The Underdog

Elliot Benchetrit

At 21 years old, Elliot Benchetrit is France’s next professional hope. At 6’4”, the young Frenchie has the physique to match the big guys, and his serve is one of his most dangerous weapons. He may be young and less experienced than the rest of the field, but he is hungry. He is hungry for competition, hungry for wins. Just a few months ago, he broke the Top 200 in the ATP rankings for the first time. Last year, he appeared in his 3rd Grand Slam main draw after qualifying for the US Open, and earned his first tour-level win at Roland-Garros.  Was 2020 going to be Elliot’s breakthrough year? A Nice native, can Elliot use his home advantage to causes some surprises?

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Power
Speed
Experience
Self Control
Unpredictability
Fighting Spirit

06

rank

6

matches

50 %

win rate

Skills

SERVE

Benchetrit knows how to pull off a disturbing slice serve on ad side, putting his opponents in a difficult position right from the beginning of the point.

INSIDE OUT FOREHAND

Benchetrit’s forehand puts him at ease, especially when he runs around it, creating beautiful power and angles.

DROP SHOT

To the fan’s contentment and his opponent’s disappointment, Benchetrit has a few tricks in his pockets, including a solid drop shot to change rhythm of the point and force his opponents into the court.

Signature shot

THE HIDDEN DROPSHOT

Put together two of Elliot’s biggest strengths, and we have a bang. Benchetrit likes to trick his opponent into thinking he’s going to generate power on an inside-out forehand, but, at the last moment, he disguises it into a sneaky drop shot.

Coach and staff

Pierre Débrosse

COACH

Pierre Débrosse

COACH

The 27-year-old Frenchman could easily pass as one of UTS’ players, but it’s as a coach that he will be acting. The young Mouratoglou Accademy coach and former ITF player has been working alongside French up-and-coming player Elliot Benchetrit, since last year.
The French duo Debrosse-Benchetrit have been working together since 2019. Benchetrit started 2019 at World No. 271 and, together with Pierre, he broke the ATP Top 200 for the first time this February.  

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