Benneteau on verge of setting worst ATP final record

Last Updated: Oct 01, 2013, 14:07 PM IST

Washington: French tennis player Julien Benneteau has said that he once again tried everything in the final against Joao Sousa in Kula Lumpur, where he lost despite having a match point in the second set, losing his first 9 finals, the most in the Open era.

According to CNN, while Sousa celebrated becoming the first Portuguese man to claim an ATP title, Benneteau wasn`t nearly as joyous.

No man has lost his first 10 finals in the Open era, said the ATP.

Sousa couldn`t stop smiling during the trophy presentation but spared a thought for Benneteau.

He said that he felt bad for him knowing about the Frenchman`s previous finals