WWW Sydney final: Benneteau vs. Nieminen? - Page 3 - MensTennisForums.com

MensTennisForums.com

MenstennisForums.com is the premier Men's Tennis forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.Please Register - It's Free!

View Poll Results: Who will win Sydney?

Nieminen 21 44.68%
Benneteau 26 55.32%
Voters: 47. You may not vote on this poll

Reply

Old 01-13-2012, 07:16 PM   #31
country flag romismak
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Age: 23
Posts: 3,708
romismak has a reputation beyond reputeromismak has a reputation beyond reputeromismak has a reputation beyond reputeromismak has a reputation beyond reputeromismak has a reputation beyond reputeromismak has a reputation beyond reputeromismak has a reputation beyond reputeromismak has a reputation beyond reputeromismak has a reputation beyond reputeromismak has a reputation beyond reputeromismak has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: WWW Sydney final: Benneteau vs. Nieminen?

Julien deserves at least 1 title in his career, for both guys this could be their last final in singles, they won´t play finals at bigger events for sure, so at some 250 maybe in future, but it is not sure.

I don´t know why everyone is pointing out on their records in finals, they are not top players, in form they are decent top 50, that´s it, 250 final is what they can hope for, nothing more, just look on their final opponents. This is probably the easist final for them both.

Benneatou finals:
Casalbanca-clay - Simon 2008 - he wasn´t favorit for sure, Simon on clay can play super long rallies
Lyon-carpet-indoor - Soderling 2008 - Robin indoor on carpet with his serve, tough opponent
Kitzbuhel-clay-2009 - Garcia-Lopez- playing on clay against typical spanish clay-courter no wonder he didn´t win
Marseille 2010 - indoor HC - Llodra- this was difficult also, because they are friends and Llodra in form indoors is very very tough
Winston-Salem 2011 - HC- Isner, US players are always great at US HC, Isner was favorit

Benneteau is this time i think 1st time favorit in final-just little but is favored by odds. From his 5 losses he 2x won first set and lost, always played touhg player.

Don´t want now to write all Jarkko´s matches, but generally the same always played someone better-higher ranked in finals on small events- lost 2xRoger,2xNalbandian, Monfils, LLodra again no easy opponents in final.
romismak is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 

Old 01-13-2012, 07:21 PM   #32
country flag Jamoz
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Age: 38
Posts: 1,360
Jamoz has a reputation beyond reputeJamoz has a reputation beyond reputeJamoz has a reputation beyond reputeJamoz has a reputation beyond reputeJamoz has a reputation beyond reputeJamoz has a reputation beyond reputeJamoz has a reputation beyond reputeJamoz has a reputation beyond reputeJamoz has a reputation beyond reputeJamoz has a reputation beyond reputeJamoz has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: WWW Sydney final: Benneteau vs. Nieminen?

Go Jarkko!(with beard power)
Jamoz is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2012, 09:12 PM   #33
country flag KarlyM
Registered User
 
KarlyM's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 4,010
KarlyM has a reputation beyond reputeKarlyM has a reputation beyond reputeKarlyM has a reputation beyond reputeKarlyM has a reputation beyond reputeKarlyM has a reputation beyond reputeKarlyM has a reputation beyond reputeKarlyM has a reputation beyond reputeKarlyM has a reputation beyond reputeKarlyM has a reputation beyond reputeKarlyM has a reputation beyond reputeKarlyM has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: WWW Sydney final: Benneteau vs. Nieminen?

Can't they both win?!

I'll root for Benny since he has never won a title, but I don't really care who wins - both are nice guys.
KarlyM is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2012, 10:12 PM   #34
country flag Sunset of Age
Anathemaniac
 
Sunset of Age's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: The Wall.
Posts: 41,908
Sunset of Age has a reputation beyond reputeSunset of Age has a reputation beyond reputeSunset of Age has a reputation beyond reputeSunset of Age has a reputation beyond reputeSunset of Age has a reputation beyond reputeSunset of Age has a reputation beyond reputeSunset of Age has a reputation beyond reputeSunset of Age has a reputation beyond reputeSunset of Age has a reputation beyond reputeSunset of Age has a reputation beyond reputeSunset of Age has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: WWW Sydney final: Benneteau vs. Nieminen?

