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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 02-18-2012, 01:49 PM Thread Starter
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San Jose Semifinal: Julien "career high" Benneteau vs Istomin

Can Benny make another final? Why is Istomin so good now? Or was that just Roddick making him look good? Who will win?

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Re: San Jose Semifinal: Julien "career high" Benneteau vs Istomin

Istomin is playing a decent tennis and had a good draw, Benneteau is maybe in the best moment of career.

Benneteau probably will win in 2 hard sets or in 3 sets.
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Re: San Jose Semifinal: Julien "career high" Benneteau vs Istomin

Benneteau has more variety and I expect him to win in 3 sets.
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Either will do, nice match-up - but would be nice to see benny finally win a title.

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I want Julien to finally win his first title. I mean, even Kukushkin, Kunitsyn, Golubev, Volandri, Sweeting (!), Mello etc. have won a title and Benneteau is MUCH better and more complete player than they are.
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Re: San Jose Semifinal: Julien "career high" Benneteau vs Istomin

I'll be happy if Istomin reaches the final. So Istomin in 3 tight set.

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Re: San Jose Semifinal: Julien "career high" Benneteau vs Istomin

Istomin i dont care how you win, just do it baby
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Re: San Jose Semifinal: Julien "career high" Benneteau vs Istomin

Istomin is an ok player, but Benneteau is much better. Istomin's draw was a total cakewalk. Would not be in the semis if it wasn't

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Re: San Jose Semifinal: Julien "career high" Benneteau vs Istomin

I'm always confused with Benneteau. He drops in form and falls in the rankings, then rises up to a career high, then falls again, then rises up to a career high and then falls again etc. Very inconsistent.

I expect him to win this, however.

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Re: San Jose Semifinal: Julien "career high" Benneteau vs Istomin

i expect a tight, physical match as both players are peaking. benneteau won handily at the uso but istocir has improved significantly in the off-season and he’s now brimming with confidence. a raonic vs. istocir final would be far more appealing so i’ll take denis with the upset in three
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Re: San Jose Semifinal: Julien "career high" Benneteau vs Istomin

Benneteau should win in 2 or 3. looks like an interesting match, important for both men, should be fun.
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