2013 Rotterdam Final: [2] Juan Martin Del Potro (ARG) V.S. Julien Benneteau (FRA)

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Winner of Rotterdam 13.

  1. Delpo in 2

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  2. Delpo in 3

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  3. Delpo by Retierment

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  4. Benny in 2

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  5. Benny in 3

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  6. Benny by Retierment

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  1. kishnabe

    kishnabe G.O.A.T.

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    This will be there first meeting ever.

    Del Potro second Rotterdam final. lost to R.Federer in 2012. Amassed 13 titles out of 18 finals including the US Open (D.Federer).

    Benneteau 1st Rotterdam Final. Has 0 titles out 7 finals( 4 going the distance).

    Hopefully Benny wins his first title....as he is 30+ and may not have many chances left.

    Who your pick?
     
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  2. norbac

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    Come on Julien!
     
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  3. ark_28

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    Shame this is the final Love Del Po and what he is about but would have been nice to see a competetive final this is likely to be very one sided!
     
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  4. Relinquis

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    As much as I like Del Potro, I really want Julien to win. The guy deserves a title, but he's really going to have to earn it if he wants this to be the one!

    Should be a good contrast of styles.
     
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  5. Fiji

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    Del Potro in 2.
     
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  6. Talker

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    DelPo in 2.
     
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  7. 6-1 6-3 6-0

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    Richard Krajicek should know that, no matter what the appearance fee is, you can't depend on Federer to reach the final and win the tournament. :p
     
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  8. axel89

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    heart says julien but mind says del POTro
     
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  9. Duncan Bell

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    Potro in 2 I fancy. Hoping for a good one.
     
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  10. ruerooo

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    I'm not sure it's going to be too one-sided, unless JB spent all his tennis taking Roger out (which does tend to happen when people beat Roger or Rafa; they can't keep it up for the next match or tournament to follow).

    DelPo is in good form though. I hope he gets it in three.
     
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  11. kishnabe

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    Yup Zeballos.....
     
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  12. Goosehead

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    del potro vs julian..

    the final everyone wanted to see but was afraid to wish for :-|
     
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  13. NEW_BORN

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    I can't see Benneteau winning a set even. He won't be able to handle Del potro's pace of shot.
     
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  14. Towser83

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    Picked delpo from the start but would be happy for benny to win.
     
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  15. Towser83

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    Richard also knows how to return from 6 months out and WIN your first event back even if its your worst surface instead of your best :razz:
     
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  16. Relinquis

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    match about to start...
     
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  17. Relinquis

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    Julien has shaved! Key insight to his mental attitude?
     
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    I don't mind who wins this one. I like Delpo, but Benny deserves a title.

    Having said that, I can't see Delpo losing this, his serve has been outstanding all week.

    By the way, neither of them has lost a set yet in the entire tournament, which is impressive especially for Benny.
     
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  19. SLD76

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    If benny returns serve well we could have a match.
     
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  20. merwy

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    Benneteau holds in the first game. He looks a little nervous out there, but it may just be my imagination. Del Potro looks like the better player. Better serve and slightly better groundies.
     
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  21. SLD76

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    that said benny is moving well and hardly making errors, and is smart to challenge delpo's movement.
     
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  22. SLD76

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    welp. there's the break.
     
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  23. Relinquis

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    Benneteau breaks... up 2-0. No one has done this to Delpo all week.
     
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  24. SLD76

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    and benny loses the break immediately.

    that said, he doesnt seem to be too bothered by delpo's serve
     
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  25. Relinquis

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    Julien's backhand slice is pretty good. Managed to hang with Delpo's forehand quite a bit there.

    This is getting interesting.
     
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  26. merwy

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    Del Potro simply hits a lot harder and better. He has to make more mistakes and Benneteau has to serve better.
     
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  27. Relinquis

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    Julien tried to go down the line and misses wide. broken. was playing directionals well, but tough when delpo is going inside-out with his forehand.
     
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  28. underground

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    Can't see Delpo losing this with the way he's serving. 4-2
     
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    I know a lot want Benneteau to win, which is understandable, but this is fairly imperious from Delpo and is encouraging for a chance of upsetting the big 3(and a half). Keep it up Juan
     
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  30. merwy

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    Yep, I can see why Federer is losing to him lately. Next step is the rest of the top 5.
     
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  31. underground

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    Delpo is indestructible now.
     
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  32. merwy

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    I have to commend Benneteau, he is doing a good job keeping up with this monster that is Delpo.
     
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  33. Cesc Fabregas

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    Del Potro back to his best this week.
     
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  34. merwy

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    How did Julien get to that?? What a point!
     
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  35. Relinquis

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    some really good rallies so far. would love to see Julien come in more occasionally to mix things up.
     
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  36. merwy

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    COOOMEE OOON!! Don't go down without a fight!
     
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  37. kalyan4fedever

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    benne breaks... 5-5
     
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  38. Relinquis

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    break point for Julien
     
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  39. Dunloper62

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    BREAK Benneteau 5-5
     
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  40. Relinquis

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    nice... well done Julien!
     
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  41. gavna

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    Hot damn JB over Herman Munster 6-5 in the 1st. Didn't see that one coming!
     
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  42. underground

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    Delpo seems to have regrouped himself now.
     
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  43. gavna

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    JB letting fly with some VERY VERY bad words.....:):):)

    Back to reality now.....H Munster will finish the set
     
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  44. SLD76

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    I always thought he was more Lurch than Herman Munster.
     
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  45. Relinquis

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    tie break is pretty one-sided... Delpo up 5-1.
     
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  46. merwy

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    Bleggh, he's playing such a bad tiebreak. Champions play their best on important points, it matters so much.
     
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  47. underground

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    Delpo will be just 75 points away from Berdych if he wins this. But he has Marseille and Dubai SF to defend after this.
     
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  48. Duncan Bell

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    Wow, losing a set where you break DelPo twice. Must be tough
     
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  49. underground

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    I wonder who would Fed rather draw Berdych or Delpo in his half for Dubai now? It's a shame that none of them can out-grind Djokovic or Murray.
     
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  50. jaggy

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    Delpo and Nalby to make it a proud pampas weekend
     
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