Quote:
Originally Posted by KarlyM View Post
Can't they both win?!

I'll root for Benny since he has never won a title, but I don't really care who wins - both are nice guys.

Nice to see either of these 'journeyman' being able to grab an ATP title.
__________________
"It's getting colder, I'm getting colder, older, it's getting colder...

Am I still here? As one, with The Fear?
Am I still alive? I'm still f*cking ... Here...!"


"The Storm Before The Calm"

Anathema

Into music of the PROG-Dorky-kind? visit my blog or MTF's Prog Rock Thread.
Sunset of Age is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2012, 11:08 PM   #35
country flag Aenea
Vault Hunter
 
Aenea's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Mad Max Land
Posts: 6,521
Aenea has a reputation beyond reputeAenea has a reputation beyond reputeAenea has a reputation beyond reputeAenea has a reputation beyond reputeAenea has a reputation beyond reputeAenea has a reputation beyond reputeAenea has a reputation beyond reputeAenea has a reputation beyond reputeAenea has a reputation beyond reputeAenea has a reputation beyond reputeAenea has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: WWW Sydney final: Benneteau vs. Nieminen?

Wow, h2h is heavily in Niemo's favour and they played 3 matches on hard, Niemo won all 3. Even though Benny's stats vs. Left Handers is 19/20 he apparently has problems handling Niemo.
I would expect a win for the Finn but his serve is so weak it may let him down.
__________________
When I'm good, I'm very good...but when I'm bad, I'm better
Aenea is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2012, 11:19 PM   #36
country flag shotgun
Senior Member
 
shotgun's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 12,570
shotgun has a reputation beyond reputeshotgun has a reputation beyond reputeshotgun has a reputation beyond reputeshotgun has a reputation beyond reputeshotgun has a reputation beyond reputeshotgun has a reputation beyond reputeshotgun has a reputation beyond reputeshotgun has a reputation beyond reputeshotgun has a reputation beyond reputeshotgun has a reputation beyond reputeshotgun has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: WWW Sydney final: Benneteau vs. Nieminen?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Timariot View Post
Seriously, their "bad" finals record is kinda misleading. They have had very tough opponents in their finals. In fact, this is probably the easiest final for both of them!
Nah, they're bad. For instance, Garcia-Lopez and Llodra are hardly nightmare-ish final opponents. In the case of Nieminen you have to excuse him for losing to Federer a couple of times but that's it. 1-10 is ridiculous for a player of his calibre.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jaap View Post
The tennis equivalent of two old bald men fighting over a comb.
shotgun is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2012, 11:48 PM   #37
country flag Lopez
Registered User
 
Lopez's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Age: 27
Posts: 6,886
Lopez has a reputation beyond reputeLopez has a reputation beyond reputeLopez has a reputation beyond reputeLopez has a reputation beyond reputeLopez has a reputation beyond reputeLopez has a reputation beyond reputeLopez has a reputation beyond reputeLopez has a reputation beyond reputeLopez has a reputation beyond reputeLopez has a reputation beyond reputeLopez has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: WWW Sydney final: Benneteau vs. Nieminen?

Can't stand Benneteau.

REALLY hope my boy Jarkko takes this.
__________________
After Nadal beat Monfils at Doha, before AO 2014
Quote:
Originally Posted by GSMnadal View Post
lol, who will beat him? Wawrinka? Berdych? Gulbis? Rosol? Federer?

