marseille10llodra.benneteau

marseille10llodra.benneteau

Points won by each set: | 28-21, 32-26 |
Points won directly after the serve:
42% Llodra – 25 of 59
33% Benneteau – 16 of 48

Llodra [79] was usually able to demonstrate his best tennis playing in France indoors. In that final he produced one of his several immaculate performances in those conditions, defeating his doubles partner at the time. Llodra didn’t save a break point, but he was forced to play four deuces in two out of his ten service games. “After I lost in the final here last year [against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga], I’m glad I managed to get over it,” Llodra said. “I had set myself one aim this year and that was to win a tournament in France at last. I’m proud.” It was fourth out of ten finals lost by Benneteau [39]… A few hours later Llodra & Benneteau as a team won the title in doubles defeating 6-4, 6-3 Julian Knowle & Robert Lindstedt.

Llodra’s route to his 4th title:
1 Edouard Roger Vasselin 6-7(5), 6-3, 6-4
2 Marcos Baghdatis 7-6(6), 6-4
Q Robin Soderling 7-6(2), 6-4
S Mischa Zverev 6-1, 7-6(3)
W Julien Benneteau 6-3, 6-4

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