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Julien Boutter : biography

April 5, 1974 -

Julien Boutter (born April 7, 1974 in Boulay-Moselle, France) is a former professional male tennis player from France.

Career

At the 2002 Australian Open, Boutter defeated number 2 seed and former World number 1 Gustavo Kuerten, despite being down two sets, 3–6, 4–6, 7–5, 6–3, 6–3.

In his career he has won 1 singles title (2003 Casablanca) and reached the final in Milan (2001) but lost to Swiss Roger Federer. He 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.http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/tennis/australian_open/1779136.stmhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_CXHj9pyRyI

Challengers and Futures finals

Singles: 7 (3–4)

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

Doubles: 5 (2–3)

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

Career finals

Singles: 2 (1–1)

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)
Living octopus

Living octopus

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