Only Del Potro can take him out before the semis, and he won't. Nadal is winning the AO, bet your house on it.
Somewhere out there, there is a homeless person who once took betting advice from GSMnadal
Lopez is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2012, 12:40 AM   #38
country flag Intheshadows
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Age: 29
Posts: 75
Intheshadows has a reputation beyond reputeIntheshadows has a reputation beyond reputeIntheshadows has a reputation beyond reputeIntheshadows has a reputation beyond reputeIntheshadows has a reputation beyond reputeIntheshadows has a reputation beyond reputeIntheshadows has a reputation beyond reputeIntheshadows has a reputation beyond reputeIntheshadows has a reputation beyond reputeIntheshadows has a reputation beyond reputeIntheshadows has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: WWW Sydney final: Benneteau vs. Nieminen?

I think Benneteau will win. He has been on fire this week.

I watched the Nieminen Istomin game and thought Istomin had control in the second half of the first set and coughed up an epic tb, which was the back breaker for him. Istomin really went to town on Neiminen's serve, I think he even got the break back after Neiminen was 40-0 up. The court hours for Neiminen has to be a slight issue as well.
Intheshadows is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2012, 06:04 AM   #39
country flag VolandriFan
Registered User
 
VolandriFan's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Where the heart is
Posts: 7,742
VolandriFan has a reputation beyond reputeVolandriFan has a reputation beyond reputeVolandriFan has a reputation beyond reputeVolandriFan has a reputation beyond reputeVolandriFan has a reputation beyond reputeVolandriFan has a reputation beyond reputeVolandriFan has a reputation beyond reputeVolandriFan has a reputation beyond reputeVolandriFan has a reputation beyond reputeVolandriFan has a reputation beyond reputeVolandriFan has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: WWW Sydney final: Benneteau vs. Nieminen?

I'd love for Benneteau to finally get a title and his game has been on this week, but if his SF choking is any indication, Nieminen might get over the line.
__________________
Filippo VOLANDRI, Pablo ANDUJAR, Fernando GONZALEZ, Juan Carlos FERRERO, Thomaz BELLUCCI,
Santiago GIRALDO, Tommy ROBREDO, Gilles SIMON, Juan Martin DEL POTRO, Alexandr DOLGOPOLOV


Fognini|Mathieu|Falla|Bolelli|Muller|Verdasco
Monaco|Garcia-Lopez|Dancevic|Granollers|Massu|Schwank
Wolmarans|Xristos|Ferrer|Monfils|Alcaide|Starace
VolandriFan is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2012, 06:42 AM   #40
country flag bad gambler
Moderator
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 95,362
bad gambler has a reputation beyond reputebad gambler has a reputation beyond reputebad gambler has a reputation beyond reputebad gambler has a reputation beyond reputebad gambler has a reputation beyond reputebad gambler has a reputation beyond reputebad gambler has a reputation beyond reputebad gambler has a reputation beyond reputebad gambler has a reputation beyond reputebad gambler has a reputation beyond reputebad gambler has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: WWW Sydney final: Benneteau vs. Nieminen?

Only thing that will stop Jules tonight will be what is between his head

He has been superb this week and should clinch it.
bad gambler is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2012, 07:11 AM   #41
country flag MuzzahLovah
Registered User
 
MuzzahLovah's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Age: 26
Posts: 17,227
MuzzahLovah has a reputation beyond reputeMuzzahLovah has a reputation beyond reputeMuzzahLovah has a reputation beyond reputeMuzzahLovah has a reputation beyond reputeMuzzahLovah has a reputation beyond reputeMuzzahLovah has a reputation beyond reputeMuzzahLovah has a reputation beyond reputeMuzzahLovah has a reputation beyond reputeMuzzahLovah has a reputation beyond reputeMuzzahLovah has a reputation beyond reputeMuzzahLovah has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: WWW Sydney final: Benneteau vs. Nieminen?

OMG START ALREADY. I'm about to fall asleep.
__________________
http://www.menstennisforums.com/atta...8&d=1224521470

Emperor Nishikori- King of Comeback- Slayer of Demons- Champion of Tokyo- Conquistador of Barcelona
MuzzahLovah is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2012, 07:15 AM   #42
country flag BroTree123
Registered User
 
BroTree123's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 17,749
BroTree123 has a reputation beyond reputeBroTree123 has a reputation beyond reputeBroTree123 has a reputation beyond reputeBroTree123 has a reputation beyond reputeBroTree123 has a reputation beyond reputeBroTree123 has a reputation beyond reputeBroTree123 has a reputation beyond reputeBroTree123 has a reputation beyond reputeBroTree123 has a reputation beyond reputeBroTree123 has a reputation beyond reputeBroTree123 has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: WWW Sydney final: Benneteau vs. Nieminen?

