The warmth and madness of Benoit Paire make him one of the distinctive characters of the ATP 250 of Córdoba version 2021. His interviews between French, English and Spanish provoke their own laughter and others. Beyond that, he knows that he did not come just for a walk and the tournaments that lie ahead in South America can serve as a springboard to get into the Top 20 of the ATP ranking (currently it is 29).
Strictly sports, his victory against Nicolás Jarry by 6-2, 6-4 in the premiere is already behind and on the horizon Federico Coria dawns, local credit. In what surrounds the “club life” he knows how to have a good time and explained it without mincing words (although he has them and several in his beard).
“Because of the sun, the pool and …”, the French taste in life.
In the post-debut press conference he left several of his impressions on the differences of being in Argentina instead of Montpellier, a classic of his calendar: “It is very difficult for me to play without an audience, everything is very cold there. Having family so close, I know myself and I know that if I lose the first set it will make me want to let myself go and go home.”
“I like Argentina and I am very happy to know Córdoba,” said the second seed of the tournament.
Regarding the benefits of the Mediterranean province, he did not avoid his favorites: “I really like clay (brick dust) and I prefer to be here in the sun in the hotel pool and with a beer,” said the Frenchman.