Benneteau & Roger-Vasselin: Did You Know?
Julien Benneteau: Started playing tennis at age four...Nickname is "Bennet"...Parents are Andre, who works for a glasses company, and Laurence, who is a lawyer...Has one brother (Antoine), who also plays professional tennis; and two sisters (Dominique and Marie-Sophie)...Captured US Open junior doubles title in 1999 (w/Mahut)...Tennis idols growing up were Yannick Noah and Jimmy Connors...Also idolised Michael Jordan...Favourite surfaces are indoor hard courts and clay...Likes to play soccer and ski in his spare time...Favourite soccer team is Olympic de Marseille.
Edouard Roger-Vasselin: Nickname is "Doudou", speaks French, English, and basic Spanish…Began playing at an early age with Father, Christophe, who reached semi-finals at Roland Garros in 1983, defeating Jimmy Connors in quarter-finals before losing to countryman and eventual champion Yannick Noah...Father reached a career-high No. 39 in ATP Rankings on Aug. 1, 1983...Mother Alexandine Vaduijn works as a painter…Favourite surface is grass, shot is volley and event is Roland Garros… Trains in Paris at the tennis club LPR with the Team Lagardere infrastructure...Lists football, golf, dinner with friends, movies with girlfriend as favourite things to do outside of tennis court…Would be a football or golf player if he wasn't a tennis player…. Fan of FC Nantes football team in France… Goal is to play Davis Cup for national team…Best memory was reaching 3rd round at 2007 Roland Garros…Trainer is Pierre Mazenq.