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Sidney SF: Nieminen def. Istomin 76, 63

BrunoBeidacki
01-13-2012, 02:22 AM
Nice match by the finnish. Is Jarkko getting back in his best form? He didn't play amazing players in this tournament but is good to see him making a final again.

Lopez
01-13-2012, 02:30 AM
Jarkko :worship:

Tiebreak was very entertaining. Jarkko won a huge point there at the net where Istomin drilled a ball close to the net crosscourt and Jarkko read it and put the reflex volley in :yeah:. That would've given Istomin set point on his serve.

Istomin faded away badly at the end. Jarkko was serving even slower than usual...

Another final :yeah:. And this time he actually has a better chance than in most of his finals, Baghdatis or Benneteau!

BrunoBeidacki
01-13-2012, 02:32 AM
He'll probably play Baghdatis, it would be really awesome if it's... it would be a 'old times' match.

n8
01-13-2012, 02:33 AM
Can Nieminen improve on his 1-10 finals record?

tennisfan856
01-13-2012, 06:16 AM
no, i expect the frenchman to get the title tomorrow.

*Jean*
01-13-2012, 06:21 AM
Jarkko :yeah:

Orka_n
01-13-2012, 08:34 AM
Nemo! :worship: Take the title mate.

MariaV
01-13-2012, 08:42 AM
Yesss yesss, hope he can win the title vs Benneteau! :D

jmf07
01-13-2012, 08:57 AM
:worship: Jarkko. Would have been more straightforward if he had held serve at 40-0 up in the first set before Istomin broke back. Hopefully he can take the title out tomorrow.

Timariot
01-13-2012, 05:29 PM
Istomin must be seeing nightmares about that tiebreak...several WTF points, which all went to Nieminen...

motorhead
01-13-2012, 06:01 PM
Istomin must be seeing nightmares about that tiebreak...several WTF points, which all went to Nieminen...

:lol: so true, at least three or four...