64 Facts About Benoit Paire


Benoit Paire is a French professional tennis player.

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Benoit Paire has won three singles titles, at the 2015 Swedish Open, the 2019 Marrakesh Open and the 2019 Lyon Open, and his career-high singles ranking is World No 18, first achieved in January 2016.

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Benoit Paire has a career-high ranking of World No 65 in doubles achieved on 15 November 2021.

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In 2015, Paire was voted Comeback Player of the Year, rising from world No 118 ATP singles ranking at year-end 2014 to a then career-high world No 19 at year-end 2015, after a knee injury had sidelined him for much of 2014.

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

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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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Similarly, Benoit Paire made it to the main draw for the first time at Challenger level at Alessandria.

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Benoit Paire played in his first Grand Slam tournament, at the French Open, receiving a wildcard in the qualifying draw but lost in the first round.

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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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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 countryman David Guez.

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Benoit Paire still played many Futures tournaments, making it to six finals.

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However, Benoit Paire began making a lot of progress at the ATP level, receiving a wildcard into the Open Sud de France before losing in the first round to John Isner and getting through qualifying in Valencia again before losing in the first round.

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Benoit Paire played his first ATP Masters event in Paris, losing in qualifying.

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Benoit Paire again missed out on making his first appearance in a main draw at a Masters event, losing in qualifying in both Paris, as well as in Monte Carlo.

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Benoit Paire followed this victory with another in Salzburg just a month later, defeating Grega Zemlja in three sets in the final.

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Benoit Paire kicked off his 2012 season at the Chennai Open, beating French Open quarter-finalist Fabio Fognini for the loss of just one game, before falling to Israeli Dudi Sela, despite leading by a set, in the second round.

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Benoit Paire next played two back-to-back ATP 250 events at the Brasil Open, and a week later the Buenos Aires where he was again beaten by Stan Wawrinka.

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Benoit Paire played his third clay court tournament in a row at the Mexican Open, losing in the second round to clay court specialist Nicolas Almagro, despite taking the first set.

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At Indian Wells, Paire lost is in the first round to VTR Open runner-up, Carlos Berlocq, this represented Benoit's first main draw participation at this level.

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Benoit Paire resumed the clay court season in Barcelona, losing in the second round for the second year in a row.

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The week after Benoit Paire made it to his first ATP World Tour singles final at the Serbian Open, part of the ATP 250 series.

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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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Benoit Paire made his seventh clay-court appearance of the season in Nice as a wildcard, losing in the first round to compatriot Roger-Vasselin.

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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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Benoit Paire lost to American qualifier Brian Baker in the third round.

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Benoit Paire followed up his impressive grass-court run at Wimbledon with a semi-finalist showing at s-Hertogenbosch, losing to eventual winner David Ferrer in three sets.

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On 16 July 2012, Benoit Paire defeated eighth-seeded Bernard Tomic in straight sets in the first round of the Swiss Open.

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Benoit Paire lost against Latvian, Ernests Gulbis, in the second round.

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Benoit Paire started his 2013 season in promising fashion, reaching the semi-finals in his first tournament of the year in Chennai before making his 2nd ATP World Tour final at Montpellier.

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Benoit Paire went on to reach the semifinals where he was beaten in two tight sets by Roger Federer.

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Benoit Paire began his 2014 season in the Chennai Open, reaching the quarterfinals before losing to Marcel Granollers in three sets.

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At the Australian Open, Benoit Paire battled past Nick Kyrgios from 2 sets down in the second round to beat the Australian teenager lost to Roberto Bautista-Agut in straight sets in the third round.

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Benoit Paire made his return during the clay court season, first playing at the Grand Prix Hassan II, making it to the quarterfinals before losing to eventual champion Guillermo Garcia-Lopez.

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Benoit Paire started the Madrid Masters against Andreas Seppi, however further recurrence of his knee injury forced him to retire after just two games.

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Benoit Paire withdrew from the Rome Masters to allow his knee to recover, however did start the French Open, ending a run of four consecutive defeats by beating Alejandro Falla in the first round before losing to Roberto Bautista Agut in his next match.

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Benoit Paire suffered three consecutive losses during the grass court season, at queen's Club, 's-Hertogenbosch and Wimbledon respectively, followed by a further first round loss in Stuttgart.

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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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Benoit Paire beat Falla in the first round before losing a tightly contested match against third seed Stan Wawrinka.

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Benoit Paire defeated the 2014 US Open singles runner-up and 4th seed Kei Nishikori in the 1st round of the US Open, before going on to defeat Tommy Robredo in the 3rd round of the US Open to reach the singles 4th round of a Grand Slam for the first time in his career.

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Benoit Paire lost his 4th-round match to his compatriot, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, in straight sets.

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Benoit Paire entered his first ATP World Tour tournament of 2017 by playing in the Chennai Open, where he lost in the singles semifinals to the eventual champion Roberto Bautista Agut.

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

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Benoit Paire lost three other ATP World Tour singles semifinals in the first half of 2017 – Open Sud de France, Grand Prix Hassan II and MercedesCup.

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Benoit Paire, who was attempting to reach his first career Grand Slam singles quarter-final, lost in straight sets in the fourth round of Wimbledon to top-seeded defending champion Andy Murray.

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At the 2018 Washington Open, Benoit Paire smashed his tennis rackets onto the court 7 times and was fined $16,500 for his conduct.

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At the Lyon Open, the unseeded Benoit Paire won the third ATP Tour singles title of his career.

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Benoit Paire started his 2020 season by representing France at the first edition of the ATP Cup.

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Benoit Paire retired during his first round match against Borna Coric due to being unwell.

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Benoit Paire tested positive for COVID-19 one day prior to the start of the US Open.

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Benoit Paire lost in the first round to Italian wildcard Jannik Sinner.

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Benoit Paire began his 2021 season by competing for France at the ATP Cup.

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Benoit Paire then retired from his match against Dominic Thiem due to an elbow injury.

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Benoit Paire started his clay-court season by competing at the Monte-Carlo Masters.

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Benoit Paire lost in a three-hour first-round match to Jordan Thompson.

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Benoit Paire started his 2022 season at the first edition of the Melbourne Summer Set 1.

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Benoit Paire retired during the third set of his first-round match against lucky loser Henri Laaksonen.

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Benoit Paire lost in the first round to sixth seed and eventual finalist, Jenson Brooksby.

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Benoit Paire was defeated in the second round by ninth seed Holger Rune.

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Benoit Paire often uses topspin backhands crosscourt at great speed and acute angles to set up a powerful backhand down-the-line to finish off points.

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Benoit Paire is known for his ability and willingness to play drop shots often on both the forehand and backhand wing throughout matches.

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Benoit Paire is fond of hitting between-the-legs shots, both forward and with his back facing the net.

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Benoit Paire possesses a powerful but inconsistent first serve and serves-and-volleys on occasion.

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Above all, Benoit Paire is known for his flashiness on the court that plays to the crowd.

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Benoit Paire is known to hit a variety of high-risk shots and trick shots, such as the frontal and back tweener, jumping tweener, drop shots that backspin towards the net and topspin backhands at extremely acute angles, even when unnecessary to win the point.

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