Benoit Paire

Benoit Paire is a French professional tennis player, who has competed on the ATP Tour since 2007.

Date of Birth: 8 May 1989
Birthplace: Avignon, France  
Residence: Geneva, Switzerland
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
Weight: 176 lbs (80 kg)
Plays: Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Turned Pro: 2007

Benoit Paire is a French professional tennis player who was born on May 8, 1989, in Avingon, France. After starting the sport of tennis at the age of just six, this laid the foundations for a career in the spotlight.

The Frenchman turned pro in 2007, utilizing the Futures level to gain traction and momentum to then hopefully springboard himself onto the main ATP Tour. It took him time to get to the full ATP level comfortably, with him making the most of the Challenger tournaments towards the end of the 2000s.

By the turn of the decade, Paire was not a stranger to making the main draw at full-level ATP tournaments, getting through the first round on many occasions. This eventually translated itself to much more promising results, with the Frenchman reaching the final of the ATP 250 event in Belgrade in 2012, eventually losing to Andreas Seppi in the final.

His time to shine in terms of silverware came just a few years later, in 2015. Paire saw off then-world number 21 Tommy Robredo in straight sets to take home the Bastad Open trophy with him for his first-ever ATP-level crown.

This result clearly rubbed off well on the Frenchman, as he went on to record his best runs at the Grand Slam level in the following years (fourth-round appearances at the French Open, Wimbledon, and US Open). In the midst of all this, Paire enjoyed his highest-ever ranking of world number 16.

More success in terms of titles came in 2019 when the Frenchman won two – the Lyon Open and the Marrakech Open. Getting to the twilight of his career, the Frenchman remains very popular on tour, especially among French fans.

However, this has not been easy to achieve for him, with the Frenchman being most prominently known for his sometimes fiery temperament on-court.

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