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Benjamin Bonzi

Benjamin Bonzi
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Country (sports) France
ResidenceAnduze, France
Born (1996-06-09) 9 June 1996 (age 26)
Nîmes, France
Height1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Turned pro2015
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize moneyUS $1,528,424
Singles
Career record22-28 (44.0%)
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 44 (18 July 2022)
Current rankingNo. 44 (18 July 2022)
Grand Slam singles results
Australian Open2R (2022)
French Open2R (2017, 2020)
Wimbledon2R (2021, 2022)
US OpenQ2 (2021)
Doubles
Career record16-15 (51.6%)
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 126 (21 February 2022)
Current rankingNo. 153 (20 June 2022)
Grand Slam doubles results
French Open3R (2020)
Wimbledon1R (2022)
Mixed doubles
Grand Slam mixed doubles results
French OpenQF (2019)
Last updated on: 17 July 2022.

Benjamin Bonzi (French pronunciation: ​[bam bzi]; born 9 June 1996) is a French tennis player. Bonzi has a career-high ATP singles ranking of world No. 44 achieved on 18 July 2022. He also has a career high doubles ranking of world No. 126 achieved on 21 February 2022.

Junior career

Bonzi won the 2014 French Open boys' doubles title with partner Quentin Halys after defeating Lucas Miedler and Akira Santillan in the final in straight sets.

Professional career

2017: Grand Slam debut and first win at the French Open

A wildcard entry for the 2017 French Open, he won the match over Daniil Medvedev after his retirement in the first round, before losing to 19th seed Albert Ramos Vinolas in the second round.[1]

2018: Wimbledon debut

Bonzi qualified for the 2018 Wimbledon Championships, defeating Britain's James Ward in the final qualifying round, but lost to Luká? Lacko in the first round of the main draw.

2019: Mixed Doubles Grand Slam quarterfinal and first ATP doubles final

He reached the quarterfinals of the 2019 French Open in mixed doubles as a wildcard partnering compatriot Amandine Hesse, where they lost to eventual champions Ivan Dodig and Latisha Chan.

He made his first final in doubles as a wildcard partnering compatriot Antoine Hoang at the 2019 Open Sud de France, where they lost to top seeds Édouard Roger-Vasselin and Ivan Dodig.

2020: French Open doubles third round

Bonzi qualified for the 2020 French Open, beating Ivo Karlovic amongst others in qualifying.[2] In the first round, Bonzi defeated Finland's Emil Ruusuvuori, before losing in a second round clash against teenage Italian Jannik Sinner.[3] In doubles as a wildcard he reached the third round of a Grand Slam for the first time in his career partnering Antoine Hoang where they were defeated by 8th seeded German duo and eventual champions from Germany, Kevin Krawietz and Andreas Mies.

2021: Historic six Challenger titles record, First Wimbledon singles win, Top 60 debut

A man in a neon yellow shirt, white shorts, and white hat holds his tennis racket as he prepares to swing
Bonzi at the 2021 Open de Rennes

Bonzi started the year winning his first and second Challengers in Potchefstroom and Ostrava. In July, Bonzi qualified for the Wimbledon and reached the second round for the first time, after defeating fellow qualifier Marco Trungelliti in the first round. He then lost to 32nd seed Marin ?ili? in the second round.

He made his top 100 debut after winning the Segovia Challenger over Tim van Rijthoven, jumping 16 spots at a new career high of No. 95 in the world on 2 August 2021.[4][5] He was the top seed in qualifying at the 2021 US Open, but lost to American Aleksandar Kovacevic in the second round.[6] That same month, he won his fourth Challenger title in Saint-Tropez. He then won two more back-to-back Challengers in France in Cassis and Rennes, his fifth and sixth of 2021, making it three titles on home soil in three weeks with just three combined sets lost. He was the first player to go back-to-back-to-back on the circuit since Mikhail Youzhny in 2016. He joined Facundo Bagnis (2016), Juan Ignacio Chela (2001) and Younes El Aynaoui (1998) as the only players to lift six singles trophies in one season in ATP Challenger history.[7] As a result he reached a new career-high of World No. 61 on 20 September 2021. He subsequently reached the top 60 on 1 November 2021.

