San Jose SF : Istomin def. Benneteau 6-3 6-7(4) 6-3

Action Jackson
02-19-2012, 04:57 AM
Well deserved win for Istomin, nerves of steel on the backhand pass to break for 5-3 in the 3rd.

Hope he can take the title.

02-19-2012, 05:01 AM
Congrats Denis, well done.

02-19-2012, 05:01 AM
good match from both players.
Great shot-making from Istomin

Naudio Spanlatine
02-19-2012, 05:01 AM
Vamos Istomin :cheerleader: :cheerleader: :cheerleader: :cheerleader: :cheerleader:

Benny you played amazing today as well but sucks that you had to lose, but what a great player you are, and i hope that you will continue to get into more semis and finals:smooch: :smooch: :smooch: :hearts: :hug: :hug:

Naudio Spanlatine
02-19-2012, 05:02 AM
The interview from Dennis was very sweet, so cute:hearts:

02-19-2012, 05:06 AM
Makes the final more interesting, anyway. Benneteau was completely outclassed last week by Milos and probably would have been again. Istomin looks like he could at least challenge him.

02-19-2012, 05:08 AM
Tennis and humanity weep as this beauty leaves the stage.

I love watching Benneteau- he played a good match but Istomin was too solid. Great shot making, great variety, lots of winners- exciting match. The opposite of the earlier semifinal.

I don't know much about Istomin, but any guy that can do the full splits on a sliding on a hardcourt gets my approval. Definitely rooting for him in the finals against the servebot.

02-19-2012, 05:09 AM
excellent result. jb looked fatigued in the 3rd set and istomin took full advantage.

02-19-2012, 05:45 AM
Istomin has been destined for great things ever since the 2011 ACC winner put him in the trash player category.

dwarf shortage
02-19-2012, 06:39 AM
This was the first good match in san jose. istomin has a real good chance against raonic.

02-19-2012, 07:38 AM
So happy! :bigclap:

I have been a fan of Denis for a few years, got to see him in the New Haven final and got a picture with him in New Haven, he's such a nice guy, and I'm so glad for him, he's done well at this tournament and the final will be excellent for me regardless of the result, but I hope Denis wins, he's been through a lot in the past and Milos has already won here.

Dedicated to Filo V :wavey::smooch:

Gillouthe best
02-19-2012, 07:39 AM
Well done Denis :), he is top-50 thanks to this result.

02-19-2012, 08:04 AM
I'm so happy for him! :D Now win the whole thing Dennis!! :bounce:

Sombrerero loco
02-19-2012, 08:52 AM
now watch milos taking the title :bowdown:

02-19-2012, 09:10 AM
always knew Denis had such results in him

02-19-2012, 09:33 AM
i fucking knew it, bennamug is not even a journeyman, good result

02-19-2012, 09:46 AM
Now this was a real tennis match. Too bad I missed the match after *2-3 in the 2nd set, (due to seeing my little nephew in hospital :angel:). From what I saw up until mid way in the 2nd set, there was great aggression from both players, going for DTL winners and nice variation. I'm sure it would have been the same delicious play on the baseline since the 2nd set. Good shit.

Fuck yeah Istomin :rocker2:
Benny :hug:

02-19-2012, 10:18 AM
Fuck yes :woohoo: Denis!!!

02-19-2012, 10:23 AM
Great job, Denis! :yeah: Take the title, you can do it!

02-19-2012, 11:05 AM
Good job for Istomin. I knew that he was going to be back. Now has a tough job against Raonic in order to win his first title. Raonic is clearly the favourite but I hope Denis can turn things on his side and win his first ATP title.

02-19-2012, 11:09 AM
Denis :clap2: Please beat Raonic

02-19-2012, 02:31 PM
Isto has always been of title-winning quality - would be great for him to nab one here, but gonna be hard v milos. and poor old benny.