How Did Julien Benneteau Drown His Sorrows After Failing Again To Win A Title? With Beer!
by Tom Gainey | September 29th, 2013, 12:10 pm
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It’s another tough Sunday for hard-luck Frenchman Juliean Benneteau. Seeking a first ATP title, the 31-year-old Benneteau couldn’t convert a matchpoint and lost to the 77th-ranked Joao Sousa 26, 75, 64 in the Kuala Lumpur final played earlier today.

Benneteau’s now lost his first nine ATP finals he’s played, tying him with countryman Cedric Pioline for most initial losses in championship matches.

“I tried everything today… I played very well, particularly I was very aggressive and I didn’t let him play for two sets almost,” said Benneteau. “At 5-4, I had match point and I played the point perfectly… He made the passing shot down the line, with his forehand.”

“I took my chance, it didn’t pay off and it’s hard, it’s hard, it’s very hard. But it’s sport,” said Benneteau. “It’s tough because I was leading the match, but this is tennis. You have to win some key points.”

Afterward, a disconsolate Benneteau, trying to forget yet another missed opportunity, tweeted this:


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2 Comments for How Did Julien Benneteau Drown His Sorrows After Failing Again To Win A Title? With Beer!

Steve 27 Says:

Pauvre Julien, ayant même une balle de match qui aurait donné le premier titre de sa carrière, a surmonté l’anxiété et les fantômes du passé pouvait avec lui.
Eh bien, quoi de mieux pour noyer chagrins avec une bière froide. Santé!


Perfect fan Says:

It really is upsetting indeed to know that JB has lost nine ATP finals….and still to earn his maiden title….

I really wish that you get one soon JB….Good-Luck!!

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