He does not lift his head. The French Benoit Paire, No. 35 in the world and with a past Top 20, continues from bad to worse. Now he added another fall in a debut, adding six consecutive defeats in his presentation in an ATP tournament, in this case in Barcelona, with a total of seven out of eight competitions in 2021.
With scandals, his typical protests, discussions with referees and others, this time Paire was surpassed by the Italian Federico Gaio by 7-5 and 6-3 in the first round of the Catalan contest, on slow pitch.
It is now customary to see Paire involved in controversy. The plus is that this season he is not recovering, he is still involved in problems and alarming defeats. Looking back, he had just been eliminated in his debuts in Monte-Carlo (against Jordan Thompson), Miami (with Lorenzo Musetti), Acapulco (against Stefanos Tsitsipas), Santiago (against Holger Rune) and Buenos Aires (against Francisco Cerúndolo) .
Thus, he stacked six defeats in a row in a debut. Previously, in Córdoba, he beat Nicolás Jarry and lost to Federico Coria. And in the first tournament of 2021, the Australian Open, it yielded to Egor Gerasimov. An extra: he fell in both games for the ATP, in Australia, against Fabio Fognini and Dominic Thiem.
If you look at the end of the 2020 season, he fell in the opening in five of his last six ATP tournaments. Without a doubt, a very bad streak. Therefore, he lost 21 of his 25 most recent matches on the circuit. Without a doubt, to shuffle and give again …