8 Facts About Benoit Paire

1. At the Australian Open Benoit Paire lost in the third round to the eighth seed Dominic Thiem.

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2. At the Rogers Cup, Benoit Paire had to make it through the qualifying draw due to his ranking having dropped to 98th in the world.

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3. At the French Open, Benoit Paire reached the second round for the first time in his career, losing to eventual semi-finalist David Ferrer in straight sets.

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4. On his way to the final Benoit Paire knocked out the sixth seed, third seed and top seed, before losing in the final to Andreas Seppi in straight sets.

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5. In 2010, Benoit Paire played most of his tennis at Challenger level, reaching his first Challenger final at Arad in July, where he lost to fellow country-man David Guez.

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6. In 2009, Benoit Paire began playing more Challenger tournaments, but at Futures level won the Slovenia F3 and lost in three other finals in the space of three months.

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7. In 2008, Benoit Paire continued to play primarily on the Futures circuit, but made his first appearances in higher-tier tournaments, losing in the qualifying rounds at the Open 13 and the Open Sud de France, both part of the ATP 250 Series.

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8. In 2007, Benoit Paire played his tennis at Futures level, winning one event.

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