vegas+stream
higherlaw is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


Copyright (C) Verticalscope Inc
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
vBCredits v1.4 Copyright ©2007, PixelFX Studios