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Stockholm SF: Capt. Nieminen sinks James Blake 7-6 (5) 5-7 6-2

Young 8
10-22-2011, 02:10 PM
http://www.luxilonracquetsports.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/01/nieminen1339.jpg

Lopez
10-22-2011, 02:11 PM
Jarkko :worship:

Please take the title :yeah:

jmf07
10-22-2011, 02:11 PM
:worship:

nalbyfan
10-22-2011, 02:11 PM
Expected. Blake was in semi because Nalby pulled out. Happy for Jarko. First final since 1 year

LawrenceOfTennis
10-22-2011, 02:11 PM
Not that bad for tennis.
Nieminen will lose the final anyway.

nole_no1
10-22-2011, 02:12 PM
Too good Jarkko :worship:

The match was good, both played well but Nieminen was just better and in my oppinion wanted more to win this

Well done to him... hopefully he'll take the title tommorow :yeah:

FlameOn
10-22-2011, 02:13 PM
James had a good week. Can't complain too much. 2012 beckons. :D

Sunset of Age
10-22-2011, 02:14 PM
Good job old Shark! :yeah:
You might well call him a kind of legend on this surface by now. :worship:

Somehow I got the impression that yesterday's walkover didn't do Blake any good. Rather sloppy today, too many UEs. Still a good week for him and it was good to see him back on track.

Hian-GOAT
10-22-2011, 02:15 PM
Sharko :bowdown: Get the title now!

Lopez
10-22-2011, 02:15 PM
First set was very good and the tiebreak was tight as well with Jarkko coming back from a minibreak down to take it. Second set, Jarkko broke but was broken straight back, then he had a bunch of breakpoints at 5-5 with Blake serving. Unable to convert any, went 0-40 down, saved 2 set points but not the third.

Third set, both players broke their first service games, then Jarkko broke and held. After that, Blake seemed out of it and started to make a lot of mistakes. Managed to get 1 game after 1-1.

MuzzahLovah
10-22-2011, 02:16 PM
I'm going to use that- Capt Niemo!

I don't know who I was arguing with before, but see! Look at all those blakedowns! Sharkko was playing great, but he just had to hold and take advantage of the blakedowns. Good show from the flying Finn.

Go Jarkko- win that Scandinavian title tomorrow!

Hewitt =Legend
10-22-2011, 02:16 PM
Congrats Sharkko, back to where he was exactly a decade ago. Hope he takes the final, he deserves it but has never been good in deciders...

MuzzahLovah
10-22-2011, 02:17 PM
Awww Sharkko is playing against ballboys- he's so happy! :inlove: How can anyone root against him tomorrow?!

Stronga23
10-22-2011, 02:19 PM
Awww Sharkko is playing against ballboys- he's so happy! :inlove: How can anyone root against him tomorrow?!

I would love to but my allegiance lies elsewhere.

solowyn
10-22-2011, 02:28 PM
:hearts: Good luck in the final Nemo <3

cobalt60
10-22-2011, 03:03 PM
Good job old Shark! :yeah:
You might well call him a kind of legend on this surface by now. :worship:

Somehow I got the impression that yesterday's walkover didn't do Blake any good. Rather sloppy today, too many UEs. Still a good week for him and it was good to see him back on track.

well said!

timafi
10-22-2011, 03:05 PM
Jarko:hatoff:

Sombrerero loco
10-22-2011, 03:16 PM
come on jarkko please win the title!!

Agrajag
10-22-2011, 03:34 PM
Couldn't watch more than the first two sets, but I really enjoyed them. It's so nice to see Nieminen show his offensive indoor game with beautiful shotmaking instead of his rather boring, grinding clay court game.

Orka_n
10-22-2011, 03:41 PM
NEMO :banana: Take the title you legend.

Naudio Spanlatine
10-22-2011, 04:29 PM
:bigcry: :bigcry: :bigcry:

Dougie
10-22-2011, 05:02 PM
Good job, Jarkko seemed to be hitting the ball with ease today. Hopefully he can take the title now, Monfils won´t be easy to beat, but he won´t be getting much better opportunities.

MariaV
10-22-2011, 09:33 PM
Hyvä Jarkko! I'm so happy for him! :D :bounce: :bigclap:

Actually good to see James back too. :)