Will Benneteau ever win a Singles Title?

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Will Benny win a Singles title?

  1. Yes

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  2. NO

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  1. kishnabe

    kishnabe G.O.A.T.

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    0-7 in Singles finals. 4 of those matches going to the decider.

    recently lost to Monaco in the Bangkok final.

    Thirty years old and the clock is ticking.

    Do you think currently he is the best on tour to have not won a title?
     
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  2. papertank

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    Definitely the best not to have won a title. I think he can definitely pull one out in the next year or two, he just needs to keep playing those obscure 250s. Some of them have absolute joke draws.
     
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  3. roundiesee

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    Yes he can; he is too talented to go winless in his career. Just hang in there and I'm sure he can do it.
     
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  4. power level 800

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    Will become the first man to beat Rafa in the finals of RG's!!!
     
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  5. beast of mallorca

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    I hope he does. I'd feel really sorry for him if he doesn't.
     
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  6. BauerAlmeida

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    Yes, he really diserves one.
     
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  7. CCNM

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    Hmm. Every time I cheer for a French player, he/she always loses. So I can't say anything......:(
     
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  8. Nostradamus

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    Yea, i feel sorry for the dude. He can't retire til he wins one. That is his mission.
     
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  9. surfvland

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    If Vinnie Spade can he can.
     
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  10. NadalAgassi

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    It isnt easy to win tournaments in tennis sometime. Pioline went the longest time not winning one. Kournikova never won one and contrary to popular belief she was a really good player some years when she avoided injuries which did great damage to her career. I believe Tipsarevic has even not yet won one. Benneteau is not as good as any of those players (Kournikova per gender of course I mean) so who knows if he will or not. Sometimes you need a bit of luck.
     
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  11. Rhino

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    Tipsarevic has three titles.

    Benneteau probably won't now. Best chance was Sydney this year.
     
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  12. Zarfot Z

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    0-7 in finals - that is sad.

    Almost as sad as Murray's 1-5 in Grand Slam finals.
     
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  13. tacou

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    His best chance would be on grass, but Queens/Halle always attract a tough draw because there's no other sensible warm for sw19, and if JB plays Newport (which he doesn't do very often?) he has to get through Isner.

    I really hope he does but it will have to be next season or never, I"m afraid.
     
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  14. Zarfot Z

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    I've always thought Halle should be a Masters event, or at the very least a 500 tournament... Just doesn't seem right as a 250 with all the top guys competing.

    Hell, the draw for Toronto Masters this year was easier than Halle by miles.
     
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  15. AnotherTennisProdigy

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    I voted yes just because I want him too.
     
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  16. Nostradamus

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    If he plays another frenchman in the final, would he Throw the match just cause he feels sorry for him ? who would that person be ?
     
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  17. AnotherTennisProdigy

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    Shouldn't it be the other way around?:)
     
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  18. Mainad

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    Just how is winning 1 Grand Slam title sadder than winning no titles at all?

    And why are you dragging Murray into this anyway? What's he got to do with a discussion about Benneteau not yet winning a title??

    :confused:
     
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  19. Mainad

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    For a long while, he was the highest ranked player without one but he finally broke his duck last year, winning Kuala Lumpur and Moscow and he won Stuttgart this year.

    I am quite surprised that Benneteau has not yet won one. He is certainly good enough and has given some of the top players quite tough matches, most recently at Wimbledon where, at one point, I think he served for the match against Federer if my memory serves me right! Clearly he is making plenty of finals but just can't seem to close any of them out. Maybe he just needs a bit of luck like you say. I hope he gets at least one before he calls it a day.

    I'm pretty sure he is now the highest ranked player without a title.
     
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  20. Romismak

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    More likely no, he needed almost whole season to get to another final - after his early Nieminen loss in January, now he had maybe biggest chance ever at indoor court vs clay-courter- the surface was slow, but still Julien should have done better i think.

    He is injured and there are just few 250s left in 2012 - honestly he is not getting title at higher than 250 level. So i think this year definitely not.

    2013 he will be again older - he wil have chance maybe in January at those events in Australia again, but if not than it will be harder and harder - Europe indoors - there will be a lot of guys , his chances are basically Australia, or ASia - where not so many guys travel - 250s events i am speaking. It will be shame if guy like him ends up with 0 titles, but at this point i will say yes he will end up with 0 tittles.
     
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  21. 6-1 6-3 6-0

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    It's about as likely as Federer beating Nadal at Roland Garros.
     
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  22. It is now or never.
     
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  23. roundiesee

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    Really best wishes to him tomorrow! C'mon Bennet! :)
     
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  24. Mainad

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    This has to be Benneteau's best ever chance to finally clinch that elusive 1st title. If he can't get past a player ranked #77 in the world, then it's highly unlikely he will ever get past anybody!

    Come on Julien...you surely can't let THIS one go! 8)
     
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  25. jaggy

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    Sousas on fire though
     
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  26. Chico

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    Sousa is in the final vs Benneteau, after beating Ferrer and Melzer. I like Benneteau but I think Sousa is on fire and has his chances.

    And some people were calling Sousa a "challenger level player" and an easy draw, easier than say Dutra Silva, Harrison or Dodig. Ridiculous.
     
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  27. Mainad

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    In that case, maybe Julien had better swap his racquet for a hosepipe! :)
     
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