Showing posts with label Benoit Paire. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Benoit Paire. Show all posts

Monday, June 3, 2019

Nishikori reaches quarters as local favorite Paire loses focus

Nishikori reaches quarters as local favorite Paire loses focus

Kei Nishikori extinguished the hot-headed Benoit Paire's fiery challenge to book his place in the quarter-finals of the French Open with an error-strewn 6-2 6-7(8) 6-2 6-7(8) 7-5 victory on Monday.

Local favorite Paire's lack of focus was the key to a match that was interrupted by failing light on Sunday, as the Japanese seventh seed set up a meeting with 11-times champion Rafa Nadal.

The match resumed on Court Suzanne Lenglen at two sets to one, with Paire taking command in the fourth with an early break.

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Benoit Paire keeps Paris entertained

Benoit Paire keeps Paris entertained
Benoit Paire keeps Paris entertained

Benoit Paire has been booed off more courts than he'd care to remember but in Paris' gathering gloom on Wednesday evening, he was welcomed back into the arms of Roland Garros after winning a four and a half hour epic to knock out compatriot Pierre-Hugues Herbert.

His 6-2, 6-2, 5-7, 6-7 (6/8), 11-9 on Court Suzanne Lenglen saw the mercurial 30-year-old reach the last 32 for the third time.

It also extended the thaw in his often icy relationship with notoriously fickle French crowds which started last weekend when he lifted the title in Lyon.

"Even though I'm playing against Pierre-Hugues, and even when they were supporting Pierre-Hugues, I felt it was perfectly normal.

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Tsonga leads good day for French men

Tsonga leads good day for French men
Tsonga leads good day for French men

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga led a home charge into the second round of the French Open on Monday, beating Germany's Peter Gojowczyk in four sets to book a standout clash with Japan's Kei Nishikori.

Tsonga, down at 82 in the ATP rankings after missing seven months of last year because of knee surgery, delighted the home fans with a 7-6(4) 6-1 4-6 6-3 victory.

In-form Benoit Paire, fresh from winning the Lyon title on Saturday, beat Marius Copil of Romania, also in four sets, while Gilles Simon, seeded 26th, overcame Sergiy Stakhovsky.

Saturday, May 25, 2019

Auger-Aliassime vs Paire in Lyon final

Auger-Aliassime vs Paire in Lyon final
Auger-Aliassime vs Paire in Lyon final

Felix Auger-Aliassime will seek a first ATP title against local favorite Benoit Paire in the Lyon Open final.

Auger-Aliassime defeated top-seeded Nikoloz Basilashvili of Georgia 2-6, 7-6 (3), 6-4 in the semifinals of the clay-court event on Friday.

Monday, April 15, 2019

Paire beats Andujar for Marrakesh title

Paire beats Andujar for Marrakesh title
Paire beats Andujar for Marrakesh title

Benoit Paire claimed a second career ATP singles title when he breezed past Pablo Andujar 6-2 6-3 to lift the Grand Prix Hassan II in Marrakesh.

Paire broke Andujar's serve twice in the first set and then claimed the sixth game of the second to coast to victory and add to his 2015 Swedish Open title.

Andujar was hoping for a record fourth victory at the event after lifting the trophy in 2011, 2012 and 2018, but managed just a single break point in the contest, which he failed to convert, and slipped to a fourth successive defeat to the Frenchman.

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Video Highlights: Federer vs Paire | Halle 2018

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Video Highlights: Federer vs Paire | Halle 2018

Watch highlights as Roger Federer saves two match points before battling past Benoit Paire to advance to the quarter-finals at the Gerry Weber Open. Matthew Ebden, Borna Coric and Andreas Seppi also advance.



Photo Credit: Alex Grimm/Getty Images.

Friday, June 22, 2018

Video: Federer Halle 2018 hot shot

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Video: Federer Halle 2018 hot shot

Watch as Roger Federer unleashes a searing backhand down the line against Benoit Paire during their second-round match at the Gerry Weber Open on Thursday.




Photo Credit: Alex Grimm/Getty Images.

