Benoit Paire
Benoit Paire
Benoit Paire
Benoit Paire
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    • Nickname is La Tige (the stalk) because he's tall and thin.
    • Began playing tennis at age 6 with his father, who used to work at a small tennis club next to his house.
    • Father, Philippe; mother, Eliane; brother, Thomas, also plays tennis (teamed at 2017 Lyon).
    • Idols growing up were Roger Federer and Marat Safin.
    • Favourite surface is clay and shot is backhand.
    • Says that he enjoys hitting hot shots while playing.
    • Voted by fellow players as 2015 ATP Comeback Player of the Year.
    • If he wasn't a tennis player, he would be a football player.
    • Supports Olympique de Marseille (football).
    • Underwent left knee surgery in September 2014 and missed 4+ months during season.

    (UPDATED 22 MAY2023)

    • Rose 99 spots during season to end 2015 at No. 19, then reached career-high No. 18 in January 2016.
    • In 2015, won 1st ATP Tour singles title (Bastad), 3 Challenger titles and 1 Futures title to become 1st player to sweep titles at all 3 levels since Darcis in 2007.
    • Earned personal-best 34 wins and 2 titles in 2019, but owns 18-61record with 0 SFs since tourresumed from COVID-19 suspension in August 2020.
    • Advanced to Grand Slam 4R on 4 occasions, including at 2015 US Open after saving 2 MPs to defeat 2014 finalist Nishikori in 1R.
    • Defeated No. 3 Wawrinka for biggest win of career at 2017 Madrid, lost to Wawrinka in biggest of 9 career finals at 2015 Tokyo and teamed w/Wawrinka for lone doubles title at 2013 Chennai.


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