2022: First ATP tour semifinal, Masters 1000 third round, top 50 debut

On his debut at the 2022 Australian Open, he won his first match at this Grand Slam, defeating Peter Gojowczyk.

After the withdrawal of eighth seed Gianluca Mager, Bonzi became the ninth seed at the Open 13 in Marseilles, where he beat Kamil Majchrzak, defending finalist Pierre-Hugues Herbertm and fourth seed Aslan Karatsev, his first career top-20 win, to reach his first semifinal on the ATP Tour.[8] He lost to second seed Andrey Rublev in the semifinals.[9]

On his debut at the Indian Wells Masters, he reached the third round for the first time at this level, defeating 21st seed Lorenzo Sonego before losing to 10th seed Jannik Sinner.[10]

At the 2022 Mallorca Championships he reached the quarterfinals defeating World No. 15 and third seed Denis Shapovalov.[11] He reached the semifinals for a second time in his career without dropping a set defeating Daniel Altmaier.[12] As a result he reached the top 50 in the singles rankings.

Singles performance timeline

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# P# DNQ A Z# PO G S B NMS P NH
(W) winner; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (DNQ) did not qualify; (A) absent; (NH) not held; (SR) strike rate (events won / competed); (W-L) win-loss record.
To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated at the conclusion of a tournament or when the player's participation has ended.

Current through the 2022 Estoril Open.

ATP career finals

Doubles: 1 (1 runner-up)

Legend
Grand Slam (0-0)
ATP Finals (0-0)
ATP Masters 1000 (0-0)
ATP 500 Series (0-0)
ATP 250 Series (0-1)
Finals by surface
Hard (0-1)
Clay (0-0)
Grass (0-0)
Finals by setting
Outdoor (0-0)
Indoor (0-1)
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0-1 Feb 2019 Open Sud de France, France 250 Series Hard (i) France Antoine Hoang Croatia Ivan Dodig
France Édouard Roger-Vasselin
3-6, 3-6

ATP Challenger & ITF Futures finals

Singles: 29 (19-10)

Legend
ATP Challenger (7-3)
ITF Futures (11-7)
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0-1 Jul 2015 Portugal F10, Castelo Branco Futures Hard Spain Pablo Vivero González 3-6, 6-7(4-7)
Win 1-1 Aug 2015 Turkey F33, ?zmir Futures Hard Turkey Cem ?lkel 7-6(7-2), 7-5
Loss 1-2 Apr 2016 Qatar F2, Doha Futures Hard Kazakhstan Alexander Bublik 6-7(4-7), 6-7(7-9)
Loss 1-3 Sep 2016 Tunisia F22, Hammamet Futures Clay France Jules Okala 4-6, 3-6
Win 2-3 Oct 2016 Tunisia F25, Hammamet Futures Clay Argentina Mariano Kestelboim 7-6(7-3), 6-2
Loss 2-4 Oct 2016 Tunisia F26, Hammamet Futures Clay Lithuania Laurynas Grigelis 4-6, 4-6
Win 3-4 Oct 2016 Tunisia F27, Hammamet Futures Clay Spain Javier Martí 7-5, 6-3
Win 4-4 Nov 2016 Egypt F31, Sharm El Sheikh Futures Hard Austria Dennis Novak 4-6, 6-3, 6-1
Win 5-4 Feb 2017 Egypt F6, Sharm El Sheikh Futures Hard Slovakia Patrik Nema 7-5, 7-6(7-4)
Loss 5-5 Apr 2017 Greece F5, Heraklion Futures Hard Czech Republic Petr Michnev 2-6, 5-7
Win 6-5 May 2017 Tunisia F17, Hammamet Futures Clay Argentina Juan Ignacio Galarza 6-7(4-7), 6-0, 6-1
Win 7-5 May 2017 France F22, Nevers Futures Hard Czech Republic Marek Jaloviec 6-2, 3-6, 7-5
Loss 7-6 Mar 2018 Drummondville, Canada Challenger Hard United States Denis Kudla 0-6, 5-7
Win 8-6 Jun 2019 M25+H Toulouse, France Futures Clay France Hugo Gaston 6-4, 6-4
Loss 8-7 Aug 2019 M25 Schlieren, Switzerland Futures Clay Germany Daniel Masur 4-6, 2-6
Win 9-7 Sep 2019 M25 Madrid, Spain Futures Clay Colombia Alejandro González 6-2, 7-6(7-5)
Loss 9-8 Oct 2019 M25+H Rodez, France Futures Hard France Hugo Gaston 6-7(4-7), 3-6
Win 10-8 Feb 2020 M25 Nonthaburi, Thailand Futures Hard Germany Sebastian Fanselow 6-4, 6-1
Loss 10-9 Feb 2020 Bangalore, India Challenger Hard Australia James Duckworth 4-6, 4-6
Win 11-9 Mar 2020 M25 Potchefstroom, South Africa Futures Hard Germany Tobias Simon 7-6(14-12), 6-4
Loss 11-10 Jan 2021 Istanbul, Turkey Challenger Hard (i) France Arthur Rinderknech 6-4, 6-7(1-7), 6-7(3-7)
Win 12-10 Feb 2021 Potchefstroom, South Africa Challenger Hard United Kingdom Liam Broady 7-5, 6-4
Win 13-10 May 2021 Ostrava, Czech Republic Challenger Clay Argentina Renzo Olivo 6-4, 6-4
Win 14-10 Jul 2021 Segovia, Spain Challenger Hard Netherlands Tim van Rijthoven 7-6(12-10), 3-6, 6-4.
Win 15-10 Aug 2021 Saint-Tropez, France Challenger Hard Australia Christopher O'Connell 6-7(10-12), 6-1, 0-0 ret.
Win 16-10 Sep 2021 Cassis, France Challenger Hard France Lucas Pouille 7-6(7-4), 6-4
Win 17-10 Sep 2021 Rennes, France Challenger Hard (i) Germany Mats Moraing 7-6(7-3), 7-6(7-3)
Win 18-10 Feb 2022 Cherbourg, France Challenger Hard (i) France Constant Lestienne 6-4, 2-6, 6-4
Win 19-10 Jun 2022 Aix-en-Provence, France Challenger Clay France Grégoire Barrère 6-2, 6-4

