Jarkko Nieminen reflects on 'memorable' victory

Jarkko Nieminen celebrates defeating Tommy Haas in five-sets at the Australian Open tennis championship on January 15, 2013
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Jarkko Nieminen says that he will never forget his victory over Juan Martin del Potro at the Monte Carlo Masters.

Jarkko Nieminen has said that his victory over Juan Martin del Potro at the Monte Carlo Masters will be one he will always remember.

The Finn ended his 17-match losing streak against top-10 players with a 6-4 4-6 7-6[4] triumph.

"This was one of the matches that I will remember," the 31-year-old told reporters.

"I felt great on the court. The crowd was so into it. Always when I felt tired after a long point, they were almost like standing and clapping. That helped me.

"I really enjoyed that moment on the court. It was unbelievable to play there."

Nieminen will play world number one Novak Djokovic in the last eight.

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