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kishnabe 10-04-2012 02:08 PM

Will Benneteau ever win a Singles Title?
 
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?

papertank 10-04-2012 02:17 PM

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.

roundiesee 10-04-2012 04:40 PM

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.

power level 800 10-04-2012 04:49 PM

Will become the first man to beat Rafa in the finals of RG's!!!

beast of mallorca 10-04-2012 05:11 PM

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

BauerAlmeida 10-04-2012 05:18 PM

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Originally Posted by beast of mallorca (Post 6936291)
I hope he does. I'd feel really sorry for him if he doesn't.

Yes, he really diserves one.

CCNM 10-04-2012 07:58 PM

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

Nostradamus 10-04-2012 08:01 PM

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

surfvland 10-04-2012 10:10 PM

If Vinnie Spade can he can.

NadalAgassi 10-04-2012 10:31 PM

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.

Rhino 10-04-2012 11:02 PM

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Originally Posted by NadalAgassi (Post 6936665)
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.

Tipsarevic has three titles.

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

Zarfot Z 10-05-2012 12:23 AM

0-7 in finals - that is sad.

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

tacou 10-05-2012 05:34 AM

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.

Zarfot Z 10-05-2012 05:37 AM

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Originally Posted by tacou (Post 6936955)
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.

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.

AnotherTennisProdigy 10-05-2012 05:44 AM

I voted yes just because I want him too.

Nostradamus 10-05-2012 05:47 AM

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 ?

AnotherTennisProdigy 10-05-2012 05:48 AM

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Originally Posted by Nostradamus (Post 6936982)
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 ?

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

Mainad 10-05-2012 06:42 AM

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Originally Posted by Zarfot Z (Post 6936709)
0-7 in finals - that is sad.

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

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:

Mainad 10-05-2012 06:57 AM

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Originally Posted by NadalAgassi (Post 6936665)
I believe Tipsarevic has even not yet won one.

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.

Quote:

Originally Posted by NadalAgassi (Post 6936665)
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.

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.

Romismak 10-05-2012 07:37 AM

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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