Doubles (26-14)

Legend
ATP Challenger (2-1)
ITF Futures (24-13)
Result W-L Date Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponent Score
Win 1-0 Oct 2014 Heraklion, Greece F9 Futures Hard France Quentin Halys Mexico Mauricio Astorga
Mexico Alberto Rojas-Maldonado
6-2, 6-4
Loss 1-1 May 2015 Antalya, Turkey F18 Futures Hard France Fabien Reboul Austria Lucas Miedler
Austria Maximilian Neuchrist
2-6, 3-6
Loss 1-2 Jul 2015 Castelo Branco, Portugal F9 Futures Clay France Grégoire Jacq Spain Javier Pulgar-García
Spain Borja Rodríguez Manzano
4-6, 6-4, [9-11]
Win 2-2 Jul 2015 Castelo Branco, Portugal F10 Futures Clay Portugal Romain Barbosa France Antoine Hoang
France Grégoire Jacq
7-6(10-8), 6-7(7-9), [10-7]
Loss 2-3 Aug 2015 Castelo Branco, Portugal F11 Futures Clay Portugal Romain Barbosa Portugal Gonçalo Falcao
Portugal Gonçalo Pereira
3-6, 6-2, [5-10]
Win 3-3 Aug 2015 Sakarya, Turkey F32 Futures Hard France Grégoire Jacq Israel Yannai Barkai
Israel Alon Elia
6-1, 6-2
Loss 3-4 Aug 2015 ?zmir, Turkey F33 Futures Clay France Grégoire Jacq Spain Jordi Vives
Bolivia Federico Zeballos
6-7(0-7), 7-6(8-6), [7-10]
Win 4-4 Oct 2015 Port El Kantaoui, Tunisia F26 Futures Hard France Fabien Reboul Lithuania Lukas Mugevicius
Spain Roberto Ortega-Olmedo
4-6, 6-4, [10-8]
Win 5-4 Oct 2015 Port El Kantaoui, Tunisia F27 Futures Hard France Fabien Reboul Tunisia Aziz Dougaz
Tunisia Anis Ghorbel
6-2, 6-2
Win 6-4 Oct 2015 Port El Kantaoui, Tunisia F29 Futures Hard Spain Roberto Ortega-Olmedo Lithuania Anis Ghorbel
Italy Francesco Vilardo
6-0, 6-3
Loss 6-5 Jan 2016 Bagnoles-de-l'Orne, France F1 Futures Clay (i) France Grégoire Jacq France Corentin Denolly
France Alexandre Muller
6-2, 1-6, [6-10]
Loss 6-6 Jan 2016 Bressuire, France F2 Futures Hard (i) France Grégoire Jacq Belgium Sander Gille
Belgium Joran Vliegen
6-7(1-7), 5-7
Win 7-6 Mar 2016 Balma, France F5 Futures Hard (i) France Fabien Reboul Slovakia Martin Beran
France Maxime Tabatruong
7-5, 6-3
Win 8-6 Apr 2016 Doha, Qatar F1 Futures Hard Switzerland Antoine Bellier United Kingdom Daniel Cox
Sweden Milos Sekulic
6-3, 6-2
Win 9-6 Apr 2016 Doha, Qatar F2 Futures Hard Switzerland Antoine Bellier Tunisia Anis Ghorbel
France Tak Khunn Wang
7-6(7-5), 6-3
Win 10-6 Apr 2016 Doha, Qatar F3 Futures Hard Switzerland Antoine Bellier Tunisia Anis Ghorbel
France Tak Khunn Wang
6-2, 1-6, [11-9]
Win 11-6 May 2016 Hammamet, Tunisia F18 Futures Clay Tunisia Anis Ghorbel Spain Sergio Martos Gornes
Spain Oriol Roca Batalla
6-3, 7-6(8-6)
Win 12-6 Jun 2016 Mont-de-Marsan, France F10 Futures Clay France Grégoire Jacq Monaco Romain Arneodo
Monaco Benjamin Balleret
7-6(7-4), 7-6(7-1)
Win 13-6 Jul 2016 Gubbio, Italy F21 Futures Clay France Grégoire Jacq Italy Alessandro Colella
Italy Cristian Carli
6-2, 6-1
Loss 13-7 Aug 2016 Oldenzaal, Netherlands F5 Futures Clay France Antoine Hoang Turkey Altug Celikbilek
