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11-18-2012 06:33 PM
Sombrerero loco
Re: Week 46 : Helsinki (Winner : Lukas Lacko)

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Originally Posted by Rumblingbelly View Post
Yeah that goes without saying, Henri Kontinen defeating Berrer on a 3rd set tiebreak in ipp open was one of the best live matches ive ever seen. Hope Henri recovers from the injury and gets in form quick.
i agree so much
well he is working strong already in the rehab, so i hope he can e back really soon
11-18-2012 05:14 PM
Challengerslover
Re: Week 46 : Helsinki (Winner : Lukas Lacko)

Well done, Lukas! He played great tennis this week, his serve was just highclass(his 1st serve % today!!!). He was very consistent from the baseline, too. Creative, but without great risks and almost no UEs. He´s beatiful to watch when he´s playing his best. Great finish of the season, Lukas should squeeze into Top50 after this one!
11-18-2012 05:00 PM
Rumblingbelly
Re: Week 46 : Helsinki (Winner : Lukas Lacko)

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Originally Posted by Sombrerero loco View Post
tournament is way better with kontinen brothers on, though
Yeah that goes without saying, Henri Kontinen defeating Berrer on a 3rd set tiebreak in ipp open was one of the best live matches ive ever seen. Hope Henri recovers from the injury and gets in form quick.
11-18-2012 03:01 PM
Sombrerero loco
Re: Week 46 : Helsinki (Winner : Lukas Lacko)

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I miss this tournament already, I was courtside 7 days 6-8 hours a day and I enjoyed every minute of it
tournament is way better with kontinen brothers on, though
11-18-2012 02:32 PM
Walsall
Re: Week 46 : Helsinki (Winner : Lukas Lacko)

Jarkko
11-18-2012 01:03 PM
Rumblingbelly
Re: Week 46 : Helsinki (Winner : Lukas Lacko)

I miss this tournament already, I was courtside 7 days 6-8 hours a day and I enjoyed every minute of it
11-18-2012 07:16 AM
Dead Net Cord
Re: Week 46 : Helsinki (Entry List)

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Originally Posted by Sombrerero loco View Post
jarkko´s celebration
He was fistpumping and celebrating a lot yesterday.
11-17-2012 07:52 PM
Sombrerero loco
Re: Week 46 : Helsinki (Entry List)

jarkko´s celebration
11-17-2012 04:37 PM
Walsall
Re: Week 46 : Helsinki (Entry List)

end the season on a high, Jarkko!
11-17-2012 04:31 PM
The Prince
Re: Week 46 : Helsinki (Entry List)

Great week for the talented German.

2013 will be a big year for him.

Well done Jarkko.
11-17-2012 04:27 PM
Dead Net Cord
Re: Week 46 : Helsinki (Entry List)

Nieminen def. Struff 6-7(4) 6-4 6-2

Jarkko played quite poor today, I think he is having some physical problems as he took MTO and footfaulted 6 times or so (once on a second serve being a break point down). However he wanted to win it so much and did his best. He was very good on big points (converted 7/7 bps) and saved crucial 3 break points while serving for the second set.

As for Struff, he gave a good account of himself, no wonder he defeated 3 solid players in the tournament. He was not as effective in the decider as he was in the first two sets.

11-17-2012 04:24 PM
Challengerslover
Re: Week 46 : Helsinki (Entry List)

Nieminen made those key points, crowd really helped him. Beautiful way to finish the season for Lukas, against a local star and a great crowd. Gonna be a good one. I was predicting it also 2 days ago.
11-17-2012 04:01 PM
Walsall
Re: Week 46 : Helsinki (Entry List)

Benjamin
11-17-2012 03:46 PM
Challengerslover
Re: Week 46 : Helsinki (Entry List)

50-50 situation, I think. Struff who is red-hot now is dangerous as hell, very solid in the rallies with great movement. Nieminen is Nieminen and has the crowd behind him. But there is a solid chance for Lukas to take that title, doesn´t really matter who he plays tomorrow. Longer they play (Nieminen vs Struff), better for Lukas. Becker and especially Vinciguerra were real tests, I am very satisfied just now, especially with mental side that Lukas showed in tough matches.
11-17-2012 03:14 PM
JurajCrane
Re: Week 46 : Helsinki (Entry List)

Well, from Miami to Tokyo it was quite a disaster for Lukas (except Wimbledon 3rd round).

He was great in Australia (3rd round), then Zagreb final, solid performances in Dubai, Dallas or Miami. After Tokyo he found himself little bit with that Tashkent final appereance.

After that he went on losing in both Vienna and Paris but I somehow felt it could stop in Bratislava, where he reached SF in the end. He said that he is exhausted, but with this Helsinki final he upped his confidence at least for 2013. He can end the season 50th if he wins a title.

By the way, Struff now won 1st set vs Nieminen 7-6. Quite surprising to me, I don´t know Struff that much, but with his Loughborough final he should be good.
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