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By Rohit Sharma
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The final of the 2010 PTT Thaland Open will feature two unseeded players struggling for title glory for the first time in the tournament's history. Both Guillermo Garcia Lopez and Jarkko Nieminen have tasted title success once in their careers with Garcia Lopez winning a title in Kitzbuhel last year and Nieminen taking his only winner's trophy in 2006 in Auckland.
The Spaniard has entered the final after quite a struggle and seed-knocking performances. In the first round, he beat Eighth seed Michel Berrer, No.4 Ernests Gulbis in the quarterfinal and top seed Rafael Nadal in yesterday's semifinal. Nieminen, on the other hand, has not dropped a set in his run to the finals.
Both players have met only once previously in 2004 Beijing where Nieminen beat the Spaniard in straight sets. Additionally, Nieminen has been to nine ATP World Tour singles finals before today and is well aware of the conditions and pressures that come along with it.
After taking the current form of both players into consideration, Garcia Lopez emerges likelier to clinch the title on Asian soil.
TennisEarth.com's Pick - Garcia Lopez in straight sets.
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