Juan Monaco wins the Malaysian Open title after beating Julien Benneteau

Last Updated: 30/09/12 2:56pm

  • Share:
Juan Monaco: Has now won four titles whis year on the ATP Tour

Juan Monaco: Has now won four titles whis year on the ATP Tour

Sky Bet

Juan Monaco clinched his fourth title of the year and kept Julien Benneteau waiting for his first ATP crown when he won the Malaysian Open 7-5 4-6 6-3.

Benneteau has now reached seven ATP finals and lost every one of them, but for Monaco the success keeps his hopes alive of qualifying for November's World Series Finals in London.

The match lasted three hours and came a day after Monaco, the second seed, came through a tight semi-final against Japan's Kei Nishikori.

Monaco took home the trophy and $153,440 in prize money, while Benneteau had to be content with the runner-up prize of $80,815.

"It was an excellent game and I will never forget the Malaysian Open as it has brought me my first hard-court title," the clay-court specialist said.

"I saw Benneteau receiving treatment (for an injury)but he still fought hard and never game up. I had to come out more aggressively in the third set and it helped me to get my first hard court title."

  • Share:


ATP Kuala Lumpur 2012

Julien Benneteau: Defeated David Ferrer to reach the final of the Malaysian Open

Ferrer upset by Benneteau

Top seed David Ferrer was dumped out of the semi-finals of the Malaysian Open by Frenchman Julien Benneteau.

David Ferrer: Through to semi-finals despite dropping the first set against Igor Sijsling

Ferrer battles into semis

David Ferrer came back from a set down to beat Igor Sijsling and book his spot in the semi-finals of the Malaysian Open.

David Ferrer overcame a tricky first set to beat Alex Bogomolov

Ferrer eases into last eight

Top seed David Ferrer cruised through his opening match at the Malaysian Open, beating Alex Bogomolov Jr.

Most Popular


Merson's predictions

Merson's predictions

With a full Premier League schedule this weekend, Paul Merson tips wins for Arsenal, Stoke and Southampton

Not here for Brook

Not here for Brook

Juan Manuel Marquez tells Ringside he is not in London to sort out a fight with Kell Brook.

World Cup Classics

World Cup Classics

West Indies imploded against Australia in 1996 to suffer their first ever semi-final defeat as Shane Warne took 4-36.