Netherlands Niels Lootsma
3-6, 3-6
Win 14-7 Aug 2016 Rotterdam, Netherlands F6 Futures Clay Turkey Altug Celikbilek Netherlands Bobbie De Goeijen
Netherlands Glenn Smits
6-3, 6-3
Loss 14-8 Sep 2016 Hammamet, Tunisia F22 Futures Clay France Fabien Reboul Italy Franco Agamenone
Argentina Mariano Kestelboim
2-6, 6-2, [7-10]
Win 15-8 Sep 2016 Hammamet, Tunisia F23 Futures Clay France Fabien Reboul Italy Franco Agamenone
Argentina Mariano Kestelboim
2-6, 7-5, [10-4]
Win 16-8 Oct 2016 Hammamet, Tunisia F25 Futures Clay Austria Bernd Kossler Argentina Eduardo Agustin Torre
Argentina Matias Zukas
6-3, 6-3
Win 17-8 Oct 2016 Hammamet, Tunisia F26 Futures Clay France Mathias Bourgue Lithuania Laurynas Grigelis
Spain David Perez Sanz
w/o
Loss 17-9 Oct 2016 Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt F30 Futures Hard United Kingdom Jonathan Gray Egypt Karim-Mohamed Maamoun
Ukraine Vladyslav Manafov
4-6, 2-6
Loss 17-10 Jan 2017 Hammamet, Tunisia F2 Futures Clay France Johan Tatlot France Jordan Ubiergo
France Thibault Venturino
5-7, 1-6
Win 18-10 Mar 2017 Heraklion, Greece F3 Futures Hard Chile Tomas Barrios Vera Russia Yaraslav Shyla
Russia Dzmitry Zhyrmont
4-6, 7-6(7-5), [10-7]
Win 19-10 Apr 2017 Heraklion, Greece F5 Futures Hard France Remi Boutillier United States Nick Chappell
United States Robert Galloway
6-3, 6-7(8-10), [10-6]
Loss 19-11 Apr 2017 Hammamet, Tunisia F16 Futures Clay France Antoine Hoang Bosnia and Herzegovina Darko Bojanovic
Sweden Dragos Nicolae Madaras
6-2, 4-6, [9-11]
Win 20-11 Jul 2017 Montauban, France F13 Futures Clay France Grégoire Jacq Spain Adria Mas Mascolo
Spain Pol Toledo Bague
6-1, 3-6, [10-7]
Win 21-11 Oct 2017 Nevers, France F22 Futures Hard (i) France Antoine Hoang United States Alex Lawson
United States Nathaniel Lammons
7-6(7-5), 6-4
Win 22-11 Jun 2019 M25 Toulouse Futures Clay France Grégoire Jacq France Jonathan Kanar
France Laurent Lokoli
2-6, 6-2, [10-4]
Loss 22-12 Oct 2019 M25 Rodez, France Futures Hard (i) France Grégoire Jacq France Dan Added
France Albano Olivetti
5-7, 7-6(7-1), [4-10]
Loss 22-13 Nov 2019 M25 Saint Dizier, France Futures Hard (i) France Corentin Denolly France Antoine Cornut-Chauvinc
France Harold Mayot
4-6, 6-0, [8-10]
Win 23-13 Feb 2020 M25 Nonthaburi, Thailand Futures Hard France Corentin Denolly Germany Sebastian Fanselow
Egypt Karim-Mohamed Maamoun
6-2, 6-4
Win 24-13 Feb 2020 Pau, France Challenger Hard (i) France Antoine Hoang Italy Simone Bolelli
Romania Florin Mergea
6-3, 6-2
Win 25-13 Mar 2020 M25 Potchefstroom, South Africa Futures Hard France Matteo Martineau Republic of Ireland Simon Carr
France Corentin Denolly
6-4, 6-2
Win 26-13 Mar 2021 Lille, France Challenger Hard (i) France Antoine Hoang France Dan Added
Belgium Michael Geerts
6-3, 6-1
Loss 26-14 Jun 2021 Nottingham, UK Challenger Grass France Antoine Hoang Australia Marc Polmans
Australia Matt Reid
4-6, 6-4, [8-10]

