Re: WWW Sydney final: Benneteau vs. Nieminen?
Julien deserves at least 1 title in his career, for both guys this could be their last final in singles, they won´t play finals at bigger events for sure, so at some 250 maybe in future, but it is not sure.
I don´t know why everyone is pointing out on their records in finals, they are not top players, in form they are decent top 50, that´s it, 250 final is what they can hope for, nothing more, just look on their final opponents. This is probably the easist final for them both.
Casalbanca-clay - Simon 2008 - he wasn´t favorit for sure, Simon on clay can play super long rallies
Lyon-carpet-indoor - Soderling 2008 - Robin indoor on carpet with his serve, tough opponent
Kitzbuhel-clay-2009 - Garcia-Lopez- playing on clay against typical spanish clay-courter no wonder he didn´t win
Marseille 2010 - indoor HC - Llodra- this was difficult also, because they are friends and Llodra in form indoors is very very tough
Winston-Salem 2011 - HC- Isner, US players are always great at US HC, Isner was favorit
Benneteau is this time i think 1st time favorit in final-just little but is favored by odds. From his 5 losses he 2x won first set and lost, always played touhg player.
Don´t want now to write all Jarkko´s matches, but generally the same always played someone better-higher ranked in finals on small events- lost 2xRoger,2xNalbandian, Monfils, LLodra again no easy opponents in final.