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

02-18-2012, 01:49 PM
Can Benny make another final? Why is Istomin so good now? Or was that just Roddick making him look good? Who will win?

02-18-2012, 01:52 PM
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.

02-18-2012, 02:23 PM
Benneteau has more variety and I expect him to win in 3 sets.

Clay Death
02-18-2012, 02:28 PM
frenchie in 3.

02-18-2012, 02:47 PM
Either will do, nice match-up - but would be nice to see benny finally win a title.

02-18-2012, 02:56 PM
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.

02-18-2012, 04:52 PM
Benny in 2.

02-18-2012, 05:11 PM
Denis in 3

02-18-2012, 05:34 PM
I'll be happy if Istomin reaches the final. So Istomin in 3 tight set. :)

Gillouthe best
02-18-2012, 05:53 PM
Benny in three :)

Naudio Spanlatine
02-18-2012, 05:55 PM
Istomin i dont care how you win, just do it baby:rocker2:

02-18-2012, 06:05 PM
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

02-18-2012, 06:50 PM
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.

02-19-2012, 12:24 AM
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 :devil:

02-19-2012, 12:39 AM
Benneteau should win in 2 or 3. looks like an interesting match, important for both men, should be fun.