Benoit Paire

  • Dancevic, ball boy faint as heat spikes in Australian Open January 14, 2014

    Melbourne: Canadian qualifier Frank Dancevic and a ball boy, who both fainted, were the most obvious victims of the searing heat on Tuesday when temperatures hit 41 degrees Celcius (108 degrees Fahrenheit) on day two of the Australian Open. Dancevic collapsed during his first round match against France's Benoit Paire on...
  • Paire upsets Raonic to reach Stockholm semis October 19, 2013

    Stockholm: French wild-card entry Benoit Paire beat second-seeded Milos Raonic 7-6 (3), 6-3 on Friday to reach the semi-finals of the Stockholm Open. Paire will face seventh-seeded Grigor Dimitrov on Saturday after the Bulgarian beat left-handed Kenny De Schepper of France 6-4, 6-2. Top-seeded David Ferrer of Spain also advanced when his...
  • Benoit Paire reaches 2nd round of Stockholm Open October 15, 2013

    Stockholm: Sixth-seeded Benoit Paire of France defeated Santiago Giraldo of Colombia 6-4, 6-4 on Monday to reach the second round of the Stockholm Open. Paire will next face Pablo Carreno Busta of Spain, who advanced when Jurgen Zopp of Estonia quit because of injury at 5-5 in the first set. In Monday's...
  • Paire beats Montanes in Hamburg to reach 3rd round July 16, 2013

    Germany: Ninth-seeded Benoit Paire of France advanced to the third round of the German Tennis Championships on Tuesday by beating Albert Montanes of Spain 6-1, 6-4. Gael Monfils beat 2010 Hamburg champion Andrey Golubev of Kazakhstan 6-3, 6-3 to make the second round of the clay-court tournament. Golubev had to qualify...
  • Nishikori first Japanese man in 75 years to reach French Open last 16 June 1, 2013

    Paris: Kei Nishikori became the first Japanese man in 75 years to reach the French Open's fourth round, doing so with a victory where his opponent was docked a point for being coached. The 13th-seeded Nishikori beat No. 24 Benoit Paire of France 6-3, 6-7 (3), 6-4, 6-1 Saturday. Paire had a...
  • Nadal subdues Benoit Paire to advance at Madrid Open May 8, 2013

    Madrid: Rafael Nadal avoided a similar fate to beaten world number one Novak Djokovic when he dismissed French young gun Benoit Paire 6-3, 6-4 to claim a place in the third round of the Madrid Open on Wednesday. Serb Djokovic fell to another promising youngster, Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov, in the...
  • First-round byes for top 3 in Portugal, Paire advances April 30, 2013

    Oeiras: Sixth-seeded Benoit Paire of France beat Igor Sijsling of the Netherlands 7-6 (5), 6-3 on Monday in the opening round of the Portugal Open. The top three men's seeded players, led by David Ferrer, have first-round byes in the clay-court tournament. In the women's event, fourth-seeded Carla Suarez Navarro of...
  • Nadal beats Paire, reaches quarters in Barcelona April 26, 2013

    Barcelona: Seven-time winner Rafael Nadal advanced to the quarterfinals of the Barcelona Open by beating Benoit Paire of France 7-6 (2), 6-2 on Friday. Paire broke Nadal's first service game, but when the fifth-ranked Spaniard found his rhythm he had little trouble extending his winning streak on the Real Club de...
  • Nadal faces busy Friday after rain hits Barcelona Open April 26, 2013

    Barcelona: Rafael Nadal may have to play two matches at the Barcelona Open on Friday after his third round clash against Frenchman Benoit Paire was postponed by rain on Thursday. The world number five and second seed, gunning for an eighth Barcelona title, will face Paire on Friday with either...
  • Federer dismisses Paire in three straight sets January 15, 2013

    Melbourne: Roger Federer opened the campaign for his 18th Grand Slam title by beating Benoit Paire 6-2, 6-4, 6-1 in the first round of the Australian Open on Tuesday. The No. 2-seeded Federer dictated the match, sending his 23-year-old French opponent chasing balls around center court. Down 3-0 in the third set,...
  • Murray and Federer fire up at Melbourne Park January 14, 2013

    Melbourne: Andy Murray's campaign for a second straight grand slam title gets underway on Tuesday when he takes centre stage against Robin Haase in the first round of the Australian Open. Big things are expected of the 25-year-old Briton in 2013 after he finally shook the grand slam monkey...
  • Paire-Wawrinka win Chennai Open men's doubles January 6, 2013

    Chennai: Benoit Paire and Stanislas Wawrinka easily won the doubles title defeating Germans Andre Begemann and Martin Emmerich 6-2, 6-1, in a rather disappointing 56-minute final of the Chennai Open tennis tournament here Sunday. The victory, their first, was worth $23,950 and 250 ATP ranking points while the Germans picked...
  • Marin Cilic, Stanislas Wawrinka ousted from Chennai Open January 4, 2013

    Chennai: Strong title contenders Marin Cilic and Stanislas Wawrinka, who was also the defending champion, were knocked out of the Chennai Open by their respective opponents, here on Friday. French fifth seed Benoit Paire handed two-time champion and third seed Cilic a 6-4 1-6 7-5 defeat in the quarter-final, which lasted...
  • Berdych eases past Paire in Tokyo opener October 1, 2012

    Tokyo: Former champion Tomas Berdych eased his way into the second round of the Japan Open with a 6-1 7-6 victory over France's Benoit Paire on Monday. US Open champion Andy Murray opens the defence of his Tokyo title against Frenchman Gael Monfils on Tuesday. Second seed Berdych almost inflicted the dreaded...
  • Qualifier Baker reaches 4th round at Wimbledon November 16, 2012

    Wimbledon: Brian Baker's career can easily be explained with numbers: Five operations, six years away from tennis, a ranking of 458th at the start of this year. The latest number to add to the list sounds a whole lot better: fourth round of Wimbledon. Baker's career renaissance just keeps getting better...