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Tennis: Men’s final at Sydney postponed by rain to Sunday

The Sydney International men’s singles final between Jarkko Nieminen of Finland and France’s Julien Benneteau was postponed by rain Saturday and rescheduled for Sunday morning

AP, Saturday 14 Jan 2012
Sydney International
Spectators scramble out of the center court as rain pours down before the finals match between Julien Benneteau of France and Jarkko Nieminen of Finland at the Sydney International tennis tournament in Sydney, Australia, Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012. Play was postponed and is due to restart Sunday. (Photo: AP)
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Benneteau reached the final after beating 2010 champion Marcos Baghdatis. Nieminen became only the third qualifier to reach the championship final in 22 years when he beat fellow qualifier Denis Istomin 7-6 (12), 6-3 on Friday.

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