15 minutes till play.
__________________
Quote:
Hian about himself
Quote:
No words can describe me.
Without me, it would be just aweso.
No shit.
Quote:
Originally Posted by MTwEeZi View Post
Never held a racquet in my life.
Quote:
Originally Posted by MTwEeZi View Post
I've played the game for close to 10 years. This should come as no surprise to many.

Banned Users
BroTree123 is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2012, 07:53 AM   #43
Timariot
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Posts: 1,205
Timariot has a reputation beyond reputeTimariot has a reputation beyond reputeTimariot has a reputation beyond reputeTimariot has a reputation beyond reputeTimariot has a reputation beyond reputeTimariot has a reputation beyond reputeTimariot has a reputation beyond reputeTimariot has a reputation beyond reputeTimariot has a reputation beyond reputeTimariot has a reputation beyond reputeTimariot has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: WWW Sydney final: Benneteau vs. Nieminen?

Quote:
Originally Posted by shotgun View Post
Nah, they're bad. For instance, Garcia-Lopez and Llodra are hardly nightmare-ish final opponents. In the case of Nieminen you have to excuse him for losing to Federer a couple of times but that's it. 1-10 is ridiculous for a player of his calibre.
Nonsense. Nieminen has almost always faced top calibre opponents and I think only once or so has been higher ranked in the final. Ditto for Benneteau.

You may want to compare to someone like Tursunov who is 7-2 on ATP finals, but his opponents have mostly been clowns.
__________________
"If Kafelnikov said that, he is right. Kafelnikov is always right."
-Marat Safin
Timariot is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2012, 07:53 AM   #44
country flag MuzzahLovah
Registered User
 
MuzzahLovah's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Age: 26
Posts: 17,227
MuzzahLovah has a reputation beyond reputeMuzzahLovah has a reputation beyond reputeMuzzahLovah has a reputation beyond reputeMuzzahLovah has a reputation beyond reputeMuzzahLovah has a reputation beyond reputeMuzzahLovah has a reputation beyond reputeMuzzahLovah has a reputation beyond reputeMuzzahLovah has a reputation beyond reputeMuzzahLovah has a reputation beyond reputeMuzzahLovah has a reputation beyond reputeMuzzahLovah has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: WWW Sydney final: Benneteau vs. Nieminen?

Where Is It?
__________________
http://www.menstennisforums.com/atta...8&d=1224521470

Emperor Nishikori- King of Comeback- Slayer of Demons- Champion of Tokyo- Conquistador of Barcelona
MuzzahLovah is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2012, 08:11 AM   #45
country flag Kat_YYZ
Registered Fed fan
 
Kat_YYZ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Toronto
Posts: 11,553
Kat_YYZ has a reputation beyond reputeKat_YYZ has a reputation beyond reputeKat_YYZ has a reputation beyond reputeKat_YYZ has a reputation beyond reputeKat_YYZ has a reputation beyond reputeKat_YYZ has a reputation beyond reputeKat_YYZ has a reputation beyond reputeKat_YYZ has a reputation beyond reputeKat_YYZ has a reputation beyond reputeKat_YYZ has a reputation beyond reputeKat_YYZ has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: WWW Sydney final: Benneteau vs. Nieminen?

Quote:
Originally Posted by MuzzahLovah View Post
Where Is It?
rain delay, according to the text running along the bottom of the screen on the Italian broadcast livestream.
__________________
Roger Federer * Greatest Of All Time
Kat_YYZ is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


Copyright (C) Verticalscope Inc
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
vBCredits v1.4 Copyright ©2007, PixelFX Studios