Friday, June 15, 2018

Video Highlights: Berdych vs Paire | Stuttgart 2018

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Video Highlights: Berdych vs Paire | Stuttgart 2018

Watch highlights as Tomas Berdych snaps a five-match losing streak to reach the MercedesCup quarter-finals on Thursday in Stuttgart.



Video: MercedesCup. Photo: Peter Staples/ATP World Tour.

Video: Paire Stuttgart 2018 Hot Shot

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Video: Paire Stuttgart 2018 Hot Shot

Watch as Benoit Paire pulls off a stunning tweener half volley drop shot for a winner against Tomas Berdych in the second round of the MercedesCup in Stuttgart.

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Video: Paire Miami Open Interview

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Video: Paire Miami Open Interview

Benoit Paire feels a boost in confidence after eliminating Novak Djokovic in the second round at the Miami Open.

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Djokovic upset in Miami

Djokovic upset in Miami
Djokovic upset in Miami

Novak Djokovic "ran out of gas" in a 6-3, 6-4 loss to Benoit Paire on Friday in his ATP Miami Masters opener.

It was another setback for the Serbian star as he bids to return from the elbow injury that sidelined him for six months and finally saw him have "minor" surgical intervention after a disappointing Australian Open.

"I'm trying, but it's not working," Djokovic said. "That's all it is. I mean, obviously I'm not feeling great when I'm playing this way. Of course I want to be able to play as well as I want to play. Just, it's impossible at the moment. That's all."

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Video: Dubai 2018 Monday Highlights

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Video: Dubai 2018 Monday Highlights

Watch highlights as third seed Roberto Bautista Agut and sixth seed Philipp Kohlschreiber cruise on Monday at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships. Marcos Baghdatis and Benoit Paire also advance.



Photo Credit: Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Tennis Video: Gasquet Hot Shot In Paris 2017

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Tennis Video: Gasquet Hot Shot In Paris 2017

Richard Gasquet quite literally floors his countryman, Benoit Paire, in this hot shot point from Paris on Monday.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Video: Benoit Paire ATP Player Profile 2017

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Video: Benoit Paire ATP Player Profile 2017

Benoit Paire discusses why traveling the world helps him keep a balanced life in this ATP Player Profile.

Monday, October 30, 2017

Video: Basel Thursday highlights

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Video: Basel Thursday highlights

Watch highlights as Roger Federer cruises past Benoit Paire, Marin Cilic escapes compatriot Borna Coric and Juan Martin del Potro advances past Julien Benneteau.




Photo Credit: PPR/Kurt Schorrer.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Video: Gojowczyk Beats Paire In Metz 2017 Final Highlights

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Video: Gojowczyk Beats Paire In Metz 2017 Final Highlights

Watch highlights of the 2017 Moselle Open final, featuring qualifier Peter Gojowczyk versus Benoit Paire.


Monday, September 25, 2017

Gojowczyk wins maiden title at Moselle Open

Gojowczyk wins maiden title at Moselle Open

Peter Gojowczyk won his maiden ATP title at the Moselle Open in his first final, after defeating Benoit Paire 7-5, 6-2.

Gojowczyk, a qualifier 95th-ranked, faced 12 aces from his French rival but put on a solid display on his own serve. He did not face a single break point and broke Paire three times to win the indoor tournament.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Video: Paire vs Goffin Highlights Metz 2017

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Video: Benoit Paire vs David Goffin Highlights Metz 2017

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Video: Murray v Paire Wimbledon 2017 fourth round highlights

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Video: Andy Murray v Benoit Paire Wimbledon 2017 fourth round highlights

Monday, July 10, 2017

Murray into 10th straight Wimbledon quarters

Murray into 10th straight Wimbledon quarters

Andy Murray reached a 10th successive Wimbledon quarter-final after scoring a 7-6 (7/1), 6-4, 6-4 win over Benoit Paire.

Murray will face Sam Querrey, who he leads 7-1 in career meetings, for a place in the semi-finals.

"I thought I played well. Maybe a couple of sloppy service games in the first set but that was by far the best I'd hit the ball so far in the tournament. So I'm really pleased with that," said Murray.