Junior Grand Slam finals

Boys' doubles

Result Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 2014 French Open Clay France Quentin Halys Austria Lucas Miedler
Australia Akira Santillan
6-3, 6-3

Record against top-10 players

Bonzi's record against those who have been ranked in the top 10, with active players in boldface. Only ATP Tour main draw matches are considered:

Notes

References

  1. ^ "French Open 2017: Dan Evans puts up fight before losing to Tommy Robredo". TheGuardian.com. 28 May 2017.
  2. ^ "Roland Garros: Defeat for Ivo Karlovi? | Croatia Week". 23 September 2020.
  3. ^ "Tennis-Teenager Sinner stuns 11th seed Goffin on French Open debut | Sports-Games".
  4. ^ "The Rise of Rinderknech & Bonzi: Get to Know France's Newest Top 100 Stars | ATP Tour | Tennis".
  5. ^ "Rising Arthur Rinderknech reflects on his journey to breaking into top-100".
  6. ^ "#NextGenATP Rune on a Roll in US Open Qualifying | ATP Tour | Tennis".
  7. ^ "Bonzi Claims Record-Tying Sixth Challenger Title of 2021 | ATP Tour | Tennis".
  8. ^ "Andrey Rublev into Open 13 Provence Marseille Semi-Finals, Benjamin Bonzi's Dream Run Continues | ATP Tour | Tennis".
  9. ^ "Felix Auger-Aliassime Keeps Run Rolling, Sets Andrey Rublev Final Clash in Open 13 Provence in Marseille | ATP Tour | Tennis".
  10. ^ "Jannik Sinner sets up Round of 16 clash against Nick Kyrgios in Indian Wells". 15 March 2022.
  11. ^ "ATP roundup: Denis Shapovalov bounced in Spain". Reuters. 22 June 2022.
  12. ^ "Tennis: Benjamin Bonzi reaches Mallorca Open semi-finals". 23 June 2022.

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