Seven years have gone by since Finn Juha Raumolin beat Jonathon Power to win the world junior title in Hong Kong, but their careers have taken different paths since, writes Aries Chow. While Power - who has gone on to become world number one - had the luxury of a bye yesterday, Raumolin finally qualified for the main draw at his sixth attempt. Both players are now 25, but that's where the similarity ends. Power, the defending Hong Kong Open champion, has shot up the rankings while the Finn must still endure pre-qualifying for bigger events. 'I felt comfortable yesterday [he beat South African Rodney Durbach in the last qualifying round on Monday] but there are always some tough qualifiers. It's never easy,' said Raumolin, who has reached 29th in the rankings. 'It has taken me a bit longer to make to the main draw here but I have qualified in other tournaments. I have just been unlucky here,' he said. Raumolin said the lack of fine racquet work was the reason behind his unsuccessful bid to break into the world's top 20 so far. 'I need to be a bit quicker and I don't have enough of a short game,' he added. 'I've tried to improve my game but it is hard work. I need to have more variety in my shots rather than just making other players tired.' Raumolin, who has won less prestigious events such as the the Pittsburgh Open in the past two years, has high praise for Canadian Power. 'Jonathon is very talented, he probably has the best racquet work in the world. I beat him in the world junior then because I was fitter than other juniors at that time,' he said. Raumolin will be in action today when he takes on Belgium's world number nine Stefan Casteleyn.