Tag Archives: Julien Benneteau

Rotterdam: DelPo Defeats Benneteau to Win His 14th Title at Rotterdam

DelPo d. Benneteau, 7-6(2) 6-3: A finalist last year is victorious today. DelPo won his 14th career title at Rotterdam, defeating Julien Benneteau in straight sets, 7-6(2) 6-3.  He wins at the 40th anniversary of Rotterdam, one of the traditional … Continue reading

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Rotterdam: DelPo Advances to the SF, Where He Meets “Baby Federer”

DelPo Defeats Nieminen to go 4-0 in the H2H: Against Nieminen, DelPo played well enough to overpower his opponent off the court.  However, he was far from his best.  Too often, DelPo’s point construction broke down at the end and … Continue reading

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Monte Carlo: Strange Things Afoot, But Then a Happy Ending

This is a very belated and somewhat brief overview of Monte Carlo.  Overall, the tourny had been unfortunate for quite a number of players this year— Charly Berlocq: The Monte Carlo tourny started badly for the Argies, with Carlos Berlocq … Continue reading

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Australian Open: R2 Drama & Highlights

Nicolas Mahut reaches R3 of a Grand Slam for the 2nd time in his career.  He defeated Tatsuma Ito 1-6 7-6 6-2 6-2 and had a mirthful celebration on court: Mahut’s doubles partner Julien Benneteau pulled off an upset over … Continue reading

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When Grown Men Cry

Pete Bodo shared a list of his favorite things in 2011.  He had these words about DelPo: While I don’t especially want to be counted among those who think it’s a sign of human progress when grown men cry, I was touched … Continue reading

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Paris: “Indo-Pak Express” Rolls Through

For the most part, I don’t pay too much attention to doubles, save for the rare events when singles players play doubles.  But this occasion is special and very notable: Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi aka the “Indo-Pak Express,” win their … Continue reading

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