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The Rebel

Benoit Paire

34 age
6 UTS rank
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Player description

Date of birth: May 8, 1989

Place of birth: Avignon, France

Height: 6ft 4in (1.96 m)

ATP Tour titles: 3

Career-high ranking: 18

Best Grand Slam performance: Wimbledon 4R 2017, 2019; Roland Garros 4R 2019; US Open R4 2015

UTS appearances: UTS1, UTS2, UTS Los Angeles 2023, UTS Frankfurt 2023, UTS London Grand Final 2023, UTS Oslo 2024

Style and personality

A fiery, often controversial player, Paire draws crowds wherever he plays. His game can be as big as his personality when he’s on form, with a double-handed backhand that can deliver sledgehammer blows to his opponents. Frequently deploying drop shots from the forehand and backhand side, Paire is a flamboyant and mercurial opponent, playing high-risk, high-reward shots regardless of the importance of the point. Despite frequent inconsistency on tour, his unpredictability is what defines him and also what makes him so entertaining to watch.

Career

Paire’s best result in a Grand Slam has been reaching the fourth round, which he has done on four occasions at three different majors. He has won three singles titles, and his career-high singles ranking is World No. 18, first achieved in January 2016. His career has been plagued by injury and some on-court temperamental issues, but his talent remains indisputable.

UTS History

UTS Los Angeles 2023: Eliminated in Round Robin (4th) with 3 Losses

UTS Frankfurt 2023: Semi-finalist

UTS London Grand Final 2023: Eliminated in Round Robin (4th) with 3 Losses

UTS Oslo 2024: Eliminated in Round Robin (3rd) with 1 Win and 2 Losses